27"But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,28bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you.29To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either.30Give to everyone who asks of you. And from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back.31And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.32But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.33And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.34And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive back, what credit is that to you? For even sinners lend to sinners to receive as much back.35But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil.36Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.37"Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.38Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you."39And He spoke a parable to them: "Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch?40A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher.41And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not perceive the plank in your own eye?42Or how can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me remove the speck that is in your eye,' when you yourself do not see the plank that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother's eye.43"For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.44For every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush.45A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.46"But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do the things which I say?47Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like:48He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. 49But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great."
1Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,2that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.3And the Lord said, "My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years."4There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.5Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.6And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.7So the Lord said, "I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them."8But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.9This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.10And Noah begot three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.11The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.12So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.13And God said to Noah, "The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth.14"Make yourself an ark of gopherwood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with pitch.15And this is how you shall make it: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits.16You shall make a window for the ark, and you shall finish it to a cubit from above; and set the door of the ark in its side. You shall make it with lower, second, and third decks.17And behold, I Myself am bringing floodwaters on the earth, to destroy from under heaven all flesh in which is the breath of life; everything that is on the earth shall die.18But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall go into the ark--you, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives with you.19And of every living thing of all flesh you shall bring two of every sort into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female.20Of the birds after their kind, of animals after their kind, and of every creeping thing of the earth after its kind, two of every kind will come to you to keep them alive.21And you shall take for yourself of all food that is eaten, and you shall gather it to yourself; and it shall be food for you and for them."22Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so he did.
1Then the Lord said to Noah, "Come into the ark, you and all your household, because I have seen that you are righteous before Me in this generation.2You shall take with you seven each of every clean animal, a male and his female; two each of animals that are unclean, a male and his female;3also seven each of birds of the air, male and female, to keep the species alive on the face of all the earth.4For after seven more days I will cause it to rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and I will destroy from the face of the earth all living things that I have made."5And Noah did according to all that the Lord commanded him.6Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters were on the earth.7So Noah, with his sons, his wife, and his sons' wives, went into the ark because of the waters of the flood.8Of clean animals, of animals that are unclean, of birds, and of everything that creeps on the earth,9two by two they went into the ark to Noah, male and female, as God had commanded Noah.10And it came to pass after seven days that the waters of the flood were on the earth.11In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.12And the rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights.13On the very same day Noah and Noah's sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and Noah's wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark--14they and every beast after its kind, all cattle after their kind, every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind, and every bird after its kind, every bird of every sort.15And they went into the ark to Noah, two by two, of all flesh in which is the breath of life.16So those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him; and the Lord shut him in.17Now the flood was on the earth forty days. The waters increased and lifted up the ark, and it rose high above the earth.18The waters prevailed and greatly increased on the earth, and the ark moved about on the surface of the waters.19And the waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth, and all the high hills under the whole heaven were covered.20The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered.21And all flesh died that moved on the earth: birds and cattle and beasts and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, and every man.22All in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, all that was on the dry land, died.23So He destroyed all living things which were on the face of the ground: both man and cattle, creeping thing and bird of the air. They were destroyed from the earth. Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained alive.24And the waters prevailed on the earth one hundred and fifty days.
1A Psalm of David when he fled from Absalom his son. Lord, how they have increased who trouble me! Many are they who rise up against me.2Many are they who say of me, "There is no help for him in God." Selah3But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head.4I cried to the Lord with my voice, And He heard me from His holy hill. Selah5I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord sustained me.6I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people Who have set themselves against me all around.7Arise, O Lord; Save me, O my God! For You have struck all my enemies on the cheekbone; You have broken the teeth of the ungodly.8Salvation belongs to the Lord. Your blessing is upon Your people. Selah