6:1 And it came to pass, on the first sabbath after the second day of the feast, that he went through the fields of grain, and his disciples pulled the ears of grain and ate, rubbing them in their hands.
2 But some of the Pharisees said: Why do you that which it is not lawful to do on the sabbath?
3 And Jesus answered and said to them: Have you not read this that David did, when he was hungry, himself and those that were with him?
4 How he entered into the house of God, and took the loaves of the presence, and ate and gave also to those that were with him, which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone?
5 And he said to them: The Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
6 And it came to pass on another sabbath that he went into the synagogue and taught. And a man was there, and his right hand was withered.
7 And the scribes and Pharisees watched him if he would cure on the sabbath, that they might find an accusation against him.
8 But he knew their thoughts; and he said to the man that had the withered hand: Rise and stand in the midst. And he arose and stood.
9 And Jesus said to them: I ask you if it is lawful on the sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy.
10 And looking around on them all, he said to him: Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so, and his hand was restored.
11 But they were filled with madness, and conferred one with another what they should do to Jesus.
12 And it came to pass in these days that he went into the mountain to pray; and he spent the night in prayer to God.
13 And when day had come, he called to him his disciples, and having chosen from among them twelve, whom he also named apostles,
14 Simon, whom he also named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John, and Philip and Bartholomew,
15 and Matthew and Thomas, and James son of Alphaeus, and Simon who is called Zealot,
16 and Judas brother of James, and Judas Iscariot who became a traitor;
17 and having come down with them he stood in a plain; and a great multitude of his disciples, and a great number of the people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who had come to hear him and to be cured of their diseases;
18 and those oppressed by unclean spirits were cured;
19 and all the multitude sought to touch him, for power went forth from him and cured all.
20 And he lifted up his eyes upon his disciples and said: Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
21 Blessed are you that hunger now, for you shall be filled. Blessed are you that weep now, for you shall laugh.
22 Blessed are you when men shall hate you, and when they shall shut you out from their society, and shall reproach you, and cast your name out as evil for the sake of the Son of man.
23 Rejoice in that day and leap for joy; for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so did their fathers to the prophets.
24 But alas for you that are rich, for you have your consolation in full.
25 Alas for you that are filled now, for you shall be hungry. Alas for you that laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.
26 Alas when all men shall speak well of you; for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
27 But I say to you that hear: Love your enemies: do good to them that hate you,
28 bless them that curse you; pray for them that insult you.
29 To him that smites thee on the cheek offer the other also; and from him that takes from thee thy mantle, thy coat also withhold not.
30 Give to every one that asks of thee; and from him that takes away thy goods ask them not again.
31 And as you would that men should do to you, do you also to them in like manner.
32 And if you love them that love you, what thanks have you? for sinners love those that love them.
33 For if you do good to those that do good to you, what thanks have you? even sinners do the same.
34 And if you lend to those of whom you hope to receive, what thanks have you? even sinners lend to sinners that they may receive the same.
35 But love your enemies and do good and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward shall be great, and you shall be sons of the Highest; for he is kind to the unthankful and the evil.
36 Become merciful, as your Father is merciful.
37 And judge not, and you shall not be judged; and condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Release, and you shall be released;
38 give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, shall they give into your lap; for with what measure you measure it shall be measured to you again.
39 And he spoke also a parable to them: Can a blind man lead a blind man? will not both fall into a pit?
40 A disciple is not above the teacher; but every one thoroughly instructed shall be as his teacher.
41 And why beholdest thou l the splinter that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thy own eye?
42 How canst thou say to thy brother: Brother, let me pull out the splinter that is in thy eye, thyself not beholding the beam in thy eye? Hypocrite, pull first the beam out of thy eye, and then thou shalt see clearly to pull out the splinter that is in thy brother’s eye.
43 For there is no good tree that produces corrupt fruit; nor again a corrupt tree that produces good fruit.
44 For every tree is known by its own fruit; for not from thorns collect they figs, neither from a bramble bush gather they grapes.
45 The good man, out of the good treasure of his heart, brings forth that which is good; and the evil man, out of the evil treasury, brings forth that which is evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
46 But why call me: Lord, Lord, and do not the things that I say?
47 Every one that comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you to whom he is like.
48 He is like a man building a house, who dug and deepened, and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood came, the stream dashed against that house, and had not strength to shake it; because it was well built.
49 But he that hears and does not, is like a man that without a foundation built a house on the earth, against which the stream dashed, and it immediately fell in heaps; and the ruin of that house was great.