5:1 But seeing the multitudes, he went up into the mountain; and when he had sat down, his disciples came to him;
2 and he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:
3 Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs in the kingdom of the heavens.
4 Blessed are the meek; for they shall inherit the earth.
5 Blessed are they that mourn; for they shall be comforted.
6 Blessed are they that hunger and thirst for righteousness; for they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful; for they shall receive mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart; for they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called sons of God.
10 Blessed are they that are persecuted for righteousness’ sake; for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.
11 Blessed are you when they shall reproach you, and persecute you, and say every evil thing against you falsely for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad; for great is your reward in the heavens; for so persecuted they the prophets that were before you.
13 You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt shall have become tasteless, by what means shall it be salted? It is then good for nothing but, after being cast out, to be trod upon by men.
14 You are the light of the world. A city that lies upon a mountain cannot be hid:
15 neither do men light a lamp and put it under the measure, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all that are in the house.
16 So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in the heavens.
17 Think not that I have come to destroy the law or the prophets: I have not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
18 For verily I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one yod or one point shall in no way pass from the law, till all be accomplished.
19 Whoever therefore shall make void one of the least of these commandments, and shall teach men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of the heavens; but whoever shall do and teach, he shall be called great in the kingdom of the heavens,
20 For I say to you, that unless your righteousness shall be more abundant than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you can by no means enter into the kingdom of the heavens.
21 You have heard that it was said to the ancients: Thou shalt not kill; and whoever shall kill shall be liable to the judgment.
22 But I say to you, that whoever is angry with his brother shall be liable to the judgment; and whoever shall say to his brother. Worthless fellow, shall be liable to the Sanhedrim; but whoever shall say: Thou fool, shall be liable to be cast into hellfire.
23 If therefore thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there remember that thy brother has anything against thee,
24 leave there thy gift before the altar, and go, first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
25 Agree with thy opponent-at-law quickly, while thou art on the road with him, lest perhaps the opponent-at-law deliver thee to the judge, and the judge to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
26 Verily I say to thee, thou shalt not come out thence, till thou shalt have paid the last farthing.
27 You have heard that it was said: Thou shalt not commit adultery.
28 But I say to you, That every one that looks on a woman to cherish desire, has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
29 But if thy right eye ensnares thee, pull it out, and throw it from thee; for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members perish, and not that thy whole body be thrown into hell.
30 And if thy right hand ensnares thee, cut it off, and throw it from thee; for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members perish, and not that thy whole body go away into hell.
31 And it has been said: Whoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a bill of divorce.
32 But I say to you, that whoever shalt put away his wife, unless on account of lewdness, causes her to commit adultery; and whoever shall marry her that is put away commits adultery.
33 Again: you have heard that it was said to the ancients: Thou shalt not swear falsely, but shalt pay to the Lord thy oaths.
34 But I say to you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven, for it is the throne of God;
35 nor by the earth, for it is his footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King:
36 neither shalt thou swear by thy head, for thou canst not make one hair white or black.
37 But let your word be yes, yes; no, no; and that which is more than these is of the evil one.
38 You have heard that it was said: Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.
39 But I say to you, that you resist not the injurious; but whoever shall smite thee on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
40 And to him that will go to law with thee, and take away thy coat, give up thy mantle also.
41 And whoever will impress thee to go one mile, go with him two.
42 Give to him that asks of thee, and from him that would borrow of thee, turn not away.
43 You have heard that it was said: Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thy enemy.
44 But I say to you. Love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you;
45 that you may become sons of your Father who is in the heavens; for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends his rain on the just and the unjust.
46 For if you love them that love you, what reward have you? Do not even the publicans the same?
47 And if you salute your brethren only, what do you more? Do not even the heathen the same?
48 Be you therefore perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.