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VI.  And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he was going through grain-fields; and his disciples plucked and ate the ears of grain, rubbing them with their hands.

2And some of the Pharisees said: Why do ye that which it is not lawful to do on the sabbath?

3And Jesus answering them said: And have ye not read this, what David did when he hungered, himself and they who were with him;

4how he went into the house of God, and took and ate the show-bread, and gave to those who were with him, which it is not lawful to eat except for the priests alone?

5And he said to them: The Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

6And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught. And there was a man whose right hand was withered.

7And the scribes and Pharisees were watching, whether he would heal on the sabbath; that they might find an accusation against him.

8But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man having the withered hand: Arise, and stand forth in the midst. And he rose up, and stood.

9Then said Jesus to them: I will ask you what is lawful on the sabbath, to do good, or to do evil; to save life, or to destroy it?

10And looking round on them all, he said to him: Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so, and his hand was restored.

11And they were filled with madness, and conferred one with another, as to what they should do to Jesus.

12And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

13And when it was day, he called to him his disciples. And having chosen from them twelve (whom he named also apostles);

14Simon, whom he also named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John, and Philip and Bartholomew,

15and Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alpheus, and Simon called Zelotes,

16and Judas brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a betrayer;

17and having come down with them, he stood on a plain, and a company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people from all Judæa and Jerusalem and the sea-coast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases;

18and those vexed by unclean spirits were healed;

19and all the multitude sought to touch him, because power went out from him and healed them all.

20And he, lifting up his eyes on his disciples, said: Happy are ye poor; for yours is the kingdom of God.

21Happy are ye that hunger now; for ye shall be filled. Happy are ye that weep now; for ye shall laugh.

22Happy are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from them, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of man.

23Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy; for, behold, your reward is great in heaven; for in the same manner did their fathers to the prophets.

24But woe to you that are rich; for ye have received your consolation.

25Woe to you that are full; for ye shall hunger. Woe to you that laugh now; for ye shall mourn and weep.

26Woe! when all men shall speak well of you; for in the same manner did their fathers to the false prophets.

27But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

28bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.

29To him who smites thee on the cheek offer also the other; and him who takes away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat also.

30Give to every one that asks of thee; and of him who takes away thy goods demand them not again.

31And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also in like manner to them.

32For if ye love those who love you, what thanks have ye? For even the sinners love those who love them.

33And if ye do good to those who do good to you, what thanks have ye? For even the sinners do the same.

34And if ye lend to those of whom ye hope to receive, what thanks have ye? And sinners lend to sinners, that they may receive as much in return.

35But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be sons of the Highest; for he is kind to the unthankful and evil.

36Be ye merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

37And judge not, and ye shall not be judged; condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned; acquit, and ye shall be acquitted.

38Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, shall they give into your bosom. For with the same measure with which ye mete it shall be measured to you again.

39And he spoke also a parable to them: Can the blind lead the blind? Shall they not both fall into the ditch?

40A disciple is not above the teacher; but every one shall be perfected as his teacher.

41And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

42How canst thou say to thy brother: Brother, let me cast out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Hypocrite! cast out first the beam out of thine eye, and then thou shalt see clearly to cast out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.

43For there is no good tree that bears corrupt fruit, nor corrupt tree that bears good fruit.

44For every tree is known from its own fruit. For from thorns they do not gather figs, nor from a bramble bush do they harvest grapes.

45The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good; and the evil, out of the evil, brings forth that which is evil; for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

46And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

47Every one that comes to me, and hears my sayings, and does them, I will show you to whom he is like.

48He is like a man building a house, who digged deep, and laid a foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream burst upon that house, and could not shake it; because it was well builded.

49But he that hears, and does not, is like a man that built a house upon the earth without a foundation; on which the stream burst, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.