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Lord of the Sabbath

1Now it came to pass that he was passing through the grainfields on a Sabbath. And his disciples plucked the heads of grain and, rubbing them in their hands, were eating them.
  2But certain of the Pharisees said, “Why do all of you do that which it is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?”
  3And Jesus, answering them, said, “Have you not read that which David did when he was hungry, he, and those who were with him,
  4how he went into the house of God and took and ate the Bread of the Presence, and also gave some 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 of the Sabbath.”

Healing a Hand on the Sabbath

6And it came to pass on another Sabbath, that he went into the synagogue and taught, and there was a man there, and his right hand was shriveled up.
  7Now the experts in the law and the Pharisees were watching him closely, to see if he would heal on the Sabbath, so that they could find a reason to accuse him.
  8But he knew their thoughts and said to the man who had his hand withered, “Get up, and stand in the middle.” And he got up and stood there.
  9And Jesus said to them, “I ask you, is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save a life or kill?”
  10And looking around at them all, and said to him, “Stretch out your hand.” And he did, and his hand was restored.
  11But they were filled with irrational anger, and discussed with one another what they could do to Jesus.

The Twelve Apostles

12And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into the mountain to pray, and he continued all night in prayer to God.
  13And when it was day, he called his disciples, and he chose twelve of them, whom he also named apostles:
  14Simon, whom he also named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John, and Philip and Bartholomew,
  15and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot,
  16and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.

The Sermon on the Plain

17And he came down with them and stood on a level place. And a great multitude of his disciples and a great number of the people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the coastal region of Tyre and Sidon,
  18who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases, and those who were troubled with unclean spirits, were healed.
  19And the whole multitude was trying to touch him because power was coming from him, and he was healing them all.

Beatitudes (Blessings) and Woes

20And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples and said, “Blessed are you poor, for yours is the Kingdom of God.

21“Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be filled. “Blessed are you who cry now, for you will laugh.

22“Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, and insult you, and reject your name as evil on account of the Son of Man.

23“Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, for Look!, your reward is great in heaven, for their fathers did the same things to the prophets.

24“But woe to you who are rich, for you are receiving your comfort.

25“Woe to you who are satisfied now, for you will hunger. “Woe, to you who are laughing now, for you will mourn and cry.

26“Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for their fathers did the same thing to the false prophets.

Teaching on Love

27“But I say to you who are listening: love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
  28bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
  29To whoever strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also, and from him who takes away your cloak do not withhold your coat also.
  30Give to everyone who asks you, and from the one who takes away your things do not demand them back.
  31And just as you want people to do to you, do the same to them.

32“And 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 of whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive the same amount.
  35But love your enemies, and do what is good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind toward the unthankful and evil.
  36Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

Judging and Hypocrisy

37“And do not judge and you will absolutely not be judged, and do not condemn and you will absolutely 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, they will give into your lap. For with whatever measure you measure, it will be measured to you again.”

39And he also spoke a parable to them, “Are the blind able to guide the blind? Will they not both fall into a pit?
  40The disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.

41“And why do you see the splinter that is in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the beam that is in your own eye?
  42Or how are you able to say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take out the splinter that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the beam that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the splinter that is in your brother’s eye.

Know Them by Their Fruit

43“For there is no good tree that brings forth corrupt fruit, nor on the other hand, a corrupt tree that brings forth good fruit.
  44For each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not picked from thorn bushes, nor from a bramble bush do they gather grapes.
  45The good man out of the good treasures of his heart brings out that which is good, and the evil man out of the evil treasures brings out that which is evil, for his mouth speaks things that overflow from his heart.

The Wise and Foolish Builders

46“And why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do the things that I say?
  47Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you whom he is like.
  48He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the river beat against that house and was not strong enough to shake it, because it had been well built.
  49But whoever hears and does not act is like a man who built a house on the ground without any foundation. When the river burst against it, immediately it falls in, and the ruin of that house was great.”

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