And seeing the multitudes He went up on the mountain, and when He was seated came to Him His disciples, and opening His mouth He began to teach them saying; «Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when they revile you and persecute you and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.
Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven; for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
You are the light of the world. A city cannot be hidden when is set on a hill; nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.
So let it shine your light before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father Who is in heaven.
Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
For assuredly, I say to you, till they pass away the heaven and earth, not even one jot or one tittle shall in any way pass away from the law until all things are accomplished.
Whoever therefore breaks one of these commandments even these least ones and so teaches other men, he shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
For I say to you that unless it exceeds your righteousness above the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter in the kingdom of heaven.
You have heard that it was said to those of old, «You shall not murder; and whoever murders, will be in danger of the judgment».
But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment; and whoever says to his brother, «Raca», shall be in danger of the council; But whoever says, «You fool», shall be in danger of the fire of Gehenna.
If therefore you are offering your gift to the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and first go your way be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
Find an agreement with your adversary quickly while you are on the way with him, lest your adversary deliver you to the judge and the judge hand you over to the officer, and you be thrown into prison;
You have heard that it was said to those of old, «You shall not commit adultery». But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
And if your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that should perish one of your members than for your whole body to be cast into hell.
And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that should perish one of your members than for your whole body to be cast into hell.
It was also said; «Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce». But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality, causes her to commit adultery, and whoever marries a woman who is divorced, commits adultery.
Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, «You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord your oaths». But I say to you do not swear at all; neither by heaven, for it is throne of God; nor by the earth, for it is footstool of his feet; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King;
Nor shall you swear by your head, because you cannot a single hair white or black make. Instead, let your word «Yes» be «Yes», and «No» be «No»; for whatever is more than these is from the evil one.
You have heard that it was said, «An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth»; But I tell you not to resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn to him also the other;
and if anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also; and whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two; give to whoever asks you and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.
But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father Who is in heaven, for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your friends only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so?
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