Berean Literal Bible
The Lord of the Sabbath
1And it came to pass on a Sabbath,a He is passing along through grainfields; and His disciples were plucking and were eating the heads of grain, rubbing them in the hands. 2But some of the Pharisees said, “Why are you doing that which is not lawful on the Sabbaths?”
3And Jesus answering, said to them, “Not even have you read this, that which David did when he himself was hungry, and those who were with him: 4how he entered into the house of God, and having taken the loaves of the presentation, ate and gave to those with him, which it is not lawful to eat, except to the priests only?” 5And He was saying to them, “The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”
Jesus Heals on the Sabbath
6And it came to pass on another Sabbath, He entered into the synagogue and taught; and there was a man there, and his right hand was withered. 7And the scribes and the Pharisees were closely watching Him, whether He will heal on the Sabbath, that they might find reason to accuse Him.
8And He knew their thoughts, and He said to the man having the withered hand, “Arise and stand in the midst.” And having risen up, he stood. 9Then Jesus said to them, “I ask you whether it is lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy?”
10And having looked around on them all, He said to him, “Stretch out your hand.” And he did, and his hand was restored. 11And they themselves were filled with rage, and were discussing with one another what they might do to Jesus.
The Twelve Apostles
12And it came to pass in those days, He went out to the mountain to pray, and He was spending the night in prayer to God. 13And when it became day, He summoned His disciples, also having chosen out from them twelve, whom also He named apostles: 14Simon whom He also named Peter, and his brother Andrew; and James and John; and Philip and Bartholomew; 15and Matthew and Thomas; and James son of Alphaeus; and Simon the one called Zealot; 16and Judas son of James; and Judas Iscariot, who became the betrayer.
Jesus Ministers to a Great Crowd
17And having descended with them, He stood on a level place, and a large crowd of His disciples, and a great multitude of the people from all Judea, and Jerusalem, and the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, 18who came to hear Him and to be healed of their diseases. And those troubled with unclean spirits were healed. 19And the whole multitude were seeking to touch Him, because power was going out from Him and healing all.
20And He, having lifted up His gaze upon His disciples, was saying:
“Blessed are the poor,
for yours is the kingdom of God.
21Blessed are those hungering now,
for you will be filled.
Blessed are those weeping now,
for you will laugh.
22Blessed are you when men shall hate you, and when they shall exclude you, and shall insult you, and shall cast out your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man. 23Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy; for behold, your reward is great in heaven. For their fathers according to these things used to treat the prophets likewise.
24But woe to you who are rich,
for you are receiving your comfort.
25Woe to you having been filled now,
for you will hunger.
Woe to those laughing now,
for you will mourn and weep.
26Woe to you when all men speak well of you,
for according to these things their fathers used to treat the false prophets likewise.
Love Your Enemies
27But to you hearing I say: Love your enemies, do good to those hating you, 28bless those cursing you, pray for those mistreating you. 29To the one striking you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from the one taking away your cloak, do not withhold the tunic also. 30Give to everyone asking you, and from the one taking away what is yours, do not ask it back. 31And as you desire that men should do to you, do likewise to them.
32And if you love those loving you, what credit is it to you? For even sinners love those loving them. 33And indeed, if you do good to those doing good to you, what credit is it to you? For even sinners do the same. 34And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive back, what credit is it to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, that they might receive the same amount.
35But love your enemies, and do 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 to the ungrateful and evil. 36Be you merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
Do Not Judge
37And do not judge that you should not be judged; and do not condemn that you should not be condemned; forgive and you will be forgiven. 38Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure pressed down, shaken together, running over will they put into your lap. For with that measure you measure, it will be measured again to you.”
39And He spoke a parable also to them. “Is a blind man able to lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? 40A disciple is not above the teacher, and everyone fully trained will be like his teacher.
41And why do you look at the splinter that is in your brother’s eye and not notice the beam that is in the own eye? 42How are you able to say to your brother, ‘Brother let that I might cast out the splinter that is in your eye,’ yourself not seeing the beam in your eye? Hypocrite! First cast out the beam from your eye, and then you will see clearly to cast out the splinter in the eye of your brother.
A Tree and its Fruit
43For there is no good tree producing bad fruit, nor again a bad tree producing good fruit. 44For each tree is known by its own fruit. For they do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. 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 his heart, his mouth speaks.
The House on the Rock
46And why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I say?
47Everyone who is coming to Me, and hearing My words, and doing them, I will show you whom he is like.
48He is like to a man building a house, who dug and deepened, and laid a foundation on the rock. And a flood having come, the stream burst upon that house, and was not able to shake it, because it had been built well.b
49But the one having heard and not having done is like to a man having built a house on the ground without a foundation, on which the stream burst, and immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.”
b 48 BYZ and TR founded upon the rock