- And seeing the multitudes, he went up into the mountain: and when he had sat down, his disciples came unto him:
- and he opened his mouth and taught them, saying,
- Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
- Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
- Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
- Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
- Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
- Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
- Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of God.
- Blessed are they that have been persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
- Blessed are ye when [men] shall reproach you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
- Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets that were before you.
- Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost its savor, wherewith shall it be salted?
it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out and trodden under foot of men.
- Ye are the light of the world.
A city set on a hill cannot be hid.
- Neither do [men] light a lamp, and put it under the bushel, but on the stand;
and it shineth unto all that are in the house.
- Even so let your light shine before men;
that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
- Think not that I came to destroy the law or the prophets: I came not to destroy, but to fulfil.
- For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass away from the law, till all things be accomplished.
- Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
- For I say unto you, that except your righteousness shall exceed [the righteousness] of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven.
- Ye have heard that it was said to them of old time, Thou shalt not kill;
and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
- but I say unto you, that every one who is angry with his brother shall be in danger of the judgment;
and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council;
and whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of the hell of fire.
- If therefore thou art offering thy gift at the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee,
- leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way, first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
- Agree with thine adversary quickly, while thou art with him in the way;
lest haply the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
- Verily I say unto thee, thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou have paid the last farthing.
- Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
- but I say unto you, that every one that looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
- And if thy right eye causeth thee to stumble, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not thy whole body be cast into hell.
- And if thy right hand causeth thee to stumble, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not thy whole body go into hell.
- It was said also, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:
- but I say unto you, that every one that putteth away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, maketh her an adulteress: and whosoever shall marry her when she is put away committeth adultery.
- Again, ye have heard that it was said to them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:
- but I say unto you, swear not at all;
neither by the heaven, for it is the throne of God;
- nor by the earth, for it is the footstool of his feet;
nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.
- Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, for thou canst not make one hair white or black.
- But let your speech be, Yea, yea;
Nay, nay: and whatsoever is more than these is of the evil [one].
- Ye have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
- but I say unto you, resist not him that is evil: but whosoever smiteth thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
- And if any man would go to law with thee, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.
- And whosoever shall compel thee to go one mile, go with him two.
- Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
- Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy:
- but I say unto you, love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you;
- that ye may be sons of your Father who is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sendeth rain on the just and the unjust.
- For if ye love them that love you, what reward have ye?
do not even the publicans the same?
- And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more [than others?] do not even the Gentiles the same?
- Ye therefore shall be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.