Blessed are you poor -- for
yours is the Kingdom of God.
Blessed are you who hunger
now -- for you shall be filled.
Blessed are you who weep now -- for you shall
Blessed are you
when men hate you and reject you and insult you and say you are evil,
all because of the Son of Man. Be glad when that happens and dance for
joy, because a great reward is kept for you in heaven -- for their
ancestors did the very same things to the Prophets.
How terrible for you who are rich now -- you
have had your easy life.
How terrible for you who laugh now -- for you
shall mourn and weep.
How terrible when all men
speak well of you -- for their ancestors said the very same things about
the false prophets.
But I tell you who hear me:
Love your enemies.
Do good to those who
Bless those who
those who mistreat you.
If anyone strikes you on the one cheek, let
him hit the other one also.
And if someone takes away your coat, let him
have your shirt as well.
Give to everyone who begs from you.
And if someone takes what is
yours, do not ask for it back again.
Do for others only what you would have others
do for you.
If you love only the people who love you, why
should you receive a blessing -- for even sinners love those who love
them. And if you do good to those
who do good to you, why should you receive a blessing -- even sinners do
No, love your enemies and do
good to them. And lend expecting nothing back. And then you will have a
great reward -- for you will be sons of the Most High God. For He is
good to the ungrateful and to the wicked.
Be merciful just as your Father is merciful.
Judge not and you will not be judged.
Condemn not and you will not
Forgive and you will be
Give and it will be given to you -- for the
measure you give will be the measure you get back.
One blind man cannot lead another. If he does
they will both fall into a ditch.
Why do you see the speck that
is in your brothers eye, but pay no attention to the log in your own
Woman: How happy is the
mother that bore you and nursed you.
Rather, how happy are those who hear the
Word of God and obey it.