Bible: Luke 6:17-49
The Sermon on the Plain
6:17 Then 1 he came down with them and stood on a level place. 2 And a large number 3 of his disciples had gathered 4 along with 5 a vast multitude from all over Judea, from 6 Jerusalem, 7 and from the seacoast of Tyre 8 and Sidon. 9 They came to hear him and to be healed 10 of their diseases, 6:18 and those who suffered from 11 unclean 12 spirits were cured. 6:19 The 13 whole crowd was trying to touch him, because power 14 was coming out from him and healing them all.
“Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. 22
6:22 “Blessed are you when people 23 hate you, and when they exclude you and insult you and reject you as evil 24 on account of the Son of Man! 6:23 Rejoice in that day, and jump for joy, because 25 your reward is great in heaven. For their ancestors 26 did the same things to the prophets. 27
6:25 “Woe to you who are well satisfied with food 31 now, for you will be hungry.
6:27 “But I say to you who are listening: Love your enemies, 37 do good to those who hate you, 6:28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat 38 you. 6:29 To the person who strikes you on the cheek, 39 offer the other as well, 40 and from the person who takes away your coat, 41 do not withhold your tunic 42 either. 43 6:30 Give to everyone who asks you, 44 and do not ask for your possessions 45 back 46 from the person who takes them away. 6:31 Treat others 47 in the same way that you would want them to treat you. 48
6:32 “If 49 you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners 50 love those who love them. 51 6:33 And 52 if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? Even 53 sinners 54 do the same. 6:34 And if you lend to those from whom you hope to be repaid, 55 what credit is that to you? Even sinners 56 lend to sinners, so that they may be repaid in full. 57 6:35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing back. 58 Then 59 your reward will be great, and you will be sons 60 of the Most High, 61 because he is kind to ungrateful and evil people. 62 6:36 Be merciful, 63 just as your Father is merciful.
Do Not Judge Others
6:37 “Do 64 not judge, 65 and you will not be judged; 66 do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; forgive, 67 and you will be forgiven. 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you: A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, 68 will be poured 69 into your lap. For the measure you use will be the measure you receive.” 70
6:39 He also told them a parable: “Someone who is blind cannot lead another who is blind, can he? 71 Won’t they both fall 72 into a pit? 6:40 A disciple 73 is not greater than 74 his teacher, but everyone when fully trained will be like his teacher. 6:41 Why 75 do you see the speck 76 in your brother’s eye, but fail to see 77 the beam of wood 78 in your own? 6:42 How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me remove the speck from your eye,’ while you yourself don’t see the beam in your own? You hypocrite! First remove the beam from your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
6:43 “For 79 no good tree bears bad 80 fruit, nor again 81 does a bad tree bear good fruit, 6:44 for each tree is known 82 by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered 83 from thorns, nor are grapes picked 84 from brambles. 85 6:45 The good person out of the good treasury of his 86 heart 87 produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasury 88 produces evil, for his mouth speaks 89 from what fills 90 his heart.
6:47 “Everyone who comes to me and listens to my words and puts them into practice 94 – I will show you what he is like: 6:48 He is like a man 95 building a house, who dug down deep, 96 and laid the foundation on bedrock. When 97 a flood came, the river 98 burst against that house but 99 could not shake it, because it had been well built. 100 6:49 But the person who hears and does not put my words into practice 101 is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When 102 the river burst against that house, 103 it collapsed immediately, and was utterly destroyed!” 104