Bible: Luke 6:20-49

6:20 Then 1  he looked up 2  at his disciples and said:

“Blessed 3  are you who are poor, 4  for the kingdom of God belongs 5  to you.

6:21Blessed are you who hunger 6  now, for you will be satisfied. 7 

“Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. 8 

6:22Blessed are you when people 9  hate you, and when they exclude you and insult you and reject you as evil 10  on account of the Son of Man! 6:23 Rejoice in that day, and jump for joy, because 11  your reward is great in heaven. For their ancestors 12  did the same things to the prophets. 13 

6:24But woe 14  to you who are rich, for you have received 15  your comfort 16  already.

6:25Woe to you who are well satisfied with food 17  now, for you will be hungry.

Woe to you 18  who laugh 19  now, for you will mourn and weep.

6:26Woe to you 20  when all people 21  speak well of you, for their ancestors 22  did the same things to the false prophets.

6:27But I say to you who are listening: Love your enemies, 23  do good to those who hate you, 6:28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat 24  you. 6:29 To the person who strikes you on the cheek, 25  offer the other as well, 26  and from the person who takes away your coat, 27  do not withhold your tunic 28  either. 29  6:30 Give to everyone who asks you, 30  and do not ask for your possessions 31  back 32  from the person who takes them away. 6:31 Treat others 33  in the same way that you would want them to treat you. 34 

6:32If 35  you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners 36  love those who love them. 37  6:33 And 38  if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? Even 39  sinners 40  do the same. 6:34 And if you lend to those from whom you hope to be repaid, 41  what credit is that to you? Even sinners 42  lend to sinners, so that they may be repaid in full. 43  6:35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing back. 44  Then 45  your reward will be great, and you will be sons 46  of the Most High, 47  because he is kind to ungrateful and evil people. 48  6:36 Be merciful, 49  just as your Father is merciful.

Do Not Judge Others

6:37Do 50  not judge, 51  and you will not be judged; 52  do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; forgive, 53  and you will be forgiven. 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you: A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, 54  will be poured 55  into your lap. For the measure you use will be the measure you receive.” 56 

6:39 He also told them a parable: “Someone who is blind cannot lead another who is blind, can he? 57  Won’t they both fall 58  into a pit? 6:40 A disciple 59  is not greater than 60  his teacher, but everyone when fully trained will be like his teacher. 6:41 Why 61  do you see the speck 62  in your brother’s eye, but fail to see 63  the beam of wood 64  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.

6:43For 65  no good tree bears bad 66  fruit, nor again 67  does a bad tree bear good fruit, 6:44 for each tree is known 68  by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered 69  from thorns, nor are grapes picked 70  from brambles. 71  6:45 The good person out of the good treasury of his 72  heart 73  produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasury 74  produces evil, for his mouth speaks 75  from what fills 76  his heart.

6:46Why 77  do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ 78  and don’t do what I tell you? 79 

6:47Everyone who comes to me and listens to my words and puts them into practice 80  – I will show you what he is like: 6:48 He is like a man 81  building a house, who dug down deep, 82  and laid the foundation on bedrock. When 83  a flood came, the river 84  burst against that house but 85  could not shake it, because it had been well built. 86  6:49 But the person who hears and does not put my words into practice 87  is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When 88  the river burst against that house, 89  it collapsed immediately, and was utterly destroyed! 90 

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