Bible: Luke 6:20-49
“Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. 8
6:22 “Blessed 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
6:25 “Woe to you who are well satisfied with food 17 now, for you will be hungry.
6:27 “But 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
6:32 “If 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
6:37 “Do 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.
6:43 “For 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.
6:47 “Everyone 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