Bible: Luke 6:27-49

6:27But I say to you who are listening: Love your enemies, 1  do good to those who hate you, 6:28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat 2  you. 6:29 To the person who strikes you on the cheek, 3  offer the other as well, 4  and from the person who takes away your coat, 5  do not withhold your tunic 6  either. 7  6:30 Give to everyone who asks you, 8  and do not ask for your possessions 9  back 10  from the person who takes them away. 6:31 Treat others 11  in the same way that you would want them to treat you. 12 

6:32If 13  you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners 14  love those who love them. 15  6:33 And 16  if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? Even 17  sinners 18  do the same. 6:34 And if you lend to those from whom you hope to be repaid, 19  what credit is that to you? Even sinners 20  lend to sinners, so that they may be repaid in full. 21  6:35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing back. 22  Then 23  your reward will be great, and you will be sons 24  of the Most High, 25  because he is kind to ungrateful and evil people. 26  6:36 Be merciful, 27  just as your Father is merciful.

Do Not Judge Others

6:37Do 28  not judge, 29  and you will not be judged; 30  do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; forgive, 31  and you will be forgiven. 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you: A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, 32  will be poured 33  into your lap. For the measure you use will be the measure you receive.” 34 

6:39 He also told them a parable: “Someone who is blind cannot lead another who is blind, can he? 35  Won’t they both fall 36  into a pit? 6:40 A disciple 37  is not greater than 38  his teacher, but everyone when fully trained will be like his teacher. 6:41 Why 39  do you see the speck 40  in your brother’s eye, but fail to see 41  the beam of wood 42  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 43  no good tree bears bad 44  fruit, nor again 45  does a bad tree bear good fruit, 6:44 for each tree is known 46  by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered 47  from thorns, nor are grapes picked 48  from brambles. 49  6:45 The good person out of the good treasury of his 50  heart 51  produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasury 52  produces evil, for his mouth speaks 53  from what fills 54  his heart.

6:46Why 55  do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ 56  and don’t do what I tell you? 57 

6:47Everyone who comes to me and listens to my words and puts them into practice 58  – I will show you what he is like: 6:48 He is like a man 59  building a house, who dug down deep, 60  and laid the foundation on bedrock. When 61  a flood came, the river 62  burst against that house but 63  could not shake it, because it had been well built. 64  6:49 But the person who hears and does not put my words into practice 65  is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When 66  the river burst against that house, 67  it collapsed immediately, and was utterly destroyed! 68 

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