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Luke 6:1-49

6*  And on a sabbath it befell that he was walking through grainfields and his disciples were picking and eating the ears, rubbing them down in their hands. 2  But some of the Pharisees said “Why are you doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?” 3  And Jesus replied to them “Have you not even read this that David did when he, and those who were with him, were hungry? 4  that he went into the house of God and took and ate the showbread, and gave it to those who were with him, which it is not lawful that anybody but the priests alone should eat?” 5**  and he said to them “The Son of Man is master of the sabbath.” 6  And on another sabbath it befell that he went into the synagogue and was teaching; and there was a man there whose right hand was shriveled. 7*  And the scribes and the Pharisees were watching him to see if he cured on the sabbath, that they might find a chance to arraign him; 8  but he knew their designs. And he said to the man with his hand shriveled “Rise and stand forward”; and he got up and stood. 9  And Jesus said to them “I put the question to you whether it is lawful on the sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save a life or to kill”; 10  and he looked around at them all and said to him “Stretch out your hand”; and he did, and his hand was restored. 11  But they were seized with fatuity, and talked together of what they should do to Jesus. 12  And in those days it befell that he went out on the mountainside to pray, and spent the whole night in prayer to God; 13  and when day came he called his disciples to him, and, choosing out twelve of them, the same whom he named apostles,— 14  Simon, the same whom he named Peter, and his brother Andrew, and James and John and Philip and Bartholomew 15  and Matthew and Thomas and James the son of Alpheus, and Simon known as the Zealot, 16  and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscarioth who turned traitor,— 17  and coming down with them, he took his stand in a level place, he and a great crowd of his disciples, and a great multitude of the people from all Palestine and Jerusalem and the Tyre and Sidon coast, who came to hear him and be healed from their diseases; 18  and those who were molested by unclean spirits were cured; 19  and all the crowd were trying to get a chance to touch him, because a power went out from him and healed all. 20  And he raised his eyes to his disciples and said “Happy you that are poor, because yours is the Reign of God. 21  Happy you that are hungry now, because you shall be fed to the full. Happy you that weep now, because you shall laugh. 22  Happy are you when men hate you and when they ostracize you and twit you and proscribe your name as vile on account of the Son of Man. 23  On that day be glad and dance, for your reward in heaven is great; for their fathers did the same sort of things to the prophets. 24  Woe to you that are rich though, because you have had your comforting. 25  Woe to you that are filled now, because you shall be hungry. Woe, you that laugh now, because you shall mourn and weep. 26*  Woe when all men speak well of you, for their fathers did the same sort of thing to the pretended prophets. 27  “But I tell you who hear me, love your enemies, do good turns to those who hate you, 28  bless those who curse you, pray for those who do spiteful things to you; 29  to him who cuffs you on the cheek offer the other cheek too, and from him who takes away your cloak do not withhold your shirt either; 30  give to everybody who asks you, and do not demand your things back from the one who takes them; 31  and as you would have men do to you, do likewise to them. 32  And if you love those who love you, what credit is it to you? for sinners too love those who love them. 33*  And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is it to you? sinners too do the same. 34  And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is it to you? sinners too lend to sinners to receive payment in full. 35  But do love your enemies, and do good and lend without hoping to get any payment; and your reward shall be great, and you shall be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36  Be tenderhearted, as your Father is. 37  And do not be judging, and you shall not be judged; and do not condemn, and you shall not be condemned. Release and you shall be released; 38*  give and you shall have gifts given to you; good measure, pressed in, shaken down, running over, they will give into your lap. For the measure that you measure out shall be measured back to you.” 39  And he also told them a parable: “Can a blind man guide a blind man? will they not both tumble into a pit? 40  a pupil is not above his teacher, but everyone thoroughly trained will be like his teacher. 41*  And why is it that you can see the particle of straw in your brother’s eye, but do not observe the beam of timber in your own eye? 42  how can you say to your brother ‘Brother, let me get out the particle in your eye,’ when you cannot see the timber in your own eye? Hypocrite, first get the timber out of your eye, and then you will have good eyesight to get out the particle in your brother’s eye. 43  For there is no such thing as a good tree producing foul fruit, nor yet a foul tree producing good fruit; 44  for each tree is known by its particular fruit; for people do not pick figs off thorns, nor gather grapes off a bramble. 45  A good man brings forth a good thing out of the good stock in his heart, and a bad man out of the bad a bad thing; for what his mouth speaks comes out of what is overflowing in his heart. 46*  “And why do you call me ‘Sir,’ ‘Sir,’ and not do what I say? 47  Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will let you know whom he is like: 48  he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock, and when a flood came the river dashed against that house and was not able to shake it, because it was built well. 49  But he who hears and does not do is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the river dashed, and at once it fell in and was a total wreck.”

Footnotes

6:1 Var. a second-first sabbath
6:5 Var. master even of the sabbath
6:5 Var. puts this verse after verse 10 and has here On the same day he viewed someone working on the sabbath, and said to him “Man, if you know what you are doing happy are you, but if you do not know accursed are you and a lawbreaker”
6:7 Var. would cure
6:26 Var. for they did
6:33 Var. For if you
6:38 Or into your apron
6:41-42 So according to the Greek record; but in the Aramaic language, in which Jesus spoke, the words might mean observe the chip of wood . . . see the chip . . . get the chip out
6:46 (Sir) The original meaning of the word is Lord