The Holy Bible - The New King James Version - Luke
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- Now it happened on the second Sabbath after the first that He went through
the grainfields. And His disciples plucked the heads of grain and ate them,
rubbing them in their hands.
- And some of the Pharisees said to them, "Why are you doing what is not
lawful to do on the Sabbath?"
- But Jesus answering them said, "Have you not even read this, what David
did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him:
- How he went into the house of God, took and ate the showbread, and also
gave some to those with him, which is not lawful for any but the priests to
- And He said to them, "The Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath."
- Now it happened on another Sabbath, also, that He entered the synagogue
and taught. And a man was there whose right hand was withered.
- So the scribes and Pharisees watched Him closely, whether He would heal on
the Sabbath, that they might find an accusation against Him.
- But He knew their thoughts, and said to the man who had the withered hand,
"Arise and stand here." And he arose and stood.
- Then Jesus said to them, "I will ask you one thing: Is it lawful on the
Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy?"
- And when He had looked around at them all, He said to the man, "Stretch
out your hand." And he did so, and his hand was restored as whole as the
- But they were filled with rage, and discussed with one another what they
might do to Jesus.
- Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to
pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.
- And when it was day, He called His disciples to Himself; and from them He
chose twelve whom He also named apostles:
- Simon, whom He also named Peter, and Andrew his brother; James and John;
Philip and Bartholomew;
- Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called the
- Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot who also became a traitor.
- And He came down with them and stood on a level place with a crowd of His
disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and
from the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear Him and be healed of
- As well as those who were tormented with unclean spirits. And they were
- And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him
and healed them all.
- Then He lifted up His eyes toward His disciples, and said: "Blessed are
you poor, For yours is the kingdom of God.
- Blessed are you who hunger now, For you shall be filled. Blessed are you
who weep now, For you shall laugh.
- Blessed are you when men hate you, And when they exclude you, And revile
you, and cast out your name as evil, For the Son of Man's sake.
- Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! For indeed your reward is great in
heaven, For in like manner their fathers did to the prophets.
- But woe to you who are rich, For you have received your consolation.
- Woe to you who are full, For you shall hunger. Woe to you who laugh now,
For you shall mourn and weep.
- Woe to you when all men speak well of you, For so did their fathers to the
- "But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate
- Bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you.
- To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from
him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either.
- Give to everyone who asks of you. And from him who takes away your goods
do not ask them back.
- And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.
- But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even
sinners love those who love them.
- And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to
you? For even sinners do the same.
- And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive back, what credit
is that to you? For even sinners lend to sinners to receive as much back.
- But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return;
and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He
is kind to the unthankful and evil.
- Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.
- "Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be
condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
- Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken
together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same
measure that you use, it will be measured back to you."
- And He spoke a parable to them: "Can the blind lead the blind? Will they
not both fall into the ditch?
- A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained
will be like his teacher.
- And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not
perceive the plank in your own eye?
- Or how can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me remove the speck that
is in your eye,' when you yourself do not see the plank that is in your own
eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will
see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother's eye.
- "For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good
- For every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from
thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush.
- A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an
evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of
the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
- "But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do the things which I
- Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you
whom he is like:
- He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on
the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that
house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock.
- But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the
earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and
immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great."
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