THE GOSPEL ACCORDING to
Luke 6 ©
1 The disciples pluck ears of corn on the sabbath, and are defended for it by Christ against the Pharisees. 6 Christ cures a withered hand on the sabbath, and justifies this His action. 12 Prays on the mountain, and chooses out of His disciples twelve to be apostles. 17 Heals several sick and possessed persons. 20 Teaches which men are blessed, and who are not. 27 Exhorts to love, even towards our very enemies. 36 Unto mercy, and unto an equal judgment of our neighbor. 38 As also unto bountifulness. 41 Teaches that a man must first look to himself, when he shall reprove another. 43 And that the tree is known by its fruits. 46 Finally, He teaches by the similitude of an house built upon a rock and on the sand, that it is not enough to confess Him with the mouth only, but that one must also do His will.
AND ita came to pass on the 1second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.
And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye thatb which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days?
And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as this, what Davidc did, when himself was an hungred, and they which were with him;
How he went into the 2house of God, and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but ford the priests alone?
And he said unto them, That thee Son of man is 3Lord also of the sabbath.
Andf it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered.
And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an 4accusation against him.
But he knew their 5thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth.
Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save 6life, or to destroy it?
And 7looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: andg his hand was restored whole as the other.
And they were filled with 8madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus.
Andh it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night 9in prayer to God.
¶Andi when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named 10apostles;
Simon, (whom he also named 11Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,
Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called 12Zelotes,
And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor.
¶Andj he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases;
And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed.
And the whole multitude sought to touch him: fork there went 13virtuel out of him, and healed them all.
¶Andm he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye 14poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
Blessednare ye that 15hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessedoare ye that 16weep now: for ye shall laugh.
Blessedp are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall 17separate you from their company, and shall 18reproach you, and 19cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
20Rejoiceq ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your 21reward is 22great in heaven: forr in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.
Buts woe unto you that are 23rich! for ye have received your consolation.
Woet unto you that are 24full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that 25laugh now! foru ye shall 26mourn and weep.
Woe unto you, when 27all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
¶But I say unto you which hear, Lovev your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
Bless them that curse you, and prayw for them which despitefully 28use you.
Andx unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek 29offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also.
Givey to 30every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods 31ask them not again.
Andz as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
Foraa if ye love them which love you, what 32thank have ye? for 33sinners also love those that love them.
And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.
Andab if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to 34receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping 35for nothing again; and your reward shall be 36great, and ye shall 37be the childrenac of the Highest: for he is 38kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
39Judgead not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: 40forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
Give,ae and it shall be given unto you; good 41measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into 42your bosom. Foraf with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
And he spake a parable unto them, Canag the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?
Theah disciple is not above his 43master: but every one that is 44perfect shall be as his master.
Andai why beholdest thou the 45mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me 46pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, castaj out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.
Forak a good tree 47bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a 48corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
For every tree is known by his own fruit. Foral of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.
Aam good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart 49bringeth forth that which is evil: foran of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
¶Andao why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
Whosoeverap cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
He is like a man which built an house, and digged 50deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the 51flood arose, the stream 52beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the 53ruin of that house was great.