Matthew 5 ©

1 Christ teaches upon the mountain which people are blessed. 13 Compares His disciples to salt, light and a city situated on a hill. 17 Declares that He has come to fulfill the law. 21 Confutes the wrong expositions of the ancients concerning the sixth commandment. 27 Of the seventh commandment and of the bill of divorce. 33 Of swearing. 38 Of revenge. 40 Commands forbearance. 42 Liberality and true love even towards the enemies.


AND seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:


And he 1opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,


Blessedaare the 2poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.


Blessedbare they that 3mourn: for they shall be comforted.


Blessedcare the meek: for they shall 4inherit the earth.


Blesseddare they which do 5hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.


Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.


Blessedeare the 6pure in heart: for they shall see 7God.


Blessed are the 8peacemakers: for they shall be 9called the children of God.


Blessedfare they which are persecuted 10for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.


Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say 11all 12manner of evil 13against you falsely, forg my sake.


Rejoice,h and be exceeding glad: for 14great is your 15reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were 16before you.


¶Yei are the 17salt of the earth: but if the salt have 18lost his savour,j wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.


Ye are the 19light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.


Neitherk do men light a candle, and put it under a 20bushel,l but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.


Letm your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and 21glorify your Father which is in heaven.


¶Think not that I am come to destroy 22the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to 23fulfil.


For verilyn I say unto you, Tillo heaven and earth 24pass, one 25jot or 26one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.


Whosoever thereforep shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the 27least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.


For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.


¶Ye have heard that it was said 28by them of old time, Thouq shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be 29in danger of the judgment:


But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother 30without a cause shall be in danger 31of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, 32Raca, shall be in danger of 33the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger 34of hell fire.


Therefore if thou bring thy gift 35to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;


Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.


36Agreer with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversarys deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.


Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermostt37farthing.u


¶Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thouv shalt not commit adultery:


But I say unto you, That whosoever lookethw on a woman 38to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.


And ifx thy 39right eye 40offend thee, 41pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.


And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.


It hath been said, Whosoevery shall 42put away his wife, let him give her a 43writing of divorcement:


Butz I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.


¶Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thouaa shalt not 44forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord 45thine oaths:


But I say unto you, Swearab46not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne:


Nor by the earth; forac it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; forad it is the city of the great King.


Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.


But let your communication be, 47Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for 48whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.


¶Ye have heard that it hath been said,ae49An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:


But I say unto you, Thataf ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, 50turn to him the other also.


And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.


And whosoever shall 51compel thee to go a mile,ag go with him twain.ah


Giveai to him that 52asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.


¶Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thouaj shalt love thy neighbour, and hate 53thine enemy.


But I say unto you, Loveak your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and prayal for them which despitefully 54use you, and persecute you;


That ye may 55be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.


Foram if ye 56love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicansan the same?


And if ye 57salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?


Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.