Luke 6 ©
Christ alleged scripture in defence of his disciples' plucking the ears of corn on the sabbath day: he appealeth to reason, and healeth the withered hand on the sabbath. He spendeth the night in prayer, and chooseth the twelve apostles: he healeth various diseased people: pronounceth blessings and woes: teacheth to return good for evil, and other lessons of moral duty: and admonisheth to be his disciples in practice, and not in profession only.
Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called rZelotes,
¶And he came down with them, and stood uin the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a vgreat multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of wTyre 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.
aBlessed are ye that hunger now: bfor ye shall be filled. cBlessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, eyour reward is great in heaven: ffor in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.
Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which *despitefully use you.
And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.
pAnd if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
qBut love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and rye shall be the children of sthe Highest: for he tis kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
xGive, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. yFor with the same measure that ye *mete *withal it shall be measured to you again.
Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, clet me pull out the *mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast 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.
eFor every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they 2grapes.
He is like a man which ibuilt an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when jthe flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and kcould not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
But lhe that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that mwithout a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and nimmediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.