Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath
Now it happened on the second Sabbath after the first
that He went through the grain fields. And His disciples
plucked the heads of grain and ate them, rubbing
them in their hands.
some of the Pharisees said to them, “Why are you doing
what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?”
Jesus answering them said, “Have you not even read this,
what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were
with him: 4
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 eat?”
5 And He
said to them, “The Son of Man is also Lord of the
Healing on 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.
7 So the
scribes and Pharisees watched Him closely, whether He
would heal on the Sabbath, that they might find an
accusation against Him.
8 But He
knew their thoughts, and said to the man who had the
withered hand, “Arise and stand here.” And he arose and
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?”10
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 other.
they were filled with rage, and discussed with one
another what they might do to Jesus.
12 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.
13 And when it was day, He called His disciples to
Himself; and from them He chose twelve whom He
also named apostles:
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 Zealot;
the son of James, and Judas Iscariot who also
became a traitor.
Jesus Heals a Great
17 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 their diseases,
well as those who were tormented with unclean spirits.
And they were healed.
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
“ 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.
Jesus Pronounces Woes
“ 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 false prophets.
Love Your Enemies
27 “But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies,
do good to those who hate you,
those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully
use you. 29
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.
to everyone who asks of you. And from him who takes away
your goods do not ask them back.
just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them
if you love those who love you, what credit is that to
you? For even sinners love those who love them.
33 And if
you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is
that to you? For even sinners do the same.
34 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.
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
Do Not Judge
37 “Judge not, and you shall not be judged.
Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive,
and you will be forgiven.
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.”
39 And He
spoke a parable to them: “Can the blind lead the blind?
Will they not both fall into the ditch?
disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is
perfectly trained will be like his teacher.
why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but
do not perceive the plank in your own eye?
42 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.
A Tree Is Known by Its
43 “For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor
does a bad tree bear good fruit.
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.
45 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.
Build on the Rock
“But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the
things which I say?
Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them,
I will show you whom he is like:
48 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.49
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.”