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1Now it happened on the second-first Sabbath [fig., the first
Sabbath of the second month] He [was] passing through the grainfields, and His
disciples were picking the heads of grain and were eating, rubbing [the husk
from the grain] with their hands. 2And some of the Pharisees said to
them, “Why are you* doing what is not lawful to be doing on the Sabbaths?” 3And
answering, Jesus said to them, “Did you* not even read this, what David did
when he was hungry, himself and the ones being with him? 4How he went
into the house of God and took the loaves of bread of the presentation [fig.,
the consecrated bread] and ate [them] and gave [them] also to the [men] with
him, which it is not lawful to eat, except only to the priests?” [cp. 1Sam
21:3-6; Exod 29:32-33] 5And He was saying to them, “The Son of
Humanity is Lord even of the Sabbath.”
6Now it also happened on
another Sabbath, He went into the synagogue and [was] teaching. And a man was
there, and his right hand was withered [fig., deformed]. 7Now the
scribes and the Pharisees were watching closely if He will heal on the Sabbath,
so that they should find an accusation against Him. 8But He Himself
knew their thoughts, and He said to the man, the one having the withered [fig.,
deformed] hand, “Get up, and stand in the middle!” So having risen, he
stood. 9Then Jesus said to them, “I will ask you* something: Is it
lawful to do good on the Sabbaths, or to do evil? To save life or to kill?” 10And
having looked around at them all, He said to him, “Stretch out your hand!”
Then he did so, and his hand was restored whole like the other! 11But
they were filled with extreme rage, and they began discussing with one another
what they might do to Jesus.
12Now it happened in those
days, He went out into the mountain to pray, and He was spending the night in the
prayer of God [or, in prayer to God]. 13And when it became day, He
summoned His disciples, and having chosen from them twelve, whom also He named
apostles: 14Simon, whom also He named Peter, and Andrew his brother,
James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, 15Matthew and Thomas, James
the [son] of Alphaeus and Simon, the one being called [the] Zealot, 16Judas
[the son; or, the brother] of James and Judas Iscariot, who also became a
17And having come down with
them, He stood on a level place with a crowd of His disciples and a large crowd
of the people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the costal region of Tyre and
Sidon, who came to hear Him and to be healed from their diseases; 18and
the ones being harassed by unclean [or, defiling] spirits, and they were being
healed! 19And the whole crowd was trying to be touching Him, because
power was going out from Him, and He was healing [them] all!
20And having lifted up His
eyes to His disciples, He said: “Happy [are] the poor, because yours*
is the kingdom of God. 21Happy [are] the ones hungering now, because
you* will be filled. Happy [are] the ones weeping now, because you* will laugh. 22Happy
are you* when people hate you*, and when they exclude you* and insult [or,
denounce] [you*] and cast out [fig., scorn] your* name as evil because of the
Son of Humanity. 23Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! For listen!
Your* reward [is] great in heaven, for according to these [things] [fig., in
like manner] were their fathers doing to the prophets.
horrible it will be to you*, the rich, because you* are receiving your* comfort
in full. 25How horrible it will be to you*, the ones having been
satisfied, because you* will be hungry. How horrible it will be to you*, the
ones laughing now, because you* will mourn and weep. 26How horrible
it will be when people speak well of you*, according to these [things] [fig., in
like manner] were their fathers doing to false prophets.
27“But I say to you*, the ones hearing: Be loving your* enemies. Be doing good to the ones hating you*. 28Be blessing the ones cursing you*. Be praying on behalf of the ones mistreating you*. 29To the one striking you on the cheek, be offering also the other; and from the one taking away from you your cloak, do not refuse the tunic also. 30So be giving to every[one] asking of you, and stop demanding back from the one taking away your [belongings]. 31And just as you* want that people shall be doing to you*, you* also be doing to them likewise. 32And if you* love the ones loving you*, what grace [fig., credit] is [it] to you*? For even the sinful [people] love the ones loving them. 33And if you* are doing good to the ones doing good to you*, what grace [fig., credit] is [it] to you*? For even the sinful [people] do the same. 34And if you* are lending [to those] from whom you* hope [or, expect] to receive back, what grace [fig., credit] is [that] to you*? For even sinful [people] lend to sinful [people] so that they shall receive back the same [amount].
35“Nevertheless, be loving
your* enemies, and be doing good, and be lending, hoping for [or, expecting]
nothing in return; and your* reward will be great, and you* will be sons [and
daughters] of [the] Most High, because He is kind to the ungrateful and
evil. 36Therefore, continue becoming merciful, just as your* Father
also is merciful. 37And stop judging, and by no means shall you* be
judged. Stop condemning, and by no means shall you* be condemned. Be forgiving,
and you* will be forgiven. 38Be giving, and it will be given to
you*--good measure, having been pressed down and shaken and running over, they
will give into your* bosom [or, lap]. For with the same measure with which you*
are measuring, it will be measured to you* in return.”
39Then He spoke an allegory
to them, “A blind [person] is not able to be leading a blind [person], is he?
They will both fall into a ditch, will they not? 40A disciple is not
above his teacher, but every[one] having been fully trained will be like his
teacher. 41But why do you look at the speck, the [one] in the eye of your
brother [fig., friend, neighbor, or compatriot], but you do
not notice the log, the [one] in your own eye? 42Or how are you able
to be saying to your brother, ‘Brother, allow [me], I will take out the speck,
the [one] in your eye,’ [but] you yourself do not notice the log in your own
eye? Hypocrite! First take the log out of your eye, and then you will see
clearly to take out the speck, the [one] in the eye of your brother.
43“For a good tree does not
produce rotten fruit, nor does a rotten tree produce good fruit. 44For
each tree is known by its own fruit. For they do not gather figs from thorn
plants, nor do they pick a grape cluster from a thorn bush. 45The
good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces the good [thing], and
the evil person out of the evil treasure of his heart produces the evil [thing].
For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
46“And why do you* call Me,
‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? 47Every[one] coming to Me
and hearing My words and doing them, I will show you* to whom he is like: 48he
is like a person building a house, who dug and went deep and laid a foundation
on the solid rock, but a flood having come, the stream burst upon that house and
was not able to shake it, for it had been founded on the solid rock [or,
the one having heard and not having done [so], is like a person having built a
house on the ground without a foundation, [against] which the stream burst upon,
and immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house became great.”
Scripture taken from the Analytical-Literal Translation of
the New Testament of the Holy Bible: Third Edition.
Copyright © 2007 by Gary F. Zeolla of Darkness to Light ministry (www.dtl.org).
Previously copyrighted © 1999, 2001, 2005 by Gary F. Zeolla.
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