1It came to pass on a Shabbat, as Yeshua walked through the wheat fields, His Talmidim plucked heads of wheat and rubbed them in their hands, and did eat. 2But some of the men of the P’rushim said to them, “Why are you doing what is against Torah to do on Shabbat?” 3Yeshua answered, saying to them, “Have you not read what David did when he and those who were with him were hungry? 4He entered into Beit HaElohim, and took the bread that was on the Shulkhan יהוה and did eat it, and he gave it to those who were with him, that which was against Torah to eat but only for the Kohanim.” 5And He said to them, “Ben HaAdam is Adon of Shabbat.” 6And it came to pass on another Shabbat He entered into the Beit K’nesset and taught; and there was there a man whose right hand was withered. 7And the Sofrim and the P’rushim watched Him to see if he would heal on Shabbat, so that they might find an accusation against Him. 8But He knew their thoughts, and said to the man whose hand was withered, “Rise up and come to the center of the Beit K’nesset.” And when he came and stood up, 9Yeshua said to them, “I will ask you, what does Torah permit to do on Shabbat, that which is good or that which is bad; to save a life or to destroy it?” 10And He looked at all of them, and said to him, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out; and his hand was restored like the other. 11But they were filled with bitterness, and discussed with each other what to do with Yeshua.
12It came to pass in those days, Yeshua went out to a mountain to pray, and He remained all night in prayer to Elohim. 13And at daybreak He called His Talmidim; and He chose twelve from them, whom He called Shlikhim: 14Shimon, who is called Kefa, and Andrai his brother, and Ya’akov and Yokhanan, and Filipos and Bar Talmai, 15and Matai and T’oma, and Ya’akov the son of Alphaeus and Shimon who is called the Kanai, 16And Yehudah the son of Ya’akov, and Yehudah Sekharyotah, who became the traitor. 17And Yeshua went down with them and stood up in the plain; and a large group of His Talmidim and a large crowd of people from all over Y’hudah and from Yerushalayim and from the sea coast of Tzor and Tzidon came to hear His word and to be healed of their diseases; 18and those who were suffering from unclean spirits were healed. 19And all the people wanted to touch Him, because power proceeded from Him, and He healed them all.
20And He lifted up His eyes on His Talmidim and said, “Happy are you poor, for Malkhut HaElohim is yours. 21Happy are you who hunger now, for you shall be filled. Happy are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. 22Happy are you when men hate you and discriminate against you and reproach you and publish your names as bad, for the sake of Ben HaAdam. 23Be glad and rejoice in that day, for your reward is increased in heaven; for their fathers did the same to the Nevi’im. 24But woe to you, rich men! For you have already received your comforts. 25Woe to you who are full! For you will hunger. Woe to you who laugh now! For you will weep and mourn. 26Woe to you when men speak well of you! For so did their fathers to the false prophets.”
27“But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, and do good to those who hate you, 28and bless those who curse you, and pray for those who rule with violence. 29And to him who strikes you on the cheek, offer to him the other; and to him who takes away your robe, do not refuse your shirt also. 30Give to everyone who asks you; and from him who takes away what is yours, do not demand it back again. 31Just as you want men to do to you, do to them likewise. 32For if you love those who love you, what is your blessing? For even sinners love those who love them. 33And if you do good only to those who do good to you, what is your blessing? For sinners also do the same. 34And if you lend only to him from whom you expect to be paid back, what is your blessing? For sinners also lend to sinners, to be paid back likewise. 35But love your enemies and do good to them, and lend and do not cut off any man’s hope; so your reward will increase and you will become sons of Elyon; for He is gracious to the wicked and the cruel. 36Be therefore merciful, as Avikhem also is merciful.”
37”Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38Give, and it will be given to you; good measure shaken down and running over they will pour into your robe. For with the measure that you measure, it will be measured to you.” 39And He told them a mashal, “Can a blind man guide a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? 40There is no talmid who is more important than his Rabbi; for every man who is well developed will be like his Rabbi. 41Why do you see the splinter in your brother’s eye, and do not see the beam in your own eye? 42Or how can you say to your brother, ‘My brother, let me take out the splinter from your eye,’ when behold, you do not see the beam in your own eye? O hypocrites, first take out the beam from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the splinter from your brother’s eye. 43There is no good tree that bears bad fruit, nor a bad tree that bears good fruit. 44For every tree is known by its own fruit. For they do not pick figs from thistles, or gather grapes from a bramble bush. 45A good man brings out good things from the good treasure of his heart; and a bad man from the bad treasure of his heart brings out bad things; for from the abundance of the heart the lips speak. 46Why do you call me, ‘My Adon, My Adon,’ and do not do what I say? 47Every man who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like. 48He is like a man who built a house and dug deep, and laid its foundations upon the rock; and when the flood came, it beat upon that house and could not shake it; for its foundation was laid upon a rock. 49And he who hears and does not is like a man who built his house on the earth without a foundation; and when the river beat against it, it fell immediately, and the fall of that house was great.”
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