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DASV: Luke 6
1 One Sabbath while Jesus was going through the grainfields,
his disciples plucked some heads of grain, and rubbing them
in their hands they ate them.
2 But certain of the Pharisees objected, "Why do you do that
which it is not lawful to be done on the Sabbath day?"
3 Jesus replied, "Have you never read what David and his
companions did, when they were hungry?
4 He entered into the house of God, and took and ate the bread
of the Presence, and also gave it to those who were with him,
which it is not lawful to eat except by the priests alone?
5 He said to them, "The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath."
6 On another Sabbath, he entered into the synagogue and taught.
There was a man there, with a deformed right hand.
7 The scribes and the Pharisees watched Jesus, to see whether
he would heal on the Sabbath, so that they might find something
to accuse him of.
8 But he knew their thoughts. He said to the man with the deformed
hand, "Get up and stand here in the middle." So he got up and
9 Jesus said to them, "I ask you, is it lawful on the Sabbath to do
good, or to do harm, to save a life, or to destroy it?"
10 He looked around at them all, then he said to him, "Stretch out
your hand." He did and his hand was restored.
11 But they were filled with rage and plotted together with one another
what they might do to Jesus.
12 In those days Jesus went off onto the mountain to pray; and he spent
all night in prayer to God.
13 When daybreak came, he called his disciples; and he chose twelve
of them, whom he also called apostles:
14 Simon, whom he also named Peter, and Andrew his brother,
and James and John, and Philip and Bartholomew,
15 and Matthew and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon
who was called the Zealot,
16 and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a
17 He came down with them, and stood on a level place. There was a
large crowd of his disciples, and a great number of the people
from all Judea and Jerusalem and the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon,
who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases.
18 These included some who were troubled with unclean spirits and
they also were healed.
19 All the crowd tried to touch him, for power came out of him,
and healed them all.
20 He lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said,
"Blessed are the poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
21 Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be filled.
Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.
22 Blessed are you, when people hate you, and when they will exclude
you, and mock you, and denounce your name as evil, for the Son
of Man's sake.
23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for your reward is great
in heaven; for this is the same thing their forefathers did to
24 But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your comfort
25 Woe to you who are full now, for you will be hungry.
Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.
26 Woe to you, when everyone speaks well of you, for in that same
way their forefathers treated the false prophets.
27 But I say to you who are listening, Love your enemies, do good to
those who hate you,
28 bless those who curse you and pray for those who abuse you.
29 To the one who strikes you on the one cheek offer also the other;
and from one who would take away your cloak do not withhold your
30 Give to everyone who asks from you; and if someone takes away your
goods do not ask for them back.
31 Do to others what you would have them do to you.
32 If you love those who love you, what credit do you get? Even sinners
love those who love them.
33 If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit do you get?
Even sinners do that.
34 If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit
do you get? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive payment in full.
35 But love your enemies, and do them good. Lend, never expecting
anything in return; and your reward will be great, and you will
be sons of the Most High; for he is kind toward the ungrateful
36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
37 Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn,
and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed
down, shaken together, running over, will drop into your lap.
For with what measure you use it will be measured to you back
39 He also told them a parable, "Can the blind person lead another
blind person? Will they not both fall into a pit?
40 The disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when fully
trained will be like his teacher.
41 Why do you gaze at the speck that is in your brother's eye,
but do not notice the beam that is in your own eye?
42 Or how can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me take out
that speck that is in your eye, when you do not see the beam that
is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take out the beam from your
own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that
is in your brother's eye.
43 For no good tree produces bad fruit; similarly, a bad tree does
not produce good fruit.
44 For each tree is known by its own fruit. For people do not gather
figs from thornbushes, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush.
45 The good person out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth
that which is good. The evil person out of the evil treasure brings
forth that which is evil; for out of the abundance of the heart
his mouth speaks.
46 Why do you call me, Lord, Lord, yet do not do the things which I
47 Everyone who comes to me, hears my words, and does them, I will
show you what he is like.
48 That person is like a man building a house, who dug deep, and
laid a foundation upon the rock. When a flood came, the stream
wash up against that house, but could not shake it, because it
had been well built.
49 But the one who hears, but does not do it, is like a man who
built a house on the ground without a foundation. The stream
washed up against it, immediately it caved in and was absolutely
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