King James Version
Jesus Is Lord of the
1 And it came to pass on
the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the
corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and
did eat, rubbing them in their hands.
2 And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye
that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days?
3 And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as
this, what David did, when himself was an hungered, and they
which were with him.
4 How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat
the showbread, and gave also to them that were with him;
which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone?
5 And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of
6 And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he
entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man
whose right hand was withered.
7 And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he
would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an
accusation against him.
8 But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had
the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst.
And he arose and stood forth.
9 Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it
lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to
save life, or to destroy it?
10 And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the
man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was
restored whole as the other.
11 And they were filled with madness; and communed one with
another what they might do to Jesus.
The Twelve Apostles
12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a
mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.
13 And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of
them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;
14 Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother,
James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,
15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon
16 And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which
also was the traitor.
Blessings and Woes
17 And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the
company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of
all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and
Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their
18 And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were
19 And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went
virtue out of him, and healed them all.
20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed
be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
21 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled.
Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall
separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and
cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your
reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their
fathers unto the prophets.
24 But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your
25 Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you
that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.
26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so
did their fathers to the false prophets.
Love for Enemies
27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to
them which hate you,
28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which
despitefully use you.
29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also
the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take
thy coat also.
30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh
away thy goods ask them not again.
31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them
32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for
sinners also love those that love them.
33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank
have ye? for sinners also do even the same.
34 And 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
35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for
nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be
the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful
and to the evil.
36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye
shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed
down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into
your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it
shall be measured to you again.
39 And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the
blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?
40 The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is
perfect shall be as his master.
41 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye,
but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
42 Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let 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
A Tree and Its Fruit
43 For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither
doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
44 For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men
do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.
45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth
forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil
treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of
the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
The Wise and Foolish
46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I
47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth
them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and
laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the
stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it:
for it was founded upon a rock.
49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that
without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against
which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell;
and the ruin of that house was great.1
References and notes
1. King James Authorized Version
2. McGarvey and Pendleton - http://eword.gospelcom.net/comments/luke/four/luke6.htm
3. The Sermon on the Mount by John A. Tvedtnes - http://www.shields-research.org/Scriptures/Bible/Sermon_Mount.htm
4. Sermon on the Plain From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -
5. Luke, The Greatest Storyteller - http://www.intouch.org/myintouch/mighty/luke2_38653942.html