Matthew 5-8

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Matthew 5

And seeing the multitudes, he went up into the mountain: and when he had sat down, his disciples came to him: 2 and he opened his mouth and taught them, saying.


3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.


4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.


5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.


6 Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.


7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.


8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see Yahweh.


9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of Elohim.


10 Blessed are they that have been persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 Blessed are you when men shall reproach you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12 Rejoice, and be very glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets that were before you.


13 You are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost its flavor, with what shall it be salted? It is from then on good for nothing, but to be cast out and trodden under foot of men. 14 You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a lamp, and put it under the bushel, but on the stand; and it shines to all that are in the house. 16 Even so let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.


17 Think not that I came to destroy the law or the prophets: I came not to destroy, but to fulfil. 18 For truly I say to you, Till heaven and earth pass away, one yothe or one tittle shall in no wise pass away from the law, till all things be accomplished. 19 Whoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven: but whoever shall do and teach them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I say to you, that except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven.


21 You have heard that it was said to them of old time, You shall not kill; and whoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: 22 but I say to you, that every one who is angry with his brother without cause shall be in danger of the judgment; and whoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council; and whoever shall say, You fool, shall be in danger of the Gehenna fire. 23 If therefore you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has anything against you, 24 leave there your gift before the altar, and go your way, first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. 25 Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are with him in the way; lest the adversary delivers you to the judge, and the judge delivers you to the officer, and you be cast into prison. 26 Truly I say to you, You shall by no means come out from there, till you have paid the last quadrans.


27 You have heard that it was said, You shall not commit adultery: 28 but I say to you, that every one that looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart. 29 And if your right eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out, and cast it from you: for it is profitable for you that one of your members should perish, and not your whole body be cast into fire. 30 And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off, and cast it from you: for it is profitable for you that one of your members should perish, and not your whole body go into Gehenna. 31 It was said also, Whoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: 32 but I say to you, that every one that puts away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, makes her an adulteress: and whoever shall marry her when she is put away commits adultery.


33 Again, you have heard that it was said to them of old time, You shall not forswear yourself, but shall perform to Yahweh your oaths: 34 but I say to you, Swear not at all; neither by the heaven, for it is the throne of Yahweh; 35 nor by the earth, for it is the footstool of his feet; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36 Neither shall you swear by the head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. 37 But let your speech be, Yes, yes; No, no: and whatever is more than these is of the evil one.


38 You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: 39 but I say to you, Resist not him that is evil: but whoever strikes you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40 And if any man would go to law with you, and take away your coat, let him have your cloak also. 41 And whoever shall compel you to go one mile, go with him two. 42 Give to him that asks you, and from him that would borrow of you turn not you away.


43 You have heard that it was said, You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy: 44 but I say to you, Love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you; 45 that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven: for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust. 46 For if you love them that love you, what reward have you? Do not even the publicans the same? 47 And if you salute your brethren only, what do you more than others? Do not even the Gentiles the same? 48 You therefore shall be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.



Matthew 6

Take heed that you do not your righteousness before men, to be seen of them: else you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.


2 When therefore you do alms, sound not a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Truly I say to you, They have received their reward. 3 But when you do alms, let not your left hand know what your right hand does: 4 that your alms may be in secret: and your Father who sees in secret shall recompense you.


5 And when you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites: for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Truly I say to you, They have received their reward. 6 But you, when you pray, enter into your inner chamber, and having shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret shall recompense you. 7 And in praying use not vain repetitions, as the Gentiles do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. 8 Be not therefore like to them: for your Father knows what things you have need of, before you ask him. 9 After this manner therefore pray: Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be your name. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done, as in heaven, so on earth. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 And bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. [For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.] 14 For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.


16 Moreover when you fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may be seen of men to fast. Truly I say to you, They have received their reward. 17 But you, when you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face; 18 that you be not seen of men to fast, but of your Father who is in secret: and your Father, who sees in secret, shall recompense you.


19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust does consume, and where thieves do not break through not steal: 21 for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 22 The lamp of the body is the eye: if therefore your eye be sound, your whole body shall be full of light. 23 But if your eye be evil, your whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you be darkness, how great is the darkness! 24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. You cannot serve Yahweh and mammon. 25 Therefore I say to you, Be not anxious for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor yet for your body, what you shall put on. Is not the life more than the food, and the body than the raiment? 26 Behold the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; and your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you of much more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to the measure of his life? 28 And why are you anxious concerning raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: 29 yet I say to you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if Elohim does so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Be not therefore anxious saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, With what shall we be clothed? 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things. 33 But seek you first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Be not therefore anxious for tomorrow: for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient to the day is the evil of it.



Matthew 7

Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged: and with what measure you measure, it shall be measured to you. 3 And why behold you the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but consider not the beam that is in your own eye? 4 Or how will you say to your brother, Let me cast out the speck out of your eye; and lo, the beam is in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of your own eye; and then shall you see clearly to cast out the speck out of your brother’s eye.


6 Give not that which is holy to the dogs, neither cast your pearls before the swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and rend you.


7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you: 8 for every one who asks receives; and he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks it shall be opened. 9 Or what man is there of you, who, if his son shall ask him for a loaf, will give him a stone; 10 or if he shall ask for a fish, will give him a serpent? 11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? 12 All things therefore whatever you would that men should do to you, even so do you also to them: for this is the law and the prophets.


13 Enter you in by the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many are they that enter in through it. 14 For narrow is the gate, and straitened the way, that leads to life, and few are they that find it.


15 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but the corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that brings not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you shall know them. 21 Not every one that says to me, Master, Master, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Master, Master, did we not prophesy by your name, and by your name cast out demons, and by your name do many mighty works? 23 And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work lawlessness.


24 Every one therefore that hears these words of mine, and does them, shall be likened to a wise man, who built his house upon the rock: 25 and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon the rock. 26 And every one that hears these words of mine, and does them not, shall be likened to a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand: 27 and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and dashed against that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.


28 And it came to pass, when Yahshua had finished these words, the multitudes were astonished at his teaching: 29 for he taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.



Matthew 8

And when he had come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. 2 And behold, there came to him a leper and worshiped him, saying, Master, if you will, you can make me clean. 3 And he stretched forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be you made clean. And straightway his leprosy was cleansed. 4 And Yahshua says to him, See you tell no man; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.


5 And when he was entered into Capernaum, there came to him a centurion, addressing him, 6 and saying, Master, my servant lies in the house sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. 7 And he says to him, I will come and heal him. 8 And the centurion answered and said, Master, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof: but only say the word, and my servant shall be healed. 9 For I also am a man under authority, having under myself soldiers: and I say to this one, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my servant, Do this, and he does it. 10 And when Yahshua heard it, he marveled, and said to them that followed, Truly I say to you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. 11 And I say to you, that many shall come from the east and the west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven: 12 but the sons of the kingdom shall be cast forth into the outer darkness: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth. 13 And Yahshua said to the centurion, Go your way; as you have believed, so be it done to you. And the servant was healed in that hour.


14 And when Yahshua was come into Peter’s house, he saw his wife’s mother lying sick of a fever. 15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she arose, and ministered to him. 16 And when evening had come, they brought to him many possessed with demons: and he cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all that were sick: 17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bore our diseases.


18 Now when Yahshua saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart to the other side. 19 And there came a scribe, and said to him, Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go. 20 And Yahshua says to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven have nests; but the Son of man has not where to lay his head. 21 And another of the disciples said to him, Master, suffer me first to go and bury my father. 22 But Yahshua says to him, Follow me; and leave the dead to bury their own dead.


23 And when he had entered into a boat, his disciples followed him. 24 And behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, so much that the boat was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. 25 And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Save, Master; we perish. 26 And he says to them, Why are you fearful, O you of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. 27 And the men marveled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?


28 And when he had come to the other side into the country of the Gadarenes, there met him two possessed with demons, coming forth out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man could pass by that way. 29 And behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with you, you Son of Yahweh? Have you come here to torment us before the time? 30 Now there was afar off from them a herd of many swine feeding. 31 And the demons supplicated him, saying, If you cast us out, send us away into the herd of swine. 32 And he said to them, Go. And they came out, and went into the swine: and behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep into the sea, and perished in the waters. 33 And they that fed them fled, and went away into the city, and told everything, and what had happened to them that were possessed with demons. 34 And behold, all the city came out to meet Yahshua: and when they saw him, they supplicated him that he would depart from their borders.



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