sermon on the mount continued.
heed that ye do not your good works before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye
have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a
trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets,
that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what
thy right hand doeth:
4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which
seeth in secret shall reward thee.
when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to
pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may
be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy inner chamber,
and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy
Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee.
7 And when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen
do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth
what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art
in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly
Father will also forgive you:
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will
your Father forgive your trespasses.
when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they
disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto
you, They have their reward.
17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash
18 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father
which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee.
not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves break through and steal:
20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where
neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor
21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
22 The lamp of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be
sound, thy whole body shall be full of light.
23 But if thine eye be not sound, thy whole body shall be
full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great
is that darkness!
man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other;
or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and
25 Therefore I say unto you, Be not concerned for your life,
what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall
put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do
they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye
not of much more value than they?
27 Which of you by being concerned can add one hour to his
28 And why are ye concerned for raiment? Consider the lilies
of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory
was not arrayed like one of these.
30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which
to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe
you, O ye of little faith?
31 Therefore be not concerned, saying, What shall we eat? or,
What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for
your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and
all these things shall be added unto you.
34 Have therefore no concern for the morrow: for the morrow
shall have concern for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the
not, that ye be not judged.
36 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and
with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
37 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure,
pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your
38 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brotherís
eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
39 Or how canst thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the
mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
40 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own
eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brotherís
not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine,
lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
42 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find;
knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
43 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh
findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
44 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread,
will he give him a stone?
45 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
46 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto
your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good
things to them that ask him?
47 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should
do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that
leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
49 But strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which
leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
of false prophets, which come to you in sheepís clothing, but inwardly they
are ravening wolves.
51 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes
of thorns, or figs of thistles?
52 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a
corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
53 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a
corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
54 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn
down, and cast into the fire.
55 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
56 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth
forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil
57 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall
speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
58 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words
thou shalt be condemned.
whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, shall be likened unto a
wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
60 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 a rock.
61 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and
doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon
62 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds
blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
63 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings,
the people were astonished at his teaching:
64 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as