THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
7. Breaking the Deformed Sabbatical Regulation
for People's Satisfaction and Liberation
1 1And 2one aSabbath He was going through the grainfields, and His disciples were picking and eating the bears of grain, rubbing them in their hands.
2 And some of the aPharisees said, Why are you doing what is bnot lawful to do on the Sabbath?
3 And Jesus answered them and said, Have you not even read this that aDavid did when he became hungry, he and those who were with him;
4 How he entered into the house of God, and taking the abread of the presence, he ate it and gave some to those with him, which is not lawful for anyone to eat except the priests alone?
5 And He said to them, The aSon of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.
6 And 1on another Sabbath He entered into the asynagogue and 2taught. And there was a bman there, and his right hand was withered.
7 And the scribes and the Pharisees were awatching Him closely to see if He would heal on the Sabbath, so that they might find reason to baccuse Him.
8 But He aknew their reasonings and said to the man who had the withered hand, Rise and stand in the midst. And he rose up and stood.
9 And Jesus said to them, I ask you, Is it alawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save a 1life or to destroy it?
10 And alooking around at all of them, He said to him, Stretch out your hand. And he did, and his hand was restored.
11 But they were filled with 1arage and bdiscussed with one another what they might do to Jesus.
8. Appointing Twelve Apostles
12 And in these days He went out to the mountain to 1apray, and He spent the whole night in 2prayer to God.
13 And when it became day, He 1acalled His bdisciples to Him, and He chose from them twelve, whom He also named capostles:
14 aSimon, whom He also named bPeter, and cAndrew his brother and dJames and John and ePhilip and Bartholomew
15 And aMatthew and Thomas and James the son of Alphaeus and Simon, who was called Zealot,
16 And aJudas the 1brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became the traitor.
9. Teaching His Disciples the Highest Morality
17 And He came down with them and stood on a level place; and there was a agreat crowd of His disciples, and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of bTyre and Sidon, who had come to hear Him and to be healed of their diseases.
18 And those who were troubled by unclean aspirits were healed.
19 And all the crowd sought to atouch Him, because bpower was going out from Him and healing all.
20 And He alifted up His eyes to His disciples and bsaid, 1Blessed are the 2cpoor, for yours is the 3dkingdom of God.
21 Blessed are those who ahunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are those who bweep now, for you shall laugh.
22 Blessed are you when men ahate you and when they separate you from them and breproach you and ccast out your name as evil, for the Son of Man's sake.
23 aRejoice in that day and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the bprophets.
24 1But awoe to you who are brich, for you have 2creceived your consolation in full.
25 Woe to you who are satiated now, for you shall ahunger. Woe to you who are blaughing now, for you shall mourn and weep.
26 Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false aprophets.
27 But to you who hear I say, 1Love your aenemies; do well to those who hate you;
28 aBless those who curse you; bpray for those who revile you.
29 To him who abeats you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either.
30 To everyone who asks of you, agive; and from him who takes away your things, do not require their return.
31 And just as you want men to ado to you, do to them likewise.
32 And if you alove those who love you, what 1thanks is it to you? For even sinners love those who love them.
33 For if you also do good to those who do good to you, what thanks is it to you? Even sinners do the same.
34 And if you alend to those from whom you hope to receive, what thanks is it to you? Even sinners lend to sinners that they may get back the equal amount.
35 But love your aenemies, and do good and blend, 1expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be csons of the dMost High; for He is kind to the unthankful and evil.
36 Be full of compassion, even aas your Father also is full of bcompassion.
37 And 1do anot judge, and you shall by no means be judged; and do bnot condemn, and you shall by no means be condemned; crelease, and you will be released;
38 aGive, and it will be given to you; a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, they will give into your 1bosom. For with what bmeasure you measure, it shall be measured to you in return.
39 And He also spoke a parable to them: 1A 2blind man cannot aguide a blind man, can he? Will not both fall into a pit?
40 A adisciple is not above the teacher, but everyone who has been perfected will be like his teacher.
41 And why do you 1look at the asplinter which is in your brother's eye, but the beam which is in your bown eye you do not consider?
42 How can you say to your brother, Brother, let me remove the splinter which is in your eye, you yourself not seeing the beam which is in your eye? 1Hypocrite, first remove the beam from your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the splinter which is in your brother's eye.
43 For there is ano good tree that produces corrupt fruit, nor again a corrupt tree that produces good fruit.
44 For each tree is aknown by its own fruit. For men do not collect figs from thorns, nor do they pick grapes from a thornbush.
45 The good man, out of the agood treasure of his heart, brings forth that which is good, and the evil man, out of the evil treasure of his heart, brings forth that which is evil; for bout of the abundance of his heart his mouth speaks.
46 And why do you call Me, aLord, Lord, and do not do the things that I say?
47 1Everyone who comes to Me and ahears My words and does them, I will show you whom he is like.
48 He is like a man building a house, who dug and went deep and laid a foundation on the rock. And when a flood came, the river broke out against that house, yet it was not strong enough to shake it, because it had been built well.
49 But he who hears and does not do is like a man who built a house upon the earth without a foundation, against which the river broke out, and immediately it acollapsed, and the crash of that house was great.