Luke 6:27-49 American Standard Version

Love for Enemies

27  But I say unto you that hear, Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you, 28  bless them that curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you. 29  To him that smiteth thee on the [one] cheek offer also the other; and from him that taketh away thy cloak withhold not thy coat also. 30  Give to every one that asketh 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 likewise. 32  And if ye love them that love you, what thank have ye? for even sinners love those that love them. 33  And if ye do good to them that do good to you, what thank have ye? for even sinners do the same. 34  And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? even sinners lend to sinners, to receive again as much. 35  But love your enemies, and do [them] good, and lend, never despairing; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be sons of the Most High: for he is kind toward the unthankful and evil. 36  Be ye merciful, even as your Father is merciful.

Judging Others

37  And judge not, and ye shall not be judged: and condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: release, and ye shall be released: 38  give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, shall they give into your bosom. For with what measure ye mete it shall be measured to you again. 39  And he spake also a parable unto them, Can the blind guide the blind? shall they not both fall into a pit? 40  The disciple is not above his teacher: but every one when he is perfected shall be as his teacher. 41  And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 42  Or how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me cast 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 cast out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.

A Tree Is Known by Its Fruit

43  For there is no good tree that bringeth forth corrupt fruit; nor again a corrupt tree that bringeth forth good fruit. 44  For each tree is known by its own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes. 45  The good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and the evil [man] out of the evil [treasure] bringeth forth that which is evil: for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

The House Built on a Rock

46  And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? 47  Every one that cometh unto me, and heareth my words, and doeth them, I will show you to whom he is like: 48  he is like a man building a house, who digged and went deep, and laid a foundation upon the rock: and when a flood arose, the stream brake against that house, and could not shake it: because it had been well builded. 49  But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that built a house upon the earth without a foundation; against which the stream brake, and straightway it fell in; and the ruin of that house was great.

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