Matthew 5:1-26 American Standard Version

The Beginning of the Sermon on the Mount

5 1  And seeing the multitudes, he went up into the mountain: and when he had sat down, his disciples came unto him: 2  and he opened his mouth and taught them, saying,

The Beatitudes

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 God. 9  Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of God. 10  Blessed are they that have been persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11  Blessed are ye when [men] shall reproach you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12  Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets that were before you.

The Salt of the Earth

13  Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost its savor, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out and trodden under foot of men.

The Light of the World

14  Ye 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 shineth unto 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.

Jesus' Attitude toward the Law

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

Jesus' Attitude toward Anger

21  Ye have heard that it was said to them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: 22  but I say unto you, that every one who is angry with his brother shall be in danger of the judgment; and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council; and whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of the hell of fire. 23  If therefore thou art offering thy gift at the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee, 24  leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way, first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. 25  Agree with thine adversary quickly, while thou art with him in the way; lest haply the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. 26  Verily I say unto thee, thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou have paid the last farthing.

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