Luke 6:1-26 American Standard Version

The Disciples Pluck Grain on the Sabbath

6 1  Now it came to pass on a sabbath, that he was going through the grainfields; and his disciples plucked the ears, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands. 2  But certain of the Pharisees said, Why do ye that which it is not lawful to do on the sabbath day? 3  And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read even this, what David did, when he was hungry, he, and they that were with him; 4  how he entered into the house of God, and took and ate the showbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat save for the priests alone? 5  And he said unto them, The Son of man is lord of the sabbath.

The Man with a Withered Hand

6  And it came to pass on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man there, and his right hand was withered. 7  And the scribes and the Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath; that they might find how to accuse him. 8  But he knew their thoughts; and he said to the man that had his hand withered, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth. 9  And Jesus said unto them, I ask you, Is it lawful on the sabbath to do good, or to do harm? to save a life, or to destroy it? 10  And he looked round about on them all, and said unto him, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did [so]: and his hand was restored. 11  But they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus.

Jesus Chooses the Twelve

12  And it came to pass in these days, that he went out into the mountain to pray; and he continued all night in prayer to God. 13  And when it was day, he called his disciples; and he chose from them twelve, whom also he named apostles: 14  Simon, whom he also named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John, and Philip and Bartholomew, 15  and Matthew and Thomas, and James [the son] of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot, 16  and Judas [the son] of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor;

Jesus Ministers to a Great Multitude

17  and he came down with them, and stood on a level place, and a great multitude of his disciples, and a great number of the people from all Judaea and Jerusalem, and the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases; 18  and they that were troubled with unclean spirits were healed. 19  And all the multitude sought to touch him; for power came forth from him, and healed [them] all.

Blessings and Woes

20  And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed [are] ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God. 21  Blessed [are] ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed [are] ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh. 22  Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you [from their company], and reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. 23  Rejoice in that day, and leap [for joy]: for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for in the same manner did their fathers unto the prophets. 24  But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation. 25  Woe unto you, ye that are full now! for ye shall hunger. Woe [unto you], ye that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep. 26  Woe [unto you], when all men shall speak well of you! for in the same manner did their fathers to the false prophets.

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