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.
26 Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false aprophets.
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.
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.
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.
40 A adisciple is not above the teacher, but everyone who has been perfected will be like his teacher.
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?
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.