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Sermon of the Mount

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Jesus, son of Mary, saw the crowd and went up a hill, people
gathered round him, and he began to teach them:

  • Happy are those who mourn; God will comfort them
  • Happy are those who are humble; they will receive what God has promised!
  • Happy are those who have greatest desire to do what pleases God;
    God will reward them fully!
  • Happy are those who are merciful to others; God will be merciful to them!
  • Happy are the pure in heart; they will meet God!
  • Happy are those who work for peace; God will provide them eternal peace.
  • Happy you are when people insult you and persecute you and tell all kinds of evil
    lies against you, because you are my followers.
    Be happy and glade, for a great reward is kept for you in heaven.
  • You are like salt for all mankind. But if salt loses its saltiness,
    there is no way to make it salty again. It has become worthless,
    so it is thrown out and people trample on it.
  • Do not think that I have come to do away with the Law of Moses
    and the teachings of the earlier prophets.
    Whoever obeys the Law and teaches others to do the same,
    will be great in the Kingdom of haven.
  • I tell you: anyone who looks at woman and wants to posses her,
    is guilty of committing adultery with her in his heart.
    So if your right eye causes you to sin, take it out and throw it away!
    It is much better for you to lose a part of your body
    than to have your whole body thrown into hell.
  • If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away!
    It is much better for you to lose one of your limbs
    than for your whole body to go to hell.
  • I tell you: if a man divorces his wife, for any cause other than her unfaithfulness,
    than he is guilty of making her commit adultery…
  • I tell you: do not take revenge on someone who wrongs you.
    If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, let him slap your left cheek too.
    And if someone takes you to court to sue you for your shirt,
    let him have your coat as well.
  • I tell you: love even your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
    Why should God reward you if you love only the people who love you?
  • So when you give something to a needy person, do not make a big show of it,
    as the hypocrites do in the houses of worship and on the streets.
    They do it so that people will praise them.
    I assure you, they have already been paid in full.
    But when you help a needy person,
    do it in such a way that even your closest friend will not know about it.
  • When you pray, do not use a lot of meaningless words. Pray: O God,
    do not bring us to hard testing, but keep us safe from the evils.
  • And when you fast, do not put on a sad face as the hypocrites do.
    They neglect their appearance so that
    everyone will see that they are fasting.
    When you go without food,
    wash your face and comb your hair,
    so that others cannot know that you are fasting.
  • No one can be a slave of two masters;
    he will be loyal to one and despise the other.
    You cannot serve both God and money.
  • Do not test others, so that God will not test you,
    for God will judge you in the same way as you judge others,
    and He will apply to you the same rules you apply to others.
  • Why, then, do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye,
    and pay no attention to the log in your own eye?
  • Do not swear by your head or anybody’s head, because
    you cannot make a single hair white or black.
  • Ask God, and you will receive; seek, and you will find,
    knock, and the door will be opened to you.
    For everyone who asks God, will receive,
    and anyone who seeks, will find,
    and the door will be opened to him who knocks.
  • Do for others what you want them to do for you:
    this is the meaning of the Law of Moses
    and of the teaching of the prophets.
  • Be on your guard against false religious men;
    they come to you looking like sheep on the outside,
    but on the inside they are really like wild wolves.
    You will know them by what they do.
    A healthy tree bears good fruit, but a poor tree bears bad fruit.
    One blind man cannot lead another one;
    if he does, both will fall into a ditch.
  • Excerpts from the Bible