1 And when he sawe the multitude, he went vp into a mountaine: and when he was set, his disciples came to him.
2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
3 Blessed [are] the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are they that mourne: for they shall be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meeke: for they shall inherite the earth.
6 Blessed are they which hunger and thirst for righteousnes: for they shalbe filled.
7 Blessed are the mercifull: for they shal obteine mercie.
8 Blessed [are] the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peace makers: for they shal be called the children of God.
10 Blessed are they which suffer persecution for righteousnes sake: for theirs is the kingdome of heauen.
11 Blessed shall ye be when men reuile you, and persecute you, & say all maner of euill against you for my sake, falsely.
12 Reioyce and be glad, for great is your reward in heauen: for so persecuted they the Prophets which were before you.
13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither doe men light a candel, and put it vnder a bushel, but on a candlesticke, and it giueth light vnto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good workes, and glorifie your Father which is in heauen.
17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
18 For truly I say vnto you, Till heauen, and earth perish, one iote or one title of the Law shall not scape, till all things be fulfilled.
19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach [them], the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
20 For I say vnto you, except your righteousnes exceede the righteousnes of the Scribes and Pharises, ye shall not enter into the kingdome of heauen.
21 Ye have heard that it was said by 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 whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;
24 Leaue there thine offring before the altar, and goe thy way: first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time 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 hast paid the uttermost farthing.
27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
28 But I say vnto you, that whosoeuer looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath committed adulterie with her already in his heart.
29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast [it] from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not [that] thy whole body should be cast into hell.
30 Also if thy right hand make thee to offend, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for better it is for thee that one of thy members perish, then that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
31 It hath bene sayd also, Whosoeuer shall put away his wife, let him giue her a bill of diuorcement.
32 But I say vnto you, whosoeuer shall put away his wife (except it be for fornication) causeth her to commit adulterie: & whosoeuer shal marrie her that is diuorced, committeth adulterie.
33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:
34 But I say vnto you, Sweare not at all, neither by heauen, for it is the throne of God:
35 Nor yet by the earth: for it is his footestoole: neither by Hierusalem: for it is the citie of the great King.
36 Neither shalt thou sweare by thine head, because thou canst not make one heare white or blacke.
37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
39 But I say vnto you, Resist not euill: but whosoeuer shall smite thee on thy right cheeke, turne to him the other also.
40 And if any man wil sue thee at the law, and take away thy coate, let him haue thy cloke also.
41 And whosoeuer will compell thee to goe a mile, goe with him twaine.
42 Giue to him that asketh, and from him that would borowe of thee, turne not away.
43 Ye haue heard that it hath bin said, Thou shalt loue thy neighbour, and hate your enemie.
44 But I say vnto you, Loue your enemies: blesse them that curse you: doe good to them that hate you, and pray for them which hurt you, and persecute you,
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
46 For if ye loue them, which loue you, what rewarde shall you haue? Doe not the Publicanes euen the same?
47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more [than others]? do not even the publicans so?
48 Ye shall therefore be perfit, as your Father which is in heauen, is perfite.