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Jesus & the Kingdom
(Category 14 of 16)
1 And seeing the multitudes, aHe went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him.
2 Then He opened His mouth and ataught them, saying:
3 “Blesseda are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 aBlessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted.
5 aBlessed are the meek, For bthey shall inherit the 1earth.
6 Blessed are those who ahunger and thirst for righteousness, bFor they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful, aFor they shall obtain mercy.
8 aBlessed are the pure in heart, For bthey shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God.
10 aBlessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 a“Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of bevil against you falsely for My sake.
12 a“Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for bso they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Believers Are Salt and Light
13 “You are the salt of the earth; abut if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
14 a“You are the light of the world.
CHAPTER 5 References
1 aMark 3:13
2 a[Matt. 7:29] 3 aLuke
4 aRev. 21:4
5 aPs. 37:11
b[Rom. 4:13] 1Or land
6 aLuke 1:53
65:13] 7 aPs. 41:1
8 aPs. 15:2;
24:4 b1 Cor.
10 a1 Pet. 3:14
11 aLuke 6:22
b1 Pet. 4:14
12 a1 Pet. 4:13,
14 bActs 7:52
13 aLuke 14:34
14 a[John 8:12] 15 aLuke 8:16
16 a1 Pet. 2:12
b[John 15:8] 17 aRom. 10:4
18 aLuke 16:17
1Gr. iota, Heb.
stroke in a
2:10] 20 a[Rom.
10:3] 21 aEx. 20:13;
Deut. 5:17 1in
22 a[1 John
2:20; 3:6] 1NU
a cause 2Lit.,
3Gr. More 4Gr.
23 aMatt. 8:4
24 a[Job 42:8] 25 aLuke
12:58, 59 b[Is.
55:6] 27 aEx. 20:14;
1NU, M omit
to those of
28 aProv. 6:25
29 aMark 9:43
b[Col. 3:5] 1Lit. stumble
A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
15 “Nor do they alight a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.
16 “Let your light so shine before men, athat they may see your good works and bglorify your Father in heaven.
Christ Fulfills the Law
17 a“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.
18 “For assuredly, I say to you, atill heaven and earth pass away, one 1jot or one 2tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.
19 a“Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
20 “For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds athe righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
Murder Begins in the Heart
21 “You have heard that it was said to those 1of old, a‘You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’
22 “But I say to you that awhoever is angry with his brother 1without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, b‘Raca!’2 shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, 3‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of 4hell fire.
23 “Therefore aif you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you,
24 a“leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
25 a“Agree with your adversary quickly, bwhile you are on the way with him, lest your adversary deliver you to the judge, the judge hand you over to the officer, and you be thrown into prison.
26 “Assuredly, I say to you, you will by no means get out of there till you have paid the last penny.
Adultery in the Heart
27 “You have heard that it was said 1to those of old, a‘You shall not commit adultery.’
28 “But I say to you that whoever alooks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
29 a“If your right eye causes you to 1sin, bpluck it out and cast it from
you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.
30 “And if your right hand causes you to 1sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.
Marriage Is Sacred and Binding
31 “Furthermore it has been said, a‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’
32 “But I say to you that awhoever divorces his wife for any reason except 1sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery.
Jesus Forbids Oaths
33 “Again you have heard that ait was said to those of 1old, b‘You shall not swear falsely, but cshall perform your oaths to the Lord.’
34 “But I say to you, ado not swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is bGod’s throne;
35 “nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of athe great King.
36 “Nor shall you swear by your head, because you cannot make one hair white or black.
37 a“But let 1your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.
Go the Second Mile
38 “You have heard that it was said, a‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’
39 a“But I tell you not to resist an evil person. bBut whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.
40 “If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also.
41 “And whoever acompels you to go one mile, go with him two.
42 “Give to him who asks you, and afrom him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.
Love Your Enemies
43 “You have heard that it was said, a‘You shall love your neighbor band hate your enemy.’
44 1“But I say to you, alove your enemies, bless those who curse you, bdo good to those who hate you, and pray cfor those who spitefully use you and persecute you,
45 “that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for aHe makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
46 a“For if you love those who love
30 1Lit. stumble
31 aDeut. 24:1
16:18] 1Or fornication
33 aMatt. 23:16
34 aJames 5:12
35 aPs. 48:2
37 a[Col. 4:6] 1Lit. your
word be yes
38 aEx. 21:24;
39 aLuke 6:29
41 aMatt. 27:32
43 aLev. 19:18
44 aLuke 6:27
b[Rom. 12:20] cActs 7:60
1NU But I say
to you, love
and pray for
45 aJob 25:3
46 aLuke 6:32
47 1M friends
48 a[Col. 1:28;
4:12] bEph. 5:1
CHAPTER 6 References
2 aRom. 12:8
6 a2 Kin. 4:33
7 aEccl. 5:2
b1 Kin. 18:26
8 a[Rom. 8:26,
27] 9 aLuke 11:2–4
16] cMal. 1:11
10 aMatt. 26:42
11 aProv. 30:8
18:21, 22] 13 a[2 Pet. 2:9] bJohn 17:15
1NU omits the
rest of v. 13.
you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?
47 “And if you greet your 1brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the 2tax collectors do so?
48 a“Therefore you shall be perfect, just bas your Father in heaven is perfect.
Do Good to Please God
1 “Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven.
2 “Therefore, awhen you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.
3 “But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
4 “that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret awill Himself reward you 1openly.
The Model Prayer
5 “And when you pray, you shall not be like the 1hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.
6 “But you, when you pray, ago into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you 1openly.
7 “And when you pray, ado not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. bFor they think that they will be heard for their many words.
8 “Therefore do not be like them. For your Father aknows the things you have need of before you ask Him.
9 “In this amanner, therefore, pray:
bOur Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your cname.
10 Your kingdom come. aYour will be done On earth bas it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our adaily bread.
12 And aforgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors.
13 aAnd do not lead us into temptation, But bdeliver us from the evil one. 1For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
14 a“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
15 “But aif you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Fasting to Be Seen Only by God
16 “Moreover, awhen you fast, do not be like the 1hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.
17 “But you, when you fast, aanoint your head and wash your face,
18 “so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you 1openly.
Lay Up Treasures in Heaven
19 a“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal;
20 a“but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.
21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
The Lamp of the Body
22 a“The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is 1good, your whole body will be full of light.
23 “But if your eye is 1bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
You Cannot Serve God and Riches
24 a“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. bYou cannot serve God and 1mammon.
Do Not Worry
25 “Therefore I say to you, ado not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?
26 a“Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
27 “Which of you by worrying can add one 1cubit to his 2stature?
28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin;
29 “and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not 1arrayed like one of these.
15 aMatt. 18:35
16 aIs. 58:3–7
17 aRuth 3:3
18 1NU, M
19 aProv. 23:4
20 aMatt. 19:21
23 1Evil, or
24 aLuke 16:9,
11, 13 b[Gal.
1:10] 1Lit., in
25 aLuke 12:22
26 aLuke 12:24
27 1About 18
33 a[1 Tim. 4:8]
30 “Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
32 “For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
33 “But aseek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
34 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Prayer to Frustrate Conspiracy Against Israel
A Song. A Psalm of Asaph.
1 DOa not keep silent, O God! Do not hold Your peace, And do not be still, O God!
2 For behold, aYour enemies make a 1tumult; And those who hate You have 2lifted up their head.
3 They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, And consulted together aagainst Your sheltered ones.
4 They have said, “Come, and alet us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.”
5 For they have consulted together with one 1consent; They 2form a confederacy against You:
6 aThe tents of and the Ishmaelites; and the Hagrites;
7 Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek; with the inhabitants of ;
8 Assyria also has joined with them; They have helped the children of Lot. Selah
PSALM 83 References
1 aPs. 28:1
2 aPs. 81:15
3 a[Ps. 27:5] 4 aJer. 11:19;
5 1Lit. heart
2Lit. cut a
6 a2 Chr. 20:1,
9 aJudg. 7:22
10 aZeph. 1:17
11 aJudg. 7:25
13 aIs. 17:13
18 aPs. 59:13
bEx. 6:3 c[Ps.
9 Deal with them as with aMidian, As with bSisera, As with Jabin at the Brook Kishon,
10 Who perished at En Dor, aWho became as refuse on the earth.
11 Make their nobles like aOreb and like Zeeb, Yes, all their princes like bZebah and Zalmunna,
12 Who said, “Let us take for ourselves The pastures of God for a possession.”
13 aO my God, make them like the whirling dust, bLike the chaff before the wind!
14 As the fire burns the woods, And as the flame asets the mountains on fire,
15 So pursue them with Your tempest, And frighten them with Your storm.
16 Fill their faces with shame, That they may seek Your name, O LORD.
17 Let them be 1confounded and dismayed forever; Yes, let them be put to shame and perish,
18 aThat they may know that You, whose bname alone is the LORD, Are cthe Most High over all the earth.
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