Matthew 5:1-48 (KJV)
[1] And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain:
and when he was set, his disciples came unto 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 mourn: for they shall be comforted.

[5] Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

[6] Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst
after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

[7] Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

[8] Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

[9] Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall
be called the children of God.

[10] Blessed are they which are persecuted for
righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

[11] Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and
persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil
against you falsely, for my sake.

[12] Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is
your reward in heaven: 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 do men light a candle, and put
it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and
it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

[16] Let your light so shine before men, that
they may see your good works, and glorify
your Father which is in heaven.

[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 verily I say unto you, Till heaven
and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall
in no wise pass from the law, till all 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 unto you, That except your
righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of
the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case
enter into the kingdom of heaven.

[21] Ye have heard that it was said of 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] Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go
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 unto you, That whosoever looketh
on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery
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] And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, 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.

[31] It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away
his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:

[32] But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put
away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication,
causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever
shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

[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 unto you, Swear not at all;
neither by heaven; for it is God's throne:

[35] Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool:
neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of
the great King.

[36] Neither shalt thou swear by thy head,
because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

[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 unto you, That ye resist not evil:
but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek,
turn to him the other also.

[40] And if any man will sue thee at the law,
and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.

[41] And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile,
go with him twain.

[42] Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that
would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

[43] Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt
love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

[44] But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them
that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray
for them which despitefully use 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 love them which love you, what reward
have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

[47] And if ye salute your brethren only, what do
ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

[48] Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father
which is in heaven is perfect.

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