See, Hear

   
See, Hear  
   
   
10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?  
11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.  
12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.  
13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.  
14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:  
15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.  
16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.  
17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.  
18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.  
   
   
Hearer and Also Doer  
19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:  
20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.  
21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.  
22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.  
23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:  
24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.  
25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.  
26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.  
27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.  
   
   
Have His commandments, Keep them

The Spirit will teach us all things

 
14 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.  
2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.  
4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.  
5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?  
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.  
7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.  
8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us.  
9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?  
10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.  
11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.  
12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.  
13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  
14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.  
15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.  
16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;  
17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.  
18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.  
19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.  
20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.  
21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. The Spirit will teach us
22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?  
23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.  
24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.  
25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.  
26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.  
27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.  
28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.  
29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.  
30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.  
31 But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.  
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Righteousness

   
Righteousness  
   
   
   
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.  
   
   
But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.  
Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,  
And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:  
10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;  
   
   
25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.  
26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.  
27 Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.  
   
   
20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;  
21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.  
22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:  
23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.  
24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.  

Be Not Offended – Tribulation, Persecution

   
Be Not Offended –

Tribulation, Persecution

 
   
   
21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.  
   
   
   
10 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.  
2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;  
3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;  
4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.  
5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:  
6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.  
7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.  
8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.  
Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,  
10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.  
11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.  
12 And when ye come into an house, salute it.  
13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.  
14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.  
15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.  
16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.  
   
Expect Persecution  
17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;  
18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.  
19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.  
20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.  
21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.  
22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.  
23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.  
   
But Fear them not, Deny Him not  
24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.  
25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?  
26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.  
27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.  
28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.  
29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.  
30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  
31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.  
32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.  
33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.  
   
Expect Conflicts with the world – Take Own Cross Trouble, Tribulation
Peace I leave with you,

my peace I give unto you:

not as the world giveth, give I unto you.

Let not your heart be troubled,

neither let it be afraid.

 
34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.  
35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.  
36 And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.  
37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.  
38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.  
39 He that findethhis life shall lose it: and he that losethhis life for my sake shall find it.  
40 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.  
41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.  
42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.  
   
Be Not Offended  
11 And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.  
2 Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,  
3 And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?  
4 Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see:  
5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.  
And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.  
7 And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?  
8 But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses.  
9 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.  
10 For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.  
11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.  
12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.  
13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.  
14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.  
   
Hear – Repent  
15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.  
16 But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows,  
17 And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.  
18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.  
19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.  
20 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:  
21 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.  
22 But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.  
23 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.  
24 But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.  
25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.  
26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.  
27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.  
   
Peace I leave with you,

my peace I give unto you:

not as the world giveth, give I unto you.

Let not your heart be troubled,

neither let it be afraid.

 
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.  
Lord of the Sabbath Day  
12 At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn and to eat.  
2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day.  
3 But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him;  
4 How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests?  
5 Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?  
6 But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple.  
7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.  
8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.  
9 And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue:  
10 And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.  
11 And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?  
12 How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.  
13 Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.  
14 Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him.  
15 But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all;  
16 And charged them that they should not make him known:  
17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,  
Peace I leave with you,

my peace I give unto you:

not as the world giveth, give I unto you.

Let not your heart be troubled,

neither let it be afraid.

 
18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.  
19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.  
20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.  
21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.  
   
By The Spirit  
22 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.  
23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?  
24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.  
25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:  
26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?  
27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.  
28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.  
29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.  
30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.  
31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.  
32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.  
33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.  
34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. Deeds, Obedience
35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. Deeds, Obedience
36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.  
37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.  
38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.  
   
Repent and Learn  
39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:  
40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.  
41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.  
42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.  
43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.  
44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Be filled with the Spirit
45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.  
46 While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.  
47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.  
48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?  
49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!  
50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.  

Unfruitful – care of this world, deceitfulness of riches

   
Unfruitful –

care of this world, deceitfulness of riches

 
   
   
   
22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.  
   
One’s life does not consist

in the abundance of his possessions

 
5 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.  
   
Faith and Deeds  
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.  
   
Seek what is sacred  
Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.  
2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.  
3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:  
4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.  
5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.  
6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.  
7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.  
8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.  
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.  
10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.  
11 Give us this day our daily bread.  
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.  
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.  
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:  
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.  
16 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.  
17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;  
18 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.  
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:  
20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:  
21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.  
22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.  
23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!  
24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.  
25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?  
26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?  
27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?  
28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:  
29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  
30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?  
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?  
32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.  
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.  
34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.  
Judge not, that ye be not judged.  
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.  
3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?  
4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?  
5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.  
6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.  
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:  
8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.  
9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?  
10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?  
11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?  
12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.  
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:  
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.  
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Gain
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?  
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.  
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.  
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.  
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.  
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.  
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? Outward performance

Danger of hypocrites

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.  
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: Deed, Obedience
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.  
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:  
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.  
28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:  
29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.  
   
   
   

Hold Fast

   
Hold Fast  
   
   
10 O my threshing, and the corn of my floor: that which I have heard of the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, have I declared unto you. Those that have not this doctrine
11 The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night? Those that have not known the depths of Satan

Seir – Quietness, Still – the dead

   
   
24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.  
25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.  
   

The Remnant

   
The Remnant  
   
   
   
5 And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their glory.  
6 And the inhabitant of this isle shall say in that day, Behold, such is our expectation, whither we flee for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria: and how shall we escape? For the false doctrine

For the deep things of Satan

   
9 And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.  
10 O my threshing, and the corn of my floor: that which I have heard of the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, have I declared unto you. Eyes – flame of fire

Feet – fine brass

   
13 The burden upon Arabia. In the forest in Arabia shall ye lodge, O ye travelling companies of Dedanim.  
14 The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that fled.  
15 For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war. From the false doctrine

From the deep things of Satan

16 For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Within a year, according to the years of an hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail:  
17 And the residue of the number of archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished: for the Lord God of Israel hath spoken it. Eyes – flame of fire

Feet – fine brass

   
   
18 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto aflame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;  
19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.  
20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.  
21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.  
22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.  
23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.  
24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have notthis doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.  
25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.  
26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:  
27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.  

Wisdom, Knowledge, Talent

   
Wisdom, Knowledge, Talent  
   
   
26 For God giveth to a man that is good in his sightwisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.  
   
14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.  
15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.  
16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.  
17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.  
18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money.  
19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.  
20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.  
21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.  
22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.  
23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.  
24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:  
25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.  
26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:  
27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.  
28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.  
29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.  
30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.