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But I tell you :
Do not swear at all.

Neither by heaven,
For it is God's throne.
Nor by the earth,
For it is his footstool.
Nor by Jerusalem,
For it is the city of the Great King.
Nor are you to swear by your head,

For you cannot make one hair white or black. Let your communication be: Yes. Yes. No.

For whatever is more than these
Comes from the evil one.

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A tooth for a tooth.
But I tell you:

Do not resist him who is doing you harm.
But whoever strikes you on the right cheek
Turn to him the other also.
And if any one would go to law with you,
Aud take away your coat,
Let him have your cloak, also.
Whoever shall compel you to go one mile,
Go with him two.
Give to him

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Who asks of you.
And do not turn away from him

Who wishes to borrow from you.
You have heard it was said:

Thou shalt love thy neighbor,

And hate thine enemy. But I tell

you: Love your enemies. Bless those who curse you. Do good to those who hate you. Pray for those who despitefully use you and

persecute you, That you may be the children Of your

Father in Heaven. For he makes his sun to rise on the evil And on the good. He sends rain on the just, And on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, What reward have you? Do not even the tax-collectors do the same? If you salute your brothers only, What do


do more than others ? Do not even the heathen do the same? So you be perfect, Just as your Father in Heaven is perfect. Be careful not to do your religious duties before



To be looked at by them.

Otherwise you have no reward,

Father in Heaven.

So when you do charitable things
Do not sound a trumpet before you,
Like the hypocrites do, in the synagogues and in

the streets,
That they may be held in honor by men.

To tell you the truth,
They have their reward.

But when you are doing charitable things,
Do not let your left hand know
What your right hand is doing,
That your charity may be in secret.

And your Father, who sees in secret,

Will reward you. And when you pray, you are not to be like the

hypocrites, For they like to pray standing in the syna

gogues And at the corners of the streets That they may be seen by men.

To tell you the truth, They have received their reward. When you pray, do not use vain repetitions like

the heathen do.


For they think they shall be heard

For their much speaking.
So do not be like them.

For your Father knows what you need,
Before you ask him.

So pray in this way :
Our Father who art in Heaven,

Hallowed be thy name,
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
2 earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,

And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.

For if you forgive men their failings

Your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their failings

Neither will your Father forgive your failings.

When you are fasting do not be

Like long-faced hypocrites. For they have long faces,

That they may appear to men to be fasting.


To tell you the truth :

They have their reward.

But when you are fasting,

head and wash


face : That you do not appear to men to be fasting,

But to your Father who is in secret, And your Father who sees in secret,

Will reward you.

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Do not be laying up for yourselves treasures on

Where moth and rust consume

And where thieves break through and steal. But be laying up for yourselves treasures in

heaven, Where neither moth nor rust consume And where thieves do not break through nor

steal. For where your treasure is,

There will your heart be also.
The light of the body is the eye.

So if your eye is perfect
Your whole body will be full of light.
But if your eye is diseased

Your whole body will be full of darkness.
So if the light which is in you is darkness,

How great is that darkness !

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