THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
Jesus concludes the Sermon on the Mount—He commands: Judge not; ask of God; beware of false prophets—He promises salvation to those who do the will of the Father.
For with what ajudgment
ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what bmeasure
ye mete, it shall be cmeasured
to you again.
why beholdest thou the bmote
that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the cbeam
that is in thine own eye?
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?
, 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.
not that which is bholy
unto the dogs, neither cast ye your cpearls
before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
, and it shall be bgiven
, and ye shall find; dknock
, and it shall be opened unto you:
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that aseeketh
findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask abread
, will he give him a stone?
Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
If ye then, abeing
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?
Therefore all things awhatsoever
ye would that bmen
to you, ddo
ye even so to them: for this is the elaw
and the prophets.
¶ Enter ye in at the astrait bgate
: for wide is
the gate, and broad is
the way, that leadeth to cdestruction
, and many there be which go in thereat:
Because astrait is
, and narrow is
the way, which leadeth unto clife
, and few there be that find it.
Ye shall aknow
them by their bfruits
. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Even so every good tree bringeth forth agood bfruit
; but a ccorrupt
tree bringeth forth devil
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Every tree that bringeth not forth good afruit
down, and cast into the fire.
Wherefore by their afruits
ye shall know them.
¶ Not every one that asaith
unto me, bLord
, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that cdoeth
of my Father which is in eheaven
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not aprophesied
in thy name? and in thy bname
have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
And then will I profess unto them, I never aknew
from me, ye that work ciniquity
¶ Therefore whosoever aheareth
these sayings of mine, and bdoeth
will liken him unto a dwise
man, which ebuilt
his house upon fa
And the arain
descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and bbeat
upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a crock
And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a afoolish
man, which built his house upon the sand:
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that ahouse
; and it bfell
: and great was the fall of it.
For he taught them as one
, and not as bthe