1 1Now, perceiving the throngs, He ascended into the mountain. And, at His being seated, His disciples came to Him. 2 1And opening His mouth, He taught them, saying, 3 1"Happy, in spirit, are the poor, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens. 4 1"Happy are those who mourn now, for they shall be consoled. 5 1"Happy are the meek, for they shall be enjoying the allotment of the land. 6 1"Happy are those who are hungering and thirsting for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. 7 1"Happy are the merciful, for they shall be shown mercy. 8 1"Happy are the clean in heart, for they shall see God. 9 1"Happy are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. 10 1"Happy are those persecuted on account of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens. 11 1"Happy are you whenever they should be reproaching and persecuting you and, falsifying, saying every wicked thing against you, on my account. 12 1Rejoice and exult, for your wages are vast in the heavens. For thus they persecute the prophets before you. 13 1You are the salt of the earth. Now, if the salt should be made insipid, with what will it be salted? For nothing does it still avail except to be cast outside, to be trampled by men. 14 1You are the light of the world. A city located upon a mountain can not be hid. 15 1Neither are they burning a lamp and placing it under a peck measure, but on a lampstand, and it is shining to all those in the house. 16 1Thus let shine your light in front of men, so that they may perceive your ideal acts and should glorify your Father Who is in the heavens. 17 1You should not infer that I came to demolish the law or the prophets. I came not to demolish, but to fulfill. 18 1For verily, I am saying to you, Till heaven and earth should be passing by, one iota or one serif may by no means be passing by from the law till all should be occurring. 19 1Whosoever, then, should be annulling one of the least of these precepts, and should be teaching men thus, the least in the kingdom of the heavens shall he be called. Yet whoever should be doing and teaching them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of the heavens. 20 1For I am saying to you that, if ever your righteousness should not be superabounding more than that of the scribes and Pharisees, by no means may you be entering into the kingdom of the heavens. 21 1You hear that it was declared to the ancients, 'You shall not murder.' Yet whoever should be murdering shall be liable to the judging 22 1Yet I am saying to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be liable to the judging. Yet whoever may be saying to his brother, 'Raka!' shall be liable to the Sanhedrin. Yet whoever may be saying, 'Stupid!' shall be liable to the Gehenna of fire. 23 1If, then, you should be offering your approach present on the altar, and there you should be reminded that your brother has anything against you, 24 1leave your approach present there, in front of the altar, and go away. First be placated toward your brother, and then, coming, be offering your approach present. 25 1You be humoring your plaintiff quickly while you are with him on the way, lest at some time the plaintiff may be giving you up to the judge, and the judge to the deputy, and you should be cast into jail. 26 1Verily I am saying to you, By no means may you be coming out thence till you should be paying the last quadrans. 27 1"You hear that it was declared, 'You shall not be committing adultery. 28 1Yet I am saying to you that every man looking at a woman to lust for her already commits adultery with her in his heart. 29 1Now, if your right eye is snaring you, wrench it out and cast it from you, for it is expedient for you that one of your members should perish and not your whole body be cast into Gehenna. 30 1And if your right hand is snaring you, strike it off and cast it from you, for it is expedient for you that one of your members should perish and not your whole body pass away into Gehenna." 31 1"Now it was declared, Whoever should be dismissing his wife, let him be giving her a divorce. 32 1Yet I am saying to you that everyone dismissing his wife (outside of a case of prostitution) is making her commit adultery, and whosoever should be marrying her who has been dismissed is committing adultery. 33 1"Again, you hear that it was declared to the ancients, You shall not be perjuring, yet you shall be paying to the Lord your oaths. 34 1Yet I am saying to you absolutely not to swear, neither by heaven, for it is the throne of God, 35 1nor by the earth, for it is a footstool for His feet; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King; 36 1nor by your head should you be swearing, for you are not able to make one hair white or black. 37 1Yet let your word be 'Yes, Yes,' 'No, No.' Now what is in excess of these is of the wicked one. 38 1"You hear that it was declared, ' An eye for an eye,' and 'A tooth for a tooth.' 39 1Yet I am saying to you not to withstand a wicked person, but anyone who slaps you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40 1And he who wants to sue you and obtain your tunic, leave him your cloak also. 41 1And anyone who conscripts you one mile, go with him two. 42 1To him who requests you, give; and from him who wants to borrow from you, you may not turn. 43 1"You hear that it was declared, 'You shall be loving your associate' and you shall be hating your enemy. 44 1Yet I am saying to you, Love your enemies, and pray for those who are persecuting you, 45 1so that you may become sons of your Father Who is in the heavens, for He causes His sun to rise on the wicked and the good, and makes it rain on the just and the unjust. 46 1For if ever you should love those who are loving you, what wages have you? Are not the tribute collectors also doing the same? 47 1And if ever you should greet your brothers only, what are you doing that is excessive? Are not those of the nations also doing the same? 48 1You, then, shall be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.