Some of Jesus's teachings and sayings


from Matthew chapter 5
(called "The Beatitudes”)

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Also from the Gospels
It was said ... "You shall not kill” ... but whosoever shall say, "You fool,” shall be in danger of hell fire.
It was said ... "You shall not commit adultery” ... but whosoever looks on a woman to lust after has committed adultery with her already in his heart.
It has been said, "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth,” but I say ... "resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.”

Give to him that asks you, and from him that would borrow of you turn not you away.

Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

If you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: but if you forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

What things soever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them, and when you stand praying forgive, if you have ought against any, that your father also which is in heaven forgive your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth ... but ... in heaven, where neither moth nor rust does corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

From the beginning of creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife, and they two shall be one flesh ... what therefore God has joined together let not man put asunder.

No man can serve two masters ... You cannot serve God and mammon (money).

Take no thought, saying, "What shall we eat?” Or, "What shall we drink?” Or, "Wherewithal shall we be clothed?” ... but seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgement you judge, you shall be judged: and with what measure you mete, it shall be measured to you again.

All things whatsoever you would that men should do to you, do even so to them

He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me receives him that sent me ... whosoever shall give ... unto these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple ... shall in no wise lose his reward.

Come unto me, all you that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

The kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant ... who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

What is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

When the Son of man shall come in his glory... he shall separate them one from another ... Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, "Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry, and you gave me meat (food): I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in: naked, and you clothed me: I was in prison, and you came to me. ... inasmuch as you have done it to one of the least of these my brothers, you have done it to me.” Then shall he say also to them on the left hand, "Depart from me you cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: for I was hungry, and you gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and you took me not in: naked, and you clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and you visited me not.” Then shall they also answer him, saying, "Lord, when saw we you hungry, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister to you? Then shall he answer them ... "Inasmuch as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.”

Nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.

If your brother trespass against you, rebuke him, and if he repent, forgive him.

The Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.


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