The New King James Version

Luke 6:27–49

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Rules of Kingdom Life

Matt. 5:39–48; 7:1, 2, 12

27 j“But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 kbless those who curse you, and lpray for those who spitefully use you. 29 mTo him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. nAnd from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either. 30 oGive to everyone who asks of you. And from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back. 31 pAnd just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.

32 q“But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 rAnd if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive back, what credit is that to you? For even sinners lend to sinners to receive as much back. 35 But slove your enemies, tdo good, and ulend, 8hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and vyou will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil. 36 wTherefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.

37 x“Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. yForgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 zGive, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your abosom. For bwith the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”

Parable of the Blind Leading the Blind

Matt. 7:3–5, 16–18

39 And He spoke a parable to them: c“Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch? 40 dA disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher. 41 eAnd why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the plank in your own eye? 42 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me remove the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the plank that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother’s eye.

43 f“For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. 44 For gevery tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. 45 hA good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil 9treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out iof the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

Parable of the Two Foundations

Matt. 7:21–27

46 j“But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say? 47 kWhoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: 48 He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was 1founded on the rock. 49 But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it 2fell. And the ruin of that house was great.”

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