Please check the reference to make sure it is correct. CHAPTER 6 Debates About the Sabbath. While he was going through a field of grain on a sabbath, his disciples were picking the heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands, and eating them. Why are you doing what is unlawful on the sabbath? Have you not read what David did when he and those with him were hungry? The Son of Man is lord of the sabbath. On another sabbath he went into the synagogue and taught, and there was a man there whose right hand was withered. The scribes and the Pharisees watched him closely to see if he would cure on the sabbath so that they might discover a reason to accuse him. Come up and stand before us.
And he rose and stood there. I ask you, is it lawful to do good on the sabbath rather than to do evil, to save life rather than to destroy it? He did so and his hand was restored. But they became enraged and discussed together what they might do to Jesus. And he came down with them and stood on a stretch of level ground. Everyone in the crowd sought to touch him because power came forth from him and healed them all. Rejoice and leap for joy on that day! Behold, your reward will be great in heaven. For their ancestors treated the prophets in the same way.
To the person who strikes you on one cheek, offer the other one as well, and from the person who takes your cloak, do not withhold even your tunic. Give to everyone who asks of you, and from the one who takes what is yours do not demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you. For if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? If you lend money to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, and get back the same amount. Most High, for he himself is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you. Can a blind person guide a blind person? Will not both fall into a pit? Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own?
Brother, let me remove that splinter in your eye,’ when you do not even notice the wooden beam in your own eye? A Tree Known by Its Fruit. A good tree does not bear rotten fruit, nor does a rotten tree bear good fruit. For every tree is known by its own fruit. For people do not pick figs from thornbushes, nor do they gather grapes from brambles. Lord, Lord,’ but not do what I command? I will show you what someone is like who comes to me, listens to my words, and acts on them.