5:1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
5:1 And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him.

5:2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
5:2 Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:

5:3 Blessed [are] the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
5:3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

5:4 Blessed [are] they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted.

5:5 Blessed [are] the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
5:5 Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth.

5:6 Blessed [are] they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.

5:7 Blessed [are] the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
5:7 Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy.

5:8 Blessed [are] the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God.

5:9 Blessed [are] the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God.

5:10 Blessed [are] they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
5:10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

5:11 Blessed are ye, when [men] shall revile you, and persecute [you], and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
5:11 "Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.

5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great [is] your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
5:12 "Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
5:13 "You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.

5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
5:14 "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.

5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
5:15 "Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.

5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
5:16 "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
5:17 "Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.

5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
5:18 "For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.

5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach [them], the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
5:19 "Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed [the righteousness] of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
5:20 "For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.

5:21 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
5:21 "You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.'

5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
5:22 "But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, 'Raca!' shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, 'You fool!' shall be in danger of hell fire.

5:23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;
5:23 "Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you,

5:24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
5:24 "leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

5:25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
5:25 "Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are on the way with him, lest your adversary deliver you to the judge, the judge hand you over to the officer, and you be thrown into prison.

5:26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
5:26 "Assuredly, I say to you, you will by no means get out of there till you have paid the last penny.

5:27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
5:27 "You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not commit adultery.'

5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
5:28 "But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

5:29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast [it] from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not [that] thy whole body should be cast into hell.
5:29 "If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.

5:30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast [it] from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not [that] thy whole body should be cast into hell.
5:30 "And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.

5:31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:
5:31 "Furthermore it has been said, 'Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.'

5:32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.
5:32 "But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery.

5:33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:
5:33 "Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform your oaths to the Lord.'

5:34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne:
5:34 "But I say to you, do not swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is God's throne;

5:35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.
5:35 "nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.

5:36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.
5:36 "Nor shall you swear by your head, because you cannot make one hair white or black.

5:37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
5:37 "But let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No.' For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.

5:38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
5:38 "You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.'

5:39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
5:39 "But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.

5:40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have [thy] cloke also.
5:40 "If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also.

5:41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
5:41 "And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.

5:42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
5:42 "Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.

5:43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
5:43 "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.'

5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
5:44 "But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,

5:45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
5:45 "that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

5:46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
5:46 "For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?

5:47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more [than others]? do not even the publicans so?
5:47 "And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so?

5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
5:48 "Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.