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Matthew 5 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:1 - And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:2 - Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:3 - “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:4 - Blessed are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:5 - Blessed are the meek,
For they shall inherit the earth.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:6 - Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
For they shall be filled.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:7 - Blessed are the merciful,
For they shall obtain mercy.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:8 - Blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see God.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:9 - Blessed are the peacemakers,
For they shall be called sons of God.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:10 - Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:11 - “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:12 - “Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:14 - “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:16 - “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:17 - “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:21 - “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder,[fn] and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:22 - “But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause[fn] 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:23 - “Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:26 - “Assuredly, I say to you, you will by no means get out of there till you have paid the last penny.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:27 - “You have heard that it was said to those of old,[fn] ‘You shall not commit adultery.’[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:31 - “Furthermore it has been said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:32 - “But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality[fn] causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 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.’

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:34 - “But I say to you, do not swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is God’s throne;

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:35 - “nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:36 - “Nor shall you swear by your head, because you cannot make one hair white or black.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:37 - “But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:38 - “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:40 - “If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:41 - “And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:42 - “Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:43 - “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor[fn] and hate your enemy.’

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 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,[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:46 - “For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:47 - “And if you greet your brethren[fn] only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors[fn] do so?

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:48 - “Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
NKJV Footnotes
Exodus 20:13; Deuteronomy 5:17
NU-Text omits without a cause.
NU-Text and M-Text omit to those of old.
Exodus 20:14; Deuteronomy 5:18
Or fornication
Exodus 21:24; Leviticus 24:20; Deuteronomy 19:21
Compare Leviticus 19:18
NU-Text omits three clauses from this verse, leaving, “But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”
M-Text reads friends.
NU-Text reads Gentiles.

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New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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