Trivia:

The disciples pluck grain on the sabbath
6:1-5, Cf. Mt 12:1-8, Mk 2:23-28

1 And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.

On the second sabbath after the first,

Jesus's disciples plucked and ate some grain.

2 And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days?

The Pharisees said,

Why do you do break the sabbath law?

3 And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was an hungred, and they which were with him;

Jesus said,

Haven't you heard what David did when he and his men were hungry? [1]

4 How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone?

He went into God's house and ate the bread that only the priests may lawfully eat.

5 And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

The Son of man is Lord of the sabbath. [2]

A man with a withered hand
6:6-11, Cf. Mt 12:9-14, Mk 3:1-6

6 And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered.

On another sabbath, Jesus entered a synagogue,

and saw a man with a withered hand.

7 And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him.

The scribes and Pharisees were watching to see if he would heal on the sabbath.

8 But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth.

Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to the man with the withered hand, "Stand up."

And the man stood up.

9 Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?

Jesus said to the scribes and Pharisees,

Is it lawful to do good or do evil? To save a life or destroy it?

10 And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other.

Jesus said to the man with the withered hand, "Hold out your hand."

And he held out his hand. And the hand was restored.

11 And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus.

The scribes and Pharisees were angry and plotted what they could do to Jesus.

The twelve apostles
6:12-16, Cf. Mt 10:1-4, Mk 3:13-19

12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

Jesus prayed all night on a mountain.

13 And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;

The next morning, he called twelve disciples,

whom he called apostles. [3]

14 Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,

Simon (who he called Peter),

Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew.

15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes,

Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alpheus,

Simon called Zelotes,

16 And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor.

Judas the brother of James,

and Judas Iscariot, the traitor.

THE SERMON ON THE PLAIN

Jesus heals those with unclean spirits
6:17-19, Cf. Mt 4:23-25

17 And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases;

Jesus came down the mountain to a plain. [4]

A great crowd of people came to listen to him.

18 And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed.

Those who were vexed with unclean spirits were healed.

19 And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.

The whole crowd tried to touch him, for virtue went out of him.

And he healed them all.

The beatitudes
6:20-23, Cf. Mt 5:1-12

20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.

Jesus looked at his disciples and said,

Blessed are you who are poor,

for the kingdom of God belongs to you.

21 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.

Blessed are you who are hungry, for you will eat.

Blessed are you who weep, for you will laugh.

22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.

Blessed are you are hated because of the Son of man.

23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.

Jump for joy,

because you'll get a big reward in heaven.

Woe to the rich and well-respected
6:24-26

24 But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.

But woe to you who are rich! [5]

You've had your good times.

25 Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.

Woe to you who have eaten well! You will be hungry.

Woe to you who laugh now! You will mourn and cry.

26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

Woe to you when people speak well of you!

Love your enemies
6:27-28, Cf. 32-35, Mt 5:43-47

27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,

Love your enemies.

Do good to those who hate you. [6]

28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

Bless those who curse you,

and pray for those who mistreat you.

Turn the other cheek

6:29, Cf. Mt 5:38-39

29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat also.

If someone hits you on the cheek, turn the other cheek.

If someone takes your cloak, give them your coat also. [7]

Give to anyone who asks

6:30, Cf. Mt 5:40-42

30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.

Give to anyone who asks.

And if someone takes your things, don't ask for them back.

The golden rule
6:31-35, Cf. Mt 7:12

31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

Do to others as you'd like them to do to you. [8]

32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.

33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.

If you only love those who love you, or do good to those are good to you, why should you be praised?

Even sinners do that.

34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.

If you only give to those who you give to you, why should you be praised? Even sinners lend to sinners, hoping to receive more in return.

35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

Love your enemies.

Do good to them and lend to them, hoping for nothing in return.

You will be rewarded by God, who is kind to ungrateful and evil people.

Be merciful, don't judge
6:36-42, Cf. Mt 7:1-5

36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

Be merciful, as God is merciful. [9]

37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:

Don't judge, and you won't be judged. [10]

Don't condemn, and you won't be condemned.

Forgive, and you'll be forgiven.

38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

Give, and you'll receive even more.

39 And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?

Can the blind lead the blind?

40 The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.

The disciple is not better than the master.

But everyone who is perfect will be the master.

41 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

Why do you see the speck in another's eye,

but can't see the log in your own eye?

42 Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.

Remove the log from your own eye before offering to remove the speck from another person's eye.

Good and bad trees
6:43-46, Cf. Mt 7:17-20

43 For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Good trees produce good fruit.

44 For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.

Trees are known by their fruit.

45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

Good people have good hearts.

Bad people have bad hearts.

People speak from their hearts.

46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

Why do you call me Lord, if you don't do what I say?

Obey Jesus (build your house on a rock)
6:47-49, Cf. Mt 7:24-28

47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:

48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.

If you do what I say, you're like a person who build a house on a rock.

When a flood comes, it won't be destroyed.

49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.

If you don't do what I say, you're like someone who builds a house on the ground without a foundation.

When a stream comes, it will be destroyed.