Scripture Readings

Friday, June 8, 2012

Matthew 5:33-41 (Gospel)

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.’
34
But I say to you, do not swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is God’s throne;
35
nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.
36
Nor shall you swear by your head, because you cannot make one hair white or black.
37
But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.
38
You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’
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.
40
If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also.
41
And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.