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Jesus' Words from Matthew's Gospel - part 1 (ch. 1-12)


Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 3, NIV > THE BIBLE SAYS: As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water.
> At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him.
> And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 5 >JESUS SAYS: "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.... "
> "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 5, NIV
> JESUS SAYS: "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them."
> "I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear..."
> "Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven."
> "But whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 5, NIV > JESUS SAYS: "Anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment."
> "Anyone who says to his brother, 'Raca' (an Aramaic term of contempt) is answerable to the Sanhedrin."
> "Anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell."
> "Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you..."
> "...leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 5, NIV > JESUS SAYS: "You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery'."
> "But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart."
> "If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away." 
> "It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell."
> "And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away."
> "It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 5, NIV > JESUS SAYS: "Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago,'Do not break your oath , but keep the oaths you have made to the Lord.' "
> "But I tell you, Do not swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God's throne; or by the earth, for it is his footstool..."
> "And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black."
> "Simply let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No'; anything beyond this comes from the evil one."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 5, NIV > JESUS SAYS: "If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also."
> "And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well."
> "If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles." 
> "Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 5, NIV > JESUS SAYS: "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven."
> "He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous."
> "If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?"
> "And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?"
> "Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 6, NAB > JESUS SAYS: "Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them."
> "Otherwise, you will have no recompense from your heavenly Father."
> "When you give alms, do not blow a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets to win the praise of others."
> "Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward."
> "But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right is doing, so that your almsgiving may be secret."
> "And your heavenly Father who sees in secret will repay you."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 6, NAB > JESUS SAYS: "When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, who love to stand and pray... on street corners so that others may see them."
> "Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward."
> "But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret." 
> "And your Father who sees in secret will repay you."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 6, NAB > JESUS SAYS: "This is how you are to pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name." 
> "Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven."
> "Give us today our daily bread."
> "Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors."
> "And do not subject us to the final test, but deliver us from the evil one."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 6, NAB > JESUS SAYS: "If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you."
> "But if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 6, NAB > JESUS SAYS: "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal."
> "But store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal."
> "For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 6, NAB > JESUS SAYS: "The lamp of the body is the eye."
> "If your eye is sound, your whole body will be filled with light."
> "But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be in darkness." 
> "And if the light in you is darkness, how great will the darkness be."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 6, NIV > JESUS SAYS: "No one can serve two masters."
> "Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other."
> "You cannot serve both God and Money."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 6, NAB > JESUS SAYS: "Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear."
> "Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?"
> "Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns..."
> "...yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you more important than they?"
> "Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span?"
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 6, NIV > JESUS SAYS: "Why do you worry about clothes?"
> "See how the lilies of the field grow."
> "They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these."
> "If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire..."
> "...will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?"
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 6, NIV > JESUS SAYS: "Do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' "
> "For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them."
> "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."
> "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself."
> "Each day has enough trouble of its own."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 7, NIV > JESUS SAYS: "Do not judge, or you too will be judged." 
> "For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."
>"Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?"
> "How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?"
> "You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 7, NIV > JESUS SAYS: "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."
> "For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
> "Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?"
> "If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children..."
> "...how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!"
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 7, NIV > JESUS SAYS: "So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets."  
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 7, NIV
> JESUS SAYS: "Wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it."
> "But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 7, NIV > JESUS SAYS: "By their fruit you will recognize them."
> "Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?" 
> "Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit."
> "A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit." 
> "Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 7, NIV > JESUS SAYS: "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven..."
> "...but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven."
> "Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name..." 
> "...and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?'"
> "Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!' "
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 7, NIV > JESUS SAYS: "Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice..."
> "...is like a wise man who built his house on the rock..." 
> "But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice..."
> "...is like a foolish man who built his house on sand."
> "The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house..." 
> "...and it fell with a great crash." 
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 8, NIV > JESUS SAYS: "Many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast..."  
> "...with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven."
> "But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness..." 
> "...where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 9, NIV > JESUS SAYS: "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick." 
> "But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' "
> "For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 9, NIV > JESUS SAID: "The girl is not dead but asleep." 
> They laughed at him.
> But then, after the crowd had been put outside, Jesus went inside and took the girl by the hand...
> ...and she got up.
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 9, NIV > THE BIBLE SAYS: "Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom..."
> "...and healing every disease and sickness."
> "When Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless..."
> "...like sheep without a shepherd."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 10, NIV > THE BIBLE SAYS: "Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority..." 
> "...to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness."
> "These are the names of the twelve apostles: "
> "First, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; "
> "Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; "
> "Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 10, NIV > JESUS SAYS: "As you go, preach this message: 'The kingdom of heaven is near.' "
> "Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give."
> "Do not take along any gold or silver or copper in your belts..." 
> "...take no bag for the journey, or extra tunic, or sandals or a staff."
> "For the worker is worth his keep."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 10, NIV > JESUS SAYS: "As you go, preach this message: 'The kingdom of heaven is near.'..."
> "... If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town."
> "I tell you the truth, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town."
> "I am sending you out like sheep among wolves."
> "Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 10, NIV > JESUS SAYS: "There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed..."
> "...or hidden that will not be made known."
> "What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight."
> "What is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs."
> "Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul."
> "Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 10, NIV > JESUS SAYS: "Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Heavenly Father."
> "And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows."
> "Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven."
> "But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 10, NIV > JESUS SAYS: "Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword."
> "For I have come to turn 'a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law..."
> "...a man's enemies will be the members of his own household.' "
> "Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me."
> "Anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me." 
> "And anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me."
> "Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 10, NIV > JESUS SAYS:"He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives the one who sent me."
> "Anyone who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet's reward."
> "And anyone who receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man will receive a righteous man's reward."
> "And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he's my disciple ...."
> "...I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 11, NIV > JESUS SAID: "Go back and report to John what you hear and see: ..." 
> "...the blind receive sight..."  
> "...the lame walk..." 
> "...those who have leprosy are cured..." 
> "...the deaf hear..." 
> "...the dead are raised..."
> "...and the good news is preached to the poor."
> "Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 11, NIV > JESUS SAID: "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because..."
> "...you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children ..."
> "All things have been committed to me by my Father."
> "No one knows the Son except the Father..."
> "...and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 11, NIV > JESUS SAYS: "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."
> "Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart..."
> "...and you will find rest for your souls."
> "For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 12, NIV > GOD SAID ABOUT JESUS: "Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight."
> "I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations."
> "He will not quarrel or cry out; no one will hear his voice in the streets."
> "A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out..."
> "... until he leads justice to victory."
> "In his name the nations will put their hope."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 12, NIV > JESUS SAYS: "He who is not with me is against me."
> "And he who does not gather with me scatters."
> "And so I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men..."
> "...but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven."
> "Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven..."
> "...but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven..."
> "...either in this age or in the age to come."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 12, NIV > JESUS SAID: "Make a tree good and its fruit will be good..."
> "...or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad..." 
> "...for a tree is recognized by its fruit."
> "(Pharisees,) you brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good?" 
> "For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks." 
> "The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him..."
> "...and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him."
> "But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment..."
> "...for every careless word they have spoken."
> "For by your words you will be acquitted..."
> "...and by your words you will be condemned."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 12, NIV > JESUS SAID: "A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a miraculous sign!"
> "But none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah." 
> "For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish..."
> "...so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth."
> "The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it." 
> "For they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now something greater than Jonah is here."
> "The Queen of the South will rise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it."
> "For she came from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon's wisdom..."
> "...and now something greater than Solomon is here."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 12, NIV > JESUS SAYS:"When an unclean spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest... "
> "...and does not find it."
> "Then it says, 'I will return to the house I left.' "
> "When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order."
> "Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself..."
> "...and they go in and live there."
> "And the final condition of that man is worse than the first."
> "That is how it will be with this wicked generation."
 
Matthew's Gospel, Chapter 12, NIV > JESUS ASKED: "Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?"
> Pointing to his disciples, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers."
> "For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven..."
> "...is my brother and sister and mother."