“Look at my Servant, whom I have chosen.
He is my Beloved, who pleases me.
I will put my Spirit upon him,
and he will proclaim justice to the nations.
He will not fight or shout
or raise his voice in public.
He will not crush the weakest reed
or put out a flickering candle.
Finally he will cause justice to be victorious.
And his name will be the hope of all the world.”
Then Jesus said, “Come to me,
all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you.
Let me teach you,
because I am humble and gentle at heart,
and you will find rest for your souls.
Yes, I am the gate.
Those who come in through me will be saved.
You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate.
The highway to hell is broad,
and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way.
But the gateway to life is very narrow
and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else,
and live righteously,
and he will give you everything you need.
So don’t worry about tomorrow,
for tomorrow will bring its own worries.
Today’s trouble is enough for today.
Don’t store up treasures here on earth,
where moths eat them and rust destroys them,
and where thieves break in and steal.
Store your treasures in heaven,
where moths and rust cannot destroy,
and thieves do not break in and steal.
Wherever your treasure is,
there the desires of your heart will also be.
But when you give to someone in need,
don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.
Give your gifts in private,
and your Father, who sees everything,
will reward you.
But I say,
love your enemies!
Pray for those who persecute you!
So if you are presenting a sacrifice
at the altar in the Temple
and you suddenly remember
that someone has something against you,
leave your sacrifice there at the altar.
Go and be reconciled to that person.
Then come and offer your sacrifice to God.
You are the light of the world—
like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.
No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket.
Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand,
where it gives light to everyone in the house.