Complete Unity
Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
How I wish today that you of all people would understand the way to peace. But now it is too late, and peace is hidden from your eyes.
You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' But I say to you, do not retaliate against an evildoer.
You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you, love your enemies.
It is more blessed to give than to receive.
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.
Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.
The washing you Pharisees do is like cleaning only the outside of a cup or a dish. But what is inside you? You want only to cheat and hurt people. You are foolish! The same one who made what is outside also made what is inside. So pay attention to what is inside. Give to the people who need help. Then you will be fully clean.
First take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
You study the scriptures diligently because you think that in them you possess eternal life. These are the very scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.