But I tell you, don't resist an evildoer. On the contrary, if anyone slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.
As for the one who wants to sue you and take away your shirt, let him have your coat as well.
And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two.
Give to the one who asks you, and don't turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.
"This is why I tell you: Don't worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn't life more than food and the body more than clothing?
Therefore don't worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
If anyone hits you on the cheek, offer the other also. And if anyone takes away your coat, don't hold back your shirt either.
Give to everyone who asks from you, and from one who takes away your things, don't ask for them back.
Just as you want others to do for you, do the same for them.
If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them.
If you do [what is] good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that.
And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners to be repaid in full.
But love your enemies, do [what is] good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is gracious to the ungrateful and evil.
Then He said to His disciples: "Therefore I tell you, don't worry about your life, what you will eat; or about the body, what you will wear.
For life is more than food and the body more than clothing.
Consider the ravens: they don't sow or reap; they don't have a storeroom or a barn; yet God feeds them. Aren't you worth much more than the birds?
Can any of you add a cubit to his height by worrying?
If then you're not able to do even a little thing, why worry about the rest?
"Consider how the wildflowers grow: they don't labor or spin thread. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was adorned like one of these!
If that's how God clothes the grass, which is in the field today and is thrown into the furnace tomorrow, how much more will He do for you-- you of little faith?
Don't keep striving for what you should eat and what you should drink, and don't be anxious.
For the Gentile world eagerly seeks all these things, and your Father knows that you need them.
"Be on your guard, so that your minds are not dulled from carousing, drunkenness, and worries of life, or that day will come on you unexpectedly
Therefore, it is already a total defeat for you that you have lawsuits against one another. Why not rather put up with injustice? Why not rather be cheated?
And I say this, brothers: the time is limited, so from now on those who have wives should be as though they had none,
those who weep as though they did not weep, those who rejoice as though they did not rejoice, those who buy as though they did not possess,
and those who use the world as though they did not make full use of it. For this world in its current form is passing away.
Therefore, if food causes my brother to fall, I will never again eat meat, so that I won't cause my brother to fall.
Now everyone who competes exercises self-control in everything. However, they do it to receive a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one.
to slander no one, to avoid fighting, and to be kind, always showing gentleness to all people.
Your life should be free from the love of money. Be satisfied with what you have, for He Himself has said, I will never leave you or forsake you.
Therefore, we may boldly say: The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
They inquired into what time or what circumstances the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating when He testified in advance to the messianic sufferings and the glories that would follow.
But if that wicked slave says in his heart, 'My master is delayed,'
and starts to beat his fellow slaves, and eats and drinks with drunkards,
that slave's master will come on a day he does not expect and at an hour he does not know.
For you yourselves know very well that the Day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night.
When they say, "Peace and security," then sudden destruction comes on them, like labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
But you, brothers, are not in the dark, so that this day would overtake you like a thief.
not to be easily upset in mind or troubled, either by a spirit or by a message or by a letter as if from us, alleging that the Day of the Lord has come.
not staying away from our meetings, as some habitually do, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day drawing near.
You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, because the Lord's coming is near.
Brothers, do not complain about one another, so that you will not be judged. Look, the judge stands at the door!
Now the end of all things is near; therefore, be clear-headed and disciplined for prayer.
Dear friends, don't let this one thing escape you: with the Lord one day is like 1,000 years, and 1,000 years like one day.
The Lord does not delay His promise, as some understand delay, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish, but all to come to repentance.
But the Day of the Lord will come like a thief; on that [day] the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, the elements will burn and be dissolved, and the earth and the works on it will be disclosed.
Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, [it is clear] what sort of people you should be in holy conduct and godliness
as you wait for and earnestly desire the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be on fire and be dissolved, and the elements will melt with the heat.
But based on His promise, we wait for new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness will dwell.
Therefore, dear friends, while you wait for these things, make every effort to be found in peace without spot or blemish before Him.
"Look, I am coming quickly! Blessed is the one who keeps the prophetic words of this book."
He who testifies about these things says, "Yes, I am coming quickly." Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!