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Jesus Heals Many

17 He went down with them and stood on a level place with a large crowd of his disciples and a large number of people from all Judea and Jerusalem, as well as from the coastal area of Tyre and Sidon. These people came to listen to him and to be healed of their diseases. 18 Those who were troubled by unclean spirits were also cured. 19 The whole crowd kept trying to touch him, because power was going out from him and healing them all.

Blessings and Woes

20 He lifted up his eyes to his disciples and said:

Blessed are you who are poor,
    because yours is the kingdom of God.
21 Blessed are you who hunger now,
    because you will be satisfied.
Blessed are you who weep now,
    because you will laugh.
22 Blessed are you whenever people hate you,
and whenever they exclude and insult you
and reject your name as evil because of the Son of Man.

23 “Rejoice in that day and leap for joy because of this: Your reward is great in heaven! The fact is, their fathers constantly did the same things to the prophets.”

24 But woe to you who are rich,
    because you are receiving your comfort now.
25 Woe to you who are well fed now,
    because you will be hungry.
Woe to you who laugh now,
    because you will be mourning and weeping.
26 Woe to you when all people speak well of you,
    because that is how their fathers constantly treated the
        false prophets.

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