The Sermon on the Mount

When He saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain,(A) and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him. Then[a] He began to teach them, saying:(B)

The Beatitudes

“The poor in spirit are blessed,(C)
for the kingdom of heaven(D) is theirs.
Those who mourn are blessed,(E)
for they will be comforted.
The gentle are blessed,(F)
for they will inherit the earth.
Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness are blessed,(G)
for they will be filled.
The merciful are blessed,
for they will be shown mercy.(H)
The pure in heart are blessed,
for they will see God.(I)
The peacemakers are blessed,
for they will be called sons of God.(J)
10 Those who are persecuted for righteousness are blessed,
for the kingdom of heaven(K) is theirs.

11 “You are blessed when they insult and persecute you and falsely say every kind of evil against you because of Me. 12 Be glad and rejoice, because your reward is great in heaven. For that is how they persecuted(L) the prophets who were before you.(M)

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 5:2 Lit Then opening His mouth

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