The Sermon on the Mount

Seeing the crowds, (A)he went up on the mountain, and when he (B)sat down, his disciples came to him.

The Beatitudes

And (C)he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:

(D)“Blessed are (E)the poor in spirit, for (F)theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

“Blessed are (G)those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

“Blessed are the (H)meek, for they (I)shall inherit the earth.

“Blessed are those who hunger and (J)thirst (K)for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

“Blessed are (L)the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

“Blessed are (M)the pure in heart, for (N)they shall see God.

“Blessed are (O)the peacemakers, for (P)they shall be called (Q)sons[a] of God.

10 (R)“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for (S)theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 5:9 Greek huioi; see Preface

Jesus Ministers to a Great Multitude

17 And (A)he came down with them and stood on a level place, with (B)a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of (C)Tyre and Sidon, 18 who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. (D)And those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. 19 And all the crowd (E)sought to touch him, for (F)power came out from him and healed them all.

The Beatitudes

20 And (G)he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, (H)and said:

“Blessed are you who are poor, for (I)yours is the kingdom of God.

21 (J)“Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied.

(K)“Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.

22 “Blessed are you when (L)people hate you and when they (M)exclude you and revile you and (N)spurn your name as evil, (O)on account of the Son of Man! 23 (P)Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for (Q)so their fathers did to the prophets.

Jesus Pronounces Woes

24 (R)“But woe to you who are rich, (S)for you (T)have received your consolation.

25 “Woe to you who are full now, for (U)you shall be hungry.

“Woe to (V)you who laugh now, (W)for you shall mourn and weep.

26 “Woe to you, (X)when all people speak well of you, for (Y)so their fathers did to (Z)the false prophets.

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