The Sermon on the Mount; The Beatitudes

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

[b](D)Blessed are the [c]poor in spirit, for (E)theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

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

“Blessed are (G)the [d]gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.

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

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

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

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for (L)they shall be called sons of God.

10 “Blessed are those who have been (M)persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for (N)theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 “Blessed are you when people (O)insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 5:1 Or hill
  2. Matthew 5:3 I.e. fortunate or prosperous, and so through v 11
  3. Matthew 5:3 I.e. those who are not spiritually arrogant
  4. Matthew 5:5 Or humble, meek

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