[a](A)Blessed are the poor in spirit, for (B)theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

“Blessed are (C)those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

“Blessed are (D)the [b]gentle, for they will inherit the earth.

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

“Blessed are (F)the merciful, for they will receive mercy.

“Blessed are (G)the pure in heart, for (H)they will see God.

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

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

11 “Blessed are you when people (L)insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for (M)in this same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 5:3 I.e., fortunate or prosperous, and so through v 11
  2. Matthew 5:5 Or humble, meek

The Beatitudes

20 And He raised His eyes toward His disciples and began saying, (A)Blessed are [a]you who are poor, for (B)yours is the kingdom of God. 21 Blessed are [b]you who are hungry now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are [c]you who weep now, for you will laugh. 22 (C)Blessed are you when the people hate you, and when they [d](D)exclude you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man. 23 Rejoice on that day and (E)jump for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven. For their fathers used to [e]treat the prophets (F)the same way.

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 6:20 Lit the poor
  2. Luke 6:21 Lit the ones who
  3. Luke 6:21 Lit the ones who
  4. Luke 6:22 Or excommunicate
  5. Luke 6:23 Lit do to