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

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

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

“Blessed are (F)the peacemakers, for (G)they shall be called (H)sons[a] of God.

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

11 (K)“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely (L)on my account. 12 (M)Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for (N)so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Salt and Light

13 “You are the salt of the earth, (O)but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.

14 (P)“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 (Q)Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so (R)that[b] they may see your good works and (S)give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Christ Came to Fulfill the Law

17 (T)“Do not think that I have come to abolish (U)the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but (V)to fulfill them. 18 For truly, I say to you, (W)until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. 19 (X)Therefore whoever relaxes (Y)one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least (Z)in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great (AA)in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds (AB)that of the scribes and Pharisees, you (AC)will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 5:9 Greek huioi; see Preface
  2. Matthew 5:16 Or house. 16Let your light so shine before others that

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