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.

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

Salt and Light

13 “You are the salt of the earth, (X)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 (Y)“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 (Z)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 (AA)that[b] they may see your good works and (AB)give glory to your Father who is in 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

19 And all the crowd (A)sought to touch him, for (B)power came out from him and healed them all.

The Beatitudes

20 And (C)he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, (D)and said:

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

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

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

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

Jesus Pronounces Woes

24 (N)“But woe to you who are rich, (O)for you (P)have received your consolation.

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

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

26 “Woe to you, (T)when all people speak well of you, for (U)so their fathers did to (V)the false prophets.

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