The Beatitudes

Matthew 5

2 Then He opened His mouth and b taught them, saying:

3 "Blessed c are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4 d Blessed are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.

5 e Blessed are the meek,
For f they shall inherit the 1 earth.

6 Blessed are those who g hunger and thirst for righteousness,
h For they shall be filled.

7 Blessed are the merciful,
i For they shall obtain mercy.

8 j Blessed are the pure in heart,
For k they shall see God.

9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
For they shall be called sons of God.

10 l Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 m "Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of n evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 o "Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for p so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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