It was around that time that Yeshua went out to the hill country to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God.
When day came, he called his talmidim and chose from among them twelve to be known as emissaries:
Shim`on, whom he named Kefa; Andrew, his brother; Ya`akov; Yochanan; Philip; Bar-Talmai;
Mattityahu; T'oma; Ya`akov Ben-Halfai;
Shim`on, the one called the Zealot; Y'hudah Ben-Ya`akov; and Y'hudah from K'riot, who turned traitor.
Then he came down with them and stood on a level place. A large crowd of his talmidim was there with great numbers of people from all Y'hudah, Yerushalayim and the coast around Tzor and Tzidon; they had come to hear him and be healed of their diseases.
Those who were troubled with unclean spirits were being healed;
and the whole crowd was trying to touch him, because power kept going out from him, healing everyone.
He looked at his talmidim and said: "How blessed are you poor! for the Kingdom of God is yours.
"How blessed are you who are hungry! for you will be filled. "How blessed are you who are crying now! for you will laugh.
"How blessed you are whenever people hate you and ostracize you and insult you and denounce you as a criminal on account of the Son of Man.