During those days He went out to the mountain to pray and spent all night in prayer to God.
When daylight came, He summoned His disciples, and He chose 12 of them-He also named them apostles:
Simon, whom He also named Peter, and Andrew his brother; James and John; Philip and Bartholomew;
Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called the Zealot;
Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.
After coming down with them, He stood on a level place with a large crowd of His disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and from the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon.
They came to hear Him and to be healed of their diseases; and those tormented by unclean spirits were made well.
The whole crowd was trying to touch Him, because power was coming out from Him and healing them all.
Then looking up ata His disciples, He said: Blessed are you who are poor, because the kingdom of God is yours.
Blessed are you who are hungry now, because you will be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, because you will laugh.