And it came to pass in those days that he went out into the mountain to pray, and he spent the night in prayer to God.
And when it was day he called his disciples, and having chosen out twelve from them, whom also he named apostles:
Simon, to whom also he gave the name of Peter, and Andrew his brother, [and] James and John, [and] Philip and Bartholomew,
[and] Matthew and Thomas, James the [son] of Alphaeus and Simon who was called Zealot,
[and] Judas [brother] of James, and Judas Iscariote, who was also [his] betrayer;
and having descended with them, he stood on a level place, and a crowd of his disciples, and a great multitude of the people from all Judaea and Jerusalem, and the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases;
and those that were beset by unclean spirits were healed.
And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power went out from him and healed all.
And *he*, lifting up his eyes upon his disciples, said, Blessed [are] ye poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
Blessed ye that hunger now, for ye shall be filled. Blessed ye that weep now, for ye shall laugh.
Blessed are ye when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you [from them], and shall reproach [you], and cast out your name as wicked, for the Son of man's sake: