Matthew 5:1-12 ESV

The Sermon on the Mount

1 Seeing the crowds, 1he went up on the mountain, and when he 2sat down, his disciples came to him.

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The Beatitudes

2 And 3he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:

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3 4"Blessed are 5the poor in spirit, for 6theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

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      4 "Blessed are 7those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

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      5 "Blessed are the 8meek, for they 9shall inherit the earth.

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      6 "Blessed are those who hunger and 10thirst 11for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

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      7 "Blessed are 12the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

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      8 "Blessed are 13the pure in heart, for 14they shall see God.

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      9 "Blessed are 15the peacemakers, for 16they shall be called 17sonsa of God.

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        • l 5:9 - Greek huioi; see preface
          10 18"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for 19theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

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              11 20"Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely 21on my account.

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              12 22Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for 23so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

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