Matthew 5:1-11 NIV

The Beatitudes

5:3-12pp -- Lk 6:20-23

1 Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him,

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      2 and he began to teach them, saying:
      3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.1

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          4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.2

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          5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.3

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          6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.4

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          7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.5

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          8 Blessed are the pure in heart,6 for they will see God.7

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          9 Blessed are the peacemakers,8 for they will be called sons of God.9

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              10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,10 for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.11

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                  11 "Blessed are you when people insult you,12 persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.13

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