Matthew 5:3-5 NIV

3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

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

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

      References for Matthew 5:5

      Study tools for Matthew 5:3-5

      • a 5:21 - Exodus 20:13
      • b 5:22 - The Greek word for "brother or sister" ("adelphos" ) refers here to a fellow disciple, whether man or woman; also in verse 23.
      • c 5:22 - Some manuscripts "brother or sister without cause"
      • d 5:22 - An Aramaic term of contempt
      • e 5:27 - Exodus 20:14
      • f 5:31 - Deut. 24:1
      • g 5:37 - Or "from evil"
      • h 5:38 - Exodus 21:24; Lev. 24:20; Deut. 19:21
      • i 5:43 - Lev. 19:18