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Matthew 5:8-18 NIV

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

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

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

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

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          12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

          Salt and Light

          13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

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          14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.

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          15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.

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          16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

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          The Fulfillment of the Law

          17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.

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          18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.

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          Study tools for Matthew 5:8-18

          • 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