It was aat thistime that He wentoff to 1the mountain to 2pray, and He spent the wholenight in prayer to God.
And whendaycame, 3He called His disciples to Him and chosetwelve of them, whom He alsonamed as 4apostles :
14Simon, whom He alsonamedPeter, and Andrew his brother ; and bJames and John ; and Philip and Bartholomew ;
and 5Matthew and Thomas ; James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot ;
16Judas the son of James, and JudasIscariot, whobecame a traitor.
Jesus 6camedown with them and stood on a levelplace ; and there was 7a largecrowd of His disciples, and a greatthrong of people from allJudea and Jerusalem and the coastalregion of 8Tyre and Sidon,
18who had come to hear Him and to be healed of their diseases ; and those who were troubled with uncleanspirits were being cured.
And all the cpeople were trying to 9touch Him, for 10power was coming from Him and healing them all.
And turning His gazetoward His disciples, He began to say, "11Blessed are dyou who are poor, for 12yours is the kingdom of God.21"Blessed are eyou who hungernow, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weepnow, for you shall laugh.22"13Blessed are you whenmenhate you, and 14ostracize you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man.