16Judas the son of James, and JudasIscariot, whobecame a traitor.
Jesus 1camedown with them and stood on a levelplace; and there was 2a largecrowd of His disciples, and a greatthrong of people from allJudea and Jerusalem and the coastalregion of 3Tyre 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 apeople were trying to 4touch Him, for 5power was coming from Him and healing them all.
And turning His gazetoward His disciples, He began to say, "6Blessed are byou who are poor, for 7yours is the kingdom of God.21"Blessed are cyou who hungernow, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weepnow, for you shall laugh.22"8Blessed are you whenmenhate you, and 9ostracize you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man.23"Be glad in that day and 10leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven. For 11in the sameway their fathers used to dtreat the prophets.24"But woe to 12you who are rich, for 13you are receiving your comfort in full.25"Woe to you who eare well-fednow, for you shall be hungry. Woe to you who laughnow, for you shall mourn and weep.26"Woe to you whenallmenspeakwell of you, for their fathers used to ftreat the 14falseprophets in the sameway.