And turning His gaze toward His disciples, He began to say, "1Blessed are you who are poor, for 2yours is the kingdom of God.
"Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.
"3Blessed are you when men hate you, and 4ostracize you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man.
"Be glad in that day and 5leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven. For 6in the same way their fathers used to treat the prophets.
"But woe to 7you who are rich, for 8you are receiving your comfort in full.
"Woe to you who are well-fed now, for you shall be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.
"Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for their fathers used to treat the 9false prophets in the same way.
"But I say to you who hear, 10love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
bless those who curse you, 11pray for those who mistreat you.
"12Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your coat, do not withhold your shirt from him either.
"Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back.