11When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on 2the amountain; and after He satdown, His disciplescame to Him.
23He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying,
3"b4Blessed are the cpoor in spirit, for 5theirs is the kingdom of heaven.4"Blessed are 6those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.5"Blessed are 7the dgentle, for they shall inherit the earth.6"Blessed are 8those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.7"Blessed are 9the merciful, for they shall receivemercy.8"Blessed are 10the pure in heart, for 11they shall seeGod.9"Blessed are the peacemakers, for 12they shall be calledsons of God.10"Blessed are those who have been 13persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for 14theirs is the kingdom of heaven.11"Blessed are you when people 15insult you and persecute you, and falselysayallkinds of evilagainst you because of Me.12"Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for 16in the sameway they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
13"You are the salt of the earth; but 17if the salt has becometasteless, howecan it be madesalty again? It is nolongergood for anything, except to be thrown out and trampledunderfoot by men.14"You are 18the light of the world. A cityset on a fhillcannot be hidden;1519nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a gbasket, but on the lampstand, and it giveslight to all who are in the house.16"Let your lightshinebeforemen in such a way that they may 20see your goodworks, and 21glorify your Father who is in heaven.