Matthew 5:1-16 NAS

The Sermon on the Mount; The Beatitudes

1 1When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on 2the amountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him.

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2 3He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying,

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3 "b4Blessed are the cpoor in spirit, for 5theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

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    • œ 5:3 - I.e. fortunate or prosperous, and so through v 11
    •  5:3 - I.e. those who are not spiritually arrogant
      4 "Blessed are 6those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

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      5 "Blessed are 7the dgentle, for they shall inherit the earth.

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        • ž 5:5 - Or "humble, meek"
          6 "Blessed are 8those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

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          7 "Blessed are 9the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

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          8 "Blessed are 10the pure in heart, for 11they shall see God.

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          9 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for 12they shall be called sons of God.

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          10 "Blessed are those who have been 13persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for 14theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

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          11 "Blessed are you when people 15insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.

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          12 "Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for 16in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

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          Disciples and the World

          13 "You are the salt of the earth; but 17if the salt has become tasteless, how * ecan it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.

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          14 "You are 18the light of the world. A city set on a fhill cannot * be hidden;

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            •   5:14 - Or "mountain"
              15 19nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a gbasket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.

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                • ¡ 5:15 - Or "peck-measure"
                  16 "Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may 20see your good works, and 21glorify your Father who is in heaven.

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