Matthew 5:1-9 NLT

1 One day as the crowds were gathering, Jesus went up the mountainside with his disciples and sat down to teach them.
2 This is what he taught them:
3 "God blesses those who realize their need for him, a for the Kingdom of Heaven is given to them.

References for Matthew 5:3

    • } 5:3 - Greek <I>the poor in spirit.</I>
      4 God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
      5 God blesses those who are gentle and lowly, for the whole earth will belong to them.
      6 God blesses those who are hungry and thirsty for justice, for they will receive it in full.
      7 God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
      8 God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God.
      9 God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.