And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray: and he passed the whole night in the prayer of God.
And when day was come, he called unto him his disciples: and he chose twelve of them (whom also he named apostles):
Simon, whom he surnamed Peter, and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,
Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alpheus, and Simon who is called Zelotes,
And Jude the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, who was the traitor.
And coming down with them, he stood in a plain place: and the company of his disciples and a very great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the sea coast, both of Tyre and Sidon,
Who were come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. And they that were troubled with unclean spirits were cured.
And all the multitude sought to touch him: for virtue went out from him and healed all.
And he, lifting up his eyes on his disciples, said: Blessed are ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
Blessed are ye that hunger now: for you shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for you shall laugh.
Blessed shall you be when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you and shall reproach you and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.