Matthew 5:2-11

The Beatitudes

2 And 1he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:
3 2"Blessed are 3the poor in spirit, for 4theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 "Blessed are 5those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
5 "Blessed are the 6meek, for they 7shall inherit the earth.
6 "Blessed are those who hunger and 8thirst 9for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
7 "Blessed are 10the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
8 "Blessed are 11the pure in heart, for 12they shall see God.
9 "Blessed are 13the peacemakers, for 14they shall be called 15sons[a] of God.
10 16"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for 17theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 18"Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely 19on my account.

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Matthew 5:2-11 In-Context

1 Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him.
2 And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:
3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
5 "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
6 "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
7 "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
8 "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
9 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
10 "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 "Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.
12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
13 "You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.
14 "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.

Cross References 19

  • 1. Psalms 78:2
  • 2. For ver. 3-12, [Luke 6:20-23]
  • 3. [Isaiah 61:1; Isaiah 66:2]
  • 4. [Luke 12:32]
  • 5. Isaiah 61:2, 3; John 16:20; 2 Corinthians 1:7; 2 Corinthians 7:10; Revelation 21:4; [James 4:9, 10]
  • 6. Psalms 37:11
  • 7. Psalms 37:11
  • 8. Psalms 42:2; Isaiah 55:1, 2; John 7:37
  • 9. 2 Timothy 2:22; [Matthew 6:33]
  • 10. Matthew 18:33; Matthew 25:34-36; Proverbs 19:17; Luke 6:36; 2 Timothy 1:16; Hebrews 6:10
  • 11. Psalms 24:4; 2 Timothy 2:22; [1 Peter 1:22]
  • 12. Hebrews 12:14; 1 John 3:2, 3; Revelation 22:4; [1 Corinthians 13:12]
  • 13. James 3:18
  • 14. 1 John 3:1
  • 15. Romans 8:14
  • 16. 2 Timothy 2:12; James 5:11; 1 Peter 3:14
  • 17. [See ver. 3 above]
  • 18. Hebrews 11:26; 1 Peter 4:14
  • 19. John 15:21

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Greek huioi; see preface
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