And 1he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:
2"Blessed are 3the poor in spirit, for 4theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
"Blessed are 5those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
"Blessed are the 6meek, for they 7shall inherit the earth.
"Blessed are those who hunger and 8thirst 9for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
"Blessed are 10the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
"Blessed are 11the pure in heart, for 12they shall see God.
"Blessed are 13the peacemakers, for 14they shall be called 15sons of God.
16"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for 17theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
18"Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely 19on my account.
20Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for 21so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.