Matthew 5:3-8

3 1"Blessed are 2the poor in spirit, for 3theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 "Blessed are 4those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
5 "Blessed are the 5meek, for they 6shall inherit the earth.
6 "Blessed are those who hunger and 7thirst 8for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
7 "Blessed are 9the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
8 "Blessed are 10the pure in heart, for 11they shall see God.

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Matthew 5:3-8 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.

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Cross References 11

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