Jesus saw the crowds and went up a hill, where he sat down. His disciples gathered around him,
and he began to teach them:
"Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor; the Kingdom of heaven belongs to them!
"Happy are those who mourn; 1 God will comfort them!
"Happy are those who are humble; 2 they will receive what God has promised!
"Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires; 3 God will satisfy them fully!
"Happy are those who are merciful to others; God will be merciful to them!
"Happy are the pure in heart; 4 they will see God!