Matthew 5:11-12

11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Matthew 5:11-12 In-Context

9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.

Cross References 4

  • 1. Isaiah 51:7; 1 Peter 4:14
  • 2. S John 15:21
  • 3. Psalms 9:2; Acts 5:41; S 2 Corinthians 6:10; 2 Corinthians 12:10; Colossians 1:24; James 1:2; 1 Peter 1:6; 1 Peter 4:13,16
  • 4. 2 Chronicles 36:16; Matthew 23:31,37; Acts 7:52; 1 Thessalonians 2:15; Hebrews 11:32-38
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