Matthew 5:3-5

3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

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Matthew 5:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
ESV
3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
NLT
3 “God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
MSG
3 "You're blessed when you're at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.
CSB
3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, because the kingdom of heaven is theirs.

Matthew 5:3-5 In-Context

1 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him,
2 and he began to teach them. He said:
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

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Cross References 3

  • 1. ver 10,19; S Matthew 25:34
  • 2. Isaiah 61:2,3; Revelation 7:17
  • 3. Psalms 37:11; Romans 4:13
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