17Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.18Pray for us; for we are confident that we have a good conscience, in all things desiring to live honorably.19But I especially urge you to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.20Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,21make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
17And He came down with them and stood on a level place with a crowd of His disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and from the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear Him and be healed of their diseases,18as well as those who were tormented with unclean spirits. And they were healed.19And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all.20Then He lifted up His eyes toward His disciples, and said: "Blessed are you poor, For yours is the kingdom of God.21Blessed are you who hunger now, For you shall be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, For you shall laugh.22Blessed are you when men hate you, And when they exclude you, And revile you, and cast out your name as evil, For the Son of Man's sake.23Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! For indeed your reward is great in heaven, For in like manner their fathers did to the prophets.