3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,h
for the kingdom of heaveni is theirs.
4 Blessed are those who mourn,j
for they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the humble,k
for they will inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,l
for they will be filled.
for they will be shown mercy.m
for they will see God.n
for they will be called sons of God.o
for the kingdom of heavenp is theirs.
11 “You are blessed when they insult you and persecute you and falsely say every kind of evil against you because of me. 12 Be glad and rejoice, because your reward is great in heaven. For that is how they persecutedq the prophets who were before you.r
Lit Then opening his mouth