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Matthew 5:1–3

The Sermon on the Mount

Seeing the crowds, ohe went up on the mountain, and when he psat down, his disciples came to him.

The Beatitudes

And qhe opened his mouth and taught them, saying:

rBlessed are sthe poor in spirit, for utheirs is the kingdom of heaven.

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Matthew 5:1–3 — The New International Version (NIV)

Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them.

He said:

Blessed are the poor in spirit,

for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 5:1–3 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 5:1–3 — New Living Translation (NLT)

One day as he saw the crowds gathering, Jesus went up on the mountainside and sat down. His disciples gathered around him, and he began to teach them.

God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him,

for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.

Matthew 5:1–3 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:

Blessed are the poor in spirit,

For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 5:1–3 — New Century Version (NCV)

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a hill and sat down. His followers came to him, and he began to teach them, saying:

“They are blessed who realize their spiritual poverty,

for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.

Matthew 5:1–3 — American Standard Version (ASV)

And seeing the multitudes, he went up into the mountain: and when he had sat down, his disciples came unto him: and he opened his mouth and taught them, saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 5:1–3 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

But seeing the crowds, he went up into the mountain, and having sat down, his disciples came to him; and, having opened his mouth, he taught them, saying,

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.

Matthew 5:1–3 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up a mountain and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them: 

“Blessed are those who recognize they are spiritually helpless. 

The kingdom of heaven belongs to them. 

Matthew 5:1–3 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

When He saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain, and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him. Then He began to teach them, saying:

The poor in spirit are blessed,

for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.

Matthew 5:1–3 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 5:1–3 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Now when he saw the crowds, he went up the mountain and after he sat down, his disciples approached him. And opening his mouth he began to teach them, saying,

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,

because theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 5:1–3 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Jesus saw the crowds. So he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him. Then he began to teach them.

He said,

“Blessed are those who are spiritually needy.

The kingdom of heaven belongs to them.

Matthew 5:1–3 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him.

He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying,

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.


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