Matthew 5:2–12

2 aHe opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying,

3 1aBlessed are the 2poor in spirit, for btheirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4 Blessed are athose who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

5 Blessed are athe 1gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.

6 Blessed are athose who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

7 Blessed are athe merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

8 Blessed are athe pure in heart, for bthey shall see God.

9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for athey shall be called sons of God.

10 Blessed are those who have been apersecuted for the sake of righteousness, for btheirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 Blessed are you when people ainsult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.

12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for ain the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

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