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The Beatitudes

Luke 6:20–26

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

3 “Blessed care the poor in spirit,

For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4 dBlessed are those who mourn,

For they shall be comforted.

5 eBlessed are the meek,

For fthey shall inherit the 1earth.

6 Blessed are those who ghunger and thirst for righteousness,

hFor they shall be filled.

7 Blessed are the merciful,

iFor they shall obtain mercy.

8 jBlessed are the pure in heart,

For kthey shall see God.

9 Blessed are the peacemakers,

For they shall be called sons of God.

10 lBlessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,

For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 m“Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of nevil against you falsely for My sake. 12 oRejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for pso they persecuted the prophets who were before you.


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The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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