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The Beatitudes

Matt. 5:1–12

20 Then He lifted up His eyes toward His disciples, and said:

t“Blessed are you poor,

For yours is the kingdom of God.

21 uBlessed are you who hunger now,

For you shall be vfilled. 5

wBlessed are you who weep now,

For you shall xlaugh.

22 yBlessed are you when men hate you,

And when they zexclude you,

And revile you, and cast out your name as evil,

For the Son of Man’s sake.

23 aRejoice in that day and leap for joy!

For indeed your reward is great in heaven,

For bin like manner their fathers did to the prophets.

24 “But cwoe to you dwho are rich,

For eyou have received your consolation.

25 fWoe to you who are full,

For you shall hunger.

gWoe to you who laugh now,

For you shall mourn and hweep.

26 iWoe 6to you when 7all men speak well of you,

For so did their fathers to the false prophets.


About The New King James Version

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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