The Bible in Its Traditions

Matthew 5:1–12

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And seeing the crowds, He went up into the mountain, and after He had sat down, His disciples approached Him.

Then, seeing the crowds, he ascended the mountain, and when he had sat down, his disciples drew near to him,

WHEN Jesus saw the crowds, he went up to the mountain; and as he sat down, his disciples drew near to him.

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And opening His mouth, He began to teach them, saying

and he opened his mouth and taught them, saying,

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

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Blessed [are] those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall possess the earth.

Blessed [are] the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be consoled.

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Blessed [are] those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.

Blessed [are] the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed [are] the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Blessed [are] the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

10  Blessed [are] those who have been persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

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11  "Blessed are you whenever they revile you, and they persecute you, and they say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.

11  Blessed are ye when [men] shall reproach you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

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12  Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

12  be glad and exult, for your reward in heaven is plentiful. For so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

12  Then be glad and rejoice, for your reward is increased in heaven; for in this very manner they persecuted the prophets who were before you.