Bible: Matt 5:3-13

5:3Blessed 1  are the poor in spirit, 2  for the kingdom of heaven belongs 3  to them.

5:4Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 4 

5:5Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

5:6Blessed are those who hunger 5  and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.

5:7Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

5:8Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

5:9Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children 6  of God.

5:10Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.

5:11Blessed are you when people 7  insult you and persecute you and say all kinds of evil things about you falsely 8  on account of me. 5:12 Rejoice and be glad because your reward is great in heaven, for they persecuted the prophets before you in the same way.

Salt and Light

5:13You are the salt 9  of the earth. But if salt loses its flavor, 10  how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled on by people.

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