Bible: Matthew 5:1-10

The Beatitudes

5:1 When 1  he saw the crowds, he went up the mountain. 2  After he sat down his disciples came to him. 5:2 Then 3  he began to teach 4  them by saying:

5:3Blessed 5  are the poor in spirit, 6  for the kingdom of heaven belongs 7  to them.

5:4Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 8 

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

5:6Blessed are those who hunger 9  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 10  of God.

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

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