Bible: Matthew 5:2-12

5:2 Then 1  he began to teach 2  them by saying:

5:3Blessed 3  are the poor in spirit, 4  for the kingdom of heaven belongs 5  to them.

5:4Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 6 

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

5:6Blessed are those who hunger 7  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 8  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 9  insult you and persecute you and say all kinds of evil things about you falsely 10  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.

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