The Beatitudes (ENGLISH: New Testament for Everyone Bible)

ENGLISH: New Testament for Everyone Bible

Matthew 5:3-12

3 ‘Blessings on the poor in spirit! The kingdom of heaven is yours.

4 ‘Blessings on the mourners! You’re going to be comforted.

5 ‘Blessings on the meek! You’re going to inherit the earth.

6 ‘Blessings on people who hunger and thirst for God’s justice! You’re going to be satisfied.

7 ‘Blessings on the merciful! You’ll receive mercy yourselves.

8 ‘Blessings on the pure in heart! You will see God.

9 ‘Blessings on the peacemakers! You’ll be called God’s children.

10 ‘Blessings on people who are persecuted because of God’s way! The kingdom of heaven belongs to you.

11 ‘Blessings on you, when people slander you and persecute you, and say all kinds of wicked things about you falsely because of me!

12 Celebrate and rejoice: there’s a great reward for you in heaven. That’s how they persecuted the prophets who went before you.’

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