2 And q he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:
3 r "Blessed are s the poor in spirit, for u theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 "Blessed are v those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
5 "Blessed are the w meek, for they w shall inherit the earth.
6 "Blessed are those who hunger and x thirst y for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
7 "Blessed are z the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
8 "Blessed are a the pure in heart, for b they shall see God.
9 "Blessed are c the peacemakers, for d they shall be called e sons 1 of God.
10 f "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for u theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 g "Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely h on my account. 12 i Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for j so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.