Matthew 5:1-12

The Sermon on the Mount

1 Seeing the crowds, o he went up on the mountain, and when he p sat down, his disciples came to him.

The Beatitudes

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.

  1. Cross References
    Matthew 15:29
    Jesus went on from there and walked beside the Sea of Galilee. And he went up on the mountain and sat down there.
  2. Cross References
    Luke 4:20
    And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 78:2
    I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings from of old.
  4. Cross References
    Matthew 5:3 - 12
    Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    Luke 6:20 - 23
    And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
  5. Cross References
    Isaiah 61:1
    The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.
    Isaiah 66:2
    All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.
  6. Cross References
    Luke 12:32
    Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
  7. Cross References
    Isaiah 61:2 - 3
    To proclaim the year of the Lord 's favor, and ...
    John 16:20
    Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and l...
    2 Corinthians 1:7
    Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that ...
    2 Corinthians 7:10
    For godly grief produces a repentance that lead...
    Revelation 21:4
    He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, a...
    James 4:9 - 10
    Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laught...
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 37:11
    But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace.
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 37:11
    But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace.
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 42:2
    My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?
    Isaiah 55:1 - 2
    Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
    John 7:37
    On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.
  11. Cross References
    2 Timothy 2:22
    So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
    Matthew 6:33
    But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
  12. Cross References
    Matthew 18:33
    And should not you have had mercy on your fello...
    Matthew 25:34 - 36
    Then the King will say to those on his right, '...
    Proverbs 19:17
    Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lo...
    Luke 6:36
    Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.
    2 Timothy 1:16
    May the Lord grant mercy to the household of On...
    Hebrews 6:10
    For God is not unjust so as to overlook your wo...
  13. Cross References
    Psalms 24:4
    He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully.
    2 Timothy 2:22
    So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
    1 Peter 1:22
    Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart.
  14. Cross References
    Hebrews 12:14
    Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.
    1 John 3:2 - 3
    Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.
    Revelation 22:4
    They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.
    1 Corinthians 13:12
    For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
  15. Cross References
    James 3:18
    And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
  16. Cross References
    1 John 3:1
    See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
  17. Cross References
    Romans 8:14
    For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
  18. Cross References
    2 Timothy 2:12
    If we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us.
    James 5:11
    Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.
    1 Peter 3:14
    But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled.
  19. Cross References
    Matthew 5:3
    Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
  20. Cross References
    Hebrews 11:26
    He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward.
    1 Peter 4:14
    If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.
  21. Cross References
    John 15:21
    But all these things they will do to you on account of my name, because they do not know him who sent me.
  22. Cross References
    Acts 5:41
    Then they left the presence of the council, rej...
    Romans 5:3
    More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, k...
    2 Corinthians 12:10
    For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with...
    Colossians 1:11
    May you be strengthened with all power, accordi...
    Colossians 1:24
    Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, a...
    Hebrews 10:34
    For you had compassion on those in prison, and ...
    James 1:2
    Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet tr...
    1 Peter 4:13
    But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's suffe...
  23. Cross References
    Matthew 21:35
    And the tenants took his servants and beat one, killed another, and stoned another.
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