The Beatitudes

Matthew 5

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
    Psalms 78:2
    I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings from of old.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Cross References
    Luke 12:32
    Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
  5. 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...
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 37:11
    But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 37:11
    But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Cross References
    James 3:18
    And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
  14. 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.
  15. Cross References
    Romans 8:14
    For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
  16. 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.
  17. Cross References
    Matthew 5:3
    Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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...
  21. Cross References
    Matthew 21:35
    And the tenants took his servants and beat one, killed another, and stoned another.
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