The Beatitudes

Matthew 5

2 Then He opened His mouth and b taught them, saying:

3 "Blessed c are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4 d Blessed are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.

5 e Blessed are the meek,
For f they shall inherit the 1 earth.

6 Blessed are those who g hunger and thirst for righteousness,
h For they shall be filled.

7 Blessed are the merciful,
i For they shall obtain mercy.

8 j Blessed are the pure in heart,
For k they shall see God.

9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
For they shall be called sons of God.

10 l Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 m "Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of n evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 o "Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for p so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

  1. Cross References
    Matthew 7:29
    For He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
    Mark 10:1
    Then He arose from there and came to the region of Judea by the other side of the Jordan. And multitudes gathered to Him again, and as He was accustomed, He taught them again.
    Mark 12:35
    Then Jesus answered and said, while He taught in the temple, "How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the Son of David?
    John 8:2
    Now early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and taught them.
  2. Cross References
    Proverbs 16:19
    Better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, Than to divide the spoil with the proud.
    Isaiah 66:2
    For all those things My hand has made, And all those things exist," Says the LORD. "But on this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, And who trembles at My word.
    Luke 6:20 - 23
    Then He lifted up His eyes toward His disciples, and said: "Blessed are you poor, For yours is the kingdom of God.
  3. Cross References
    Isaiah 61:2
    To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, An...
    Isaiah 61:3
    To console those who mourn in Zion, To give the...
    Luke 6:21
    Blessed are you who hunger now, For you shall b...
    John 16:20
    Most assuredly, I say to you that you will weep...
    Acts 16:34
    Now when he had brought them into his house, he...
    2 Corinthians 1:7
    And our hope for you is steadfast, because we k...
    Revelation 21:4
    "And God will wipe away every tear from their e...
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 37:11
    But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
    Isaiah 29:19
    The humble also shall increase their joy in the LORD, And the poor among men shall rejoice In the Holy One of Israel.
  5. Cross References
    Romans 4:13
    For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
  6. Cross References
    Luke 1:53
    He has filled the hungry with good things, And the rich He has sent away empty.
    Acts 2:4
    And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
  7. Cross References
    Isaiah 55:1
    Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without money and without price.
    Isaiah 65:13
    Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, My servants shall eat, But you shall be hungry; Behold, My servants shall drink, But you shall be thirsty; Behold, My servants shall rejoice, But you shall be ashamed.
    John 4:14
    "but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life."
    John 6:48
    I am the bread of life.
    John 7:37
    On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 41:1
    Blessed is he who considers the poor; The LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.
    Mark 11:25
    And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 15:2
    He who walks uprightly, And works righteousness, And speaks the truth in his heart.
    Psalms 24:4
    He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, Nor sworn deceitfully.
    Hebrews 12:14
    Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord:
  10. Cross References
    Acts 7:55
    But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.
    Acts 7:56
    And said, "Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!
    1 Corinthians 13:12
    For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
  11. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 4:17
    For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.
    1 Peter 3:14
    But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you are blessed. "And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.
  12. Cross References
    Luke 6:22
    Blessed are you when men hate you, And when they exclude you, And revile you, and cast out your name as evil, For the Son of Man's sake.
  13. Cross References
    1 Peter 4:14
    If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.
  14. Cross References
    Luke 6:23
    Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! For indeed your reward is great in heaven, For in like manner their fathers did to the prophets.
    Acts 5:41
    So they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name.
    1 Peter 4:13
    But rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.
    1 Peter 4:14
    If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.
  15. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 36:16
    But they mocked the messengers of God, despised...
    Nehemiah 9:26
    Nevertheless they were disobedient And rebelled...
    Matthew 23:37
    O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the p...
    Acts 7:52
    Which of the prophets did your fathers not pers...
    1 Thessalonians 2:15
    Who killed both the Lord Jesus and their own pr...
    Hebrews 11:35 - 37
    Women received their dead raised to life again....
    James 5:10
    My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in th...
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