Then He lifted up His eyes toward His disciples, and said:
t "Blessed are you poor,
For yours is the kingdom of God.
u Blessed are you who hunger now,
For you shall be v filled.
w Blessed are you who weep now,
For you shall x laugh.
y Blessed are you when men hate you,
And when they z exclude you,
And revile you, and cast out your name as evil,
For the Son of Man's sake.
a Rejoice in that day and leap for joy!
For indeed your reward is great in heaven,
For b in like manner their fathers did to the prophets.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Matthew 5:3 - 12
Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
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.
Listen, my beloved brethren: Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?
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.
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.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.
They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat.
To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.
"for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."
Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy.
Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.
1 Peter 2:19
For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully.
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.
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.
They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service.
Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
So they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name.
I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church.
My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials.
You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you.