||3 'How blest are those who know that they are poor,
the kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
4 How blest are the sorrowful;
they shall find consolation.
5 How blest are those of a gentle spirit;
they shall have the earth for their possession.
6 How blest are those who hunger and thirst to see right prevail;
they shall be satisfied.
7 How blest are those who show mercy;
mercy shall be shown to them.
8 How blest are those whose hearts are pure;
they shall see God.
9 How blest are the peacemakers;
God shall call them his sons.
10 How blest are those who have suffered persecution for the cause of right;
the kingdom of Heaven is theirs. 11 'How blest you are, when you suffer insults and persecution and every kind of calumny for my sake.
||20 THEN TURNING TO HIS DISCIPLES he began to speak:
'How blest are you who are poor; the kingdom of God is yours. 21 'How blest are you who now go hungry; your hunger shall be satisfied.
'How blest are you who weep now; you shall laugh. 22 'How blest you are when men hate you, when they outlaw you and insult you, and ban your very name as infamous, because of the Son of Man. 23 On that day be glad and dance for joy; for assuredly you have a rich reward in heaven; in just the same way did their fathers treat the prophets.