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[a]Blessed are they who mourn,(A)
    for they will be comforted.

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Footnotes

  1. 5:4 Cf. Is 61:2, “(The Lord has sent me)…to comfort all who mourn.” They will be comforted: here the passive is a “theological passive” equivalent to the active “God will comfort them”; so also in Mt 5:6, 7.

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