[a](A)Blessed are the [b]poor in spirit, for (B)theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

“Blessed are (C)those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

“Blessed are (D)the [c]gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.

“Blessed are (E)those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

“Blessed are (F)the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

“Blessed are (G)the pure in heart, for (H)they shall see God.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for (I)they shall be called sons of God.

10 “Blessed are those who have been (J)persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for (K)theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 “Blessed are you when people (L)insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for (M)in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Read full chapter


  1. Matthew 5:3 I.e. fortunate or prosperous, and so through v 11
  2. Matthew 5:3 I.e. those who are not spiritually arrogant
  3. Matthew 5:5 Or humble, meek

The Beatitudes

20 And turning His gaze toward His disciples, He began to say, (A)Blessed are [a]you who are poor, for (B)yours is the kingdom of God. 21 Blessed are [b]you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. 22 (C)Blessed are you when men hate you, and (D)ostracize you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man. 23 Be glad in that day and (E)leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven. For (F)in the same way their fathers used to [c]treat the prophets.

Read full chapter


  1. Luke 6:20 Lit the
  2. Luke 6:21 Lit the
  3. Luke 6:23 Lit do to

Bible Gateway Sponsors