The Beatitudes

ONT: Matthew CHAPTER 5
1And seeing the crowds, He went up into the mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him. 2And He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying:
3“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.
4“Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
5“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
6“Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.
7“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall find mercy.
8“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
9“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
10“Blessed are they who have been persecuted on account of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.
11“Blessed are ye whenever they reproach you and persecute you, and say every evil word against you falsely on account of Me.
12“Be rejoicing and be exceedingly glad, for your reward is great in the heavens. For so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.