Matthew 5:3-12

Williams(i) 3 "Blessed are those who feel poor in spiritual things, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them. 4 "Blessed are the mourners, for they will be comforted. 5 "Blessed are the lowly in mind, for they will possess the land. 6 "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for being and doing right, for they will be completely satisfied. 7 "Blessed are those who show mercy, for they will have mercy shown them. 8 "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called God's sons. 10 "Blessed are those who suffer persecution for being and doing right, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them. 11 "Blessed are you when people abuse you, and persecute you, and keep on falsely telling all sorts of evil against you for my sake. 12 Keep on rejoicing and leaping for ecstasy, for your reward will be rich in heaven; for this is the way they persecuted the prophets who lived before you.