Matthew 5:1-12

1 Jesus saw the crowds and went up a hill, where he sat down. His disciples gathered round him,

2 and he began to teach them:

3 “Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor; the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to them!

4 Happy are those who are humble; they will receive what God has promised!

5 Happy are those who are humble; they will receive what God has promised!

6 Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires; God will satisfy them fully!

7 Happy are those who are merciful to others; God will be merciful to them!

8 Happy are the pure in heart; they will see God!

9 Happy are those who work for peace; God will call them his children!

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