Seeing the crowds, [Jesus] went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers persecuted the prophets who were before you.
“But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.
“Woe to you who are full now, for you shall be hungry.
“Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.
“Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.”
Matthew 5:1; Luke 6:20; Matthew 5:2-10; Luke 6:22; Matthew 5:11; Luke 6:23; Matthew 5:12; Luke 6:24-26