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|The Sermon on the Mount; The Beatitudes
1When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him.
2He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying,
3"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
5"Blessed are the [a]gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.
6"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
7"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive 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 those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11"Blessed are you when people 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 in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Disciples and the World
13"You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.
|Jesus Teaches on the Mountainside (Lk. 6:17-49)
When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up onto the mountainside. When he sat down there, his followers came up to him, and he taught them. 2He said:
Who is Really Blessed? (Lk. 6:20-23)
3Those who are poor right down to their spirit are blessed: Heaven’s Reign is for them.
4Those who grieve are blessed: they’re the ones who will be comforted.
5Those who are gentle are blessed: they’re the ones who will inherit the earth.
6Those who are hungry and thirsty for justice are blessed: they’re the ones who will be satisfied.
7Those who are merciful to others are blessed: they’re the ones who will have mercy shown to them.
8Those who have clean hearts are blessed: they’re the ones who will see God.
9Those who work for peace are blessed: they’re the ones who will be called the children of God.
10Those who have been persecuted because they stood up for justice are blessed: Heaven’s Reign is for them.
11You are blessed, whenever people insult you, and persecute you, and say all sorts of horrible things about you because of me. 12Be happy and celebrate, because there is a big reward for you in heaven. After all, that’s how they persecuted the prophets who came before you.
You are Salt and Light (Mk 9:50; Lk. 14:34-35)
13You’re the salt of the earth. But if the salt itself has lost its flavor, what’s it going to be salted with? It isn’t useful for anything anymore, except to be thrown out for people to walk on.