12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. "
11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.