New Living Translation
"God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
King James Bible
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Darby Bible Translation
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.
World English Bible
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
Young's Literal Translation
'Happy the poor in spirit -- because theirs is the reign of the heavens.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:3 Happy are the poor - In the following discourse there is, A sweet invitation to true holiness and happiness, ver. 3 - 12. Matt 5:3-12. A persuasive to impart it to others, ver. 13 - 16. Matt 5:13-16. A description of true Christian holiness, ver. 17; chap.vii,12, Matt 5:17; Matt 7:12. (in which it is easy to observe, the latter part exactly answers the former.) The conclusion: giving a sure mark of the true way, warning against false prophets, exhorting to follow after holiness. The poor in spirit - They who are unfeignedly penitent, they who are truly convinced of sin; who see and feel the state they are in by nature, being deeply sensible of their sinfulness, guiltiness, helplessness. For theirs is the kingdom of heaven - The present inward kingdom: righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost, as well as the eternal kingdom, if they endure to the end. Luke 6:20.
LibraryThe Fourth Beatitude
'Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.'--MATT. v. 6. Two preliminary remarks will give us the point of view from which I desire to consider these words now. First, we have seen, in previous sermons, that these paradoxes of the Christian life which we call the Beatitudes are a linked chain, or, rather, an outgrowth from a common root. Each presupposes all the preceding. Now, of course, it is a mistake to expect uniformity in the process of building …
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My hands have made both heaven and earth; they and everything in them are mine. I, the LORD, have spoken! "I will bless those who have humble and contrite hearts, who tremble at my word.
God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
But Jesus said, "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children."
"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world.
When Jesus saw what was happening, he was angry with his disciples. He said to them, "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children.
Then Jesus turned to his disciples and said, "God blesses you who are poor, for the Kingdom of God is yours.
And just as my Father has granted me a Kingdom, I now grant you the right
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