Matthew 5:3
Good News Translation
"Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor; the Kingdom of heaven belongs to them!

Contemporary English Version
God blesses those people who depend only on him. They belong to the kingdom of heaven!

Douay-Rheims Bible
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

New American Bible
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

blessed.

Matthew 5:4-11 Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land. . . .

Matthew 11:6 And blessed is he that shall not be scandalized in me.

Matthew 13:16 But blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear.

Matthew 24:46 Blessed is that servant, whom when his lord shall come he shall find so doing.

Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man who hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the chair of pestilence:

Psalm 2:12 Embrace discipline, lest at any time the Lord be angry, and you perish from the just way. [13] When his wrath shall be kindled in a short time, blessed are all they that trust in him.

Psalm 32:1,2 To David himself, understanding. Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. . . .

Psalm 41:1 Unto the end, a psalm for David himself. [2] Blessed is he that understandeth concerning the needy and the poor: the Lord will deliver him in the evil day.

Psalm 84:12 He will not deprive of good things them that walk in innocence: O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

Psalm 112:1 Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord: he shall delight exceedingly in his commandments.

Psalm 119:1,2 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. . . .

Psalm 128:1 A gradual canticle. Blessed are all they that fear the Lord: that walk in his ways.

Psalm 146:5 Blessed is he who hath the God of Jacob for his helper, whose hope is in the Lord his God:

Proverbs 8:32 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.

Isaiah 30:18 Therefore the Lord waiteth that he may have mercy on you: and therefore shall he be exalted sparing you: because the Lord is the God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.

Luke 6:20,21 And he, lifting up his eyes on his disciples, said: Blessed are ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God. . . .

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Luke 11:28 But he said: Yea rather, blessed are they who hear the word of God and keep it.

John 20:29 Jesus saith to him: Because thou hast seen me, Thomas, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen and have believed.

Romans 4:6-9 As David also termeth the blessedness of a man to whom God reputeth justice without works: . . .

James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for, when he hath been proved, he shall receive the crown of life which God hath promised to them that love him.

Revelation 19:9 And he said to me: Write: Blessed are they that are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith to me: These words of God are true.

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that wash their robes in the blood of the Lamb: that they may have a right to the tree of life and may enter in by the gates into the city.

the poor.

Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said: I confess to thee, O Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to little ones.

Matthew 18:1-3 At that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying: Who, thinkest thou, is the greater in the kingdom of heaven? . . .

Leviticus 26:41,42 Therefore I also will walk against them, and bring them into their enemies' land until their uncircumcised mind be ashamed. Then shall they pray for their sins. . . .

Deuteronomy 8:2 And thou shalt remember all the way through which the Lord thy God hath brought thee for forty years through the desert, to afflict thee and to prove thee, and that the things that were known in thy heart might be made known, whether thou wouldst keep his commandments or no.

2 Chronicles 7:14 And my people, upon whom my name is called, being converted, shall make supplication to me, and seek out my face, and do penance for their most wicked ways: then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sins and will heal their land.

2 Chronicles 33:12,19,23 And after that he was in distress he prayed to the Lord his God: and did penance exceedingly before the God of his fathers. . . .

2 Chronicles 34:27 And thy heart was softened, and thou hast humbled thyself in the sight of God for the things that are spoken against this place, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and reverencing my face, hast rent thy garments, and wept before me: I also have heard thee, saith the Lord.

Job 42:6 Therefore I reprehend myself, and do penance in dust and ashes.

Psalm 34:18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart: and he will save the humble of spirit.

Psalm 51:17 A sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit: a contrite and humbled heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Proverbs 16:19 It is better to be humbled with the meek, than to divide spoils with the proud.

Proverbs 29:23 Humiliation followeth the proud: and glory shall uphold the humble of spirit.

Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the High and the Eminent that inhabiteth eternity: and his name is Holy, who dwelleth in the high and holy place, and with a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite.

Isaiah 61:1 The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord hath anointed me: he hath sent me to preach to the meek, to heal the contrite of heart, and to preach a release to the captives, and deliverance to them that are shut up.

Isaiah 66:2 My hand made all these things, and all these things were made, saith the Lord. But to whom shall I have respect, but to him that is poor and little, and of a contrite spirit, and that trembleth at my words?

Jeremiah 31:18-20 Hearing I heard Ephraim when he went into captivity: thou hast chastised me, and I was instructed, as a young bullock unaccustomed to the yoke. Convert me, and I shall be converted, for thou art the Lord my God. . . .

Daniel 5:21,22 And he was driven out from the sons of men, and his heart was made like the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild asses, and he did eat grass like an ox, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven: till he knew that the most High ruled in the kingdom of men, and that he will set over it whomsoever it shall please him. . . .

Micah 6:8 I will shew thee, O man, what is good, and what the Lord requireth of thee: Verily to do judgment, and to love mercy, and to walk solicitous with thy God.

Luke 4:18 The spirit of the Lord is upon me. Wherefore he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, he hath sent me to heal the contrite of heart,

Luke 6:20 And he, lifting up his eyes on his disciples, said: Blessed are ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.

Luke 18:14 I say to you, this man went down into his house justified rather than the other: because every one that exalteth himself shall be humbled: and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

James 1:10 And the rich, in his being low: because as the flower of the grass shall he pass away.

James 4:9,10 Be afflicted and mourn and weep: let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy into sorrow. . . .

for.

Matthew 3:2 And saying: Do penance: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Matthew 8:11 And I say to you that many shall come from the east and the west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven:

Mark 10:14 Whom when Jesus saw, he was much displeased and saith to them: Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

James 2:5 Hearken, my dearest brethren: Hath not God chosen the poor in this world, rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which God hath promised to them that love him?

Context
The Beatitudes
2And opening his mouth he taught them, saying: 3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.…
Cross References
Isaiah 66:2
My hand made all these things, and all these things were made, saith the Lord. But to whom shall I have respect, but to him that is poor and little, and of a contrite spirit, and that trembleth at my words?

Matthew 5:10
Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 19:14
But Jesus said to them: Suffer the little children, and forbid them not to come to me: for the kingdom of heaven is for such.

Matthew 25:34
Then shall the king say to them that shall be on his right hand: Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess you the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

Mark 10:14
Whom when Jesus saw, he was much displeased and saith to them: Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

Luke 6:20
And he, lifting up his eyes on his disciples, said: Blessed are ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.

Luke 22:29
And I dispose to you, as my Father hath disposed to me, a kingdom;

Luke 22:30
That you may eat and drink at my table, in my kingdom: and may sit upon thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

James 2:5
Hearken, my dearest brethren: Hath not God chosen the poor in this world, rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which God hath promised to them that love him?

Revelation 3:17
Because thou sayest: I am rich and made wealthy and have need of nothing: and knowest not that thou art wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked.

Additional Translations
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

"Blessed are the poor in the spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed [are] the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for to them belongs the Kingdom of the Heavens.

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.

'Happy the poor in spirit -- because theirs is the reign of the heavens.
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