Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.
Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
This passage is known as Jesus' "Sermon on the Mount," and is from the longest segment of teaching by Jesus in the Christian Scriptures. Red-letter editions of this book have nothing but Jesus’ words from Matthew 5:3 through Matthew 7:27. The “blessed are” verses are known, collectively, as the Beatitudes.