THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT



Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst,
for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted ,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.






Blessed are you when people insult you,
persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil
against you because of me.
Rejoice and be glad,
because great is your reward in heaven,
for in the same way they persecuted the prophets
who were before you.






You are the salt of the earth.
But if the salt loses its saltiness,
how can it be made salty again?
It is no longer good for anything,
except to be thrown out
and trampled underfoot.



You are the light of the world.
A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.
Neither do people light a lamp
and put it under a bowl.
Instead they put it on its stand,
and it gives light to everyone in the house.
In the same way, let your light shine before others,
that they may see your good deeds
and glorify your Father in heaven.



You have heard that it was said,
‘You shall not murder, and
anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’
But I tell you that anyone who is angry
will be subject to judgment.

You have heard that it was said,
‘You shall not commit adultery.’
But I tell you that anyone who
looks at a woman lustfully
has already committed adultery
with her in his heart.



“You have heard that it was said,
‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’
But I tell you, do not resist an evil person.
If anyone slaps you on the right cheek,
turn to them the other cheek also.

I tell you, love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you,
that you may be children of your Father.

When you give to the needy,
do not let your left hand know
what your right hand is doing,
so that your giving may be in secret.

When you pray, go into your room and close the door.
Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

Do not store up for yourselves
treasures on earth.