“God blesses those who realize their
need for Him,
who depend only on Him.
They belong to the Kingdom
Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the gentle, patient, 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 the children of God.
God blesses those who are persecuted
because they live for God,
for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.”
Matthew 5:3-10 (the above is a compilation of the New International Version, Contemporary English Version,
New Living Translation)