When he saw the crowds, he
went up the mountain, and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him.
He began to teach them, saying:
"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 land.
Blessed are they who hunger and
thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, for they
will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the clean of
heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for
they will be called children of God.
Blessed are they who are
persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of
Blessed are you when they insult
you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you (falsely) because
Rejoice and be glad, for
your reward will be great in heaven. Thus they persecuted the prophets who were
1 Videns autem turbas, ascendit in montem; et cum sedisset, ac cesserunt ad
eum discipuli eius;
2 et aperiens os suum docebat eos dicens:
3 “ Beati pauperes spiritu, quoniam ipsorum est regnum caelorum.
4 Beati, qui lugent, quoniam ipsi consolabuntur.
5 Beati mites, quoniam ipsi possidebunt terram.
6 Beati, qui esuriunt et sitiunt iustitiam, quoniam ipsi saturabuntur.
7 Beati misericordes, quia ipsi misericordiam consequentur.
8 Beati mundo corde, quoniam ipsi Deum videbunt.
9 Beati pacifici, quoniam filii Dei vocabuntur.
10 Beati, qui persecutionem patiuntur propter iustitiam, quoniam ipsorum est regnum caelorum.
11 Beati estis cum maledixerint vobis et persecuti vos fuerint et dixerint omne malum adversum vos, mentientes, propter me.
12 Gaudete et exsultate, quoniam merces vestra copiosa est in caelis; sic enim persecuti sunt prophetas, qui fuerunt ante vos.