Blessed is ... with a pure heart and does not slander with his tongue
Blessed are those who hold to Wisdom's precepts and do not hold to the ways of iniquity
Blessed are those who rejoice in her, and do not burst forth in ways of folly
Blessed are those who seek her with pure hands and do not pursue her with a treacherous heart
Blessed is the man who has attained Wisdom, and walks in the Law of the Most High
He directs his heart towards her ways, and restrains himself by her corrections
and always takes delight in her chastisements
He does not forsake her when he sees distress nor abandon her in time of strain.
1 When he saw the crowds, he went up the mountain. After he sat down his disciples came to him.
2 Then he began to teach them by saying:
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.
4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.
7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.
11 Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you and say all kinds of evil things about you falsely on account of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad because your reward is great in heaven, for they persecuted the prophets before you in the same way.
13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its flavor, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled on by people! 14 You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 People do not light a lamp and put it under a basket but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before people, so that they can see your good deeds and give honor to your Father in heaven.