1 Jesus saw the crowds and went up a hill, where he sat down. His disciples gathered round him,
2 and he began to teach them:
3 “Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor; the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to them!
4 Happy are those who are humble; they will receive what God has promised!
5 Happy are those who are humble; they will receive what God has promised!
6 Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires; God will satisfy them fully!
7 Happy are those who are merciful to others; God will be merciful to them!
8 Happy are the pure in heart; they will see God!
9 Happy are those who work for peace; God will call them his children!
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