1/30/11

Rejoice and be Glad, for your reward is Great in Heaven.


Matthew 5:1-12
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"Jesus, seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down his disciples came to him.
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And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:
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"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
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"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
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"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
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"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
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"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
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"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
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"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
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"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
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"Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.
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*Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so men persecuted the prophets who were before you.

1 comment:

Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

<< John 15 >>
New American Standard Bible

18" If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. 19“If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you. 20“Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also. 21“But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know the One who sent Me. 22“If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23“He who hates Me hates My Father also. 24“If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would not have sin; but now they have both seen and hated Me and My Father as well. 25“But they have done this to fulfill the word that is written in their Law, ‘THEY HATED ME WITHOUT A CAUSE.’