Matthew 5:3



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

King James Version

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

International Standard Version

"How blessed are those who are destitute in spirit, because the kingdom from heaven belongs to them!

A Conservative Version

Blessed are the poor in spirit, because the kingdom of the heavens is theirs.

American Standard Version

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Amplified

Blessed (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous -- " with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the poor in spirit (the humble, who rate themselves insignificant), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven!

An Understandable Version

"Those persons who feel a deep sense of their personal need are blessed because the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.

Anderson New Testament

Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Bible in Basic English

Happy are the poor in spirit: for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.

Common New Testament

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Blessed are they, that are of an humble spirit, for of such is the kingdom of the Messias.

Darby Translation

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.

Godbey New Testament

Blessed are the poor in spirit: because the kingdom of the heavens is theirs.

Goodspeed New Testament

"Blessed are those who feel their spiritual need, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to them!

Holman Bible

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, because the kingdom of heaven is theirs.

John Wesley New Testament

saying, Happy are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.

Julia Smith Translation

Happy the poor in spirit: for their's is the kingdom of the heavens.

King James 2000

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Blessed [are] the poor in spirit, because theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Modern King James verseion

Blessed are the poor in spirit! For theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Moffatt New Testament

"Blessed are those who feel poor in spirit! the Realm of heaven is theirs.

Montgomery New Testament

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.

NET Bible

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.

New Heart English Bible

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.

New simplified Bible

Blessed (Greek: makarios: happy, blessed) are those conscious of their spiritual need, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.

Noyes New Testament

Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Sawyer New Testament

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

The Emphasized Bible

Happy, the destitute, in spirit; for, theirs, is the kingdom of the heavens;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for their's is the kingdom of heaven.

Twentieth Century New Testament

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.

Webster

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Weymouth New Testament

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for to them belongs the Kingdom of the Heavens.

Williams New Testament

"Blessed are those who feel poor in spiritual things, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.

World English Bible

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.

Worrell New Testament

"Happy are the poor in spirit; because theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.

Worsley New Testament

Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Youngs Literal Translation

Happy the poor in spirit -- because theirs is the reign of the heavens.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
μακάριος 
Makarios 
Usage: 21

are the poor
πτωχός 
Ptochos 
Usage: 16

in spirit
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

ὅτι 
Hoti 
that , for , because , how that , how ,
Usage: 764


him , his , their , he , her , they , same , himself ,
Usage: 0

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is , are , was , be , have , not tr , , vr is
Usage: 585

the kingdom
βασιλεία 
Basileia 
Usage: 54

Images Matthew 5:3

Context Readings

The Beatitudes

2 He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying, 3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.



Cross References

Isaiah 61:1

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, Because the LORD has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners;

Isaiah 66:2

"For My hand made all these things, Thus all these things came into being," declares the LORD "But to this one I will look, To him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word.

Psalm 1:1

How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!

Psalm 51:17

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.

Psalm 112:1

Praise the LORD! How blessed is the man who fears the LORD, Who greatly delights in His commandments.

Proverbs 29:23

A man's pride will bring him low, But a humble spirit will obtain honor.

Micah 6:8

He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?

Leviticus 26:41-42

I also was acting with hostility against them, to bring them into the land of their enemies--or if their uncircumcised heart becomes humbled so that they then make amends for their iniquity,

Mark 10:14

But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and said to them, "Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

Deuteronomy 8:2

"You shall remember all the way which the LORD your God has led you in the wilderness these forty years, that He might humble you, testing you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.

2 Chronicles 7:14

and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

2 Chronicles 33:12

When he was in distress, he entreated the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.

2 Chronicles 33:23

Moreover, he did not humble himself before the LORD as his father Manasseh had done, but Amon multiplied guilt.

2 Chronicles 34:27

"Because your heart was tender and you humbled yourself before God when you heard His words against this place and against its inhabitants, and because you humbled yourself before Me, tore your clothes and wept before Me, I truly have heard you," declares the LORD.

Job 42:6

Therefore I retract, And I repent in dust and ashes."

Psalm 2:12

Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way, For His wrath may soon be kindled How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!

Psalm 32:1-2

How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered!

Psalm 34:18

The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Psalm 41:1

How blessed is he who considers the helpless; The LORD will deliver him in a day of trouble.

Psalm 84:12

O LORD of hosts, How blessed is the man who trusts in You!

Psalm 119:1-2

How blessed are those whose way is blameless, Who walk in the law of the LORD.

Psalm 146:5

How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, Whose hope is in the LORD his God,

Proverbs 8:32

"Now therefore, O sons, listen to me, For blessed are they who keep my ways.

Proverbs 16:19

It is better to be humble in spirit with the lowly Than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Isaiah 30:18

Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you For the LORD is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.

Isaiah 57:15

For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, "I dwell on a high and holy place, And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite.

Jeremiah 31:18-20

"I have surely heard Ephraim grieving, 'You have chastised me, and I was chastised, Like an untrained calf; Bring me back that I may be restored, For You are the LORD my God.

Daniel 5:21-22

"He was also driven away from mankind, and his heart was made like that of beasts, and his dwelling place was with the wild donkeys He was given grass to eat like cattle, and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven until he recognized that the Most High God is ruler over the realm of mankind and that He sets over it whomever He wishes.

Matthew 3:2

"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

Matthew 5:3-12

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 8:11

"I say to you that many will come from east and west, and recline at the table with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven;

Matthew 11:6

"And blessed is he who does not take offense at Me."

Matthew 11:25

At that time Jesus said, "I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants.

Matthew 13:16

"But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear.

Matthew 18:1-3

At that time the disciples came to Jesus and said, "Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"

Matthew 24:46

"Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes.

Matthew 25:34

"Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

Luke 4:18

"THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME, BECAUSE HE ANOINTED ME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR. HE HAS SENT ME TO PROCLAIM RELEASE TO THE CAPTIVES, AND RECOVERY OF SIGHT TO THE BLIND, TO SET FREE THOSE WHO ARE OPPRESSED,

Luke 6:20-26

And turning His gaze toward His disciples, He began to say, "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.

Luke 11:28

But He said, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it."

Luke 18:14

"I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."

John 20:29

Jesus said to him, "Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed."

Romans 4:6-9

just as David also speaks of the blessing on the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

James 1:10

and the rich man is to glory in his humiliation, because like flowering grass he will pass away.

James 1:12

Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.

James 2:5

Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?

James 4:9-10

Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy to gloom.

Revelation 19:9

Then he said to me, "Write, 'Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb '" And he said to me, "These are true words of God."

Revelation 22:14

Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city.

2 Chronicles 33:19

His prayer also and how God was entreated by him, and all his sin, his unfaithfulness, and the sites on which he built high places and erected the Asherim and the carved images, before he humbled himself, behold, they are written in the records of the Hozai.

Psalm 128:1

How blessed is everyone who fears the LORD, Who walks in His ways.



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