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And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
and, opening His mouth, He taught them, saying,
And stretching forth His hand toward His disciples, He said, "Behold, My mother and My brothers!
And looking around on those who sat about Him, He saith, "Behold, My mother, and My brothers!
"But woe to you that are rich! because ye are receiving your consolation!
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me; because He anointed Me to publish good tidings to the poor; He hath sent Me to proclaim release to captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to send away the crushed in freedom.
But Abraham said, 'Child, remember that, in your lifetime, you received in full your good things, and Lazarus, likewise, evil things; but now here he is comforted, and you are in anguish.
the blind receive sight, and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised, and the poor have the Gospel proclaimed to them.
Did any one of the rulers believe on Him, or of the Pharisees?
1 Corinthians 1:26
For ye behold your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are chosen;
2 Corinthians 6:10
as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and possessing all things.
2 Corinthians 8:2
that, in much trial of tribulation, the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded to the riches of their liberality.
1 Thessalonians 1:6
And ye became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation with joy of the Holy Spirit;
But let the lowly brother glory in his high station;
Hearken, my beloved brethren, did not God choose the poor of the world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he promised to those who love Him?
"I know your tribulation, and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews, and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.