Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

And having lifted up his eyes on his disciples, he said, Blessed are the poor, because the kingdom of God is what belongs to you.

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.

Holman Bible

Then looking up at His disciples, He said:You who are poor are blessed,
because the kingdom of God is yours.

International Standard Version

Then Jesus looked at his disciples and said, "How blessed are you who are destitute, because the kingdom of God is yours!

American Standard Version

And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed are ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.

Amplified

And solemnly lifting up His eyes on His disciples, He said: Blessed (happy -- " with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, apart from your outward condition -- "and to be envied) are you poor and lowly and afflicted (destitute of wealth, influence, position, and honor), for the kingdom of God is yours!

An Understandable Version

Then He looked at His disciples and said, "Those of you who have a [sense of personal] need are blessed, because the kingdom of God belongs to you.

Anderson New Testament

And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: Blessed are you that are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.

Bible in Basic English

And turning his eyes to his disciples he said, Happy are you who are poor: for the kingdom of God is yours.

Common New Testament

He lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: "Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Then directing himself to his disciples, he said, blessed are ye, that are poor: for the divine kingdom is yours.

Darby Translation

And he, lifting up his eyes upon his disciples, said, Blessed are ye poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.

Godbey New Testament

And He lifting up His eyes to His disciples, said, Blessed are ye poor: because the kingdom of God is yours.

Goodspeed New Testament

Then he fixed his eyes on his disciples, and said, "Blessed are you who are poor, for the Kingdom of God is yours!

John Wesley New Testament

And lifting up his eyes on his disciples, he said, Happy are ye poor: for your's is the kingdom of God.

Julia Smith Translation

And he having lifted up his eyes upon his disciples, said, Happy the poor, for yours is the kingdom of God

King James 2000

And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be you poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he lifted up his eyes to his disciples [and] said, "Blessed [are] the poor, because yours is the kingdom of God.

Modern King James verseion

And lifting up His eyes to His disciples, He said, Blessed are the poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he lifted up his eyes upon the disciples, and said, "Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.

Moffatt New Testament

Then, raising his eyes he looked at his disciples and said: "Blessed are you poor! the Realm of God is yours.

Montgomery New Testament

Then raising his eyes upon his disciples he began to say to them. "Blessed are you poor, For the kingdom of God is yours.

NET Bible

Then he looked up at his disciples and said: "Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God belongs to you.

New Heart English Bible

He lifted up his eyes to his disciples, and said, "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the Kingdom of God.

Noyes New Testament

And raising his eyes toward his disciples, he said, Blessed are ye poor; for yours is the kingdom of God.

Sawyer New Testament

And he lifted up his eyes upon his disciples and said, Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.

The Emphasized Bible

And, he, lifting up his eyes towards his disciples, was saying: - Happy, ye destitute, for, yours, is the kingdom of God.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed are ye poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Then, raising his eyes and looking at his disciples, Jesus spoke as follows: "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the Kingdom of God.

Webster

And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed are ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.

Weymouth New Testament

Then fixing His eyes upon His disciples, Jesus said to them, "Blessed are you poor, because the Kingdom of God is yours.

Williams New Testament

Then He fixed His eyes upon His disciples, and began to speak. "Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God is yours!

World English Bible

He lifted up his eyes to his disciples, and said, "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the Kingdom of God.

Worrell New Testament

And He, lifting up His eyes on His disciples, said, "Happy, ye poor; because yours is the Kingdom of God.

Worsley New Testament

And lifting up his eyes on his disciples He said, Blessed are ye though poor; for the kingdom of God is yours.

Youngs Literal Translation

And he, having lifted up his eyes to his disciples, said: 'Happy the poor -- because yours is the reign of God.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

he

Usage: 0

lifted up
ἐπαίρω 
Epairo 
lift up, exalt self, take up, hoisted up
Usage: 14

his



Usage: 0
Usage: 0

ὀφθαλμός 
Ophthalmos 
Usage: 57

on
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

μαθητής 
Mathetes 
Usage: 254

and said
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

μακάριος 
Makarios 
Usage: 21

be ye poor
πτωχός 
Ptochos 
Usage: 16

for
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

ὑμέτερος 
Humeteros 
Usage: 4

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

the kingdom
βασιλεία 
Basileia 
Usage: 54

Context Readings

Happiness And Sorrow

19 And all the multitude sought to touch him, because power came forth from him, and healed them all. 20 And having lifted up his eyes on his disciples, he said, Blessed are the poor, because the kingdom of God is what belongs to you. 21 Blessed are those who hunger now, because ye will be filled. Blessed are those who weep now, because ye will laugh.



Cross References

Luke 12:32

Fear not, little flock, because your Father is well pleased to give you the kingdom.

James 2:5

Listen, my beloved brothers, did not God choose the poor of the world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, which he promised to those who love him?

Revelation 2:9

I know thy works and tribulation and poverty (but thou are rich), and the blasphemy of those who say themselves to be Jews, and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

1 Samuel 2:8

He raises up the poor out of the dust, he lifts up the needy from the dunghill, to make them sit with rulers, and inherit the throne of glory. For the pillars of the earth are LORD's, and he has set the world upon them.

Psalm 37:16

Better is a little that the righteous man has than the abundance of many wicked men.

Psalm 113:7-8

He raises up a poor man out of the dust, and lifts up a needy man from the dunghill,

Proverbs 16:19

Better it is to be of a lowly spirit with the poor, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Proverbs 19:1

Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than he who is perverse in his lips and is a fool.

Isaiah 29:19

The meek also shall increase their joy in LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 57:15-16

For thus says the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, also with him who is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart o

Isaiah 66:2

For all these things my hand has made, and all these things came to be, says LORD. But to this man I will look, even to him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at my word.

Zephaniah 3:12

But I will leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall take refuge in the name of LORD.

Zechariah 11:11

And it was broken in that day, and thus the poor of the flock who gave heed to me knew that it was the word of LORD.

Matthew 5:2-12

And having opened his mouth, he taught them, saying,

Matthew 11:5

the blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor are proclaimed good-news.

Matthew 12:49-50

And having stretched forth his hand towards his disciples, he said, Behold, my mother and my brothers.

Matthew 25:34

Then the King will say to those at his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

Mark 3:34-35

And having looked around at those who sat about him, he says, Behold, my mother and my brothers.

Luke 4:18

The Spirit of Lord is upon me, because he anointed me to preach good-news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the broken hearted, to proclaim deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to sent forth in deliv

Luke 6:20-24

And having lifted up his eyes on his disciples, he said, Blessed are the poor, because the kingdom of God is what belongs to you.

Luke 13:28

There will be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth, when ye will see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and you being thrust out.

Luke 14:15

And a certain man of those dining together having heard these things, he said to him, Blessed is he who will eat dinner in the kingdom of God.

Luke 16:25

But Abraham said, Child, remember that thou in thy lifetime received thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things. But now here he is comforted and thou are in agony.

John 7:48-49

Have any of the rulers believed in him, or of the Pharisees?

Acts 14:22

strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that it was necessary for us to enter into the kingdom of God through many tribulations.

1 Corinthians 1:26-29

For notice your calling, brothers, that not many are wise according to flesh, not many powerful, not many eminent.

1 Corinthians 3:21-23

Therefore let not one man boast in men. For all things are yours,

2 Corinthians 6:10

as grieving, but always rejoicing; as poor, but making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

2 Corinthians 8:2

that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy, even from the depth of their poverty, abounded for the wealth of their generosity,

2 Corinthians 8:9

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that although he was rich he became poor for your sakes, so that by that man's poverty ye might become rich.

1 Thessalonians 1:6

And ye became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of Holy Spirit,

2 Thessalonians 1:5

being evidence of the righteous judgment of God, for you to be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which also ye suffer.

James 1:9-10

Now let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation,

James 1:12

Blessed is a man who endures temptation, because, having become approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord promised to those who love him.

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