Parallel Verses

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.

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!

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.

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 looking toward His disciples, He began speaking: “Blessed [spiritually prosperous, happy, to be admired] are you who are poor [in spirit, those devoid of spiritual arrogance, those who regard themselves as insignificant], for the kingdom of God is yours [both now and forever].

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 Then the whole crowd tried to touch Him because [supernatural] power was coming from His body, and He healed all of them. 20 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. 21 Those of you who now have an appetite [i.e., for doing what is right] are blessed, because you will be satisfied [eventually]. Those of you who cry now [i.e., over your sins] are blessed, because you will laugh [i.e., when you are forgiven later].



Cross References

Luke 12:32

" [And], do not be afraid, little flock [Note: Jesus refers to His small band of disciples as sheep following Him as their Shepherd], for your Father was pleased to give you the kingdom.

James 2:5

Listen, my dearly loved brothers; did not God choose those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be wealthy in faith and to inherit the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?

Revelation 2:9

I know [about] your suffering and your poverty (but you are [really] rich), and the slander of those who say they are Jews, though they [really] are not, but are a synagogue of Satan [i.e., they claimed to be an assembly of God's people, but in reality were serving Satan].

Revelation 2:9

I know [about] your suffering and your poverty (but you are [really] rich), and the slander of those who say they are Jews, though they [really] are not, but are a synagogue of Satan [i.e., they claimed to be an assembly of God's people, but in reality were serving Satan].

Revelation 2:9

I know [about] your suffering and your poverty (but you are [really] rich), and the slander of those who say they are Jews, though they [really] are not, but are a synagogue of Satan [i.e., they claimed to be an assembly of God's people, but in reality were serving Satan].

Revelation 2:9-8

I know [about] your suffering and your poverty (but you are [really] rich), and the slander of those who say they are Jews, though they [really] are not, but are a synagogue of Satan [i.e., they claimed to be an assembly of God's people, but in reality were serving Satan].

Revelation 2:9

I know [about] your suffering and your poverty (but you are [really] rich), and the slander of those who say they are Jews, though they [really] are not, but are a synagogue of Satan [i.e., they claimed to be an assembly of God's people, but in reality were serving Satan].

Revelation 2:9

I know [about] your suffering and your poverty (but you are [really] rich), and the slander of those who say they are Jews, though they [really] are not, but are a synagogue of Satan [i.e., they claimed to be an assembly of God's people, but in reality were serving Satan].

Revelation 2:9

I know [about] your suffering and your poverty (but you are [really] rich), and the slander of those who say they are Jews, though they [really] are not, but are a synagogue of Satan [i.e., they claimed to be an assembly of God's people, but in reality were serving Satan].

Revelation 2:9-16

I know [about] your suffering and your poverty (but you are [really] rich), and the slander of those who say they are Jews, though they [really] are not, but are a synagogue of Satan [i.e., they claimed to be an assembly of God's people, but in reality were serving Satan].

Revelation 2:9

I know [about] your suffering and your poverty (but you are [really] rich), and the slander of those who say they are Jews, though they [really] are not, but are a synagogue of Satan [i.e., they claimed to be an assembly of God's people, but in reality were serving Satan].

Revelation 2:9

I know [about] your suffering and your poverty (but you are [really] rich), and the slander of those who say they are Jews, though they [really] are not, but are a synagogue of Satan [i.e., they claimed to be an assembly of God's people, but in reality were serving Satan].

Revelation 2:9

I know [about] your suffering and your poverty (but you are [really] rich), and the slander of those who say they are Jews, though they [really] are not, but are a synagogue of Satan [i.e., they claimed to be an assembly of God's people, but in reality were serving Satan].

Matthew 5:2-12

He opened His mouth and taught them, saying,

Matthew 11:5

[how] blind people are receiving back their sight, and crippled people are walking [again], and people with infectious skin diseases are being healed, and deaf-mutes are hearing [and speaking (?) again], and people are being raised [from the dead], and poor people are having the good news preached to them.

Matthew 12:49-50

Then He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, "Look, [here is] my mother and my brothers!"

Matthew 25:34

Then the King will say to those at His right side, 'You who are blessed by my Father, come and receive the kingdom which has been prepared for you since the creation of the world,

Mark 3:34-35

Then He looked out over those gathered around Him and said, "Look, [here is] my mother and my brothers

Luke 4:18

"The Holy Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He anointed me [i.e., specially chose me] to preach good news to poor people. He has sent me to proclaim freedom to those who are captives [i.e., to sin]; recovery of sight to the [spiritually as well as physically] blind; to set free those who are oppressed [i.e., by Satan] and

Luke 6:20-24

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.

Luke 13:28

[Then] there will be crying and excruciating pain, when you will see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God and [you will see] yourselves thrown outside.

Luke 14:15

And when one of the people who were reclining at the [supper] table with Jesus heard this, he said to Him, "The person who will eat bread in the [coming] kingdom of God is [certainly] blessed."

Luke 16:25

But Abraham said [to him], 'Son, remember how you enjoyed good things when you were alive [on earth] and how Lazarus had to put up with bad things? But now here [i.e., in the unseen place of departed spirits] he is being comforted and you are in agony.

John 7:48-49

Have any of the authorities or Pharisees believed in him?

Acts 14:22

[Along the way] they strengthened the hearts of the disciples, urging them to continue [to believe and practice] the faith and [explaining] that entering God's [heavenly] kingdom [See II Tim. 4:18] requires enduring many trials.

1 Corinthians 1:26-29

Now consider how you were when you were called, brothers. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were from prominent families.

1 Corinthians 3:21-23

So, no one should boast about [the knowledge or position of] people. For all things belong to you,

2 Corinthians 6:10

sad and yet always joyous; poor and yet making many people [spiritually] rich; destitute and yet possessing everything.

2 Corinthians 8:2

[It is] how, in spite of their suffering severe trials, their overflowing joy and extreme poverty produced an overwhelming expression of generosity.

2 Corinthians 8:9

For you know the unearned favor of our Lord Jesus Christ, [how] that even though He was rich, He became poor for your sakes, so that through His poverty you people could become [spiritually] rich.

1 Thessalonians 1:6

And you became imitators of us and of the Lord. [And even though] you suffered much affliction, you welcomed the message with joy [given to you] by the Holy Spirit,

2 Thessalonians 1:5

The way you are faithfully enduring [such] suffering for the kingdom of God is clear evidence that God's judgment is right in [eventually] counting you worthy of it [i.e., of entering the eternal phase of the kingdom].

James 1:9-10

But the person [who must live] in humble circumstances should be happy over being lifted up [spiritually by God].

James 1:12

The person who perseveres under trials is blessed, because when he has been approved by God, he will receive the crown of [never ending] life, which God has promised to those who love Him.

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