"But as for you, blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear.
"Blessed are you, Simon Bar-jonah," said Jesus; "for mere human nature has not revealed this to you, but my Father in Heaven.
And He turned towards His disciples and said to them apart, "Blessed are the eyes which see what you see!
"Because you have seen me," replied Jesus, "you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for to them belongs the Kingdom of the Heavens.
"Now, O Sovereign Lord, Thou dost send Thy servant away in peace, in fulfilment of Thy word,
that they may turn from darkness to light and from the obedience to Satan to God, in order to receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified through faith in Me.'
For God who said, "Out of darkness let light shine," is He who has shone in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God's glory, which is radiant on the face of Christ.
For I always beseech the God of our Lord Jesus Christ--the Father most glorious--to give you a spirit of wisdom and penetration through an intimate knowledge of Him,
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