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Bible in Basic English

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

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.

Holman Bible

“The poor in spirit are blessed,
for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.

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 [spiritually prosperous, happy, to be admired] are the poor in spirit [those devoid of spiritual arrogance, those who regard themselves as insignificant], for theirs is the kingdom of heaven [both now and forever].

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.

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!

John Wesley New Testament

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

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.

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.

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

for
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764


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

Prayers for Matthew 5:3

Context Readings

The Beatitudes

2 And with these words he gave them teaching, saying, 3 Happy are the poor in spirit: for the kingdom of heaven is theirs. 4 Happy are those who are sad: for they will be comforted.



Cross References

Isaiah 61:1

The spirit of the Lord is on me, because I am marked out by him to give good news to the poor; he has sent me to make the broken-hearted well, to say that the prisoners will be made free, and that those in chains will see the light again;

Isaiah 66:2

For all these things my hand has made, and they are mine, says the Lord; but to this man only will I give attention, to him who is poor and broken in spirit, fearing my word.

Psalm 1:1

Happy is the man who does not go in the company of sinners, or take his place in the way of evil-doers, or in the seat of those who do not give honour to the Lord.

Psalm 51:17

The offerings of God are a broken spirit; a broken and sorrowing heart, O God, you will not put from you.

Psalm 112:1

Let the Lord be praised. Happy is the man who gives honour to the Lord, and has great delight in his laws.

Proverbs 29:23

A man's pride will be the cause of his fall, but he who has a gentle spirit will get honour.

Micah 6:8

He has made clear to you, O man, what is good; and what is desired from you by the Lord; only doing what is right, and loving mercy, and walking without pride before your God.

Leviticus 26:41-42

So that I went against them and sent them away into the land of their haters: if then the pride of their hearts is broken and they take the punishment of their sins,

Mark 10:14

And when Jesus saw it, he was angry, and said to them, Let the little children come to me, and do not keep them away; for of such is the kingdom of God.

Deuteronomy 8:2

And keep in mind the way by which the Lord your God has taken you through the waste land these forty years, so that he might make low your pride and put you to the test, to see what was in your heart and if you would keep his orders or not.

2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people, on whom my name is named, make themselves low and come to me in prayer, searching for me and turning from their evil ways; then I will give ear from heaven, overlooking their sin, and will give life again to their land.

2 Chronicles 33:12

And crying out to the Lord his God in his trouble, he made himself low before the God of his fathers,

2 Chronicles 33:23

He did not make himself low before the Lord, as his father Manasseh had done, but went on sinning more and more.

2 Chronicles 34:27

And your heart was soft, and you made yourself low before God, on hearing his words about this place and its people, and with weeping and signs of grief have made yourself low before me, I have given ear to you, says the Lord God.

Job 42:6

For this cause I give witness that what I said is false, and in sorrow I take my seat in the dust.

Psalm 2:12

For fear that he may be angry, causing destruction to come on you, because he is quickly moved to wrath. Happy are all those who put their faith in him.

Psalm 32:1-2

Happy is he who has forgiveness for his wrongdoing, and whose sin is covered.

Psalm 34:18

The Lord is near the broken-hearted; he is the saviour of those whose spirits are crushed down.

Psalm 41:1

Happy is the man who gives thought to the poor; the Lord will be his saviour in the time of trouble.

Psalm 84:12

O Lord of armies, happy is the man whose hope is in you.

Psalm 119:1-2

Happy are they who are without sin in their ways, walking in the law of the Lord.

Psalm 146:5

Happy is the man who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God:

Proverbs 8:32

Give ear to me then, my sons: for happy are those who keep my ways.

Proverbs 16:19

Better it is to have a gentle spirit with the poor, than to take part in the rewards of war with men of pride.

Isaiah 30:18

For this cause the Lord will be waiting, so that he may be kind to you; and he will be lifted up, so that he may have mercy on you; for the Lord is a God of righteousness: there is a blessing on all whose hope is in him.

Isaiah 57:15

For this is the word of him who is high and lifted up, whose resting-place is eternal, whose name is Holy: my resting-place is in the high and holy place, and with him who is crushed and poor in spirit, to give life to the spirit of the poor, and to make strong the heart of the crushed.

Jeremiah 31:18-20

Certainly Ephraim's words of grief have come to my ears, You have given me training and I have undergone it like a young cow unused to the yoke: let me be turned and come back, for you are the Lord my God.

Daniel 5:21-22

And he was sent out from among the sons of men; and his heart was made like the beasts', and he was living with the asses of the fields; he had grass for his food like the oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till he was certain that the Most High is ruler in the kingdom of men, and gives power over it to anyone at his pleasure.

Matthew 3:2

Saying, Let your hearts be turned from sin; for the kingdom of heaven is near.

Matthew 5:3-12

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

Matthew 8:11

And I say to you that numbers will come from the east and the west, and will take their seats with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven:

Matthew 11:6

And a blessing will be on him who has no doubts about me.

Matthew 11:25

At that time Jesus made answer and said, I give praise to you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have kept these things secret from the wise and the men of learning, and have made them clear to little children.

Matthew 13:16

But a blessing be on your eyes, because they see; and on your ears, because they are open.

Matthew 18:1-3

In that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Who is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

Matthew 24:46

A blessing on that servant, who will be doing so when his lord comes.

Matthew 25:34

Then will the King say to those on his right, Come, you who have the blessing of my Father, into the kingdom made ready for you before the world was:

Luke 4:18

The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because I am marked out by him to give good news to the poor; he has sent me to make well those who are broken-hearted; to say that the prisoners will be let go, and the blind will see, and to make the wounded free from their chains,

Luke 6:20-26

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

Luke 11:28

But he said, More happy are they who give hearing to the word of God and keep it.

Luke 18:14

I say to you, This man went back to his house with God's approval, and not the other: for everyone who makes himself high will be made low and whoever makes himself low will be made high.

John 20:29

Jesus said to him, Because you have seen me you have belief: a blessing will be on those who have belief though they have not seen me!

Romans 4:6-9

As David says that there is a blessing on the man to whose account God puts righteousness without works, saying,

James 1:10

But the man of wealth, that he is made low; because like the flower of the grass he will come to his end.

James 1:12

There is a blessing on the man who undergoes testing; because, if he has God's approval, he will be given the crown of life, which the Lord has said he will give to those who have love for him.

James 2:5

Give ear, my dear brothers; are not those who are poor in the things of this world marked out by God to have faith as their wealth, and for their heritage the kingdom which he has said he will give to those who have love for him?

James 4:9-10

Be troubled, with sorrow and weeping; let your laughing be turned to sorrow and your joy to grief.

Revelation 19:9

And he said to me, Put in the book, Happy are the guests at the bride-feast of the Lamb. And he said to me, These are the true words of God.

Revelation 22:14

A blessing on those whose robes are washed, so that they may have a right to the tree of life, and may go in by the doors into the town.

2 Chronicles 33:19

And the prayer which he made to God, and how God gave him an answer, and all his sin and his wrongdoing, and the places where he made high places and put up pillars of wood and images, before he put away his pride, are recorded in the history of the seers.

Psalm 128:1

Happy is the worshipper of the Lord, who is walking in his ways.

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