Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

“The poor in spirit are blessed,
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.

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 (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous -- " with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the poor in spirit (the humble, who rate themselves insignificant), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven!

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.

Bible in Basic English

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

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.

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.

Verse Picture

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 Then He began to teach them, saying: 3 “The poor in spirit are blessed,
for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.
4 Those who mourn are blessed,
for they will be comforted.



Cross References

Isaiah 61:1

The Spirit of the Lord God is on Me,
because the Lord has anointed Me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives
and freedom to the prisoners;

Isaiah 66:2

My hand made all these things,
and so they all came into being.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
I will look favorably on this kind of person:
one who is humble, submissive in spirit,
and trembles at My word.

Psalm 1:1

How happy is the man
who does not follow the advice of the wicked
or take the path of sinners
or join a group of mockers!

Psalm 51:17

The sacrifice pleasing to God is a broken spirit.
God, You will not despise a broken and humbled heart.

Psalm 112:1

Hallelujah!
Happy is the man who fears the Lord,
taking great delight in His commands.

Proverbs 29:23

A person’s pride will humble him,
but a humble spirit will gain honor.

Micah 6:8

Mankind, He has told you what is good
and what it is the Lord requires of you:
to act justly,
to love faithfulness,
and to walk humbly with your God.

Leviticus 26:41-42

and I acted with hostility toward them and brought them into the land of their enemies—and if their uncircumcised hearts will be humbled, and if they will pay the penalty for their sin,

Mark 10:14

When Jesus saw it, He was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to Me. Don’t stop them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

Deuteronomy 8:2

Remember that the Lord your God led you on the entire journey these 40 years in the wilderness, so that He might humble you and test you to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep His commands.

2 Chronicles 7:14

and My people who are called by My name humble themselves, pray and seek My face, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.

2 Chronicles 33:12

When he was in distress, he sought the favor of Yahweh his God and earnestly humbled himself before the God of his ancestors.

2 Chronicles 33:23

But he did not humble himself before the Lord like his father Manasseh humbled himself; instead, Amon increased his guilt.

2 Chronicles 34:27

because your heart was tender and you humbled yourself before God when you heard His words against this place and against its inhabitants, and because you humbled yourself before Me, and you tore your clothes and wept before Me, I Myself have heard’—this is the Lord’s declaration.

Job 42:6

Therefore I take back my words
and repent in dust and ashes.

Psalm 2:12

Pay homage to the Son or He will be angry
and you will perish in your rebellion,
for His anger may ignite at any moment.
All those who take refuge in Him are happy.

Psalm 32:1-2

Davidic. A Maskil.How joyful is the one
whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered!

Psalm 34:18

The Lord is near the brokenhearted;
He saves those crushed in spirit.

Psalm 41:1

For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.Happy is one who cares for the poor;
the Lord will save him in a day of adversity.

Psalm 84:12

Happy is the person who trusts in You,
Lord of Hosts!

Psalm 119:1-2

?AlefHow happy are those whose way is blameless,
who live according to the Lord’s instruction!

Psalm 146:5

Happy is the one whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord his God,

Proverbs 8:32

“And now, my sons, listen to me;
those who keep my ways are happy.

Proverbs 16:19

Better to be lowly of spirit with the humble
than to divide plunder with the proud.

Isaiah 30:18

Therefore the Lord is waiting to show you mercy,
and is rising up to show you compassion,
for the Lord is a just God.
All who wait patiently for Him are happy.

Isaiah 57:15

For the High and Exalted One
who lives forever, whose name is Holy says this:
“I live in a high and holy place,
and with the oppressed and lowly of spirit,
to revive the spirit of the lowly
and revive the heart of the oppressed.

Jeremiah 31:18-20

I have heard Ephraim moaning,
“You disciplined me, and I have been disciplined
like an untrained calf.
Restore me, and I will return,
for you, Lord, are my God.

Daniel 5:21-22

He was driven away from people, his mind was like an animal’s, he lived with the wild donkeys, he was fed grass like cattle, and his body was drenched with dew from the sky until he acknowledged that the Most High God is ruler over the kingdom of men and sets anyone He wants over it.

Matthew 3:2

and saying, “Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near!”

Matthew 5:3-12

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

Matthew 8:11

I tell you that many will come from east and west, and recline at the table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 11:6

And if anyone is not offended because of Me, he is blessed.”

Matthew 11:25

At that time Jesus said,“I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to infants.

Matthew 13:16

“But your eyes are blessed because they do see, and your ears because they do hear!

Matthew 18:1-3

At that time the disciples came to Jesus and said, “Who is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”

Matthew 24:46

That slave whose master finds him working when he comes will be rewarded.

Matthew 25:34

Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

Luke 4:18

The Spirit of the Lord is on Me,
because He has anointed Me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent Me
to proclaim freedomto the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to set free the oppressed,

Luke 6:20-26

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

Luke 11:28

He said, “Even more, those who hear the word of God and keep it are blessed!”

Luke 18:14

I tell you, this one went down to his house justified rather than the other; because everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

John 20:29

Jesus said, “Because you have seen Me, you have believed. Those who believe without seeing are blessed.”

Romans 4:6-9

Likewise, David also speaks of the blessing of the man God credits righteousness to apart from works:

James 1:10

but the one who is rich should boast in his humiliation because he will pass away like a flower of the field.

James 1:12

A man who endures trials is blessed, because when he passes the test he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.

James 2:5

Listen, my dear brothers: Didn’t God choose the poor in this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that He has promised to those who love Him?

James 4:9-10

Be miserable and mourn and weep. Your laughter must change to mourning and your joy to sorrow.

Revelation 19:9

Then he said to me, “Write: Those invited to the marriage feast of the Lamb are fortunate!” He also said to me, “These words of God are true.”

Revelation 22:14

“Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and may enter the city by the gates.

2 Chronicles 33:19

His prayer and how God granted his request, and all his sin and unfaithfulness and the sites where he built high places and set up Asherah poles and carved images before he humbled himself, they are written in the Records of Hozai.

Psalm 128:1

A song of ascents.How happy is everyone who fears the Lord,
who walks in His ways!

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