Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

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 (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.

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 and he opened his mouth and taught them, saying, 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens. 4 Blessed are those that mourn, for they shall be comforted.



Cross References

Isaiah 61:1

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me because the LORD has anointed me; he has sent me to preach good tidings unto those who are cast down; to bind up the wounds of the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those that are bound;

Isaiah 66:2

For all these things my hand has made, by my hand has these things been, said the LORD; but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit and trembles at my word.

Psalm 1:1

Blessed is the man that does not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of the scornful.

Psalm 51:17

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Psalm 112:1

Aleph Halelu-JAH. Blessed is the man that fears the LORD, Beth that delights greatly in his commandments.

Proverbs 29:23

A man's pride shall bring him low, but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

Micah 6:8

He has declared unto thee, O man, what is good and what the LORD requires of thee: only to do right judgment, and to love mercy, and to humble thyself to walk with thy God.

Leviticus 26:41-42

and that I also have walked contrary unto them and have brought them into the land of their enemies; and then their uncircumcised hearts shall be humbled, and they shall plead because of their iniquity;

Mark 10:14

And Jesus seeing it, became angry and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me and hinder them not, for of such is the kingdom of God.

Deuteronomy 8:2

And thou shalt remember all the way by which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness to afflict thee and to prove thee to know what was in thine heart, whether thou would keep his commandments, or not.

2 Chronicles 7:14

if my people, upon whom my name is invoked, shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from the heavens and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

2 Chronicles 33:12

And when he was in affliction, he besought the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers,

2 Chronicles 33:23

But he never humbled himself before the LORD as Manasseh, his father, humbled himself; to the contrary Amon multiplied the guilt.

2 Chronicles 34:27

and thy heart became tender, and thou didst humble thyself before God, hearing his words against this place and against its inhabitants and didst humble thyself before me and didst rend thy clothes, and weep before me, I also have heard thee, saith the LORD.

Job 42:6

Therefore, I abhor myself and repent in dust and ashes.

Psalm 2:12

Kiss the Son lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way when his wrath is kindled in a little while. Blessed are all those that put their trust in him.

Psalm 32:1-2

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

Psalm 34:18

Tzaddi The LORD is near unto those that are of a broken heart and saves such as are of a contrite spirit.

Psalm 41:1

Blessed is he that understands regarding the poor; the LORD will deliver him in the day of evil.

Psalm 84:12

O LORD of the hosts, happy is the man that trusts in thee.

Psalm 119:1-2

ALEPH. Blessed are those who walk in the perfect way, who walk in the law of the LORD.

Psalm 146:5

Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God;

Proverbs 8:32

Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye sons; for blessed are those that keep my ways.

Proverbs 16:19

It is better to humble your spirit with the lowly than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Isaiah 30:18

And therefore will the LORD wait for you, that he may have mercy on you, and therefore will he be exalted having mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all those that wait for him.

Isaiah 57:15

For thus has said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is The Holy One; I dwell in the high place and in holiness and with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit to cause the spirit of the humble to live and to cause the heart of the contrite ones to live.

Jeremiah 31:18-20

I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus, Thou hast afflicted me, and I was chastised as an indomitable bullock: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art the LORD my God.

Daniel 5:21-22

and he was driven from among the sons of men; and his heart was put with the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild asses: they made him eat grass like an ox, and his body was bathed with the dew of heaven until he understood that the most high God takes rule of the kingdom of men and that he appoints over it whomever he will.

Matthew 3:2

and saying, Repent ye, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Matthew 5:3-12

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

Matthew 8:11

But I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west and shall sit down at the table with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of the heavens.

Matthew 11:6

And blessed is he who is not offended in me.

Matthew 11:25

At that time Jesus answered and said, I praise thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and understanding and hast revealed them unto children.

Matthew 13:16

But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear.

Matthew 18:1-3

At the same time the disciples came unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of the heavens?

Matthew 24:46

Blessed is that slave whom his lord when he comes shall find so doing.

Matthew 25:34

Then shall the King say unto those on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world;

Luke 4:18

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those that are broken,

Luke 6:20-26

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

Luke 11:28

But he said, Rather, blessed are those that hear the word of God and keep it.

Luke 18:14

I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for anyone that exalts himself shall be humbled, and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.

John 20:29

Jesus said unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed; blessed are those that have not seen and yet have believed.

Romans 4:6-9

Even as David also describes the blessedness of the man unto whom God doth attribute righteousness without works,

James 1:10

and he who is rich, in his low status, because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.

James 1:12

Blessed is the man that patiently endures temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those that love him.

James 2:5

Hearken, my beloved brethren, Has not God chosen the poor of this world that they might be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to those that love him?

James 4:9-10

Be afflicted and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to heaviness.

Revelation 19:9

And he said unto me, Write, Blessed are those who are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he said unto me, These are the true words of God.

Revelation 22:14

Blessed are those who do his commandments that their power and authority might be in the tree of life and they may enter in through the gates into the city.

2 Chronicles 33:19

His prayer also and how he was heard, and all his sins, and his trespass, and the places upon which he built high places, and set up groves and graven images, before he humbled himself; behold, these things are written among the words of the seers.

Psalm 128:1

Blessed is every one that fears the LORD, that walks in his ways.

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