Parallel Verses

World English Bible

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.

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.

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.

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 He opened his mouth and taught them, saying, 3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. 4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.



Cross References

Isaiah 61:1

The Spirit of the Lord Yahweh is on me; because Yahweh has anointed me to preach good news to the humble. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to those who are bound;

Isaiah 66:2

For all these things has my hand made, and [so] all these things came to be," says Yahweh: "but to this man will I look, even to him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at my word.

Psalm 1:1

Blessed is the man who doesn't walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers;

Psalm 51:17

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit. A broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Psalm 112:1

Praise Yah! Blessed is the man who fears Yahweh, who delights greatly in his commandments.

Proverbs 29:23

A man's pride brings him low, but one of lowly spirit gains honor.

Micah 6:8

He has shown you, O man, what is good. What does Yahweh require of you, but to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?

Leviticus 26:41-42

I also walked contrary to them, and brought them into the land of their enemies: if then their uncircumcised heart is humbled, and they then accept the punishment of their iniquity;

Mark 10:14

But when Jesus saw it, he was moved with indignation, and said to them, "Allow the little children to come to me! Don't forbid them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

Deuteronomy 8:2

You shall remember all the way which Yahweh your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, to prove you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments, or not.

2 Chronicles 7:14

if my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

2 Chronicles 33:12

When he was in distress, he begged Yahweh his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.

2 Chronicles 33:23

He didn't humble himself before Yahweh, as Manasseh his father had humbled himself; but this same Amon trespassed more and more.

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 have humbled yourself before me, and have torn your clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard you," says Yahweh.

Job 42:6

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

Psalm 2:12

Give sincere homage to the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath will soon be kindled. Blessed are all those who take refuge in him. A Psalm by David, when he fled from Absalom his son.

Psalm 32:1-2

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

Psalm 34:18

Yahweh is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves those who have a crushed spirit.

Psalm 41:1

Blessed is he who considers the poor. Yahweh will deliver him in the day of evil.

Psalm 84:12

Yahweh of Armies, blessed is the man who trusts in you. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by the sons of Korah.

Psalm 119:1-2

Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to Yahweh's law.

Psalm 146:5

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

Proverbs 8:32

"Now therefore, my sons, listen to me, for blessed are those who keep my ways.

Proverbs 16:19

It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor, than to divide the plunder with the proud.

Isaiah 30:18

Therefore Yahweh will wait, that he may be gracious to you; and therefore he will be exalted, that he may have mercy on you, for Yahweh is a God of justice. Blessed are all those who wait for him.

Isaiah 57:15

For thus says the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: "I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also who is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite.

Jeremiah 31:18-20

I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself [thus], You have chastised me, and I was chastised, as a calf unaccustomed [to the yoke]: turn me, and I shall be turned; for you are Yahweh my God.

Daniel 5:21-22

and he was driven from the sons of men, and his heart was made like the animals', and his dwelling was with the wild donkeys; he was fed with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of the sky; until he knew that the Most High God rules in the kingdom of men, and that he sets up over it whomever he will.

Matthew 3:2

"Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!"

Matthew 5:3-12

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.

Matthew 8:11

I tell you that many will come from the east and the west, and will sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the Kingdom of Heaven,

Matthew 11:6

Blessed is he who finds no occasion for stumbling in me."

Matthew 11:25

At that time, Jesus answered, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you hid these things from the wise and understanding, and revealed them to infants.

Matthew 13:16

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

Matthew 18:1-3

In that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who then is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?"

Matthew 24:46

Blessed is that servant whom his lord finds doing so when he comes.

Matthew 25:34

Then the King will tell those on his right hand, 'Come, 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 on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim release to the captives, recovering of sight to the blind, to deliver those who are crushed,

Luke 6:20-26

He lifted up his eyes to his disciples, and said, "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the Kingdom of God.

Luke 11:28

But he said, "On the contrary, blessed are those who 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 everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."

John 20:29

Jesus said to him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen, and have believed."

Romans 4:6-9

Even as David also pronounces blessing on the man to whom God counts righteousness apart from works,

James 1:10

and the rich, in that he is made humble, because like the flower in the grass, he will pass away.

James 1:12

Blessed is the man who endures temptation, for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord promised to those who love him.

James 2:5

Listen, my beloved brothers. Didn't God choose those who are poor in this world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the Kingdom which he promised to those who love him?

James 4:9-10

Lament, mourn, and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to gloom.

Revelation 19:9

He said to me, "Write, 'Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.'" He said to me, "These are true words of God."

Revelation 22:14

Blessed are those who do his commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter in by the gates into the city.

2 Chronicles 33:19

His prayer also, and how [God] was entreated of him, and all his sin and his trespass, and the places in which he built high places, and set up the Asherim and the engraved images, before he humbled himself: behold, they are written in the history of Hozai.

Psalm 128:1

Blessed is everyone who fears Yahweh, who walks in his ways.

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