By: Jesus Christ

1. God BLESSES those who are poor in spirit [those devoid of spiritual arrogance, those who regard themselves as insignificant], for they realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.

2. God BLESSES those who mourn, [over their sins and repent], for they will be comforted [when the burden of sin is lifted].

3. God BLESSES those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth.

4. God BLESSES those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, [those who actively seek right standing with God] for they will be satisfied.

5. God BLESSES those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

6. God BLESSES those whose hearts are pure, [those with integrity, moral courage, and godly character], for they will see God.

7. God BLESSES those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.

8. God BLESSES those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.

9. God BLESSES you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, the ancient prophets were persecuted in the same way.

Matthew 5:3‭-‬12