(3) Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need, since the kingdom of the heavens belongs to them. (4) Happy are those who mourn, since they will be comforted. (5) Happy are the mild-tempered ones, since they will inherit the earth. (6) Happy are those hungering and thirsting for righteousness, since they will be filled. (7) Happy are the merciful, since they will be shown mercy. (8) Happy are the pure in heart, since they will see God. (9) Happy are the peaceable, since they will be called `sons of God.' (10) Happy are those who have been persecuted for righteousness' sake, since the kingdom of the heavens belongs to them. (11) Happy are YOU when people reproach YOU and persecute YOU and lyingly say every sort of wicked thing against YOU for my sake.
Scripture quotations are taken from
New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures,
published by the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, Inc.