Seeing the multitudes, he went up onto the mountain. When he had sat down, his disciples came to him. He opened his mouth and taught them, saying,
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the Paradise of my God.
“To the angel of the assembly in Smyrna ◆ ◆ write:
“The first and the last, who was dead, and has come to life says these things:
“I know your works, oppression, and your poverty (but you are rich),
and the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews, and they are not,
but are a synagogue of Satan ◆.
Don’t be afraid of the things which you are about to suffer.