B. The Decree of the Kingdom's Constitution
1. Concerning the Nature of the Kingdom People
1 And when He saw the acrowds, He 1went up to the bmountain. And after He sat down, His 2disciples came to Him.
2 And aopening His mouth, He taught them, saying,
3 1Blessed are the 2apoor in 3spirit, for theirs is the 4bkingdom of the heavens.
4 Blessed are those who 1amourn, for they shall be 2bcomforted.
5 Blessed are the 1ameek, for they shall 2binherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and athirst for 1brighteousness, for they shall be 2csatisfied.
7 Blessed are the 1amerciful, for they shall be 2shown mercy.
8 Blessed are the 1apure in heart, for they shall 2bsee God.
9 Blessed are the 1apeacemakers, for they shall be called the 2bsons of God.
10 Blessed are those who are 1apersecuted for the sake of brighteousness, for 2theirs is the ckingdom of the heavens.
11 Blessed are you when they 1areproach and bpersecute you, and while speaking lies, say every cevil thing against you 2because of Me.
12 aRejoice and exult, for your 1breward is great in the heavens; for so they cpersecuted the 2prophets who were before you.