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Matthew 5:1-12

The Beatitudes

1. And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: 2. And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

 B. 3. Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
A. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

  C. 5. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
   D. 6. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

    E. 7. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
     F. 8. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
    E’. 9. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

   D’. 10. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
  C’. 11. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.*

A’. 12. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad:**
 B’. *** for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

* Implied, by this Davidic construction: “ye shall inherit the earth.”
** Implied, by this Davidic construction: “. . . for you will be a comfort to others.”
*** Implied, by this Davidic construction: “Blessed are the rich in spirit . . . “

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“Blessed are . . . “

 B. the poor in spirit
A. they that mourn

  C. the meek
   D. they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness

    E. the merciful
     F. the pure in heart
    E. the peacemakers

   D. they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake
  C. ye, when men shall revile you . . . for my sake.

A. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad:*
 B. [the rich in spirit]

“For . . . “

 B. theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
A. they shall be comforted.

  C. they shall inherit the earth.
   D. they shall be filled.

    E. they shall obtain mercy.
     F. they shall see God.
    E. they shall be called the children of God.

   D. theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
  C. [ye shall inherit the earth]

A. [you will be a comfort to others]
 B. great is your reward in heaven

“Blessed are . . . “

“For . . . “

 B. the poor in spirit  B. theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
A. they that mourn A. they shall be comforted.
  C. the meek   C. they shall inherit the earth.
   D. they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness    D. they shall be filled.
    E. the merciful     E. they shall obtain mercy.
     F. the pure in heart      F. they shall see God.
    E. the peacemakers     E. they shall be called the children of God.
   D. they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake    D. theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
  C. ye, when men shall revile you . . . for my sake.   C. [ye shall inherit the earth]
A. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: A. [you will be a comfort to others]
 B. [the rich in spirit]  B. great is your reward in heaven

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