Matt. 5:3 KJV (With Strong’s)

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Blessed
makarios (Greek #3107)
supremely blest; by extension, fortunate, well off
KJV usage: blessed, happy(X -ier).
Pronounce: mak-ar'-ee-os
Origin: a prolonged form of the poetical μάκαρ (meaning the same)
are the poor
ptochos (Greek #4434)
akin to 4422 and the alternate of 4098); a beggar (as cringing), i.e. pauper (strictly denoting absolute or public mendicancy, although also used in a qualified or relative sense; whereas 3993 properly means only straitened circumstances in private), literally (often as noun) or figuratively (distressed)
KJV usage: beggar(-ly), poor.
Pronounce: pto-khos'
Origin: from πτώσσω (to crouch)
ink spirit
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
pneuma (Greek #4151)
a current of air, i.e. breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively, a spirit, i.e. (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, demon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy Spirit
KJV usage: ghost, life, spirit(-ual, -ually), mind. Compare 5590.
Pronounce: pnyoo'-mah
Origin: from 4154
l: for
hoti (Greek #3754)
demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because
KJV usage: as concerning that, as though, because (that), for (that), how (that), (in) that, though, why.
Pronounce: hot'-ee
Origin: neuter of 3748 as conjunction
theirs
autos (Greek #846)
the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative 1438) of the third person , and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons
KJV usage: her, it(-self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, (self-), the) same, ((him-, my-, thy- )self, (your-)selves, she, that, their(-s), them(-selves), there(-at, - by, -in, -into, -of, -on, -with), they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which. Compare 848.
Pronounce: ow-tos'
Origin: from the particle αὖ (perhaps akin to the base of 109 through the idea of a baffling wind) (backward)
is
esti (Greek #2076)
he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are
KJV usage: are, be(-long), call, X can(-not), come, consisteth, X dure for a while, + follow, X have, (that) is (to say), make, meaneth, X must needs, + profit, + remaineth, + wrestle.
Pronounce: es-tee'
Origin: third person singular present indicative of 1510
the kingdom
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
basileia (Greek #932)
properly, royalty, i.e. (abstractly) rule, or (concretely) a realm (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: kingdom, + reign.
Pronounce: bas-il-i'-ah
Origin: from 935
of heaven
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
ouranos (Greek #3772)
the sky; by extension, heaven (as the abode of God); by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel (Christianity)
KJV usage: air, heaven(-ly), sky.
Pronounce: oo-ran-os'
Origin: perhaps from the same as 3735 (through the idea of elevation)
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ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections

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Blessed.
Matt. 5:4‑11• 4Blessed they that mourn, for *they* shall be comforted.
5Blessed the meek, for *they* shall inherit the earth.
6Blessed they who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for *they* shall be filled.
7Blessed the merciful, for *they* shall find mercy.
8Blessed the pure in heart, for *they* shall see God.
9Blessed the peace-makers, for *they* shall be called sons of God.
10Blessed they who are persecuted on account of righteousness, for *theirs* is the kingdom of the heavens.
11Blessed are ye when they may reproach and persecute you, and say every wicked thing against you, lying, for my sake.
(Matt. 5:4‑11)
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Matt. 11:6• 6and blessed is whosoever shall not be offended in me. (Matt. 11:6)
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Matt. 13:16• 16But blessed are *your* eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear; (Matt. 13:16)
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Matt. 24:46• 46Blessed is that bondman whom his lord on coming shall find doing thus. (Matt. 24:46)
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Psa. 1:1• 1Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the wicked, and standeth not in the way of sinners, and sitteth not in the seat of scorners; (Psa. 1:1)
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Psa. 2:12• 12Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish in the way, though his anger burn but a little. Blessed are all who have their trust in him. (Psa. 2:12)
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Psa. 32:1‑2• 1Of David. Instruction. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered!
2Blessed is the man unto whom Jehovah reckoneth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile!
(Psa. 32:1‑2)
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Psa. 41:1• 1To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David. Blessed is he that understandeth the poor: Jehovah will deliver him in the day of evil. (Psa. 41:1)
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Psa. 84:12• 12Jehovah of hosts, blessed is the man that confideth in thee! (Psa. 84:12)
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Psa. 112:1• 1Hallelujah! Blessed is the man that feareth Jehovah, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. (Psa. 112:1)
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Psa. 119:1‑2• 1ALEPH. Blessed are the perfect in the way, who walk in the law of Jehovah.
2Blessed are they that observe his testimonies, that seek him with the whole heart;
(Psa. 119:1‑2)
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Psa. 128:1• 1A Song of degrees. Blessed is every one that feareth Jehovah, that walketh in his ways. (Psa. 128:1)
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Psa. 146:5• 5Blessed is he who hath the *God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in Jehovah his God, (Psa. 146:5)
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Prov. 8:32• 32And now, sons, hearken unto me, and blessed are they that keep my ways: (Prov. 8:32)
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Isa. 30:18• 18And therefore will Jehovah wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he lift himself up, that he may have mercy upon you; for Jehovah is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him. (Isa. 30:18)
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Luke 6:20,21‑26• 20And *he*, lifting up his eyes upon his disciples, said, Blessed are ye poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
21Blessed ye that hunger now, for ye shall be filled. Blessed ye that weep now, for ye shall laugh.
22Blessed are ye when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from them, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as wicked, for the Son of man's sake:
23rejoice in that day and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in the heaven, for after this manner did their fathers act toward the prophets.
24But woe to you rich, for ye have received your consolation.
25Woe to you that are filled, for ye shall hunger. Woe to you who laugh now, for ye shall mourn and weep.
26Woe, when all men speak well of you, for after this manner did their fathers to the false prophets.
(Luke 6:20,21‑26)
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Luke 11:28• 28But *he* said, Yea rather, blessed are they who hear the word of God and keep it. (Luke 11:28)
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John 20:29• 29Jesus says to him, Because thou hast seen me thou hast believed: blessed they who have not seen and have believed. (John 20:29)
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Rom. 4:6‑9• 6Even as David also declares the blessedness of the man to whom God reckons righteousness without works:
7Blessed they whose lawlessnesses have been forgiven, and whose sins have been covered:
8blessed the man to whom the Lord shall not at all reckon sin.
9Does this blessedness then rest on the circumcision, or also on the uncircumcision? For we say that faith has been reckoned to Abraham as righteousness.
(Rom. 4:6‑9)
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James 1:12• 12Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for, having been proved, he shall receive the crown of life, which He has promised to them that love him. (James 1:12)
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Rev. 19:9• 9And he says to me, Write, Blessed are they who are called to the supper of the marriage of the Lamb. And he says to me, These are the true words of God. (Rev. 19:9)
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Rev. 22:14• 14Blessed are they that wash their robes, that they may have right to the tree of life, and that they should go in by the gates into the city. (Rev. 22:14)
the poor.
Matt. 11:25• 25At that time, Jesus answering said, I praise thee, Father, Lord of the heaven and of the earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to babes. (Matt. 11:25)
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Matt. 18:1‑3• 1In that hour the disciples came to Jesus saying, Who then is greatest in the kingdom of the heavens?
2And Jesus having called a little child to him, set it in their midst,
3and said, Verily I say to you, Unless ye are converted and become as little children, ye will not at all enter into the kingdom of the heavens.
(Matt. 18:1‑3)
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Lev. 26:41‑42• 41so that I also walked contrary unto them, and brought them into the land of their enemies. If then their uncircumcised heart be humbled, and they then accept the punishment of their iniquity,
42I will remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land.
(Lev. 26:41‑42)
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Deut. 8:2• 2And thou shalt remember all the way which Jehovah thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thy heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments or not. (Deut. 8:2)
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2 Chron. 7:14• 14and my people, who are called by my name, humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from the heavens, and forgive their sin, and heal their land. (2 Chron. 7:14)
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2 Chron. 33:12,19,23• 12And when he was in affliction, he besought Jehovah his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers,
19And his prayer, and how God was intreated of him, and all his sin and his unfaithfulness, and the places in which he built high places, and set up Asherahs and graven images, before he was humbled, behold, they are written among the words of Hozai.
23And he did not humble himself before Jehovah, as Manasseh his father had humbled himself; for he, Amon, multiplied trespass.
(2 Chron. 33:12,19,23)
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2 Chron. 34:27• 27Because thy heart was tender, and thou didst humble thyself before God, when thou heardest his words against this place and against the inhabitants thereof, and humbledst thyself before me, and didst rend thy garments and weep before me, I also have heard thee, saith Jehovah. (2 Chron. 34:27)
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Job 42:6• 6Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes. (Job 42:6)
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Psa. 34:18• 18Jehovah is nigh to those that are of a broken heart, and saveth them that are of a contrite spirit. (Psa. 34:18)
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Psa. 51:17• 17The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. (Psa. 51:17)
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Prov. 16:19• 19Better is it to be of a humble spirit with the meek, than to divide the spoil with the proud. (Prov. 16:19)
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Prov. 29:23• 23A man's pride bringeth him low; but the humble in spirit shall obtain honour. (Prov. 29:23)
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Isa. 57:15• 15For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, and whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, and with him that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. (Isa. 57:15)
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Isa. 61:1• 1The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is upon me, because Jehovah hath anointed me to announce glad tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and opening of the prison to them that are bound; (Isa. 61:1)
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Isa. 66:2• 2Even all these things hath my hand made, and all these things have been, saith Jehovah. But to this man will I look: to the afflicted and contrite in spirit, and who trembleth at my word. (Isa. 66:2)
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Jer. 31:18‑20• 18I have indeed heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus: Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised as a bullock not trained: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art Jehovah my God.
19Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after I knew myself, I smote upon my thigh. I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, for I bear the reproach of my youth.
20Is Ephraim a dear son unto me? is he a child of delights? For whilst I have been speaking against him, I do constantly remember him still. Therefore my bowels are troubled for him: I will certainly have mercy upon him, saith Jehovah.
(Jer. 31:18‑20)
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Dan. 5:21‑22• 21and he was driven from the sons of men, and his heart was made like the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild asses; they fed him with grass like oxen, and his body was bathed with the dew of heaven; till he knew that the Most High God ruleth over the kingdom of men, and that he appointeth over it whomsoever he will.
22And thou, Belshazzar, his son, hast not humbled thy heart, although thou knewest all this;
(Dan. 5:21‑22)
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Mic. 6:8• 8He hath shewn thee, O man, what is good: and what doth Jehovah require of thee, but to do justly, and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with thy God? (Mic. 6:8)
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Luke 4:18• 18The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach glad tidings to the poor; he has sent me to preach to captives deliverance, and to the blind sight, to send forth the crushed delivered, (Luke 4:18)
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Luke 6:20• 20And *he*, lifting up his eyes upon his disciples, said, Blessed are ye poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. (Luke 6:20)
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Luke 18:14• 14I say unto you, This man went down to his house justified rather than that other. For every one who exalts himself shall be humbled, and he that humbles himself shall be exalted. (Luke 18:14)
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James 1:10• 10and the rich in his humiliation, because as the grass's flower he will pass away. (James 1:10)
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James 4:9‑10• 9Be wretched, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
10Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he shall exalt you.
(James 4:9‑10)
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 A man of spirit is one who — such as Cain was — is determined not to be beaten; a soul who would fight it out with God Himself. He who is "poor in spirit" is the very opposite of this. It is a person who is broken, who feels that the dust is his right place. And every soul that knows God must, more or less, be there. (Remarks on Matthew 5:1-17 by W. Kelly)
 By the "kingdom of heaven" He does not mean heaven: it never means heaven, but always takes in the earth as under the rule of heaven. (Remarks on Matthew 5:1-17 by W. Kelly)
 He does not speak of the Church here. There might have been the kingdom of heaven and no Church at all. It is not till the sixteenth chapter of this Gospel that the subject of the Church is broached, and then it is a thing promised and expressly distinguished from the kingdom of heaven. (Remarks on Matthew 5:1-17 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

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Blessed are the poor in spirit, for *theirs* is the kingdom of the heavens.

W. Kelly Translation

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Blessed the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.