Matthew 5

The Beatitudes

 And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. Then 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 meek,
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.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
For they shall be called sons of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.









(Galatians 5:22,23)

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

gentleness,self-control. Against such there is no law.





Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful.(1 Corinthians 13:4,5)


Let all that you do be done in love.(1 Corinthians 16:14)


Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love,
for in you I trust.
Make me know the way I should go,
for to you I lift up my soul.(Psalm 143:8)


Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you;
bind them around your neck;
write them on the tablet of your heart.
So you will find favor and good success
in the sight of God and man(Proverbs 3:3-4)


And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

(Colossians 3:14)


With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love.

(Ephesians 4:2)


We love because he first loved us.(1 John 4:19)


Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.(1 John 4:8)


Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.(Romans 12:9)


And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

(1 Corinthians 13:2)


May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.

(2 Thessalonians 3:5)


No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.(1 John 4:12)


See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

(1 John 3:1)


Matthew 22:37-40 (NKJV)

37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”




Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)


The Lord your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing.(Zephaniah 3:17)


Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.(Romans 12:12)
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.(Philippians 4:4)


When anxiety was great within me,
your consolation brought me joy.(Psalm 94:19)-NIV


This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.(Psalms 118:24)


Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.(2 Corinthians 9:7)
Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.(John 16:24)


Your testimonies are my heritage forever,
for they are the joy of my hear(Psalms 119:111)

In the way of your testimonies I delight
as much as in all riches.(Psalm 119:14)


Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope.(Romans 5:3-4)




John 14:27 (ESV)

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.


Colossians 3:15 (ESV)

 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

Hebrews 12:14 (ESV)

Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.

1 Peter 3:11(ESV)

let him turn away from evil and do good;
let him seek peace and pursue it.


James 3:18 (ESV)

And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

James 3:18(ESV)

And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

Proverbs 12:20 (ESV)

 Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil,
but those who plan peace have joy.

Proverbs 16:7 (ESV)

 When a man’s ways please the Lord,
he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him


Psalm 29:11 (ESV)

 May the Lord give strength to his people!
May the Lord bless his people with peace!


Psalm 37:37(ESV)

Mark the blameless and behold the upright,
for there is a future for the man of peace.


Psalm 85:8(ESV)

Let me hear what God the Lord will speak,
for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints;
but let them not turn back to folly.


Psalm 119:165 (ESV)

 Great peace have those who love your law;
nothing can make them stumble.

Isaiah 26:3 (ESV)

You keep him in perfect peace
whose mind is stayed on you,
because he trusts in you.




Exodus 34:6-Then the LORD passed by in front of him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth;


Numbers 14:18

The LORD is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.(KJV)


Psalm 86:15

But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, Slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.


Romans 2:4

Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?



2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.


Joel 2:13

And rend your heart and not your garments ” Now return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness And relenting oof evil


Isaiah 30:18

Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you For the LORD is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.




2 Samuel 2:6(NKJV)

And now may the Lord show kindness and truth to you. I also will repay you this kindness, because you have done this thing.


1 Kings 3:6 (NKJV)

And Solomon said: “You have shown great mercy to Your servant David my father, because he walked before You in truth, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with You; You have continued this great kindness for him, and You have given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.


Psalm 141:5 (NKJV)

Let the righteous strike me;
It shall be a kindness.
And let him rebuke me;
It shall be as excellent oil;
Let my head not refuse it.

For still my prayer is against the deeds of the wicked.




Isaiah 54:8 (NKJV)

With a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment;
But with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you,”
Says the Lord, your Redeemer.



2 Corinthians 6:6 (NKJV)

 by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love,


Ephesians 2:7 (NKJV)

that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.


Colossians 3:12

Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering


Titus 3:4New King James Version (NKJV)

 But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared,




Exodus 34:6(NKJV)

And the Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth,

Psalm 119:68

You are good and do good; Teach me Your statutes.

Psalm 73:1

Surely God is good to Israel, To those who are pure in heart!


Psalm 143:10

Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground.

Acts 10:38

You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.

Genesis 1:4

God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.

Psalm 145:9

The LORD is good to all, And His mercies are over all His works.



Hosea 2:20

And I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness. Then you will know the LORD.

1 Corinthians 10:12,13

Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall. No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.

Hebrews 10:23

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;

1 Peter 4:19

Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.

2 Chronicles 19:9

Then he charged them saying, “Thus you shall do in the fear of the LORD, faithfully and wholeheartedly.

2 Timothy 2:11-13

It is a trustworthy statement: For if we died with Him, we will also live with Him; If we endure, we will also reign with Him; If we deny Him, He also will deny us; If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.



2 Timothy 2:2

The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.



Ephesians 4:2

Ephesians 4:2 (NKJV)

with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,

Philippians 4:5(NKJV)

Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

James 3:17

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.

2 Timothy 2:24-26

The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.

Matthew 11:29

“Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.

Proverbs 15:1

A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.



Titus 1:8

but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled,

Titus 2:2

Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance.

1 Corinthians 9:26,27

Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.

Psalm 141:3

Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.

James 1:19

This you know, my beloved brethren But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger;

Proverbs 21:23

He who guards his mouth and his tongue, Guards his soul from troubles.

Proverbs 13:3

The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.