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Matthew 5:3

Context
NETBible

“Blessed 1  are the poor in spirit, 2  for the kingdom of heaven belongs 3  to them.

XREF

Le 26:41,42; De 8:2; 2Ch 7:14; 2Ch 33:12,19,23; 2Ch 34:27; Job 42:6; Ps 1:1; Ps 2:12; Ps 32:1,2; Ps 34:18; Ps 41:1; Ps 51:17; Ps 84:12; Ps 112:1; Ps 119:1,2; Ps 128:1; Ps 146:5; Pr 8:32; Pr 16:19; Pr 29:23; Isa 30:18; Isa 57:15; Isa 61:1; Isa 66:2; Jer 31:18-20; Da 5:21,22; Mic 6:8; Mt 3:2; Mt 5:4-11; Mt 8:11; Mt 11:6; Mt 11:25; Mt 13:16; Mt 18:1-3; Mt 24:46; Mr 10:14; Lu 4:18; Lu 6:20,21-26; Lu 6:20; Lu 11:28; Lu 18:14; Joh 20:29; Ro 4:6-9; Jas 1:10; Jas 1:12; Jas 2:5; Jas 4:9,10; Re 19:9; Re 22:14

NET © Notes

sn The term Blessed introduces the first of several beatitudes promising blessing to those whom God cares for. They serve as an invitation to come into the grace God offers.

sn The poor in spirit is a reference to the “pious poor” for whom God especially cares. See Ps 14:6; 22:24; 25:16; 34:6; 40:17; 69:29.

sn The present tense (belongs) here is significant. Jesus makes the kingdom and its blessings currently available. This phrase is unlike the others in the list with the possessive pronoun being emphasized.



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