02 Daily Verse / 1534 Tyndale NT / Beatitudes (Matt 5:1-16)

Today’s Bible Verse is from the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 5, verses 1 to 16. These verses are some of the most widely known verses in the New Testament, and rightly so, since this is the beginning of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.

The verses below (Matthew 5:10-12) may have been especially poignant to William Tyndale since he was persecuted and slandered by the English government and church authorities and would eventually be killed in October 1536 for the work he was doing.

5:10 “Blessed are they which suffer persecution for righteousness sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 5:11 Blessed are ye when men revile you and persecute you and shall falsely say all manner of evil sayings against you for my sake. 5:12 Rejoice and be glad for great is your reward in heaven. For so persecuted they the Prophets which were before your days.”

Original Spelling of these verses is below.

When he sawe the people he went up into a mountayne and when he was set his disciples came to hym and he opened hys mouthe and taught them sayinge:

Blessed are the poure in sprete: for theirs is the kyngdome of heven.
Blessed are they that morne: for they shalbe comforted.
Blessed are the meke: for they shall inheret the erth.
Blessed are they which honger and thurst for rightewesnes: for they shalbe filled.
Blessed are the mercifull: for they shall obteyne mercy.
Blessed are the pure in herte: for they shall se God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shalbe called the chyldren of God.

Blessed are they which suffre persecucion for rightwesnes sake: for theirs ys the kyngdome of heuen.
Blessed are ye when men revyle you and persecute you and shall falsly say all manner of yvell saynges agaynst you for my sake.
Reioyce and be glad for greate is youre rewarde in heven. For so persecuted they the Prophetes which were before youre dayes.

Ye are ye salt of the erthe: but and yf the salt have lost hir saltnes
what can be salted ther with? It is thence forthe good for nothynge but to be cast oute and to be troaden under fote of men.

Ye are the light of the worlde. A cite yt (that) is set on an hill cannot be hid nether do men lyght a candell and put it under a busshell but on a candelstick and it lighteth all that are in the house.

Let youre light so shyne before men yt (that) they maye se youre good workes and glorify youre father which is in heven.

Modern Spelling of these verses is below.

When he saw the people he went up into a mountain and when he was set his disciples came to him and he opened his mouth and taught them saying:

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which 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 the children of God.

Blessed are they which suffer persecution for righteousness sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye when men revile you and persecute you and shall falsely say all manner of evil sayings against you for my sake.
Rejoice and be glad for great is your reward in heaven. For so persecuted they the Prophets which were before your days.

Ye are ye salt of the earth: but and if the salt have lost her saltiness what can be salted therewith? It is thence forth good for nothing but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot of men.

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid  neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel but on a candlestick and it lighteth all that are in the house.

Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your father which is in heaven.

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