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Beatitudes explained in layman's terms to find true happiness [closed]

There is a question listing out the Beatitudes in the link below. I'm interested in these because according to the Bible, these eight things will make everyone happy! Can you help me interpret these ...
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What are the "Beatitudes"?

My pastor mentioned something called the "beatitudes" in the book of Matthew. What are they?
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Are we blessed when people hurt us? [closed]

Matthew 5:11 says, Blessed are ye when they shall revile you, and persecute you, and speak all that is evil against you, untruly, for my sake: (Douay-Rheims) From the sound of it, this verse has ...
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What is the Catholic Church's interpretation of 'hunger and thirst for righteousness'?

At Matthew 5:6 (RSVCE), Jesus says: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. The concept of physical hunger and thirst, as we understand today, appears ...
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What does it mean to be "poor in spirit"?

I'm working through a study on "The Beatitudes" of Matthew 5 and would appreciate any insight into Christ's statement: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. ESV My ...
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