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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 ...