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Matthew 5:1-12 (The Beatitudes)

Matthew 5:1-12 (The Beatitudes)


Matthew 5:1-12 is lettered in the Fraktur style, beginning with black ink and transitioning to red by the last verses. The words "Blessed" and "Rejoice" are highlighted in gold. These verses are surrounded by the blessing pronounced in Psalm 1:1-3 to the one who meditates on God's Word, and are lettered in the Uncial style with black ink on top of a gold band

  • Story Behind the Art

    Jeremy Hershberger, a friend in Ohio, had done a good bit of work on our house for absolutely no charge. To show our gratitude, I asked what verse their family might like lettered. They wanted the Beatitudes done with black, red, and gold. I added the Psalm 1:1-3 verses to wrap around the Beatitudes. I was especially glad to do these verses, since we had memorized and studied them in our home education with the Advanced Training Institute.

  • Translation


  • Text

    Matthew 5:1-12

    1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:

    2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

    3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

    5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

    6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

    7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

    8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

    9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

    10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

    12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.


    Psalm 1:1-3

    1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

    2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

    3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

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