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Early Indo-European Texts

New Testament Greek

Winfred P. Lehmann and Jonathan Slocum

This page contains a text in New Testament Greek with a modern English translation. This particular text and its translation are extracted from a lesson in the Early Indo-European Online series, where one may find detailed information about this text (see the Table of Contents page for New Testament Greek Online in EIEOL), and general information about the New Testament Greek language and its speakers' culture.

from the 1st Gospel (Matthew), chapter 5

5:1 Idôn de tous ochlous anebê eis to oros; kai kathisantos autou prosêlthan autô hoi mathêtai autou. 5:2 kai anoixas to stoma autou edidasken autous legôn,

        5:3 makarioi hoi ptôchoi tô pneumati,
        hoti autôn hê basileia tôn ouranôn.

        5:4 makarioi hoi penthountes,
        hoti autoi paraklêthêsontai.

        5:5 makarioi hoi praeis,
        hoti autoi klêronomêsousin tên gên.

        5:6 makarioi hoi peinôntes kai dipsôntes tên dikaiosunên,
        hoti autoi chortasthêsantai.

        5:7 makarioi hoi eleêmones,
        hoti autoi eleêthêsontai.

        5:8 makarioi hoi katharoi tê kardia,
        hoti autoi ton theon opsontai

        5:9 makarioi hoi eirênopoioi,
        hoti autoi huioi theou klêthêsontai.

        5:10 makarioi hoi dediôgmenoi heneken dikaiosunês,
        hoti autôn estin hê basileia tôn ouranôn.

5:11 makarioi este hotan oneidisôsin humas kai diôxôsin kai eipôsin pan ponêron kath' humôn pseudomenoi heneken emou. 5:12 chairete kai agalliasthe, hoti ho misthos humôn polus en tois ouranois. houtôs gar ediôxan tous prophêtas tous pro humôn.

1 Peter 5:7 (memory verse) -

        Pasan tên merimnan humôn epiripsantes ep' auton,
        hoti autô melei peri humôn.


From the King James version:
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.
1 Peter 5:7 (memory verse) --
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.