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Early Indo-European Texts

Old Church Slavonic

Todd B. Krause and Jonathan Slocum

This page contains a text in Old Church Slavonic 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 Old Church Slavonic Online in EIEOL), and general information about the Old Church Slavonic language and its speakers' culture.

Matthew 5:1-13

uzĭrěvŭ že narody vĭzide na gorǫ i ěko sěde pristǫpišę kŭ n'emu učenici ego | i otvrŭzŭ usta svoě učaaše ę glagol'ję | blaženi ništii duxomĭ ěko těxŭ estŭ cěsarĭstvo nebesĭskoe | blaženi plačǫštei ěko ti utěšętŭ sę | blaženi krotĭci ěko ti našedętŭ zeml'jǫ | blaženi al'čǫštii i žaždǫštii pravŭdy radi ěko ti nasytętŭ sę | blaženi milostivii ěko ti pomilovani bǫdǫtŭ | blaženi čistii srŭdcemĭ ěko ti boga uzĭrętŭ | blaženi sŭmirějǫštii ěko ti synove božii narekǫtŭ sę | blaženi izgŭnani pravŭdy radi ěko těxŭ estŭ cěsarĭstvo nebesĭskoe | blaženi este egda ponosętŭ vamŭ i iždenǫtŭ vy i rekǫtŭ vĭsěkŭ zŭlŭ glagolŭ na vy lŭžǫšte mene radi | raduite sę i veselite sę ěko mŭzda vaša mnoga estŭ na nebesexŭ | tako bo izgŭnašę proroky iže běšę prěžde vasŭ | vy este solĭ zemi ašte že solĭ obuěetŭ čimĭ osolitŭ sę | ničĭsomuže bǫdetŭ kŭ tomu da isypana bǫdetŭ vŭnŭ i popiraema člověky |

Translation

(Matthew 5:1) 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 righteouness' 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. (13) Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.