Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Matthew 5:3 in English Standard Version "“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Isa 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; Isa 66:2 All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word. Lu 6:20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Lu 12:32 “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.