Any one of the nine declarations (called the Beatitudes), made in the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. v. 3-12), with regard to the blessedness of those who are distinguished by certain specified virtues.
Literally, state of blessing; specifically the verses in Matthew and Luke that begin "blessed are".
A blessing. The term is most commonly associated with the list of blessings offered by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew, 5:3-12 (also found partially in Luke).