Matthew 5:10

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousnesse sake: for theirs is the kingdome of heauen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Blessed are they that have been persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Happy are those who are attacked on account of righteousness: for the kingdom of heaven will be theirs.
- Basic English Bible

Blessed they who are persecuted on account of righteousness, for *theirs* is the kingdom of the heavens.
- Darby Bible

Blessed are they who are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
- Webster's Bible

Blessed are those who have borne persecution in the cause of Righteousness, for to them belongs the Kingdom of the Heavens.
- Weymouth Bible

Blessed are those who have been persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
- World English Bible

Blessid ben thei that suffren persecusioun for riytfulnesse, for the kingdam of heuenes is herne.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Happy those persecuted for righteousness' sake -- because theirs is the reign of the heavens.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:10


5:10 For righteousness' sake - That is, because they have, or follow after, the righteousness here described. He that is truly a righteous man, he that mourns, and he that is pure in heart, yea, all that will live godly in Christ Jesus, shall suffer persecution, #2Tim 3:12|. The world will always say, Away with such fellows from the earth. They are made to reprove our thoughts. They are grievous to us even to behold. Their lives are not like other men's; their ways are of another fashion.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:10


Mt 5:10 Blessed [are] they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake. The Jews expected a conquering kingdom, and its citizens to be lords among the nations, but Christ pronounces a blessing on those who are persecuted, not for misdeeds, but for righteousness. These shall have the kingdom. Doubtless these words have sustained and cheered many a martyr.

Discussion for Matthew 5

  • Wayne
    Devlin, read John chapters 5,8,10. Your answers are there.
  • Tony balogna
    Love this scripture. Our Lord Jesus really lets us know how to please the Father while living in harmony one with another. Among my favorite chapters of Matthew. God bless
  • Roy Gilcrease
    Christ is different he is not a sinner , it is by Christ Acts 4 and 12 are we saved (we must in order to be saved be one with him (Married) he leads we follow even when I preach the Gospel it is the mind of Christ that is preached (holy and acceptable unto God) he suffered and conquering death (the second death) Hell and the Grave Christians are buried by baptism in him 1 resurrection His I am in.
  • MockingBird
    Jesus was persecuted , He was reviled ,and all manner was spoken against Him falsely : The religious leaders did it in thinking they were upholding God in their accusations toward Jesus : Jesus was walking in God's will : and so for us who walk in God's will : religious people will do the same toward us . We are a Blessed people : even though we get knocked down for it.
  • Jermontez Jackson
    It doesn't because jesus already knew what was coming.
  • Roddy Williams
    I must say I thank god for the affliction that may come my way. My afflictions makes my walk with the Lord much stronger. The lord never said this walk would be easy. If they persecuted Jesus what makes us any different?