Matthew 5:11

Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Blessed are ye, when men shall reuile you, and persecute you, and shal say all manner of euill against you falsly for my sake.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Blessed are you when {people} insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Blessed are ye when `men' shall reproach you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Happy are you when men give you a bad name, and are cruel to you, and say all evil things against you falsely, because of me.
- Basic English Bible

Blessed are ye when they may reproach and persecute you, and say every wicked thing against you, lying, for my sake.
- Darby Bible

Blessed are ye when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
- Webster's Bible

Blessed are you when they have insulted and persecuted you, and have said every cruel thing about you falsely for my sake.
- Weymouth Bible

Blessed are you when people reproach you, persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
- World English Bible

`Ye schulen be blessid, whanne men schulen curse you, and schulen pursue you, and shulen seie al yuel ayens you liynge, for me.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Happy are ye whenever they may reproach you, and may persecute, and may say any evil thing against you falsely for my sake --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:11


5:11 Revile - When present: say all evil - When you are absent.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:11


Mt 5:11 Blessed are ye, when [men] shall revile you. This is a personal application of what has just preceded. Some of those who listened were reviled by the Jews, and persecuted unto death. For my sake. In Mt 5:10 it is said "for righteousness' sake". The two expressions mean the same.

Discussion for Matthew 5

  • Pam
    I noticed the are those who look at the beatitudes like commandments. Jesus compacted the commandments into 2; love the Lord with all your heart mind and soul, and love your neighbor as yourself. The beatitudes are love in action as a result of being born again, following Him and bearing fruit.
  • Maria
    The law still stands. Christ said it in v.17. He came to fulfill what was written of him, that he should suffer and be crucified, not to do away with the law. Whosoever breaks one of the least commandments he mentioned in verses 1-16 and teaches others to do the same will not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
  • Walter lee Dillard
    God is a good God and he always knows what we doing and about to do. The words say that what ever he have in store for us we shall receive it in the name of Jesus. We can always depends on God to do what he say he going to do for us all we have to do is believe in him and let him do his work Amen.
  • BSP
    God sees those who are persecuted for doing what is right in His eyes and He is going to bless such ones.
  • Katawanna legget
    god is good all the times he woke us up
  • Otis Dorsey
    If we work for the lord we will be reward