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

  • Nature
    Others have a chance to offer compassion to those in pain. What if our suffering is Their test. Is a chance for them to choose to show kindness. Then a opportunity for us to say and show to them that our strength and comfort in those troubling times comes from the Lord. He does not think as we mere humans do but as the mighty Alpha and Omega. The Great I AM. Lean not on our own understanding.
  • Cybrat
    To Devlin if your still reading this, yes it does state in the bible that Jesus is God. Please read, John 1:1 in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. I don't know you, your age, earthly age or Christian age. You made baby Christian for a season one. I won't make an assumption. I was a Christian for many years before I realized "Word" is capitalized! Word is Christ!!! Just replace "Word" with"Christ". I think bc not only was Christ sent here to die for our sins but, also to be the earthly voice of God. If we were to hear the voice of God I believe it would be to much for a human to handle.
  • 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
  • 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.