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

  • 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.
  • 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?
  • Lu2677
    C-Dub, You make a very broad statement by saying "we" forget about what Jesus says. And "we"go straight to what Paul teaches. How do you know that "we" do this?
    Furthermore, Paul was saved, he preached the cross, he lived and died for Jesus, he encourages all in the faith in his letters that scripture gives us, and pointed out their errors. Paul gives us wholesome words.