Matthew 5:45

That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That yee may be the children of your father which is in heauen: for he maketh his sunne to rise on the euill and on the good, and sendeth raine on the iust, and on the vniust.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on {the} evil and {the} good, and sends rain on {the} righteous and {the} unrighteous.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that ye may be sons of your Father who is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sendeth rain on the just and the unjust.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that you may be the sons of your Father in heaven; for his sun gives light to the evil and to the good, and he sends rain on the upright man and on the sinner.
- Basic English Bible

that ye may be [the] sons of your Father who is in [the] heavens; for he makes his sun rise on evil and good, and sends rain on just and unjust.
- Darby Bible

That ye may be the children of your Father who is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
- Webster's Bible

that so you may become true sons of your Father in Heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the wicked as well as the good, and sends rain upon those who do right and those who do wrong.
- Weymouth Bible

that you may be children of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust.
- World English Bible

that ye be the sones of your fadir that is in heuenes, that makith his sunne to rise vpon goode `and yuele men, and reyneth on iust men and vniuste.
- Wycliffe Bible

that ye may be sons of your Father in the heavens, because His sun He doth cause to rise on evil and good, and He doth send rain on righteous and unrighteous.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:45


5:45 That ye may be the children - That is, that ye may continue and appear such before men and angels. For he maketh his sun to rise - He gives them such blessings as they will receive at his hands. Spiritual blessings they will not receive.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:45


Mt 5:45 That ye may be children of your Father. We are God's children when we have the spirit of our Father. We are not if we have the spirit of the world. Our Father above sends blessing, the rain, and the sunshine, on the just and the unjust. He loves all, and even sent his son to have a wicked world because he loved (Joh 3:16).

Discussion for Matthew 5

  • Gregoire Adams
    Matthew 4: Did King Herod Have all of his Families children killed ?

    How old was Jesus ?
  • Steve morrow
    wayne - joyce - all MATTHEW 5:11 BLESSED ARE YOU WHEN MEN SHALL REVILE YOU AND PERSECUTE YOU AND SHALL SAY ALL MANNER OF EVIL AGAINST YOU FALSELY FOR MY SAKE 1 COR 6:7 NOW THEREFORE THERE IS UTTERLY A FAULT AMONG YOU BECAUSE YOU GO TO LAW ONE WITH ANOTHER WHY DO YOU NOT RATHER TAKE WRONG WHY DO YOU NOT RATHER SUFFER YOURSELVES TO BE DEFRAUDED 2TIM2-12IF WE SUFFER WE SHALL ALSO REIGN WITH HIM .....
  • Charley
    Jesus is Lord and Savior of my soul.Philippians 2-5-10 deity the only way
    to heaven the only mediator between God and man 1st tim2-5.
    what a wonderful GOD. repent and receive him alone for salvation
    before hell awaits poor lost souls
  • Bruce
    Sabra: when we were kids we would tell a story and swear by our mothers grave or that Lightning would strike us down, if it's a lie. I'll curse you with the fleas of a thousand camels if you don't believe me! Adults do the same. I swear I would never---! They say these things to make it more believable. That's what Peter was doing, not using foul language.
    We can just say yes or no.
  • Dewey J
    Hello, Sabra Matt.5:36 is by scripture that it is above mankind pay grade to sware by anything. V37 explains that fact. Which said, But let your words be Yea, yea; Nay, nay what is more than these is from evil DBT. The biblical experts say let the Bible interpret the Bible. Glory to GOD in the highest. Amen!
  • Sabra
    Explain Mathew 5:36 please

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