Matthew 5:5

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Blessed are the meeke: for they shall inherit the earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Happy are the gentle: for the earth will be their heritage.
- Basic English Bible

Blessed the meek, for *they* shall inherit the earth.
- Darby Bible

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
- Webster's Bible

Blessed are the meek, for they as heirs shall obtain possession of the earth.
- Weymouth Bible

Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.
- World English Bible

Blessid ben thei that mornen, for thei schulen be coumfortid.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Happy the meek -- because they shall inherit the land.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:5


5:5 Happy are the meek - They that hold all their passions and affections evenly balanced. They shall inherit the earth - They shall have all things really necessary for life and godliness. They shall enjoy whatever portion God hath given them here, and shall hereafter possess the new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:5


Mt 5:5 Blessed [are] the meek. The mild, the gentle, opposed to the proud and ambitious, the kind who succeed in such a kingdom as the Jews expected. Shall inherit the earth. The land; Canaan as the type of all blessings. It is the heavenly land especially that is inherited. The especial reference is to the Messiah's kingdom, of which "the land" of Canaan was a type.

Discussion for Matthew 5

  • Bud
    To A. Moses in some bibles ( like mine ) when ever JESUS is speaking it is always in red letters, per say the red letter bible.
  • Alexander Moses
    Why are verses 3 - 48 in red font.
  • 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

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