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

  • Geraldine cole
    When u are a true believer Jesus will never allow u to fall we may stumble but we will not fall why Jesus Holy Ghost live in us if we have ask Jesus for the Holy Ghost we must pray for the Holy Ghost he is our keeper he will lead us to all truth Amen
  • David Wardle
    Yes Bill, He also experienced every human emotion, every human thought and every sin that satan cast at him; He was truly and properly God and truly and properly man, just like one of us. God knows exactly how we think and feel because Jesus became a man for us. Jesus is sinless and experienced what we experience every day. We need to give that some serious thought, Jesus was a man for us.
  • Roy Gilcrease
    Christ is different he is not a sinner , it is by Christ Acts 4 and 12 are we saved (we must in order to be saved be one with him (Married) he leads we follow even when I preach the Gospel it is the mind of Christ that is preached (holy and acceptable unto God) he suffered and conquering death (the second death) Hell and the Grave Christians are buried by baptism in him 1 resurrection His I am in.
  • 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?

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