Matthew 5:6

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Blessed are they which doe hunger and thirst after righteousnesse: for they shall be filled.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Happy are those whose heart's desire is for righteousness: for they will have their desire.
- Basic English Bible

Blessed they who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for *they* shall be filled.
- Darby Bible

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness: for they shall be filled.
- Webster's Bible

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be completely satisfied.
- Weymouth Bible

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.
- World English Bible

Blessid ben thei that hungren and thristen riytwisnesse, for thei schulen be fulfillid.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Happy those hungering and thirsting for righteousness -- because they shall be filled.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:6


5:6 They that hunger and thirst after righteousness - After the holiness here described. They shall be satisfied with it.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:6


Mt 5:6 Blessed [are] they which do hunger, etc. This implies the same sense of spiritual needs as verses 3 and 4. Hunger is a felt want, in this case a want of righteousness before God, the righteousness that comes from the forgiveness of sins. See Lu 15:17 Mt 5:3,4.

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.