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

  • Debbie
    Hi Sabra, I see 5v36 and 37 as let your yes be yes and no be no, not undesided, swayed, like a Reed blowing in the wind. And to be honest, not lie to one another.
  • 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 .....
  • 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