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

  • 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
  • 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.