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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
5:9 The peace makers - They that out of love to God and man do all possible good to all men. Peace in the Scripture sense implies all blessings temporal and eternal. They shall be called the children of God - Shall be acknowledged such by God and man. One would imagine a person of this amiable temper and behaviour would be the darling of mankind. But our Lord well knew it would not be so, as long as Satan was the prince of this world. He therefore warns them before of the treatment all were to expect, who were determined thus to tread in his steps, by immediately subjoining, Happy are they who are persecuted for righteousness' sake. Through this whole discourse we cannot but observe the most exact method which can possibly be conceived. Every paragraph, every sentence, is closely connected both with that which precedes, and that which follows it. And is not this the pattern for every Christian preacher? If any then are able to follow it without any premeditation, well: if not, let them not dare to preach without it. No rhapsody, no incoherency, whether the things spoken be true or false, comes of the Spirit of Christ.
Mt 5:9 Blessed [are] the peacemakers. Not the soldiers of a warrior king, such as the Jews expected but the men who, in the name of the Prince of Peace, go forth to proclaim peace and good will among men. Christ is the great Peacemaker.
Antoinette Rosa Ganim's comment on 2013-12-09 12:30:49:
God,through Jesus,made peace the power to be reconded with;sharp as a sword.
James's comment on 2013-12-07 15:50:45:
The Bible is the greatest wisdom man could ever embrace!!!
Billy Ngatia's comment on 2013-08-01 22:17:13:
we need to know this in our Country Kenya Am glad to read n know there is A Chaptet like this.
Solomon's comment on 2012-01-31 22:44:25:
Peace-makers are the children of God in this sense too. For even as Jesus said nothing do i of myself, but that which i've seen the Father do, so is it with those that allow God to work his peace through them.
Ashley Coles Tiffany's comment on 2011-04-23 12:34:21:
blessed are the peacemakers were called to protect the loved children of god to be the leaders of todays world and to love all even there enimies. But to believe in them selfs and to respect all life !
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