Matthew 5:9

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall bee called the children of God.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)

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Other Translations

Blessed [are] the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
- King James Version

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Happy are the peacemakers: for they will be named sons of God.
- Basic English Bible

Blessed the peace-makers, for *they* shall be called sons of God.
- Darby Bible

Blessed are the peace-makers: for they shall be called children of God.
- Webster's Bible

Blessed are the peacemakers, for it is they who will be recognized as sons of God.
- Weymouth Bible

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.
- World English Bible

Blessid ben pesible men, for thei schulen be clepid Goddis children.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Happy the peacemakers -- because they shall be called Sons of God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:9

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.

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:9

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.

Discussion for Matthew 5

  • Lilian
    Let your light so shine before men so that they me see God's good work in you. Our responsibility as Christian we need to give lights to others so that through us they can see God's light. Jesus is only light of the world to walk with him we can no longer see darkness in our life amen
  • BSP
    We should let our fine conduct and good actions show so that all can see. If we imitate God to the best of our ability and others see this, they can give praise to God and we can glorify him by our actions.
  • Gail headrick
    This is so true, people do not read the Bible so they look or watch other people and this is were a good Christian can help. We do not know who is watching. We need to live holy as possible to help people get saved. I love Jesus. I enjoyed this so much today. Bless all of you, gail
  • Carl
    Because Christ is not here on earth in the flesh ,We who saved are the light of Jesus Christ in the world .The light the world sees is the light of Jesus in our lives.
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 5:20 but I say unto you that except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees you shall in --- NO CASE ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN ---
  • Bruce
    If a woman leaves Her Husband and is Married to another, She shall be Call an adulteress. Romans 7:3.

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