“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall bee called the children of God.”
1611 King James Version (KJV)
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.
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.
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