Matthew 5:9

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

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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

  • Sheba
    Jesus has called the saints to be perfect as our Father in heaven is perfect. We are perfected through Christ Jesus who saves us and keeps us free from sin in this present world.
  • Bruce
    Yes, but Knowing He Does, and then Committing Sin Anyway, He May not. He Might let Your Heart to be Harden. Therefore hath He Mercy on Whom He will have Mercy and Whom He will He Hardeneth(Romans 9:18)To Choose Your Way and not His is what sends Us to Hell. Was it Sin that Got One to This Point, It Can be Forgiven. Still Pregnant, Do Not Commit Abortion./ 2Corinthians 5:17* You Will Know
  • Edward Beck
    Can a person be forgiven for abortions?
  • Kathy
    Matthew 5vs32. The word I’d taking about Divorce. God does not want you to divorce your mate. The only exception is if he/she is unfaithful. If you Divorce then you have left your post and then she if married has committed adultry and the same goes for the man. You both are to remain together this is why in marriage God sees you as one flesh.
  • Lindy
    I urge all readers of this chapter to read Matthew Henry’s commentary of vs. 43-48.
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 5:20 for 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 JAMES 5:20 let him know that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death and shall hide a multitude of sins

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