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

  • BSP
    Verse 29 If there is anything or anyone in our life that makes us stumble from being obedient to Jehovah God it would be best to get that negative influence out of our lives.
  • Alex
    Steve that great promise was that christ wd be multiplied as the stars of heaven which means that god the father wd have gransons and there has to be an israel of god even the promise to abraham that his seed wd be as the sand of the seas meant that abraham wd have gransons and abraham means exaulted father in hebrew.thats y jesus refers to the h.g. as the promise he is the multiplcation o christ
  • Alex
    Steve let me tell you y the h.g. is the grandson simply b c the h.g. comes out of christ loins his seed etc, th seed of christ is his word his breath etc when christ breath on them the seed was sown in their hearts the granson which is the h.g. was born at pentacost that which is born of the spirit is spirit thats the h.g. which resulted from his seed his breath. thus th h.g. is truly granson
  • Bob
    What do you think Matthew 5:32 means when it says anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery? Isn't adultery the same sin as having an affair with someone married? So what if a lonely man in his 40s has never been married and falls in love with the only single woman in his church was divorced 20 years ago- if he marries her is that sinful and considered as evil as an affair?
  • Barry
    Faith is to belief what strength is to muscle.
  • Cherry Silvers
    It gets easier to pray and bless those that hurt you. I have prayed many times in my work place for ride unkind and spiteful people. "I prayed God to give them more of what they needed most to be happy, which is more of God in their lives."

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