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

  • Kenneth w Hegler
    God always requires more than belief...1 Peter 3:8-11. Even under the Mosaic law mankind was to do more than just believe...Mark 1:17-21! Even the bible says in James 2:17-20 that it is not enough to just believe! This is a myth propagated by the devil!
  • Fredrick adam
    that's very true amen
  • Mrs.T
    The other name you are using is not the Messiahs name!!! Jesus Christ is one with the Living God, and we do not use any other Name. His Holy precious Name is above all and is the only name worthy of All acceptation, Honor, Glory, Praise, Blessing forever, Amen!!! The sound if the letter J was used in Ancient Hebrew, not separated until Greek to English translation by writing. Because the Word was spoken before it was written. Only "certain" people were allowed to learn to write showing control over what was written.
  • Eric
    I think God loves you and wants you all to get along and put all and every difference aside. We are family and we are the hosts of heaven. The Kingdom of heaven is within us. That makes us the hosts of heaven. Praise the Lord. Let it be true.
    God bless, may these seeds fall on good ground to multiply 100 fold.
  • Neil, in Canada
    The unforgivable sin is simply “ unbelief”.....which basically is saying the Bible is not true....ie the Holy Spirit is a liar....What.must I do to be saved?...To which Jesus replies....... just believe...only one thing....not Ten.....” whatsoever is not of faith is sin...and the Law is not of faith. To believe in the NT Greek means
    1.Acknowlege Jesus
    2,,submit to Jesus
    3)..Trust Jesus
  • Bruce
    Saul: 8 Months After Salvation, I'm Decorating and Singing to a Tree. I Stopped, Something Not Right. After Reading The Word and a Year Later. At Church They're Decorating a Tree. I Mentioned to Them(Mostly Women)that It's not Right and what The Bible Says. They Said, They Know, But It's Fun,The Kids Like it/ That's Why, now You Know. And The Church is a Little? Lost. I Still Say Merry Christmas

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