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 11- Jesus warned his disciples that people would persecute them and tell lies about them. We must prove by our actions that these lies are false.
  • Denise M
    To understand this passage, read Matthew 19:1-9, which gives God's plan for marriage (Genesis 2:24). Adam considered Eve part of himself; therefore, "Therefore what God has joined together let not man separate." (Matthew 19:6). If the marriage vows are broken by infidelity, divorce is allowed (Matthew 5:32). Threat to a spouse's life, desertion and forced prostitution are valid grounds, also.
  • Rene Crispin
    There is not one church that I found to be in line with the bible so sad to see
  • Bruce
    Anyone can Divorce The Other for Sexual activity, if they Choose to. When One Marries One that's Divorced it's Adultery. If The Sprouse of The Other is Dead then there's No Sin.( do not commit murder). Only Those Born-Again Should Marry One Another. If One is not Saved their first Dancing with The Devil. In a Bad Marriage or not: Pray, Read The Bible Daily, Go to a Church that Preaches The Gospel
  • Varoojan Kachikian

    Can someone please help explain Matthew 5:32?

    Thank you very much.

    Your brother in Jesus,

  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 5:38 you have heard that it hath been said an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth --5:39--BUT I SAY UNTO YOU -- that you resist not evil -- but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek turn to him the other also

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