Matthew 5:10

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousnesse sake: for theirs is the kingdome of heauen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Blessed are they that have been persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Happy are those who are attacked on account of righteousness: for the kingdom of heaven will be theirs.
- Basic English Bible

Blessed they who are persecuted on account of righteousness, for *theirs* is the kingdom of the heavens.
- Darby Bible

Blessed are they who are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
- Webster's Bible

Blessed are those who have borne persecution in the cause of Righteousness, for to them belongs the Kingdom of the Heavens.
- Weymouth Bible

Blessed are those who have been persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
- World English Bible

Blessid ben thei that suffren persecusioun for riytfulnesse, for the kingdam of heuenes is herne.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Happy those persecuted for righteousness' sake -- because theirs is the reign of the heavens.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:10


5:10 For righteousness' sake - That is, because they have, or follow after, the righteousness here described. He that is truly a righteous man, he that mourns, and he that is pure in heart, yea, all that will live godly in Christ Jesus, shall suffer persecution, #2Tim 3:12|. The world will always say, Away with such fellows from the earth. They are made to reprove our thoughts. They are grievous to us even to behold. Their lives are not like other men's; their ways are of another fashion.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:10


Mt 5:10 Blessed [are] they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake. The Jews expected a conquering kingdom, and its citizens to be lords among the nations, but Christ pronounces a blessing on those who are persecuted, not for misdeeds, but for righteousness. These shall have the kingdom. Doubtless these words have sustained and cheered many a martyr.

Discussion for Matthew 5

  • Jo Anne R
    If all people in the world would live by Matthew 5 Then the whole word could see and experience the power in the name of Jesus. Amen
  • A disciple
    The Sermon On The Mount is the FOUNDATION of all it means to walk with God, and be a Christian. All those things which He calls "Blessed" are the effects of His grace wrought in us and reflecting in our lives for men to see and glorify our Father. Good works, good character, good fruit, all comes from His goodness filled up and made perfect in us. If we don't do these things then we will perish!
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The is the mother of all teachings of Christ. May God give us the enabling to abide in total. The enabling, of course, is the Holy Spirit.
  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 5:13 for everyone that useth milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness for he is a babe --5:14--but strong meat belongeth to them that are full of age --- even those who by reason of use --- have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil PROVERBS 8:8 all the words of -- MY MOUTH -- are in righteousness there is nothing forward or perverse in them PSALM 119:172 my tongue shall speak of thy word for all thy commandments --- ARE RIGHTEOUSNESS --- PSALM 119:138 thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are --- RIGHTEOUS AND VERY FAITHFUL --- REVELATION 19:10 and I fell at his feet to worship him and he said see thou do it not I am thy fellowservant and of thy brethren that have --- THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS --- worship GOD for the testimony of JESUS is the spirit of prophecy 2 CORINTHIANS 3:8 how shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious --3:9-- for if the ministration of condemnation be glory ---MUCH MORE--- doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory
  • Alex
    God is no respector of persons he loves everybody thats y he sends his sun/son and rain/spirit on the good and the bad the just and unjust. His love and mercy is beyond OUR COMPREHENSION. IF I BELIFTED UP I WILL DRAW ALL ALL MEN UNTO ME, There was none righteous no not one but while we the world was yet sinners he died for all of us,that he might rise again in the hearts of EVERYMAN VIA HIS SEED.
  • A disciple
    "Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your REWARD in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you." The word in the original Greek Text indicates Payment, as in Wages or Hire for some work done. Our salvation depends on our finishing the course as overcomers, and enduring true and faithful to the end. Then truly by our fruits we shall be known, of what kind we are!