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

  • Steve morrow
    --- DOES A FALSE WITNESS SIN --- MATTHEW 5:27 YOU HAVE HEARD THAT IT WAS SAID BY THEM OF OLD TIME THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT ADULTERY --5:28-- BIT I SAY UNTO YOU THAT WHOSOEVER LOOKETH ON A WOMAN TO LUST AFTER HER HATH COMMITTED ADULTERY WITH HER ALREADY IN HIS HEART ----- PHILIPPIANS 2:21 FOR ALL SEEK THEIR OWN NOT THE THINGS WHICH ARE JESUS CHRISTS
  • A disciple
    Insight; the history of the "City of the Great KING" is on account of her inhabitants, who have consistently rejected with contempt any and all of God's servants that He sent to her; "How often would I have gathered your children together...and YOU WOULD NOT!" But one thing we always find in the Bible around these things is that in the end God WILL have His way with Israel and they WILL convert!
  • Insight777
    V35, Jesus is teaching an important lesson. He does not say Jerusalem is Gods city but the city of a great king. A king that defines what is religion and law. Jerusalem has been destroyed twice, besieged 23 times, attacked 52 times, captured and recaptured 44 times.
    All of earth is Gods real estate. What is holy to God is the LIFE God placed on a lifeless planet. Kings kill the life God creates.
  • Brother carl
    The desire of the Holy Ghost is to deny the flesh with the mind of Christ to always please the Father. Even though the flesh considers perfection impossible it is Christ Jesus who reminds us that salvation itself is impossible and it is only made a reality by God. Who leads us to repentance, and by his word we receive faith to obey his will to be born again so then our morals can be very good.
  • A disciple
    "...so the whole world can see it and want to know what is it that we have that they don't have and they will want to be delivered..." My experience, I'm sorry to say, has never been like that. It was never because I wanted what some Church-people had, that I didn't; that I came to repentance! It was because my real danger was my sins, and my [imagined] life without God, and the Word which I heard
  • Geraldine cole
    Bruce u are so right we the True Believer of God we are the light of the World we Cannot hide our light we must let it shine so the whole world can see it and want to know what is it that we have that they don't have and they will want to be delivered from their sins because of the love that we have shown to them and the way we live our lives thats how God want his Children to live here.