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

  • Irene123
    Jn. 16:33; Matt. 5:45; Acts 7:59; 16:23; These refer to tribulation (trials) in this life. There will be 'some' saints in Rev.13:7 who will go thru the GREAT tribulation; I haven't r'cvd. clarification on that yet. I KNOW tho' that I will not be one of them because they become saints DURING the GREAT tribulation; how? I don't know; I just take it by faith. A saint NOW will be raptured.
  • A disciple
    As Believers in Jesus Christ; we are proved by our character, in the relentless contradiction and hatred of those who oppose us. While we seek peace, mercy, and compassion, just like Jesus does; at the same time we have to understand the real reasons for people not believing, and so for hating us because we do. Pride, loving the darkness rather than the Light, and fear of one's sins being exposed.
  • Bruce
    The darkness of this world is getting darker! You can feel the darkness, in the news and the towns and cities, in the neighborhood and the Churches are turning dark. We,who are cleansed by The Blood (Revelation1:5) are "THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD". (V:14) If they don't see The Light in us!??? WE: THE LIGHT OF THE World are the only LIGHT they will see. Stay trimmed, keep full of oil. Preach the gospel
  • MISSIONERY PASTOR TIMOTHY MUSAU
    THIS ARE THE GOOD WORKS OF CHARITY, DO YOU REMEMBER THE GOOD SAMARITAN?, THE SERMON ON THE MOUNTAIN SAYS BLESSED ARE THE MERCIFULL who delights in doing good to those in need , PEOPLE SHOULD SEE IT AND PRAISE GOD.
  • Ritshiwe John
    That is a true reflection of a Christ like behavior, therefore, we need to shine like stars all the time.
  • Steve morrow
    psalm 119:130 the entrance of thy words giveth light it giveth understanding unto the simple Isaiah 8:20 to the law and to the testimony if they speak not according to this word it is because there is no light in them JEREMIAH 23:21 I HAVE NOT SENT THESE PROPHETS YET THEY RAN I HAVE NOT SPOKEN TO THEM YET THEY PROPHESIED 23:22 ----BUT IF ----THEY HAD STOOD IN MY COUNSEL AND HAD CAUSED MY PEOPLE TO HEAR MY WORDS THEN THEY SHOULD HAVE TURNED THEM FROM THEIR EVIL WAY AND FROM THE EVIL OF THEIR DOINGS