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 5:10

  • Akintola for verse 10
    Paul was trying his effort to make them understand their commitment with God
  • The apostle Paul emphasized the same truth. If we suffer, we shall also reign with him if we deny him, he also will deny us 2 Tim. 2 12 . The passage teaches that those who endure persecution will inherit the kingdom, and will rule with Jesus. Those who melt under pressure will not inherit the kingdom. Christ will deny them the privilege. Paul implies the same in Rom. 8 17 where he identifies all saints as heirs of God but only suffering saints as co heirs with Christ. Cr. James Hollandsworth Kingdom Preparation
  • T. Devadas for verse 10
    It is a war between the flesh and the spirit.
    A war between light and darkness. People loved darkness be cause their works are evil.

    Rev Dr T. Devadas M. Th.,