Matthew 5:11

Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Blessed are ye, when men shall reuile you, and persecute you, and shal say all manner of euill against you falsly for my sake.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Blessed are you when {people} insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Blessed are ye when `men' shall reproach you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Happy are you when men give you a bad name, and are cruel to you, and say all evil things against you falsely, because of me.
- Basic English Bible

Blessed are ye when they may reproach and persecute you, and say every wicked thing against you, lying, for my sake.
- Darby Bible

Blessed are ye when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
- Webster's Bible

Blessed are you when they have insulted and persecuted you, and have said every cruel thing about you falsely for my sake.
- Weymouth Bible

Blessed are you when people reproach you, persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
- World English Bible

`Ye schulen be blessid, whanne men schulen curse you, and schulen pursue you, and shulen seie al yuel ayens you liynge, for me.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Happy are ye whenever they may reproach you, and may persecute, and may say any evil thing against you falsely for my sake --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:11


5:11 Revile - When present: say all evil - When you are absent.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:11


Mt 5:11 Blessed are ye, when [men] shall revile you. This is a personal application of what has just preceded. Some of those who listened were reviled by the Jews, and persecuted unto death. For my sake. In Mt 5:10 it is said "for righteousness' sake". The two expressions mean the same.

Discussion for Matthew 5

  • Nicholas worrell NACM
    John 19:28 "i thirst"
  • Irene123
    It's interesting that in this whole chapter - Jesus was teaching only His disciples, and not the multitudes as He usually was in a monologue this long.
  • Irene123
    Pro. 18:24 - song, "Just to walk with Him" - "My steps had led me far away, Sometimes I wondered why, They had taken me down lonely roads, Beneath the darkened sky, But every time I lost my way, He sought me out, He took my hand and said He'd walk with me." Throughout the scriptures, God demonstrates His willingness to compensate for our lack; Ps. 23.
  • 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.
  • 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.