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

  • 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!
  • Servant
    If we can take anything from Matt. . Let it be that Christ is trying to teach us about the Royal Law of love .
  • Amelliea
    The lord said let there be light and there was light..... In the beginning god created the heaven and the earth.. For god so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that who ever believed in him should not perish but have a everlasting life....
  • A disciple
    "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." Some of the Blessed character traits in the Beatitudes are not just "nice suggestions" but absolutely essential character traits which must be present and working in us if we hope to receive those Blessings promised. THAT is the WORK which we MUST DO that will be the LIGHT shining!
  • Alex
    Sin is the trangression of the law and Jesus says he came not to do away with the law but to fulfill the law but by his death we will all get a seed an incorruptible seed resulting in a birth of Christ in us and them that are born of God cannot sin thus our new innerman cannot sin simply b/c he is born of GOD, Thats how he will destroy mans propsensity to sin thus fulfilling the law