Matthew 5:12

Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Reioyce, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heauen: For so persecuted they the Prophets which were before you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets that were before you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be glad and full of joy; for great is your reward in heaven: for so were the prophets attacked who were before you.
- Basic English Bible

Rejoice and exult, for your reward is great in the heavens; for thus have they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
- Darby Bible

Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
- Webster's Bible

Be joyful and triumphant, because your reward is great in the Heavens; for so were the Prophets before you persecuted.
- Weymouth Bible

Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven. For that is how they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
- World English Bible

Ioie ye, and be ye glad, for youre meede is plenteuouse in heuenes; for so thei han pursued `also profetis that weren bifor you.
- Wycliffe Bible

rejoice ye and be glad, because your reward [is] great in the heavens, for thus did they persecute the prophets who were before you.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:12


5:12 Your reward - Even over and above the happiness that naturally and directly results from holiness.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:12


Mt 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad. On account of persecution. The reason why they may justly rejoice is given: "Great is your reward in heaven". So they persecuted the prophets. Isaiah is said to have been sawed asunder; Jeremiah was thrown into a dungeon and threatened with death; Elijah was hunted by Ahab and Jezebel.

Discussion for Matthew 5:12

  • Sam kwapi for verse 12
    We should endure whatever challenge we are undergoing as Christians in this world because one day we shall be clothed with crowns of righteousness!!!

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