Matthew 5:5

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 5:5

Blessed are the meeke: for they shall inherit the earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Happy are the gentle: for the earth will be their heritage.
- Basic English Bible

Blessed the meek, for *they* shall inherit the earth.
- Darby Bible

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
- Webster's Bible

Blessed are the meek, for they as heirs shall obtain possession of the earth.
- Weymouth Bible

Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.
- World English Bible

Blessid ben thei that mornen, for thei schulen be coumfortid.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Happy the meek -- because they shall inherit the land.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 5:5

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:5

5:5 Happy are the meek - They that hold all their passions and affections evenly balanced. They shall inherit the earth - They shall have all things really necessary for life and godliness. They shall enjoy whatever portion God hath given them here, and shall hereafter possess the new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:5

Mt 5:5 Blessed [are] the meek. The mild, the gentle, opposed to the proud and ambitious, the kind who succeed in such a kingdom as the Jews expected. Shall inherit the earth. The land; Canaan as the type of all blessings. It is the heavenly land especially that is inherited. The especial reference is to the Messiah's kingdom, of which "the land" of Canaan was a type.

Discussion for Matthew 5:5

  • Rebecca on Matthew 5:5
    This verse is my reassurance that God 's will shall prevail. I pray it silently each time I hear news of the violent atrocities occurring around the world.
  • Bill on Matthew 5:5
    Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth Matt. 5 5 . Meekness has two aspects. First, is the sense that, as individuals, we are no better than anyone else. All are on level playing field with God. Second, meekness is the gentle treatment of others on the basis that we can trust God to judge evildoers and to work in other believers as He works in us. Think of Jesus, Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again when he suffered, he threatened not but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously 1 Pet. 2 23 . Our Savior was meek and lowly of heart Matt. 11 29 , and He will produce the same spirit in us when we let the Spirit take control.
  • John on Matthew 5:5
    Matthew is about how to do the will of God this the attude one must have to fellow Jesus and to live in right homony with God and man. And to express the Love of God to the world thou our liveing.
  • Shay on Matthew 5:5
    If we are mild tempered, we will display meekness by doing Jehovah Gods will and accepting his guidance. Mildness of temper will also be evident in the way we deal with others.
  • Adoliyinepoore on Matthew 5:5
    The meek are those who exercise self control over the natural wild desires, they submit to God and depend on God for leading, protection, & provisions. They will enjoy God's goodness in full & shall possess the earth both now and the life after.
  • T C NDLELA on Matthew 5:5


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