Matthew 5:5

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

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

  • 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.

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