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

  • 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

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