Matthew 5:6

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Blessed are they which doe hunger and thirst after righteousnesse: for they shall be filled.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Happy are those whose heart's desire is for righteousness: for they will have their desire.
- Basic English Bible

Blessed they who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for *they* shall be filled.
- Darby Bible

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness: for they shall be filled.
- Webster's Bible

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be completely satisfied.
- Weymouth Bible

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.
- World English Bible

Blessid ben thei that hungren and thristen riytwisnesse, for thei schulen be fulfillid.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Happy those hungering and thirsting for righteousness -- because they shall be filled.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:6


5:6 They that hunger and thirst after righteousness - After the holiness here described. They shall be satisfied with it.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:6


Mt 5:6 Blessed [are] they which do hunger, etc. This implies the same sense of spiritual needs as verses 3 and 4. Hunger is a felt want, in this case a want of righteousness before God, the righteousness that comes from the forgiveness of sins. See Lu 15:17 Mt 5:3,4.

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.