Matthew 5:7

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Blessed are the mercifull: for they shall obtaine mercie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Happy are those who have mercy: for they will be given mercy.
- Basic English Bible

Blessed the merciful, for *they* shall find mercy.
- Darby Bible

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
- Webster's Bible

Blessed are the compassionate, for they shall receive compassion.
- Weymouth Bible

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
- World English Bible

Blessid ben merciful men, for thei schulen gete merci.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Happy the kind -- because they shall find kindness.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:7


5:7 The merciful - The tender - hearted: they who love all men as themselves: They shall obtain mercy - Whatever mercy therefore we desire from God, the same let us show to our brethren. He will repay us a thousand fold, the love we bear to any for his sake.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:7


Mt 5:7 Blessed [are] the merciful. The merciful, those who, instead of resenting injury, are ready to forgive, shall obtain the divine mercy. The fifth petition of the Lord's prayer implies that we must forgive if we expect to be forgiven (Mt 6:12).

Discussion for Matthew 5:7

  • I believe that we should not hold people in contempt for their weaknesses because we are all susceptible to making mistakes. No one is perfect except He who has redeemed us, Christ, The Author and Finisher of our faith.
  • Memory njini for verse 7
    mercy should be shown to every human kind and my heart arches whenever i see what war does to humankind its just not in our authority to stop it but only ask the Lord to intervene and show mercy

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