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

  • 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.
  • Ritshiwe John
    That is a true reflection of a Christ like behavior, therefore, we need to shine like stars all the time.

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