Matthew 5:8

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Happy are the clean in heart: for they will see God.
- Basic English Bible

Blessed the pure in heart, for *they* shall see God.
- Darby Bible

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
- Webster's Bible

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
- Weymouth Bible

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
- World English Bible

Blessid ben thei that ben of clene herte, for thei schulen se God.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Happy the clean in heart -- because they shall see God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:8


5:8 The pure in heart - The sanctified: they who love God with all their hearts. They shall see God - In all things here; hereafter in glory.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:8


Mt 5:8 Blessed [are] the pure in heart. The Jew, under the tuition of the Pharisees, cared little for the state of the heart, so that outward forms were duly kept. Jesus, however, demands that the heart, the affections, the mind, shall be purified, as the fountain from whence flows the moral and religious life. A pure heart begets a pure life; an impure heart, a corrupt life. They shall see God. Not with the natural eye, but the spiritual vision; by faith. In the pure heart the Lord will dwell and his presence will be recognized. See Joh 14:23.

Discussion for Matthew 5:8

  • Only the pure in heart will see God spiritually. It is not meant upon death but now if given the gift to see into the spiritual realm. God will show Himself to the pure in heart and talk mouth to mouth as He did with Moses.
  • John carroll for verse 8
    Only those that have a pure heart will enter the kingdom of heaven. Heaven is pure. No sin or corruption shall enter into God 's Kingdom.
  • Larry Zaney for verse 8
    In that everything you are comes out of a pure heart, whatsoever you think is pure, and from that everything you do.
  • Yasuo I. Yamada for verse 8
    Blessed are the pure heart for they shall see God Those who loves God with their whole heart They see God due to their faith seeing God with their spirital eyes
  • Shelinda for verse 8
    Simple words but very powerful

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