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

  • Geraldine cole
    Bruce u are so right we the True Believer of God we are the light of the World we Cannot hide our light we must let it shine so the whole world can see it and want to know what is it that we have that they don't have and they will want to be delivered from their sins because of the love that we have shown to them and the way we live our lives thats how God want his Children to live here.
  • Peter
    This chapter is not in parables but spoken as law, in commandment form. As God spoke to Moses only, for the people were in fear, so too did Jesus spoke to those with ears to hear. Jesus absorbed the scriptures, for he spoke of fulfilling the law and not creating a new law. So I do as well, immersing myself in the old and new, for both are relevant. I admire you Irene, even though we disagree.
  • Ella Hall
    We must love no matter what and be forgiven
  • 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.

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