Matthew 5:9

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall bee called the children of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Happy are the peacemakers: for they will be named sons of God.
- Basic English Bible

Blessed the peace-makers, for *they* shall be called sons of God.
- Darby Bible

Blessed are the peace-makers: for they shall be called children of God.
- Webster's Bible

Blessed are the peacemakers, for it is they who will be recognized as sons of God.
- Weymouth Bible

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.
- World English Bible

Blessid ben pesible men, for thei schulen be clepid Goddis children.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Happy the peacemakers -- because they shall be called Sons of God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:9


5:9 The peace makers - They that out of love to God and man do all possible good to all men. Peace in the Scripture sense implies all blessings temporal and eternal. They shall be called the children of God - Shall be acknowledged such by God and man. One would imagine a person of this amiable temper and behaviour would be the darling of mankind. But our Lord well knew it would not be so, as long as Satan was the prince of this world. He therefore warns them before of the treatment all were to expect, who were determined thus to tread in his steps, by immediately subjoining, Happy are they who are persecuted for righteousness' sake. Through this whole discourse we cannot but observe the most exact method which can possibly be conceived. Every paragraph, every sentence, is closely connected both with that which precedes, and that which follows it. And is not this the pattern for every Christian preacher? If any then are able to follow it without any premeditation, well: if not, let them not dare to preach without it. No rhapsody, no incoherency, whether the things spoken be true or false, comes of the Spirit of Christ.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:9


Mt 5:9 Blessed [are] the peacemakers. Not the soldiers of a warrior king, such as the Jews expected but the men who, in the name of the Prince of Peace, go forth to proclaim peace and good will among men. Christ is the great Peacemaker.

Discussion for Matthew 5:9

  • VERY IMPORTANT FOR ONE TO HAVE PEACE IN OUR LIVES.SALVATION IS FREE AND WE MUST ACCEPT THIS WITHOUT ANY DOUBT IN OUR LIVES..AS JESUS IN THE ONLY THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE...WE MUST PRAY THAT THE LAST SOUL WE BE FOUND IN JESUS NAME ..AMEN
  • Caleb Sunday Awojobi for verse 9
    Peace in the spirit as i define from Economics ' perspective is a state of EQUILIBRIUM. Jesus is the prince of peace, He 's given the peace to ALL those who receives Him Jn. 1:12, because we 're become a joint-heir with Him unto all things. He said that so far we remain in Him, He dwells in us Jn. 15:5, and this is ever sure He 's the word that proceedeth out of God Himself......so, if Christ dwells in God, we dwell in Christ. We 're God 's children as Peace makers because we 're of Christ!
  • MockingBird for verse 9
    Peace is to be in an undisturbed state of being I Thank God for His Peace that He gives I cannot give peace in a matter unless there is love in me to do so. I must do so in accordance with God 's will. Jesus was and is the Greatest Peacemaker that ever was and is .He is still making Peace to this day !!!! To be stressed out I am not in peace so I better get myself straightened out. I am to be diligent in my work for God but not stressed out to a point that I am stressed out !!!!
  • AMEN JAY for verse 9
    we should practice what we preach by carrying and promoting the peace of GOD that passes all understanding for its GOD commandment unto us,people of Hope and Faith
  • Herman Mason for verse 9
    I like it 's reading about knowledge, the knowledge that we all need is the word of God,we can go but so far without Gods word, mere words would be no good if there was no God because he created all things,nothing exist without him. Every thing was made for him. Nothing made with out his existence.
  • Antoinette rosa ganim for verse 9
    God,through Jesus,made peace the power to be reconded with;sharp as a sword.