Matthew 5:9

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 5:9

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 for Matthew 5:9

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

  • Terry on Matthew 5:9
    There are generational blessings given in this chapter. Great guidance on how we should behave to receive blessings.
  • Jim on Matthew 5:9
    Jesus froght suffer and die, for all humanity. Not for some , but for everyone. That mean God love us so much , that he gave his only begotten son for us. The first Adam wasn't strong enough , spiritually , Jesus is all we need, than, now and forever. Make sure you praise and glorify him. He's worthy to be praise.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Matthew 5:9

    Yes, Jesus is deserving of praise. You do well to praise Him and realize that He is all you need. I agree that He died for all. There are many places in scripture that show that Christ shed His blood for all and that salvation is offered to all who will receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. You quoted Part of John 3:16, but here are a few other verses that agree with what you are saying: 1 Timothy 4:10, 1 John 4:14, 1 John 2:2, John 1:29, John 4:42, Hebrews 10:10, Romans 6:10, Hebrews 9:26, Hebrews 9:12.

    So you are correct in saying that Jesus suffered and died for all, but unfortunately not all will receive Him. From what you are saying, I can assume that you've received Christ. Continue to praise Him and always keep Him first in your heart and life. God bless!
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Matthew 5:9
    Jim, if Jesus died for ALL then why did he speak in parables to hide the gospel from some?

    Matthew Chapter 13:10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

    11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is NOT GIVEN not given.

    12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

    Malachi 1:3 And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.

    God hated Esau (Yes I know they want to CONvince us this means love less)

    Obadiah 1:18 And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken it.

    Malachi 1:4 Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom the LORD hath indignation for ever. indignation is extreme hatred.

    ...The people against whom the LORD hath indignation for ever.... how long is for ever?

    The Lord does not love Esau / Edom and King Herod was of this lineage per Jewish historian Josephus.

    If you do not know the sin of Esau I suggest you look into his marriage into the Hittite canaanite lineage.
  • Onyekachukwu Ogechi Levinus Alaka on Matthew 5:9
    It's the way a person lives that will prepare him to be a much more active and authoritative peacemaker in the World Tomorrow when Christ returns. Peacemaking is indeed a high standard and a worthy vocation, yielding a wonderful reward that is worth bending our every effort to submit to God and seek His Glorification.
  • NALINI on Matthew 5:9
  • AMEN JAY on Matthew 5:9
    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 on Matthew 5:9
    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 on Matthew 5:9
    God,through Jesus,made peace the power to be reconded with;sharp as a sword.
  • Billy Ngatia on Matthew 5:9
    we need to know this in our Country Kenya Am glad to read n know there is A Chaptet like this.


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