Matthew 5:7

7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

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Matthew 5:7 in Other Translations

7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
7 "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
7 God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
7 "You're blessed when you care. At the moment of being 'carefull,' you find yourselves cared for.
7 Blessed are the merciful, because they will be shown mercy.

Matthew 5:7 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 5:7

Blessed are the merciful
Who show mercy to the bodies of men, to those that are poor, indigent, and miserable, in their outward circumstances; by both sympathizing with them, and distributing unto them; not only making use of expressions of pity and concern; but communicating with readiness and cheerfulness, with affection and tenderness, and with a view to the glory of God: who also show mercy to the souls of men, by instructing such as are ignorant, giving them good counsel and advice: reproving them for sin, praying for them, forgiving injuries done by them, and by comforting those that are cast down. To show mercy is very delightful to, and desirable by God; it is what he requires, and is one of the weightier matters of the law; it is very ornamental to a child of God, and what makes him more like to his heavenly Father. The happiness of such persons is this, that

they shall obtain mercy;
from man, whenever they are attended with any uncomfortable circumstances of life; (wyle Nymxrm Mxrm lk) , "whoever is merciful", men show mercy to him F4: and from God, through Christ; which is free, sovereign, abundant, and eternal. Men are said to obtain this, when they are regenerated, and called by grace; and when they have a discovery, and an application, of the forgiveness of their sins: but here, it seems to design those supplies of grace and mercy, which merciful persons may expect to find and obtain, at the throne of grace, to help them in time of need; and who shall not only obtain mercy of God in this life, but in the world to come, in the great day of the Lord; for which the Apostle prayed for Onesiphorus, ( 2 Timothy 1:18 ) .


F4 Maimon. Hilch. Mattanot Anayim. c. 10. sect. 2.

Matthew 5:7 In-Context

5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

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