Matthew 5:10-12

10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Matthew 5:10 in Other Translations

KJV
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
ESV
10 "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
NLT
10 God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
MSG
10 "You're blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God's kingdom.
CSB
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness, because the kingdom of heaven is theirs.

Matthew 5:10-12 In-Context

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.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.

Cross References 6

  • 1. S 1 Peter 3:14
  • 2. ver 3,19; S Matthew 25:34
  • 3. Isaiah 51:7; 1 Peter 4:14
  • 4. S John 15:21
  • 5. Psalms 9:2; Acts 5:41; S 2 Corinthians 6:10; 2 Corinthians 12:10; Colossians 1:24; James 1:2; 1 Peter 1:6; 1 Peter 4:13,16
  • 6. 2 Chronicles 36:16; Matthew 23:31,37; Acts 7:52; 1 Thessalonians 2:15; Hebrews 11:32-38
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