Matthew 5:5-16

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.
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.

Salt and Light

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.
15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

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Matthew 5:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
ESV
5 "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
NLT
5 God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth.
MSG
5 "You're blessed when you're content with just who you are - no more, no less. That's the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can't be bought.
CSB
5 Blessed are the gentle, because they will inherit the earth.

Matthew 5:5-16 In-Context

3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
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.
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.
15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.
18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.

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Cross References 19

  • 1. Psalms 37:11; Romans 4:13
  • 2. Isaiah 55:1,2
  • 3. S James 2:13
  • 4. Psalms 24:3,4; Psalms 73:1
  • 5. Psalms 17:15; Psalms 42:2; Hebrews 12:14; Revelation 22:4
  • 6. James 3:18; S Romans 14:19
  • 7. ver 44,45; S Romans 8:14
  • 8. S 1 Peter 3:14
  • 9. ver 3,19; S Matthew 25:34
  • 10. Isaiah 51:7; 1 Peter 4:14
  • 11. S John 15:21
  • 12. 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
  • 13. 2 Chronicles 36:16; Matthew 23:31,37; Acts 7:52; 1 Thessalonians 2:15; Hebrews 11:32-38
  • 14. Mark 9:50; Luke 14:34,35
  • 15. John 8:12
  • 16. Mark 4:21; Luke 8:16; Luke 11:33
  • 17. 1 Corinthians 10:31; Philippians 1:11
  • 18. S Titus 2:14
  • 19. S Matthew 9:8
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