Matthew 5:5
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New International Version
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

New Living Translation
God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth.

English Standard Version
“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Berean Study Bible
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

Berean Literal Bible
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

New American Standard Bible
"Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.

King James Bible
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The gentle are blessed, for they will inherit the earth.

International Standard Version
"How blessed are those who are humble, because it is they who will inherit the earth!

NET Bible
"Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Blessed are they who are meek, for they will inherit the earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Blessed are those who are gentle. They will inherit the earth.

New American Standard 1977
“Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

King James 2000 Bible
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

American King James Version
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

American Standard Version
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.

Darby Bible Translation
Blessed the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

English Revised Version
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Webster's Bible Translation
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Weymouth New Testament
"Blessed are the meek, for they as heirs shall obtain possession of the earth.

World English Bible
Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
'Happy the meek -- because they shall inherit the land.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:3-12 Our Saviour here gives eight characters of blessed people, which represent to us the principal graces of a Christian. 1. The poor in spirit are happy. These bring their minds to their condition, when it is a low condition. They are humble and lowly in their own eyes. They see their want, bewail their guilt, and thirst after a Redeemer. The kingdom of grace is of such; the kingdom of glory is for them. 2. Those that mourn are happy. That godly sorrow which worketh true repentance, watchfulness, a humble mind, and continual dependence for acceptance on the mercy of God in Christ Jesus, with constant seeking the Holy Spirit, to cleanse away the remaining evil, seems here to be intended. Heaven is the joy of our Lord; a mountain of joy, to which our way is through a vale of tears. Such mourners shall be comforted by their God. 3. The meek are happy. The meek are those who quietly submit to God; who can bear insult; are silent, or return a soft answer; who, in their patience, keep possession of their own souls, when they can scarcely keep possession of anything else. These meek ones are happy, even in this world. Meekness promotes wealth, comfort, and safety, even in this world. 4. Those who hunger and thirst after righteousness are happy. Righteousness is here put for all spiritual blessings. These are purchased for us by the righteousness of Christ, confirmed by the faithfulness of God. Our desires of spiritual blessings must be earnest. Though all desires for grace are not grace, yet such a desire as this, is a desire of God's own raising, and he will not forsake the work of his own hands. 5. The merciful are happy. We must not only bear our own afflictions patiently, but we must do all we can to help those who are in misery. We must have compassion on the souls of others, and help them; pity those who are in sin, and seek to snatch them as brands out of the burning. 6. The pure in heart are happy; for they shall see God. Here holiness and happiness are fully described and put together. The heart must be purified by faith, and kept for God. Create in me such a clean heart, O God. None but the pure are capable of seeing God, nor would heaven be happiness to the impure. As God cannot endure to look upon their iniquity, so they cannot look upon his purity. 7. The peace-makers are happy. They love, and desire, and delight in peace; and study to be quiet. They keep the peace that it be not broken, and recover it when it is broken. If the peace-makers are blessed, woe to the peace-breakers! 8. Those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake are happy. This saying is peculiar to Christianity; and it is more largely insisted upon than any of the rest. Yet there is nothing in our sufferings that can merit of God; but God will provide that those who lose for him, though life itself, shall not lose by him in the end. Blessed Jesus! how different are thy maxims from those of men of this world! They call the proud happy, and admire the gay, the rich, the powerful, and the victorious. May we find mercy from the Lord; may we be owned as his children, and inherit his kingdom. With these enjoyments and hopes, we may cheerfully welcome low or painful circumstances.
Study Bible
The Beatitudes
4Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.…
Cross References
Psalm 25:13
His soul will abide in prosperity, And his descendants will inherit the land.

Psalm 37:9
For evildoers will be cut off, But those who wait for the LORD, they will inherit the land.

Psalm 37:11
But the humble will inherit the land And will delight themselves in abundant prosperity.

Isaiah 29:19
The afflicted also will increase their gladness in the LORD, And the needy of mankind will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
Treasury of Scripture

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

the meek.

Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke on you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in …

Matthew 21:5 Tell you the daughter of Sion, Behold, your King comes to you, meek, …

Numbers 12:3 (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were on …

Psalm 22:26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that …

Psalm 25:9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.

Psalm 69:32 The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.

Psalm 147:6 The LORD lifts up the meek: he casts the wicked down to the ground.

Psalm 149:4 For the LORD takes pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek …

Isaiah 11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with …

Isaiah 29:19 The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor …

Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on me; because the LORD has anointed …

Zephaniah 2:3 Seek you the LORD, all you meek of the earth, which have worked his …

Galatians 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Ephesians 4:2 With all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing …

Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels …

1 Timothy 6:11 But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, …

2 Timothy 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure …

Titus 3:2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all …

James 1:21 Why lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and …

James 3:13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show …

1 Peter 3:4,15 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, …

they.

Psalm 25:13 His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.

Psalm 37:9,11,22,29,34 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait on the LORD, …

Isaiah 60:21 Your people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land …

Romans 4:13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not …

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