Matthew 5:7
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New International Version
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

New Living Translation
God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

English Standard Version
“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

Berean Study Bible
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

Berean Literal Bible
Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.

New American Standard Bible
"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

King James Bible
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The merciful are blessed, for they will be shown mercy.

International Standard Version
"How blessed are those who are merciful, because it is they who will receive mercy!

NET Bible
"Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Blessed are they who show mercy, for mercies will be upon them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Blessed are those who show mercy. They will be treated mercifully.

New American Standard 1977
“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

King James 2000 Bible
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

American King James Version
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

American Standard Version
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Darby Bible Translation
Blessed the merciful, for they shall find mercy.

English Revised Version
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Webster's Bible Translation
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Weymouth New Testament
"Blessed are the compassionate, for they shall receive compassion.

World English Bible
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

Young's Literal Translation
'Happy the kind -- because they shall find kindness.
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
6Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 7Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. 8Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 17:28
brought beds, basins, pottery, wheat, barley, flour, parched grain, beans, lentils, parched seeds,

2 Samuel 22:26
"With the kind You show Yourself kind, With the blameless You show Yourself blameless;

Psalm 18:25
With the kind You show Yourself kind; With the blameless You show Yourself blameless;

Proverbs 11:17
The merciful man does himself good, But the cruel man does himself harm.

Proverbs 11:25
The generous man will be prosperous, And he who waters will himself be watered.

Matthew 6:14
For if you forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you.

Matthew 6:15
But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive yours.

Matthew 18:33
Should you not have had mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had on you?'

James 2:13
For judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
Treasury of Scripture

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

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Matthew 6:14,15 For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will …

Matthew 18:33-35 Should not you also have had compassion on your fellow servant, even …

2 Samuel 22:26 With the merciful you will show yourself merciful, and with the upright …

Job 31:16-22 If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the …

Psalm 18:25 With the merciful you will show yourself merciful; with an upright …

Psalm 37:26 He is ever merciful, and lends; and his seed is blessed.

Psalm 41:1-4 Blessed is he that considers the poor: the LORD will deliver him …

Psalm 112:4,9 To the upright there rises light in the darkness: he is gracious, …

Proverbs 11:17 The merciful man does good to his own soul: but he that is cruel …

Proverbs 14:21 He that despises his neighbor sins: but he that has mercy on the …

Proverbs 19:17 He that has pity on the poor lends to the LORD; and that which he …

Isaiah 57:1 The righteous perishes, and no man lays it to heart: and merciful …

Isaiah 58:6-12 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, …

Daniel 4:27 Why, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you, and break off your …

Micah 6:8 He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require …

Mark 11:25 And when you stand praying, forgive, if you have ought against any…

Luke 6:35 But love you your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing …

Ephesians 4:32 And be you kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, …

Ephesians 5:1 Be you therefore followers of God, as dear children;

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

James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, …

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Hosea 1:6 And she conceived again, and bore a daughter. And God said to him, …

Hosea 2:1,23 Say you to your brothers, Ammi; and to your sisters, Ruhamah…

Romans 11:30 For as you in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained …

1 Corinthians 7:25 Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give …

2 Corinthians 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

1 Timothy 1:13,16 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but …

2 Timothy 1:16-18 The Lord give mercy to the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed …

Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may …

Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, …

James 2:13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that has showed no mercy; …

1 Peter 2:10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: …

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