Matthew 5:8
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New Living Translation
God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God.

King James Bible
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Darby Bible Translation
Blessed the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

World English Bible
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Young's Literal Translation
'Happy the clean in heart -- because they shall see God.

Matthew 5:8 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

5:8 The pure in heart - The sanctified: they who love God with all their hearts. They shall see God - In all things here; hereafter in glory.

Matthew 5:8 Parallel Commentaries

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The Fourth Beatitude
'Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.'--MATT. v. 6. Two preliminary remarks will give us the point of view from which I desire to consider these words now. First, we have seen, in previous sermons, that these paradoxes of the Christian life which we call the Beatitudes are a linked chain, or, rather, an outgrowth from a common root. Each presupposes all the preceding. Now, of course, it is a mistake to expect uniformity in the process of building
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Fifth Beatitude
'Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.'--MATT. v. 7. THE divine simplicity of the Beatitudes covers a divine depth, both in regard to the single precepts and to the sequence of the whole. I have already pointed out that the first of the series Is to be regarded as the root and germ of all the subsequent ones. If for a moment we set it aside and consider only the fruits which are successively developed from it, we shall see that the remaining members of the sequence are arranged in
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Sixth Beatitude
'Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.'--MATT. v. 8. AT first hearing one scarcely knows whether the character described in this great saying, or the promise held out, is the more inaccessible to men. 'The pure in heart': who may they be? Is there one of us that can imagine himself possessed of a character fitting him for the vision of God, or such as to make him bear with delight that dazzling blaze? 'They shall see God,' whom 'no man hath seen at any time, nor can see.' Surely
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Seventh Beatitude
'Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.' MATT. v. 9. This is the last Beatitude descriptive of the character of the Christian. There follows one more, which describes his reception by the world. But this one sets the top stone, the shining apex, upon the whole temple-structure which the previous Beatitudes had been gradually building up. You may remember that I have pointed out in previous sermons how all these various traits of the Christian life are deduced from
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
2 Samuel 22:27
To the pure you show yourself pure, but to the wicked you show yourself hostile.

Job 19:26
And after my body has decayed, yet in my body I will see God!

Psalm 24:4
Only those whose hands and hearts are pure, who do not worship idols and never tell lies.

Psalm 51:10
Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.

Psalm 73:1
A psalm of Asaph. Truly God is good to Israel, to those whose hearts are pure.

Proverbs 22:11
Whoever loves a pure heart and gracious speech will have the king as a friend.

Hebrews 12:14
Work at living in peace with everyone, and work at living a holy life, for those who are not holy will not see the Lord.

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