GOD'S WORD® Translation (© 1995)
Blessed are those who make peace. They will be called God's children.
King James Bible
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Darby Bible Translation
Blessed the peace-makers, for they shall be called sons of God.
World English Bible
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.
Young's Literal Translation
'Happy the peacemakers -- because they shall be called Sons of God.
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LibraryThe Eighth Beatitude
'Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.'--MATT. v. 10. We have seen the description of the true subjects of the kingdom growing into form and completeness before our eyes in the preceding verses, which tell us what they are in their own consciousness, what they are in their longings, what they become in inward nature by God's gift of purity, how they move among men as angels of God, meek, merciful, peace-bringing. Is anything more needed …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Second Beatitude
The Law of Love
In this way you show that you are children of your Father in heaven. He makes his sun rise on people whether they are good or evil. He lets rain fall on them whether they are just or unjust.
Rather, love your enemies, help them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then you will have a great reward. You will be the children of the Most High God. After all, he is kind to unthankful and evil people.
Certainly, all who are guided by God's Spirit are God's children.
The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.
All creation is eagerly waiting for God to reveal who his children are.
However, the wisdom that comes from above is first of all pure. Then it is peaceful, gentle, obedient, filled with mercy and good deeds, impartial, and sincere.
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