Matthew 5:6
New International Version
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

New Living Translation
God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied.

English Standard Version
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

Berean Study Bible
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

Berean Literal Bible
Blessed are those hungering and thirsting for righteousness, for they will be filled.

King James Bible
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

New King James Version
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.

New American Standard Bible
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.

NASB 1995
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

NASB 1977
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

Amplified Bible
“Blessed [joyful, nourished by God’s goodness] are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness [those who actively seek right standing with God], for they will be [completely] satisfied.

Christian Standard Bible
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness are blessed, for they will be filled.

American Standard Version
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.

Contemporary English Version
God blesses those people who want to obey him more than to eat or drink. They will be given what they want!

Douay-Rheims Bible
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.

English Revised Version
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Good News Translation
"Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires; God will satisfy them fully!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for God's approval. They will be satisfied.

International Standard Version
"How blessed are those who are hungry and thirsty for righteousness, because it is they who will be satisfied!

Literal Standard Version
Blessed those hungering and thirsting for righteousness—because they will be filled.

NET Bible
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.

New Heart English Bible
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they will be filled.

Weymouth New Testament
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be completely satisfied.

World English Bible
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.

Young's Literal Translation
'Happy those hungering and thirsting for righteousness -- because they shall be filled.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Beatitudes
5Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 7Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.…

Cross References
Psalm 63:1
O God, You are my God, earnestly I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my body yearns for You in a dry and weary land without water.

Psalm 107:9
For He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.

Proverbs 10:24
What the wicked man dreads will overtake him, but the desire of the righteous will be granted.

Proverbs 21:21
He who pursues righteousness and loving devotion finds life, righteousness, and honor.

Isaiah 55:1
"Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you without money, come, buy, and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost!

Isaiah 55:2
Why spend money on that which is not bread, and your labor on that which does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of foods.

Jeremiah 31:25
for I will refresh the weary soul and replenish all who are weak."


Treasury of Scripture

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

are.

Psalm 42:1,2
To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah. As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God…

Psalm 63:1,2
A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; …

Psalm 84:2
My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.

for.

Psalm 4:6,7
There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us…

Psalm 17:15
As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

Psalm 63:5
My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:









(6) Which do hunger and thirst.--We seem in this to hear the lesson which our Lord had learnt from the recent experience of the wilderness. The craving of bodily hunger has become a parable of that higher yearning after righteousness, that thirsting after God, even as the hart desireth the water-brooks, which is certain, in the end, to gain its full fruition. Desires after earthly goods are frustrated, or end in satiety and weariness. To this only belongs the promise that they who thus "hunger and thirst" shall assuredly be filled. The same thoughts meet us again in the Gospel which in many respects is so unlike that of St. Matthew. (Comp. John 4:14; John 4:32).

Verse 6. - They which do hunger and thirst. The application of the figure of eating and drinking to spiritual things (cf. Luke 22:30) is not infrequent in the Old Testament; e.g. Isaiah 55:1. Yet the thought here is not the actual participation, but the craving. The Benediction marks a distinct stage in our Lord's argument. He spoke first of the consciously poor in their spirit; next of those who mourned over their poverty; then of those who were ready to receive whatever teaching or chastisement might be given them; here of those who had an earnest longing for that right relation to God in which they were so lacking. This is the positive stage. Intense longing, such as can only be compared to that of a starving man for food, is sure of satisfaction. After righteousness (τὴν δικαιοσύνην). Observe:

(1) The accusative. In Greek writers πεινάω and διψάω are regularly followed by the genitive. Here by the accusative; for the desire is after the whole object, and not after a part of it (cf. Weiss; also Bishop Westcott, on Hebrews 6:4, 5).

(2) The article. It idealizes. There is but one righteousness worthy of the name, and for this and all that it includes, both in standing before God and in relation to men, the soul longs. How it is to be obtained Christ does not here say. For they. Emphatic, as always (ver. 3, note). Shall be filled (χορτασθήσονται); vide Bishop Lightfoot on Philippians 4:12. Properly of animals being fed with fodder (χόρτος); cf. Revelation 19:21, "All the birds were filled (ἐχορτάσθησαν) with their flesh." At first only used of men depreciatingly (Plato,' Rep.,' 9:9, p. 586 a), afterwards readily. Rare in the sense of moral and spiritual satisfaction (cf. Psalm 17:15). When shall they be filled? As in the case of vers. 3, 4, now in part, fully hereafter. "St. Austin, wondering at the overflowing measure of God's Spirit in the Apostles' hearts, observes that the reason why they were so full of God was because they were so empty of his creatures. 'They were very full,' he says, 'because they were very empty'" (Anon., in Ford). That on earth, but in heaven with all the saints -

"Ever filled and ever seeking, what they have they still desire,
Hunger there shall fret them never, nor satiety shall tire, -
Still enjoying whilst aspiring, in their joy they still aspire."
('Chronicles of the Schonberg-Cotta Family,' ch. 9, from the Latin Hymn of Peter Damiani, † 1072.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Blessed [are]
Μακάριοι (Makarioi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3107: Happy, blessed, to be envied. A prolonged form of the poetical makar; supremely blest; by extension, fortunate, well off.

those
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

who hunger
πεινῶντες (peinōntes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3983: To be hungry, needy, desire earnestly. From the same as penes; to famish; figuratively, to crave.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

thirst
διψῶντες (dipsōntes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1372: To thirst for, desire earnestly. From a variation of dipsos; to thirst for.

for
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

righteousness,
δικαιοσύνην (dikaiosynēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1343: From dikaios; equity; specially justification.

for
Ὅτι (Hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

they
αὐτοὶ (autoi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

will be filled.
χορτασθήσονται (chortasthēsontai)
Verb - Future Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 5526: To feed, satisfy, fatten. From chortos; to fodder, i.e. to gorge.


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