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.

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

King James 2000 Bible
Blessed are they who do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
Blessed they who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness: for they shall 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.
Study Bible
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 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 of you who thirst, 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."

John 4:14
But whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a fount of water springing up to eternal life."

John 6:48
I am the bread of life.

John 7:37
On the last and greatest day of the feast, Jesus stood up and called out in a loud voice, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink.

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:







Lexicon
Blessed [are]
Μακάριοι (Makarioi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 3983: To be hungry, needy, desire earnestly. From the same as penes; to famish; figuratively, to crave.

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

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

for
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 1343: From dikaios; equity; specially justification.

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

they
αὐτοὶ (autoi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 5526: To feed, satisfy, fatten. From chortos; to fodder, i.e. to gorge.
(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.) 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.
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