New International Version
He replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it."
King James Bible
But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
Darby Bible Translation
But *he* said, Yea rather, blessed are they who hear the word of God and keep [it].
World English Bible
But he said, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God, and keep it."
Young's Literal Translation
And he said, 'Yea, rather, happy those hearing the word of God, and keeping it!'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A certain woman - lifted up her voice, and said - It was very natural for a woman, who was probably a mother, to exclaim thus. She thought that the happiness of the woman who was mother to such a son was great indeed; but our blessed Lord shows her that even the holy virgin could not be benefited by her merely being the mother of his human nature, and that they only were happy who carried Christ in their hearts. True happiness is found in hearing the glad tidings of salvation by Christ Jesus, and keeping them in a holy heart, and practising them in an unblamable life.
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The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single thy whole body also is full of light.--LUKE 11:34. The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spint of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.--Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.--We all, with open face beholding …
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How to Pray
It Shall not be Forgiven.
The Magnificence of Prayer
"Now then, my children, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways.
Whoever keeps commandments keeps their life, but whoever shows contempt for their ways will die.
He replied, "My mother and brothers are those who hear God's word and put it into practice."
Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.
Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.
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