Parallel Verses

Amplified

“Blessed [comforted by inner peace and God’s love] are those who are persecuted for doing that which is morally right, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven [both now and forever].

New American Standard Bible

“Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

King James Version

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Holman Bible

Those who are persecuted for righteousness are blessed,
for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.

International Standard Version

"How blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, because the kingdom from heaven belongs to them!

A Conservative Version

Blessed are those who have been persecuted because of righteousness, because the kingdom of the heavens is theirs.

American Standard Version

Blessed are they that have been persecuted for righteousness'sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

An Understandable Version

"Those persons who have suffered for trying to do what is right will be blessed because the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.

Anderson New Testament

Blessed are they that are persecuted on account of righteousness; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Bible in Basic English

Happy are those who are attacked on account of righteousness: for the kingdom of heaven will be theirs.

Common New Testament

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Blessed are they who are persecuted upon the account of righteousness: for their's is the kingdom of heaven.

Darby Translation

Blessed they who are persecuted on account of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.

Godbey New Testament

Blessed are they, who are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for the kingdom of the heavens is theirs.

Goodspeed New Testament

"Blessed are those who have endured persecution for their uprightness, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to them!

John Wesley New Testament

Happy are they who are persecuted for righteousness sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Julia Smith Translation

Happy they driven out for justice: for their's is the kingdom of the heavens.

King James 2000

Blessed are they who are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Blessed [are] those who are persecuted because of righteousness, because theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Modern King James verseion

Blessed are they who have been persecuted for righteousness sake! For theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Blessed are they which suffer persecution for righteousness sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Moffatt New Testament

Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of goodness! the Realm of heaven is theirs.

Montgomery New Testament

"Blessed are those who have been persecuted in the cause of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

NET Bible

"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.

New Heart English Bible

Blessed are those who have been persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.

Noyes New Testament

Blessed are they who are persecuted for righteousness sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Sawyer New Testament

Blessed are the persecuted for righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

The Emphasized Bible

Happy, they who have been persecuted for righteousness' sake; for, theirs, is the kingdom of the heavens.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Blessed are they who are persecuted for righteousness sake: for their's is the kingdom in heaven.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Blessed are those who have been persecuted in the cause of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.

Webster

Blessed are they who are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Weymouth New Testament

"Blessed are those who have borne persecution in the cause of Righteousness, for to them belongs the Kingdom of the Heavens.

Williams New Testament

"Blessed are those who suffer persecution for being and doing right, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.

World English Bible

Blessed are those who have been persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.

Worrell New Testament

"Happy are those who have been persecuted for righteousness' sake; because theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.

Worsley New Testament

Blessed are they, who are persecuted for righteousness sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Youngs Literal Translation

Happy those persecuted for righteousness' sake -- because theirs is the reign of the heavens.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
μακάριος 
Makarios 
Usage: 21

διώκω 
Dioko 
Usage: 28

for
ἕνεκα ἕνεκεν εἵνεκεν 
heneka 
ὅτι 
Hoti 
for ... sake, for ... cause, for, because 9, wherefore , by reason of, that ... might
that, for, because, how that, how,
Usage: 8
Usage: 764

δικαιοσύνη 
Dikaiosune 
Usage: 83

ἕνεκα ἕνεκεν εἵνεκεν 
heneka 
for ... sake, for ... cause, for, because 9, wherefore , by reason of, that ... might
Usage: 8


Usage: 0

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

the kingdom
βασιλεία 
Basileia 
Usage: 54

Devotionals

Devotionals about Matthew 5:10

Devotionals containing Matthew 5:10

Context Readings

The Beatitudes

9 “Blessed [spiritually calm with life-joy in God’s favor] are the makers and maintainers of peace, for they will [express His character and] be called the sons of God. 10 “Blessed [comforted by inner peace and God’s love] are those who are persecuted for doing that which is morally right, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven [both now and forever]. 11 “Blessed [morally courageous and spiritually alive with life-joy in God’s goodness] are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil things against you because of [your association with] Me.



Cross References

Matthew 5:3

“Blessed [spiritually prosperous, happy, to be admired] are the poor in spirit [those devoid of spiritual arrogance, those who regard themselves as insignificant], for theirs is the kingdom of heaven [both now and forever].

Luke 6:22

Blessed [morally courageous and spiritually alive with life-joy in God’s goodness] are you when people hate you, and exclude you [from their fellowship], and insult you, and scorn your name as evil because of [your association with] the Son of Man.

2 Timothy 2:12


If we endure, we will also reign with Him;
If we deny Him, He will also deny us;

Psalm 37:12


The wicked plots against the righteous
And gnashes at him with his teeth.

Matthew 10:23

“When they persecute you in one city [because of your faith in Me], flee to the next; for I assure you and most solemnly say to you, you will not finish going through all the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes.

Matthew 25:34

“Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father [you favored of God, appointed to eternal salvation], inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

Mark 10:30

who will not receive a hundred times as much now in the present age—houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms—along with persecutions; and in the age to come, eternal life.

Luke 6:20

And looking toward His disciples, He began speaking: “Blessed [spiritually prosperous, happy, to be admired] are you who are poor [in spirit, those devoid of spiritual arrogance, those who regard themselves as insignificant], for the kingdom of God is yours [both now and forever].

Luke 21:12

“But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, turning you over to the synagogues and prisons, and bringing you before kings and governors for My name’s sake.

John 15:20

Remember [and continue to remember] that I told you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also.

Acts 5:40

The Council (Sanhedrin, Jewish High Court) took his advice; and after summoning the apostles, they flogged them and ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and released them.

Acts 8:1

Saul wholeheartedly approved of Stephen’s death.

And on that day a great and relentless persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem; and the believers were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except for the apostles.

Romans 8:35-39

Who shall ever separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

1 Corinthians 4:9-13

For, I think, God has exhibited us apostles at the end of the line, like men sentenced to death [and paraded as prisoners in a procession], because we have become a spectacle to the world [a show in the world’s amphitheater], both to angels and to men.

2 Corinthians 4:8-12

We are pressured in every way [hedged in], but not crushed; perplexed [unsure of finding a way out], but not driven to despair;

2 Corinthians 4:17

For our momentary, light distress [this passing trouble] is producing for us an eternal weight of glory [a fullness] beyond all measure [surpassing all comparisons, a transcendent splendor and an endless blessedness]!

Philippians 1:28

And in no way be alarmed or intimidated [in anything] by your opponents, for such [constancy and fearlessness on your part] is a [clear] sign [a proof and a seal] for them of [their impending] destruction, but [a clear sign] for you of deliverance and salvation, and that too, from God.

2 Thessalonians 1:4-7

Therefore, we speak of you with pride among the churches of God for your steadfastness [your unflinching endurance, and patience] and your firm faith in the midst of all the persecution and [crushing] distress which you endure.

2 Timothy 3:11

persecutions, and sufferings—such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured, but the Lord rescued me from them all!

James 1:2-5

Consider it nothing but joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you fall into various trials.

James 1:12

Blessed [happy, spiritually prosperous, favored by God] is the man who is steadfast under trial and perseveres when tempted; for when he has passed the test and been approved, he will receive the [victor’s] crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.

1 Peter 3:13-14

Now who is there to hurt you if you become enthusiastic for what is good?

1 Peter 4:12-16

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which is taking place to test you [that is, to test the quality of your faith], as though something strange or unusual were happening to you.

1 John 3:12

and not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother [Abel]. And why did he murder him? Because Cain’s deeds were evil, and his brother’s were righteous.

Revelation 2:10

Fear nothing that you are about to suffer. Be aware that the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested [in your faith], and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful to the point of death [if you must die for your faith], and I will give you the crown [consisting] of life.

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