New International Version
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
King James Bible
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Darby Bible Translation
Blessed they who are persecuted on account of righteousness, for *theirs* is the kingdom of the heavens.
World English Bible
Blessed are those who have been persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
Young's Literal Translation
'Happy those persecuted for righteousness' sake -- because theirs is the reign of the heavens.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They which are persecuted - Δεδιωγμενοι, they who are hard pressed upon and pursued with repeated acts of enmity. Parkhurst. They are happy who suffer, seems a strange saying: and that the righteous should suffer, merely because they are such, seems as strange. But such is the enmity of the human heart to every thing of God and goodness, that all those who live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution in one form or other. As the religion of Christ gives no quarter to vice, so the vicious will give no quarter to this religion, or to its professors.
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven - That spiritual kingdom, explained Matthew 3:2, and that kingdom of glory which is its counterpart and consequence.
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Eversley, 1861. Windsor Castle, 1867. St. Matthew v. 25, 26. "Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing." This parable our Lord seems to have spoken at least twice, as He did several others. For we find it also in the 12th …
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Hear the word of the LORD, you who tremble at his word: "Your own people who hate you, and exclude you because of my name, have said, 'Let the LORD be glorified, that we may see your joy!' Yet they will be put to shame.
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.
When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
Looking at his disciples, he said: "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
And I confer on you a kingdom, just as my Father conferred one on me,
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