New Living Translation
"God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers.
King James Bible
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Darby Bible Translation
Blessed are ye when they may reproach and persecute you, and say every wicked thing against you, lying, for my sake.
World English Bible
"Blessed are you when people reproach you, persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Young's Literal Translation
'Happy are ye whenever they may reproach you, and may persecute, and may say any evil thing against you falsely for my sake --
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:11 Revile - When present: say all evil - When you are absent.
LibraryThe Fourth Beatitude
'Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.'--MATT. v. 6. Two preliminary remarks will give us the point of view from which I desire to consider these words now. First, we have seen, in previous sermons, that these paradoxes of the Christian life which we call the Beatitudes are a linked chain, or, rather, an outgrowth from a common root. Each presupposes all the preceding. Now, of course, it is a mistake to expect uniformity in the process of building …
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He will swallow up death forever! The Sovereign LORD will wipe away all tears. He will remove forever all insults and mockery against his land and people. The LORD has spoken!
"Listen to me, you who know right from wrong, you who cherish my law in your hearts. Do not be afraid of people's scorn, nor fear their insults.
"That's not true!" Jeremiah protested. "I had no intention of doing any such thing." But Irijah wouldn't listen, and he took Jeremiah before the officials.
For you have been given not only the privilege of trusting in Christ but also the privilege of suffering for him.
1 Peter 4:14
So be happy when you are insulted for being a Christian, for then the glorious Spirit of God rests upon you.
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