Matthew 5:6
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New Living Translation
God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied.

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

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

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.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

5:6 They that hunger and thirst after righteousness - After the holiness here described. They shall be satisfied with it.

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The 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
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Fifth Beatitude
'Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.'--MATT. v. 7. THE divine simplicity of the Beatitudes covers a divine depth, both in regard to the single precepts and to the sequence of the whole. I have already pointed out that the first of the series Is to be regarded as the root and germ of all the subsequent ones. If for a moment we set it aside and consider only the fruits which are successively developed from it, we shall see that the remaining members of the sequence are arranged in
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Sixth Beatitude
'Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.'--MATT. v. 8. AT first hearing one scarcely knows whether the character described in this great saying, or the promise held out, is the more inaccessible to men. 'The pure in heart': who may they be? Is there one of us that can imagine himself possessed of a character fitting him for the vision of God, or such as to make him bear with delight that dazzling blaze? 'They shall see God,' whom 'no man hath seen at any time, nor can see.' Surely
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Seventh Beatitude
'Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.' MATT. v. 9. This is the last Beatitude descriptive of the character of the Christian. There follows one more, which describes his reception by the world. But this one sets the top stone, the shining apex, upon the whole temple-structure which the previous Beatitudes had been gradually building up. You may remember that I have pointed out in previous sermons how all these various traits of the Christian life are deduced from
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Psalm 63:1
A psalm of David, regarding a time when David was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water.

Psalm 107:9
For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.

Proverbs 10:24
The fears of the wicked will be fulfilled; the hopes of the godly will be granted.

Proverbs 21:21
Whoever pursues righteousness and unfailing love will find life, righteousness, and honor.

Isaiah 55:1
"Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink--even if you have no money! Come, take your choice of wine or milk--it's all free!

Isaiah 55:2
Why spend your money on food that does not give you strength? Why pay for food that does you no good? Listen to me, and you will eat what is good. You will enjoy the finest food.

Jeremiah 31:25
For I have given rest to the weary and joy to the sorrowing."

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