New Living Translation
God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
King James Bible
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Darby Bible Translation
Blessed the merciful, for they shall find mercy.
World English Bible
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Young's Literal Translation
'Happy the kind -- because they shall find kindness.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:7 The merciful - The tender - hearted: they who love all men as themselves: They shall obtain mercy - Whatever mercy therefore we desire from God, the same let us show to our brethren. He will repay us a thousand fold, the love we bear to any for his sake.
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 …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
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2 Samuel 17:28
They brought sleeping mats, cooking pots, serving bowls, wheat and barley, flour and roasted grain, beans, lentils,
2 Samuel 22:26
"To the faithful you show yourself faithful; to those with integrity you show integrity.
To the faithful you show yourself faithful; to those with integrity you show integrity.
Your kindness will reward you, but your cruelty will destroy you.
The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.
"If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you.
But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.
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