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Matthew 5:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of God.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Blessed [are] the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Blessed [are] the peace-makers: for they shall be called children of God.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Blessed the peace-makers, for *they* shall be called sons of God.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Happy, the peacemakers; for, they, shall be, called sons of God:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'Happy the peacemakers—because they shall be called Sons of God.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Blessed [are] the peacemakers: for they shall bee called the children of God.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Blessed the makers of peace, for the children of Aloha shall they be called.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Blessed are the cultivators of peace: for they shall be called sons of God!

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Blessed 3107
{3107} Prime
μακάριος
makarios
{mak-ar'-ee-os}
A prolonged form of the poetical μάκαρ [[makar]] (meaning the same); supremely blest; by extension fortunate, well off.
[are] the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
peacemakers: 1518
{1518} Prime
εἰρηνοποιός
eirenopoios
{i-ray-nop-oy-os'}
From G1518 and G4160; pacificatory, that is, (subjectively) peaceable.
for 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
they 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
shall be called 2564
{2564} Prime
καλέω
kaleo
{kal-eh'-o}
Akin to the base of G2753; to 'call' (properly aloud, but used in a variety of applications, directly or otherwise).
z5701
<5701> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 251
the children 5207
{5207} Prime
υἱός
huios
{hwee-os'}
Apparently a primary word; a 'son' (sometimes of animals), used very widely of immediate, remote or figurative kinship.
of God. 2316
{2316} Prime
θεός
theos
{theh'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Matthew 5:9

_ _ Blessed are the peacemakers — who not only study peace, but diffuse it.

_ _ for they shall be called the children of God — shall be called sons of God. Of all these beatitudes this is the only one which could hardly be expected to find its definite ground in the Old Testament; for that most glorious character of God, the likeness of which appears in the peacemakers, had yet to be revealed. His glorious name, indeed — as “The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin” — had been proclaimed in a very imposing manner (Exodus 34:6), and manifested in action with affecting frequency and variety in the long course of the ancient economy. And we have undeniable evidence that the saints of that economy felt its transforming and ennobling influence on their own character. But it was not till Christ “made peace by the blood of the cross” that God could manifest Himself as “the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant” (Hebrews 13:20) — could reveal Himself as “in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them,” and hold Himself forth in the astonishing attitude of beseeching men to be “reconciled to Himself” (2 Corinthians 5:19, 2 Corinthians 5:20). When this reconciliation actually takes place, and one has “peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” — even “the peace of God which passeth all understanding” — the peace-receivers become transformed into peace-diffusers. God is thus seen reflected in them; and by the family likeness these peacemakers are recognized as the children of God. In now coming to the eighth, or supplementary beatitude, it will be seen that all that the saints are in themselves has been already described, in seven features of character; that number indicating completeness of delineation. The last feature, accordingly, is a passive one, representing the treatment that the characters already described may expect from the world. He who shall one day fix the destiny of all men here pronounces certain characters “blessed”; but He ends by forewarning them that the world’s estimation and treatment of them will be the reserve of His.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 5:3-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Matthew 5:9

The peace makers — They that out of love to God and man do all possible good to all men. Peace in the Scripture sense implies all blessings temporal and eternal. They shall be called the children of God — Shall be acknowledged such by God and man. One would imagine a person of this amiable temper and behaviour would be the darling of mankind. But our Lord well knew it would not be so, as long as Satan was the prince of this world. He therefore warns them before of the treatment all were to expect, who were determined thus to tread in his steps, by immediately subjoining, Happy are they who are persecuted for righteousness' sake. Through this whole discourse we cannot but observe the most exact method which can possibly be conceived. Every paragraph, every sentence, is closely connected both with that which precedes, and that which follows it. And is not this the pattern for every Christian preacher? If any then are able to follow it without any premeditation, well: if not, let them not dare to preach without it. No rhapsody, no incoherency, whether the things spoken be true or false, comes of the Spirit of Christ.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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1 Chronicles 12:17 And David went out to meet them, and answered and said unto them, If ye be come peaceably unto me to help me, mine heart shall be knit unto you: but if [ye be come] to betray me to mine enemies, seeing [there is] no wrong in mine hands, the God of our fathers look [thereon], and rebuke [it].
Psalms 34:12 What man [is he that] desireth life, [and] loveth [many] days, that he may see good?
Psalms 120:6 My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.
Psalms 122:6-8 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. ... For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace [be] within thee.
Acts 7:26 And the next day he shewed himself unto them as they strove, and would have set them at one again, saying, Sirs, ye are brethren; why do ye wrong one to another?
Romans 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Romans 14:1-7 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, [but] not to doubtful disputations. ... For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.
Romans 14:17-19 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. ... Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
1 Corinthians 6:6 But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.
2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech [you] by us: we pray [you] in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
Philippians 2:1-3 If [there be] therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, ... [Let] nothing [be done] through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
Philippians 4:2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord.
Colossians 3:13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also [do] ye.
2 Timothy 2:22-24 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. ... And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all [men], apt to teach, patient,
Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all [men], and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
James 1:19-20 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: ... For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
James 3:16-18 For where envying and strife [is], there [is] confusion and every evil work. ... And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

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Matthew 5:45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Psalms 82:6-7 I have said, Ye [are] gods; and all of you [are] children of the most High. ... But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
Luke 6:35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and [to] the evil.
Luke 20:36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.
Ephesians 5:1-2 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; ... And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
Philippians 2:15-16 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; ... Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
1 Peter 1:14-16 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: ... Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
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1Ch 12:17. Ps 34:12; 82:6; 120:6; 122:6. Mt 5:45, 48. Lk 6:35; 20:36. Ac 7:26. Ro 12:18; 14:1, 17. 1Co 6:6. 2Co 5:20; 13:11. Ga 5:22. Ep 4:1; 5:1. Php 2:1, 15; 4:2. Col 3:13. 2Ti 2:22. He 12:14. Jm 1:19; 3:16. 1P 1:14.

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