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“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Bible

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” This truth was revealed in the Old Testament in verses such as Isaiah 61:3, and it is not primarily referring to people being comforted in this life. As this verse promises, no matter how sad and difficult a person’s life is here on earth, and even if they die without experiencing true comfort, the promise will be fulfilled and they will be comforted in the next life. [For more on the Beatitudes being about the future, see commentary on Matt. 5:3. For more on Christ’s coming kingdom on earth, see Appendix 3, “Christ’s Future Kingdom on Earth].


Commentary for: Matthew 5:4