Matthew Poole Commentary - Matthew 5:9 - 5:9

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Matthew Poole Commentary - Matthew 5:9 - 5:9


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The world blesseth the boisterous, unquiet party of it, that can never be still, but are continually thinking of more worlds to conquer, and blowing up the coals of war, division, and sedition: but they are blessed indeed, who study to be quiet, seeking peace, and pursuing it; and are so far from sowing the seeds of discord, or blowing those coals, that their great study is to make peace between God and man, and between a man and his neighbour, doing this in obedience to God, and out of a principle of love to God and men; for those that do so shall approve themselves like unto God, to be his children, and so they shall be called.



To be called and to be is much the same: so what Moses said, Gen_21:12, is interpreted by Paul; Rom_9:7,8; so what is said by Matthew, Mat_21:13, is interpreted by Luke, Luk_19:46; what was said by St. John, Joh_1:12, is interpreted 1Jo_3:1; for God is the God of peace, 1Co_14:33.