Blessed be…

It’s been a while, I know. And I’m sorry about that.

I was digging around the innards of my computer and I stumbled across a little Bible study I was working on while in Canada. I went through the Bible and found every occurrence of the word ‘blessed’ when it referred to a person or nation. I tried in every case to find the reason for the blessing and I put it into a list. When I found it last week it was pretty rough, but I cleaned it up and here it is (in no particular order). Enjoy.

Blessed are…
Those with many children. – Psalm 127.05

Those with clear consciences. – Romans 14.22

Those whose strength is in God. – Psalm 84.05

Those whose God is the Lord. – Psalm 144.15, Psalm 33.12

Those whose eyes and ears are open. – Matthew 13.16

Those who weep. -Matthew 05.04, Luke 06.21

Those who wash their robes – Revelation 22.14

Those who walk in the light of God’s face. – Psalm 89.15

Those who wait for God. – Isaiah 30.18

Those who trust in the Lord. – Psalm 21.03-07, 40.04, 84.12, Proverbs 16.20, Jeremiah 17.07

Those who take refuge in God. – Psalm 01.12, 34.08

Those who stay awake and work until the master comes. – Matthew 24.46, Luke 12.37, 12.38, 12.43, Revelation 16.15

Those who share in the first resurrection. – Revelation 20.06

Those who serve the Lord. – Exodus 23.25

Those who separate themselves from sin. – Psalm 01.01-02

Those who seek God’s testimonies. – Psalm 119.02

Those who see Christ. – Luke 10.23

Those who repay good for evil. – 1 Peter 03.09

Those who rebuke sinners. – Proverbs 24.25

Those who read aloud the words of this prophecy. – Revelation 01.03

Those who praise God. – Psalm 84.04

Those who obtain wisdom. – Proverbs 03.13, 03.18, 08.32, 08.34

Those who observe the Sabbatical year. – Leviticus 25.21, Deuteronomy 15.01-06

Those who obey God’s commands. – Deuteronomy 11.26-27, 30.16 Psalm 119.01, 02

Those who love God’s word. – Psalm 01.01-02, 112.01

Those who lend without interest. – Deuteronomy 23.20

Those who know the festal shout. – Psalm 89.15

Those who keep the words of the prophecy of this book. – Revelation 22.07

Those who keep the Sabbath. – Isaiah 56.02

Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. – Matthew 05.06

Those who hope in the Lord. – Psalm 146.05

Those who hear or know the word and do it. – Deuteronomy 07.13-14, Proverbs 29.18, Luke 11.28, John 13.17, James 01.25

Those who have the highways to Zion in their heart. – Psalm 84.05

Those who have not seen, but believe. – John 20.29

Those who have no deceit in them. – Psalm 24.04-05

Those who have no deceit in them. – Psalm 34.08, 45.02

Those who have Christ revealed to them from heaven. – Matthew 16.17

Those who God loves. – Deuteronomy 23.05

Those who God chooses. – Psalm 65.04, Isaiah 44.03, Ephesians 01.03-06

Those who give to the poor. – Deuteronomy 14.29, 24.19, Psalm 41.01-02, Proverbs 11.25, 26, 14.21, 22.09, Luke 14.14, Acts 20.35

Those who give of their substance to God. – Ezekiel 44.30, Malachi 03.10

Those who get vengeance on Babylon. – Psalm 137.08-09

Those who fear the Lord. – Psalm 112.01, 115.13, 128.01-04, Proverbs 28.14

Those who faithfully obey the voice of God. – Deuteronomy 28.01-14

Those who eat bread in the kingdom of God. – Luke 14.15

Those who deal with sin as God commands. – Exodus 32.29

Those who come in the name of the Lord. – Psalm 118.26

Those who care for God’s holy things. – 2 Samuel 06.12, 1 Chronicles 13.14

Those who bless the blessed. – Genesis 12.03, Numbers 24.09

Those who ask for it. – Genesis 32.26-29, 1 Chronicles 04.10

Those who are taught by God. – Psalm 94.12

Those who are steadfast. – Job 42.12, Proverbs 28.20, James 01.12, 05.11

Those who are righteous. – Psalm 05.12, 106.03, Proverbs 03.33, 10.06, 07, Isaiah 56.01-02

Those who are pure in heart. – Psalm 24.04-05, Matthew 05.08

Those who are prayed for. – 2 Corinthians 01.11

Those who are poor. – Luke 06.20

Those who are poor in spirit. – Matthew 05.03

Those who are peacemakers. – Matthew 05.09

Those who are of faith. – Galatians 03.09

Those who are not offended by Christ. – Matthew 11.06, Luke 07.23

Those who are near to God. – Psalm 65.05

Those who are merciful. – Matthew 05.07

Those who are meek. – Matthew 05.05

Those who are just. – Psalm 106.03, Isaiah 56.01-02

Those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb. – Revelation 19.09

Those who are insulted or persecuted for Christ. – Matthew 05.10, 11, Luke 06.22, 1 Peter 03.14, 04.14

Those who are hungry. – Luke 06.21

Those who are forgiven. – Psalm 32.01, Romans 04.07

Those who are disciplined by God. – Job 05.17, Psalm 94.12

Those who are dead in the Lord. – Revelation 14.13

Those who are blameless. – Psalm 119.01

Those who are associated with the godly. – Genesis 17.20, 25.11, 26.03, 24

Those to whom God does not count sin. – Psalm 32.02, Romans 04.08

The nations. – Genesis 26.04, 28.14

The nations that God strikes and heals. – Isaiah 19.24-25