Psalm 37:11

Hebrew Bible

7 Wait patiently for the Lord! Wait confidently for him! Do not fret over the apparent success of a sinner, a man who carries out wicked schemes. 8 Do not be angry and frustrated. Do not fret. That only leads to trouble. 9 Wicked men will be wiped out, but those who rely on the Lord are the ones who will possess the land. 10 Evil men will soon disappear; you will stare at the spot where they once were, but they will be gone. 11 But the oppressed will possess the land and enjoy great prosperity. 12 Evil men plot against the godly and viciously attack them. Source

Date: 6th-3rd Centuries B.C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)

Matthew 5:5

New Testament

1 When he saw the crowds, he went up the mountain. After he sat down his disciples came to him. 2 Then he began to teach them by saying: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them. 4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. 7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Source

Date: 70-90 C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)

Hsieh, Nelson S. Matthew 5:5 and the Old Testament Land Promises: An Inheritance of the Earth, or the Land of Israel? (pp. 41-75) Master's Seminary Journal, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2017

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Hsieh, Nelson S. Matthew 5:5 and the Old Testament Land Promises: An Inheritance of the Earth, or the Land of Israel? (pp. 41-75) Master's Seminary Journal, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2017

* The use of references are not endorsements of their contents. Please read the entirety of the provided reference(s) to understand the author's full intentions regarding the use of these texts.