Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
I. Those who indulge the sorrow of discontent.
II. The inordinate sorrow for worldly losses.
III. Sorrow for wounded pride.
IV. A despairing spirit as to their acceptance with God. Those who are blessed: —
1. There is a mourning arising from a sense of having offended God.
2. Those who mourn under the afflicting dispensations of God's providence.
3. A few words to those who enjoy worldly contentment: you are no mourners.
4. May God give us grace to mourn so as to be comforted.
(H. Alford, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.