Bible Cartoon: Matthew 05 - The Beatitudes - Scene 04 - Blessed are the merciful

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Bible Book: Matthew
Bible Book Code: 4000500701
Scene no: 4 of 5

Bible Reference & Cartoon Description

Matthew 5:7-9 (ANIV)
7 [Jesus said] “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.”


I’ve set the scene in the late morning.

The sun is high in the sky, on the left of the scene.

Jesus, sitting on a rock, with 5 of the Apostles visible (the others are there too, behind the viewer!)
There is a large crowd of people in the background.


This cartoon is one of many, which together will illustrate the complete “Sermon on the Mount”.

Matthew chapters 05:01–08:01 is called “the Sermon on the Mount” because Jesus gave it on a hillside near Capernaum, which was a town/city on the north coast of the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret.) This sermon probably covered several days of preaching, if not more, & the content was probably repeated by Jesus (at least in part) many times, as the message contained in the sermon is central to his gospel message.

I decided I would create a “thought bubble” in the top right hand corner of the scene, and illustrate the various people Jesus describes in his famous sermon on the mount. This scene shows a man reaching down to help a woman on the ground, representing the phrase “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” I believe this is a still image from a Bible film, depicting Jesus and the sinful woman.

For notes on the possible location of Capernaum, see Matthew 05 – The Beatitudes – Scene 01 – Blessed are you.

Here’s the scene without the figures.
Matthew 05 - The Beatitudes - Scene 01 - Blessed are you - Background 980x706px col.jpg
Matthew 05 – The Beatitudes – Scene 01 – Blessed are you – Landscape