In Verse 5 of Matthew, Chapter 5, Jesus says:
5 "Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.”
~New American Standard Bible
The New Living Translation also uses the word “gentle” and adds
5 God blesses those who are gentle and lowly, for the whole earth
will belong to them.
The King James Version, as well as several others (American Standard
Version, Revised Standard Version, New International Version, New King
James Version) use the word “meek” to describe those who “will inherit
Whether “meek,” “gentle,” or “lowly,” it is obvious that ultimately
the ones who have no regard for God’s creation, and who convince
themselves and others that the earth and His creatures have been given
to them by the Creator to use and abuse for their own selfish agenda,
have a rude awakening in store for them.
To imagine that God will hand over the earth to those who have no
regard for His handiwork and who are so spiritually blinded that they
teach lies to others is – well – just plain ludicrous. “Blasphemous” is
an apt word to describe such arrogance.
Because they experience no retribution for their crimes in this
fallen world, the hard-of-heart go on basking in the adulation of the
“cowardly submissive” (Revelation 21:8 The Amplified Bible).
8 But as for the cowards and the ignoble and the contemptible and
the cravenly lacking in courage and the cowardly submissive…and all
liars [those who knowingly convey untruth by word or deed, all of
these shall have] their part in the lake that blazes with fire and
brimstone. This is the second death.