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Arthur: "Listen, there's one little problem... there's only one of me and there's a whole town full of people wanting to see you swing."
Micah: "You gotta do something, Arthur..."
Arthur Morgan and Micah Bell

Blessed are the Meek? is a mission in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Mission overview

With Micah due to be hanged for a double murder near Strawberry, Arthur attempts to break him out of jail.


Arthur arrives in Strawberry, with Micah in prison. He speaks to the Sheriff, but he refuses to release Micah. After exiting, Micah will get Arthur's attention, where Arthur reluctantly works on releasing him. He uses a nearby steam donkey, and rips out the bars of Micah's cell, allowing him to escape. Immediately after escaping, Micah shoots his O'Driscoll cellmate in the head and a battle erupts, in which Sheriff Hanley is killed.

With a massive group of Lawmen in the town, Arthur prompts Micah to escape, but Micah refuses, saying that he has something to do. He makes his way to a house, to find an ex-associate of his, who took his prized revolvers. As this ex-associate (Norman) opens the door, he is immediately shot by Micah and then thrown on the ground, before Micah rushes into the house and kills his wife, Maddy, too. With his revolvers back in his possession, Micah then agrees to escape, and both he and Arthur eventually fend off their attackers and narrowly escape the town.[1]

After they are clear, Arthur berates Micah for his recklessness in going back for his guns, and Micah gives Arthur a second holster as thanks. He then says that he doesn’t want to return to Dutch empty-handed and wishes to do something to redeem himself, asking Arthur to meet him nearby in Big Valley in the near future.

Gold Medal Objectives

  • While escaping, kill all mounted lawmen within 55 seconds.
  • Get 15 headshots.
  • Complete with at least 70% accuracy.
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items.


  • Sheriff Hanley - Killed by either Arthur Morgan or Micah Bell during the shootout.
  • Norman - Killed by Micah Bell for taking his guns and in revenge for a failed robbery.
  • Maddy - Killed by Micah Bell shortly after her husband, Norman.
  • Unknown O’Driscoll - Killed by Micah Bell while escaping the jail.
  • Numerous lawmen - Killed by Arthur Morgan and Micah Bell during the shootout.

Video walkthrough


  • "Blessed are the Meek" is a Bible verse, Matthew 5:5.
  • The title of the mission is ironic, as “Meek” means someone who is powerless or can endure suffering with patience; Micah, however, is anything but meek throughout the mission.
  • The player doesn’t have to visit the Sheriff before rescuing Micah - they can go to Micah immediately if they wish.
  • Before getting his own revolvers back, Micah uses a pair of Cattleman Revolvers.
  • After "A Quiet Time", Micah's model is in the Strawberry jail. He remains there until the player saves him. He can be seen cowering while looking through the window.
  • Instead of ripping out the bars of Micah's cell with a steam donkey, the player can use dynamite. An altogether different way to rescue Micah is by eliminating all of the Lawmen in the Sheriff's office, looting the keys to the cell, and rescuing Bell from the inside.
  • Sometimes if the mission becomes unavailable due to the player committing a crime or becoming wanted by the law, the O'Driscoll may spawn outside of the jail and will act like a regular NPC in town.
  • Once the mission becomes available, the player will no longer be able to surrender to lawmen or bounty hunters, if they become wanted by the law anywhere in West Elizabeth. Instead, the law will start shooting on sight. This is due to Micah being imprisoned.



Red Dead Redemption 2 mission walkthroughs
Chapter 2: Horseshoe Overlook
"Who is Not Without Sin""A Quiet Time""Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego""The Spines of America""Blessed are the Meek?""Polite Society, Valentine Style""Good, Honest, Snake Oil""Pouring Forth Oil I""Pouring Forth Oil II""Pouring Forth Oil III""Pouring Forth Oil IV""A Fisher of Men""Americans at Rest""The First Shall Be Last""Paying a Social Call""Money Lending and Other Sins I & II""Money Lending and Other Sins III""We Loved Once and True I & II""We Loved Once and True III""The Sheep and the Goats""An American Pastoral Scene""A Strange Kindness"
Companion Activities
"Five Finger Fillet - Lenny Summers""Hunting - Charles Smith""Rob a Homestead - Javier Escuella"
Chapter 1Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Epilogue, Part 1Epilogue, Part 2