His disciples gathered around him, 2 and he began to teach them. But anyone who obeys God’s laws and teaches them will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’. If you are sued in court and your shirt is taken from you, give your coat, too. Read verse in New Living Translation Be very glad! for they will be called the children of God. Although all the Gospel writers quote the OT, Matthew includes nine proof texts unique to his Gospel (1:22-23; 2:15; 2:17-18; 2:23; 4:14-16; 8:17; 12:17-21; 13:35; 27:9-10) to drive home his basic theme: Jesus is the fulfillment of the OT predictions of the Messiah. His disciples gathered around him, and he … Others, who assume that Mark was written between 65 and 70, place Matthew in the 70s or even later. More than 90 Bible scholars, along with a group of accomplished English stylists, worked toward that goal. If you call someone an idiot. From the NIV Study Bible, Introductions to the Books of the Bible, Matthew To accomplish his purpose Matthew also emphasizes Jesus' Davidic lineage (see Recipients, p. 1945). But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Bible Gateway App; ... Matthew 5:48. Matthew 5 One day as he saw the crowds gathering, Jesus went up on the mountainside and sat down. Read verse in New Living Translation 6 God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, [] for they will be satisfied. Give to those who ask, and don’t turn away from those who want to borrow. 13; (4) ch. But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect. Some have argued on the basis of its Jewish characteristics that Matthew's Gospel was written in the early church period, possibly the early part of a.d. 50, when the church was largely Jewish and the gospel was preached to Jews only But I say that a man who divorces his wife, unless she has been unfaithful, causes her to commit adultery. It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. The Beginning of the Sermon on the Mount. If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile. “You have heard the law that says, ‘A man can divorce his wife by merely giving her a written notice of divorce.’. And remember, the ancient prophets were persecuted in the same way. 27 “You have heard the commandment that says, ‘You must not commit adultery.’ # 5:27 Exod 20:14; Deut 5:18. Matthew 5, New Living Translation (NLT) The Sermon on the MountOne day as he saw the crowds gathering, Jesus went up on the mountainside and sat down. “God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him. —causes you to lust, gouge it out and throw it away. All rights reserved. The Jewish nature of Matthew's Gospel may suggest that it was written in the Holy Land, though many think it may have originated in Syrian Antioch. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. Matthew 5 - Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. 5 One day as he saw the crowds gathering, Jesus went up on the mountainside and sat down. If you commit murder, you are subject to judgment.’. —causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. Do good to those who hate you. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. Holy Bible, New Living Translation copyright 1996, 2004, 2007, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. 5 God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth. His disciples gathered around him, and he began to teach them. But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Many elements point to Jewish readership: Matthew's concern with fulfillment of the OT (he has more quotations So if you ignore the least commandment and teach others to do the same, you will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. you are in danger of being brought before the court. Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. Salem Media Group. God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice. Do not even say, ‘By my head!’ for you can’t turn one hair white or black. “Don’t misunderstand why I have come. Holy Bible. The way the material is arranged reveals an artistic touch. 7 God blesses those who are merciful, Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois, 60188. 18; (5) chs.24-25. He does this primarily by showing how Jesus in his life and ministry fulfilled the OT Scriptures. 28 But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart. “You have heard the commandment that says, ‘You must not commit adultery.’. Matthew, whose name means "gift of the Lord," was a tax collector who left his work to follow Jesus (9:9-13). More than 90 Bible scholars, along with a group of accomplished English stylists, worked toward that goal. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? His disciples came to him, 5 When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain; and when He was seated, His [] disciples came to Him. And anyone who marries a divorced woman also commits adultery. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. 10; (3) ch. New Living Translation copyright© 1996, 2004, 2007, 2013 by, Compiled & Edited by BST & Crosswalk Staff, Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, To the Eastern Shore of the Sea of Galilee, The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard, The Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem as King, The Last Controversies with the Jewish Leaders, The Earthquake and the Angel's Announcement, The Guards' Report and the Jewish Elders' Bribe, New Living Translation - The Bible Online, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. And do not say, ‘By Jerusalem!’ for Jerusalem is the city of the great King. from and allusions to the OT than any other NT author); his tracing of Jesus' descent from Abraham (1:1-17); his lack of explanation of Jewish customs (especially in contrast to Mark); his use of Jewish terminology (e.g., "kingdom of heaven," where "heaven" reveals the Jewish reverential reluctance to use the name of God; see note on 3:2); his emphasis on Jesus' role as "Son of David" (1:1; 9:27; 12:23; 15:22; 20:30-31; 21:9,15; 22:41-45). you are subject to judgment! Then come and offer your sacrifice to God. Easily hear Scripture read as you study the Bible! God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied. The whole Gospel is woven around five great discourses: (1) chs. To accomplish his purpose Matthew also emphasizes Jesus' Davidic lineage (see Recipients, p. 1945). 3 "God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. Can you make it salty again? We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. (Ac 11:19). His disciples gathered around him, and he began to teach them.