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 These passages show that, although Matthew's Gospel is Jewish, it has a universal outlook. “When you are on the way to court with your adversary, settle your differences quickly. 28 But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If you call someone an idiot. 3 "God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. His disciples gathered around him, and he began to … But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart. However, the results of modern critical studies -- in particular those that stress Matthew's alleged dependence on Mark for a substantial part of his Gospel -- have caused some Biblical scholars to abandon Matthean authorship. Matthew even finds the history of God's people in the OT recapitulated in some aspects of Jesus' life (see, e.g., his quotation of Hos 11:1 in 2:15). More than 90 Bible scholars, along with a group of accomplished English stylists, worked toward that goal. If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also. Salem Media Group. He also gives a full statement of the Great Commission (28:18-20). 4 God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. “You are the salt of the earth. This summary of the Gospel of Matthew provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, “Don’t misunderstand why I have come. Just say a simple, ‘Yes, I will,’ or ‘No, I won’t.’ Anything beyond this is from the evil one. For a great reward awaits you in heaven. 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. The way the material is arranged reveals an artistic touch. of And remember, the ancient prophets were persecuted in the same way. at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you. “But I warn you—unless your righteousness is better than the righteousness of the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven! Matthew 5 - Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. The Beatitudes “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. Copyright 2002 © Zondervan. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. In the end, the NLT is the result of precise scholarship conveyed in living language. To accomplish his purpose Matthew also emphasizes Jesus' Davidic lineage (see Recipients, p. 1945). Matthew 5 One day as he saw the crowds gathering, Jesus went up on the mountainside and sat down. —causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. And if you curse someone. More than 90 Bible scholars, along with a group of accomplished English stylists, worked toward that goal. Why, they ask, would Matthew, an eyewitness to the events of our Lord's life, depend so heavily on Mark's account? 29 So if your eye—even your good eye # 5:29 Greek your right eye. Used with permission. But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois, 60188. you are subject to judgment! To accomplish his purpose Matthew also emphasizes Jesus' Davidic lineage (see Recipients, p. 1945). This does not mean, however, that Matthew restricts his Gospel to Jews. 10; (3) ch. His disciples gathered around him. One day as he saw the crowds gathering, Jesus went up on the mountainside and sat down. 5-7; (2) ch. From the NIV Study Bible, Introductions to the Books of the Bible, Matthew Topical Index; Devotionals; Reading Plans; Newsletters; More Resources; Apps. —causes you to lust, gouge it out and throw it away. But I say that a man who divorces his wife, unless she has been unfaithful, causes her to commit adultery. Matthew 5:1-12 One day as he saw the crowds gathering, Jesus went up on the mountainside and sat down. Matthew 5 New Living Translation (NLT) The Sermon on the Mount. In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. But I say, do not resist an evil person! Otherwise, your accuser may hand you over to the judge, who will hand you over to an officer, and you will be thrown into prison. “You have heard the law that says the punishment must match the injury: ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’, the law that says: ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’. Although the first Gospel is anonymous, the early church fathers were unanimous in holding that Matthew, one of the 12 apostles, was its author. Many elements point to Jewish readership: Matthew's concern with fulfillment of the OT (he has more quotations