Matthew 5

1 Now having seen the crowds, he went up into the mountain and having sat down, his disciples came to him.



{Mt 5: 2-12 & Lk 6: 20-26. }

2 And he opened his mouth and was teaching them, saying: 3 The poor in spirit are fortunate, because theirs is the kingdom of the heavens. 4 Those who are mourning are fortunate, because they will be comforted. 5 The meek are fortunate, because they will inherit the earth. 6 Those who hunger and are thirsty for righteousness are fortunate, because they will be fed. 7 The merciful are fortunate, because they will be shown, mercy. 8 The clean in heart are fortunate, because they will be seeing God. 9 The peacemakers are fortunate, because they will be called sons of God. 10 Those who have been persecuted because of righteousness are fortunate, because theirs is the kingdom of the heavens. 11 You* are fortunate whenever they reproach and persecute you* and say every evil word against you* -- lying, because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because your, your* reward is much in the heavens; for* thus, they persecuted the prophets who were before you*.



{Mt 5: 13-16; no parallel. } 13 You* are the salt of the earth, but if the salt is flavorless, then with* what shall it be salted? It is still not strong, enough to be used *for anything, except to be cast outside and trampled by men. 14 You* are the light of the world. A city laying upon a mountain is not able to be hid. 15 Nor are they burning a lamp and placing it under a peck container, but upon the lamp, stand, and it is shining to all who are in the house. 16 So let your, your* light shine before men, *that they may see your, your* good works and may glorify your, your* Father, the one in the heavens.



{Mt 5: 17-48 & Lk 6: 27-36. }

17 Do not suppose that I came to tear, down the law or the prophets; I did not come to tear, down, but to fulfill. 18 For* assuredly I am saying to you*, Until heaven and earth should pass away, one iota or one serif may never* pass away from the law, until all things should become fulfilled.

19 Therefore, whoever loosens one of these least commandments and may teach men to do so, will be called least in the kingdom of the heavens, but whoever practices and should teach them, he will be called great in the kingdom of the heavens. 20 For* I am saying to you*, that if your, your* righteousness is not abounding more, than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you* may never* enter into the kingdom of the heavens.

21 You* have heard that it was said to the ancients, ' Do not murder, ' but' whoever murders will be liable to the judgment.' {Ex. 20: 13 & Deu. 5: 17} 22 But I say to you*, that everyone who is vainly angry {Or: with emptiness (without cause or reason; i.e. to further one' s own vanity)} to ward his brother will be liable to the judgment, and whoever says to his brother, You, empty, head, will be liable to the council, but whoever says, You fool, will be liable to the hell of fire. {Empty-head is an expression of contempt. The Greek here could be simply' fool' said as an expression of condemnation or could be a transliteration of' Moreh' which is a Hebrew expression of condemnation. In Mt 5: 22 the wording doesn' t matter; it' s the way it is said or meant. }

23 Therefore, if you are offering your, your* gift at the altar, and while you are there, you should remember that your, your* brother has something against you, 24 leave your, your* gift there before the altar and go away. First be reconciled to your, your* brother and then come and offer your, your* gift. 25 Be agreeable with your, your* opponent quickly, until which time you are with him on the road; lest the opponent should give you to the judge and the judge should give you to the attendant and you will be cast into prison. 26 Assuredly I am saying to you, You may never* come out from there, until you should have repaid the last copper coin.

27 You* have heard that it was said, ' Do not commit adultery.' {Ex. 20: 14 & Deu. 5: 18} 28 But I say to you*, that everyone who is looking at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 Now if your, your* right eye is offending you, pluck it out and cast it from you*; for* it is advantageous for you, that* one of your, your* members should perish and not that * your, your* whole body should be cast into hell. 30 And if your, your* right hand is offending you, cut it off and cast it away from you*; for* it is advantageous for you, that* one of your, your* members should perish and not that * your, your* whole body should be cast into hell.

31 It was also said, ' Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a document of divorcement.' {Deu. 24: 1, 3} 32 But I say to you*, that whoever divorces his wife, except, for the reason of fornication, is making* her commit adultery and whoever marries her who has been divorced is committing adultery.



{Mt 19: 9, Lk 16: 18}

33 Again, you* have heard that it was said to the ancients, ' You will not perjure yourself, but will be giving your, your* oaths to the Lord.' {Lev. 19: 12, Num. 30: 2, Deu. 23: 21} 34 But I am saying to you*, Do not swear in anyway; neither by the heaven, because it is the throne of God; 35 nor by the earth, because it is the footstool of his feet; nor in Jerusalem, because it is the city of the Great King, 36 nor should you swear by your, your* head, because you are unable to make* one hair white or black. 37 But let your, your* word be, a Yes, yes; a No, no; and whatever is more, than these, is from the evil one.

38 You* have heard that it was said, An eye in exchange, for an eye and a tooth in exchange, for a tooth. {Ex. 21: 24, Lev. 24: 20, Deu. 19: 21} 39 But I am saying to you*, Do not stand against an evil man, but who ever slaps you upon your, your* right jaw, turn also the other to him. 40 And to him, who is willing to have a lawsuit against you and wants to take away your, your* tunic, then also allow for him to take your, your* outer garment. 41 And who ever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. 42 Give to the one who asks you and do not turn away from the one who wishes to borrow from you.

43 You* have heard that it was said, ' You will love* your, your* neighbor and hate your, your* enemy.' {Lev. 19: 18} 44 But I am saying to you*, Love* your, your* enemies, speak well of those who curse you*, do good things to those who hate you* and pray on behalf of those who are railing at you* and are persecuting you*. 45 <I> Do this *that you* may become sons of your, your* Father who is in the heavens, because his sun rises upon the evil and the good and it rains upon the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 For* if you* love* those who love* you*, what reward do you* have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you* only greet your, your* friends, what are you* doing more, than others? Are not even the tax collectors doing so? 48 Therefore you* will be complete, just, like your, your* Father is complete, the one in the heavens.



{Mt 6: 1-34; no parallel. }



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