Matthew 5
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The Sermon on the Mount

1And seeing the multitudes, He went up into the mountain; and having sat down, His disciples came to Him. 2And having opened His mouth He taught them, saying;

The Beatitudes
(Luke 6:20–23)

3Blessed are the poor in spirit: because the kingdom of the heavens is theirs.

4Blessed are the meek, because they shall inherit the earth.

5Blessed are they that mourn: because they shall be comforted.

6Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness: because they shall be filled.

7Blessed are the merciful: because they shall receive mercy.

8Blessed are the pure in heart: because they shall see God.

9Blessed are the peacemakers: because they shall be called the sons of God.

10Blessed are they, who are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for the kingdom of the heavens is theirs.

11Blessed are ye when they may despise you, and shall persecute you, and may say all evil against you, falsifying, for my sake. 12Rejoice, and he exceedingly glad: because your reward is great in the heavens: for in this manner they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Salt and Light
(Mark 9:49–50; Luke 14:34–35; Philippians 2:12–18)

13Ye are the salt of the earth; and if the salt may lose its savor, in what shall it be salted? It is yet without value, except having been cast out, to be trodden under feet by the people.

14Ye are the light of the world. A city sitting on a mountain is unable to be hidden. 15Neither do they light a candle, and place it under a bushel, but on the candlestick; and it shineth to all who are in the house. 16Let your light so shine before the people, in order that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in the heavens.

The Fulfillment of the Law

17Think not that I came to destroy the law of the prophets: I came not to destroy, but to fulfill. 18For truly I say unto you, Until heaven and earth may pass away, one jot or tittle can not pass from the law, until all things may be accomplished. 19Therefore if any one may break one of the least of these commandments, and so teach the people, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of the heavens: but whosoever may do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of the heavens.

20For I say unto you, that if your righteousness may not abound more than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you can not enter into the kingdom of the heavens.

Anger and Reconciliation
(Luke 12:57–59)

21You have heard that it was said to the ancients, Thou shalt not murder; and whosoever may murder shall be in danger of the judgment; 22but I say unto you that every one being angry with his brother, shall be in danger of the judgment; and whosoever may say to his brother, Thou scoundrel, shall be in danger of the council; and whosoever may say, Thou fool, shall be liable unto a hell of fire. 23Therefore if you may bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24leave there your gift before the altar, and go, first be reconciled to your brother, then having come offer your gift. 25Be reconciled with your adversary quickly, while you are in the way with him; lest the adversary may deliver you to the judge, and the judge to the officer, and you may be cast into prison. 26Truly I say unto you, You can not go out from thence until you have paid the last farthing.


27You have heard that it was said, Thou shalt not commit adultery. 28But I say unto you that every one looking on a woman in order to lust after her hath already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable to thee that one of thy members may perish, and not that thy whole body may go away into hell. 30

(Luke 16:18)

31And it was said, Whosoever may send away his wife, let him give her a divorcement. 32But I say unto you, that every one sending away his wife, except on account of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever may marry her who has been cast off commits adultery.

Oaths and Vows

33Again you have heard that it was said to the ancients, Thou shalt not swear falsely, but shall perform unto the Lord thine oaths. 34But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven, because it is the throne of God; 35nor by the earth, because it is the footstool of His feet; neither by Jerusalem, because it is the city of the great King. 36Neither swear by thy head, because thou art unable to make one hair white or black. 37But let your speech be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay; but that which aboundeth more than these is of the evil one.

Love Your Enemies
(Luke 6:27–36)

38You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. 39But I say unto you, Resist not him that is evil: but whosoever smites thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also: 40to him wishing to prosecute thee at law, and take away thy coat, let him have the cloak also. 41Whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him two. 42Give to the one asking thee, and do not turn away from the one wishing to borrow from thee.

43You have heard that it was said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor and hate thine enemy. 44But I say unto you, Love your enemies with a divine love, bless those who curse you and pray for those who despitefully use you and persecute you: 45in order that you may be the sons of your Father who is in the heavens: because He raises up His sun on the wicked and on the good, and rains on the righteous and on the unrighteous. 46For if you love those that love you, what reward have ye? because the publicans also do the same. 47If you salute your brethren only, what do ye more abundantly? do not the heathens also the same thing? 48Therefore ye shall be perfect, as your Father who is in heaven is perfect.

The Godbey New Testament (1902)

Digital Text Courtesy Bible Software.

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible.

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