New International Version
Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him,
King James Bible
And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
Darby Bible Translation
But seeing the crowds, he went up into the mountain, and having sat down, his disciples came to him;
World English Bible
Seeing the multitudes, he went up onto the mountain. When he had sat down, his disciples came to him.
Young's Literal Translation
And having seen the multitudes, he went up to the mount, and he having sat down, his disciples came to him,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And seeing the multitudes - Τους οχλους, these multitudes, viz. those mentioned in the preceding verse, which should make the first verse of this chapter.
He went up into a mountain - That he might have the greater advantage of speaking, so as to be heard by that great concourse of people which followed him. It is very probable that nothing more is meant here than a small hill or eminence. Had he been on a high mountain they could not have heard; and, had he been at a great distance, he would not have sat down. See the note on Matthew 5:14.
And when he was set - The usual posture of public teachers among the Jews, and among many other people. Hence sitting was a synonymous term for teaching among the rabbins.
His disciples - The word μαθητης signifies literally a scholar. Those who originally followed Christ, considered him in the light of a Divine teacher; and conscious of their ignorance, and the importance of his teaching, they put themselves under his tuition, that they might be instructed in heavenly things. Having been taught the mysteries of the kingdom of God, they became closely attached to their Divine Master, imitating his life and manners; and recommending his salvation to all the circle of their acquaintance. This is still the characteristic of a genuine disciple of Christ.
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and he began to teach them. He said:
Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him.
One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.
He went down with them and stood on a level place. A large crowd of his disciples was there and a great number of people from all over Judea, from Jerusalem, and from the coastal region around Tyre and Sidon,
Looking at his disciples, he said: "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray.
Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples.
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