Mt 5:1And when He saw the crowds, He went up to the mountain. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount - Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. Every instance of this construction in Matthew is most likely personified, referring either to an evildoer (13:49) or, more often, “the evil one” (as in 5:37; 6:13; 13:19, 38). Quotes, encouragement, and inspiration from God’s Word. So he went up on a mountainside and sat down. Matthew also uses the Greek word “poor” but adds the word for “spirit,” making the whole expression literally read “poor ones (beggars) as to the spirit.” (See study notes on Mt 5:3; Lu 16:20.) The Beatitudes - He said: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. The Beatitudes. Our objective of this article on Matthew 5 Niv Bible Youversion was to arouse your interest in the topic. Matthew 5, New Messianic Version Bible (NMV) It came to pass after this; when he saw the crowds; that he went up on the mountain and sat down. 4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. “Blessed [comforted by inner peace and God’s love] are those who are persecuted for doing that which is morally right, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven [both now and forever]. or one stroke of a letter will pass away from the law until all things are accomplished. Today’s verse of the day: Matthew 5:10 NLT “God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.” Do you have a YouVersion app? Rekindle the Romance: Date Your Spouse. Already installed on over 455 million unique devices all over the world, the Bible App offers a free Bible experience for smartphones, tablets, and online at That’s why YouVersion creates biblically centered, culturally relevant experiences that encourage and challenge people to seek God throughout each day. And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. 29 If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. 19 Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commands and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. 3 “God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, # 5:3 Greek poor in spirit. Those who were apprenticed to him, the committed, climbed with him. “It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.’. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers: they shall be recognised as children of God. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. 37:11.] For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. . Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.