Matthew 5

Overview

In Matthew 5, the collection of Jesus’ sayings known as the Sermon on the Mount begins.

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Commands List

There are seven sets of commands in Matthew chapter 5.

#1. 12 Rejoice and be glad when under persecution.

#2. 16 Let your light so shine before men

#3. 24  … leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. 25  Make friends quickly with your accuser …

#4. 29 If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and throw it away …
30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away

#5. 37  Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.

#6. Mat 5:39  But I say to you, Do not resist one who is evil. But if any one strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also; 40  and if any one would sue you and take your coat, let him have your cloak as well; 41  and if any one forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. 42  Give to him who begs from you, and do not refuse him who would borrow from you.

#7. 44  But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
What gets your attention?
What human needs or problems relate to the text?
What is it like to have that problem?
What other resources connect to this idea?
What is the solution suggested in the text, if there is one?
What would a camera see if the solution was implemented in my life, in my family’s life, or in my church or community?
What are the steps that I would take on Monday to implement that solution?

Commands, specific … with Greek vocabulary.

#1. 12 Rejoice and be glad:
10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so men persecuted the prophets who were before you. 

Link to Greek word dictionary:  5463 
   chairete
   χαίρετε
   Rejoice

Link to Greek word dictionary: 21
agalliasthe
ἀγαλλιᾶσθε  ,
exult

#2. Let your light so shine before men

Link to Greek word dictionary: 2989
lampsatō
λαμψάτω
let shine

#3. 24  leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. 25  Make friends quickly with your accuser,

Link to Greek word dictionary: 5217
hypage
ὕπαγε  .
go away

Link to Greek word dictionary: 1259
diallagēthi
διαλλάγηθι
be reconciled

Link to Greek word dictionary: 4374
prosphere
πρόσφερε
offer

Link to Greek word dictionary:  1510 
25   Isthi
25   ἴσθι
25   Be

Link to Greek word dictionary: 2132 [e]
eunoōn
εὐνοῶν
agreeing

#4. 29 If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and throw it away …
30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away

Link to Greek word dictionary: 1807 
exele
ἔξελε
pluck out

Link to Greek word dictionary: 906
bale
βάλε
cast [it]

Link to Greek word dictionary: 1581
ekkopson
ἔκκοψον
cut off

#5. #5. 37  Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.

Link to Greek word dictionary: 1510
37   estō
37   ἔστω
37   Let it be

#6. Mat 5:39  But I say to you, Do not resist one who is evil. But if any one strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also; 40  and if any one would sue you and take your coat, let him have your cloak as well; 41  and if any one forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. 42  Give to him who begs from you, and do not refuse him who would borrow from you.

Link to Greek word dictionary: 4762
strepson
στρέψον
turn

Link to Greek word dictionary: 863
aphes
ἄφες
yield

Link to Greek word dictionary: 5217
hypage
ὕπαγε
go

Link to Greek word dictionary: 1325
dos
δός  ;
give

#7. 44  But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Link to Greek word dictionary: 25
agapate
ἀγαπᾶτε
Love

Link to Greek word dictionary: 4336
proseuchesthe
προσεύχεσθε
pray

Comments & Quotes

Persuasion … hyperbole … shock.

A series of sermons was preached in 2018 on texts from Matthew chapter 5 & 6.
See them here: https://disciplewalk.com/K_Sermons_2018.html

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