Sermon on the Mount, The

Sermon on the Mount, The

The first of five discourses of Jesus found in Matthew’s Gospel (chaps. 5-7). It is a compilation of sayings of Jesus and may be outlined as follows:

The setting (Matt 5:1-2)

The Beatitudes (Matt 5:3-12)

The new community (Matt 5:13-16)

The abiding validity of the law (Matt 5:17-20)

(Matt 5:21-48) On practicing righteousness toward others in matters of

Murder (Matt 5:21-26)

Adultery (Matt 5:27-30)

Divorce (Matt 5:31-32)

Oaths (Matt 5:33-37)

Retribution ((Matt 5:38-42)

Love of enemy (Matt 5:43-48)

(Matt 6:1-18) On practicing righteousness toward God in matters of

Almsgiving (Matt 6:1-4)

Prayer (Matt 6:5-15)

Fasting (Matt 6:16-18)

On not laying up false treasure (Matt 6:19-24)

On not being anxious (Matt 6:25-34)

On not judging (Matt 7:1-5)

On not squandering what is precious (Matt 7:6)

On resting assured that God hears prayer (Matt 7:7-12)

Concluding warnings and exhortations (Matt 7:13-27)).

Matt 5:1-2

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Matt 5:3-12

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Matt 5:13-16

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Matt 5:17-20

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Matt 5:21-48

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Matt 5:21-26

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Matt 5:27-30

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Matt 5:31-32

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Matt 5:33-37

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Matt 5:38-42

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Matt 5:43-48

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Matt 6:1-18

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Matt 6:1-4

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Matt 6:5-15

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Matt 6:16-18

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Matt 6:19-24

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Matt 6:25-34

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Matt 7:1-5

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Matt 7:6

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Matt 7:7-12

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Matt 7:13-27

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