Frivolous oaths were indeed severely condemned in the teaching of the times. Of course, it is not the eye simply of which our Lord speaks--as if execution were to be done upon the bodily organ--though there have been fanatical ascetics who have both advocated and practiced this, showing a very low apprehension of spiritual things--but the offending eye, or the eye considered as the occasion of sin; and consequently, only the sinful exercise of the organ which is meant. The character and principles of Christians, brought into close contact with it, are designed to arrest the festering corruption of humanity and season its insipidity. the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven--shall, by that providence which watches over the honor of God's moral administration, be raised to the same position of authority and honor to which they exalt the law. 5. Commentary on Matthew 5:1-12. (Compare Matthew 18:30 Matthew 18:34 ). The "judgment," as already explained, was the lowest of these; the "council," or "Sanhedrim,"which sat at Jerusalem--was the highest; while the word used for "hell-fire" contains an allusion to the "valley of the son of Hinnom" ( Joshua 18:16 ). In its deepest form, it acknowledges our desperate … The practice of going beyond Yes and No in affirmations and denials--as if our word for it were not enough, and we expected others to question it--springs from that vicious root of untruthfulness which is only aggravated by the very effort to clear ourselves of the suspicion of it. Matthew 5:1-16 . But how, it may be asked, could such beautiful features of character provoke persecuti… Nor is the "vision of God" strange to the Old Testament; and though it was an understood thing that this was not possible in the present life ( Exodus 33:20 ; and compare Job 19:26 Job 19:27 , Isaiah 6:5 ), yet spiritually it was known and felt to be the privilege of the saints even here ( Genesis 5:24 , 6:9 , 17:1 , 48:15 , Psalms 27:4 , 36:9 , 63:2 , Isaiah 38:3 Isaiah 38:11 , &c.). Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Blessed are the poor in spirit--All familiar with Old Testament phraseology know how frequently God's true people are styled "the poor" (the "oppressed," "afflicted," "miserable") or "the needy"--or both together (as in Psalms 40:17 , Isaiah 41:17 ). Oh, what holy teaching is this! One Hebrew word expresses both. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted--This "mourning" must not be taken loosely for that feeling which is wrung from men under pressure of the ills of life, nor yet strictly for sorrow on account of committed sins. of The inward vision thus clarified, and the whole inner man in sympathy with God, each looks upon the other with complacency and joy, and we are "changed into the same image from glory to glory." 16. Nearly all who would translate "to the ancients" take the speaker of the words quoted to be Moses in the law; "the ancients" to be the people to whom Moses gave the law; and the intention of our Lord here to be to contrast His own teaching, more or less, with that of Moses; either as opposed to it--as some go the length of affirming--or at least as modifying, enlarging, elevating it. The Jews would not address the usual compliment of Peace be to you, to either heathens or publicans; the publicans of the Jewish nation would use it to their countrymen that were publicans, but not to heathens; though the more rigid Jews would not do it to them, any more than to heathens: our Lord required his … : according to His mercy He saved us," &c. ( Titus 3:1-7 ). Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black--In the other oaths specified, God's name was profaned quite as really as if His name had been uttered, because it was instantly suggested by the mention of His "throne," His "footstool," His "city." Attitudes are important too. Nay; but before another step is taken--even before the offering is presented--this reconciliation is to be sought, though the gift have to be left unoffered before the altar. First Reading. In this valley the Jews, when steeped in idolatry, went the length of burning their children to Molech "on the high places of Tophet"--in consequence of which good Josiah defiled it, to prevent the repetition of such abominations ( 2 Kings 23:10 ); and from that time forward, if we may believe the Jewish writers, a fire was kept burning in it to consume the carrion and all kinds of impurities that collected about the capital. Even in the Old Testament this was well understood. 44. 18. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. It really appears to be the Old Way or Old Covenant with clarity from God … Till heaven and earth pass--Though even the Old Testament announces the ultimate "perdition of the heavens and the earth," in contrast with the immutability of Jehovah ( Psalms 102:24-27 ), the prevalent representation of the heavens and the earth in Scripture, when employed as a popular figure, is that of their stability ( Psalms 119:89-91 Ecclesiastes 1:4 Jeremiah 33:25 Jeremiah 33:26 ). . It seems hard to conceive that Matthew should have put this discourse before his own calling, if it was not uttered till long after, and was spoken in his own hearing as one of the newly chosen Twelve. AUGUSTINE'S opinion--that they were both delivered on one occasion, Matthew's on the mountain, and to the disciples; Luke's in the plain, and to the promiscuous multitude--is so clumsy and artificial as hardly to deserve notice. (See 1 Peter 2:21-24 ; and compare Romans 12:20 Romans 12:21 , 1 Corinthians 4:12 , 1 Peter 3:9 ). 27. 9. LIGHTFOOT quotes some of the cursed maxims inculcated by those traditionists regarding the proper treatment of all Gentiles. (See Mark 15:32 ). But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her--with the intent to do so, as the same expression is used in Matthew 6:1 ; or, with the full consent of his will, to feed thereby his unholy desires. Matthew 5:5: The Only Way to Happiness: Be Meek - John MacArthur. THE BEATITUDES, AND THEIR BEARING UPON THE WORLD. But what is the precise meaning of "righteousness" here? Sometimes the first is urged upon him as an argument for showing mercy--"forgiving one another, as Christ forgave you" ( Colossians 3:13 , Ephesians 4:32 ): sometimes the last--"Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy"; "Forgive, and ye shall be forgiven" ( Luke 6:37 , 5:9 ). Commentary on Matthew 5:1-12 By L.G. The article is inserted in both cases to express the familiarity of everyone with those household utensils. Commentary on Matthew 5:1-12. The one has a natural tendency to beget the other. 14. But here the explanatory words, "in spirit," fix the sense to "those who in their deepest consciousness realize their entire need" (compare the Greek of Luke 10:21 , John 11:33 , 13:21 , Acts 20:22 , Romans 12:11 , 1 Corinthians 5:3 , Philippians 3:3 ). 30. Evidently, it is swearing in common intercourse and on frivolous occasions that is here meant. That ye may be the children--sons. Ye have heard that it hath been said--( Leviticus 19:18 ). Love your enemies and be serious about religion . for they shall be called the children of God--shall be called sons of God. No wonder that the Romans charged the Jews with hatred of the human race. Commentary on Matthew 5:1-12 View Bible Text . Jesus here warns against legal retribution (vv... View the entire commentary… Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven--As nobody lights a lamp only to cover it up, but places it so conspicuously as to give light to all who need light, so Christians, being the light of the world, instead of hiding their light, are so to hold it forth before men that they may see what a life the disciples of Christ lead, and seeing this, may glorify their Father for so redeeming, transforming, and ennobling earth's sinful children, and opening to themselves the way to like redemption and transformation. "After this, the words of our Lord in the close of the fifth of Matthew want no farther commentary. It is the opposite of arrogance. 21. But innocent party, after a just divorce, may lawfully marry again, is not treated of here. (Compare Mark 9:50 ). It is the expression manifestly, of supreme legislative authority; and as the subject in connection with which it is uttered is the Moral Law, no higher claim to an authority strictly divine could be advanced. The same distinction is observable in the second pair of those seven parables which our Lord spoke from the Galilean Lake--that of the "mustard seed," which grew to be a great overshadowing tree, answering to the sunlight which invests the world, and that of the "leaven," which a woman took and, like the salt, hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened ( Matthew 13:31-33 ). "Whosoever sinneth hath not seen Him, neither known Him" ( 1 John 3:6 ); "He that doeth evil hath not seen God" ( 3 John 1:11 ). to destroy the law, or the prophets--that is, "the authority and principles of the Old Testament." Matthew 5 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, produced by John Wesley between 1754 and 1765, has stood the test of time. It did not take long for these words of Jesus to ring true to His followers. The Study Hints for Thinking Further, which are also available on the Bible Lesson Forum, will aid … Hence Christians are warily styled "the salt of the earth"--with reference to the masses of mankind with whom they are expected to mix; but "the light of the world"--with reference to the vast and variegated surface which feels its fructifying and gladdening radiance. The last feature, accordingly, is a passive one, representing the treatment that the characters already described may expect from the world. Nay, as if to avoid the august title which the Master has appropriated to Himself, Christians are said to "shine"--not as "lights," as our translators render it, but--"as luminaries in the world" ( Philippians 2:15 ); and the Baptist is said to have been "the burning and shining"--not "light," as in our translation, but "lamp" of his day ( John 5:35 ). 28. All rights reserved. But that they are two distinct discourses--the one delivered about the close of His first missionary tour, and the other after a second such tour and the solemn choice of the Twelve--is the judgment of others who have given much attention to such matters (of most Romish commentators, including ERASMUS; and among the moderns, of LANGE, GRESWELL, BIRKS, WEBSTER and WILKINSON. But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery--that is, drives her into it in case she marries again. Not here, however. While others "walk in a vain show"--"in a shadow," "an image"--in an unreal world, taking a false view of themselves and all around them--the poor in spirit are rich in the knowledge of their real case. Whereas He that speaks, being Righteousness incarnate (see 1:24 , Acts 3:14 , Revelation 3:7 ), when He so speaks, speaks only like Himself. 26. Towards men this disposition is the opposite of high-mindedness, and a quarrelsome and revengeful spirit; it "rather takes wrong, and suffers itself to be defrauded" ( 1 Corinthians 6:7 ); it "avenges not itself, but rather gives place unto wrath" ( Romans 12:19 ); like the meek One, "when reviled, it reviles not again; when it suffers, it threatens not: but commits itself to Him that judgeth righteously" ( 1 Peter 2:19-22 ). Avoid Retribution and Resistance. The King is anointed, comes among the people to show his power, and afterwards acts as a Legislator, and sets forth his statutes.. 1. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. The question is not: Can, or do, the saints ever totally lose that grace which makes them a blessing to their fellow men? let him have thy cloak also--the outer and more costly garment. Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Even now they get beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. His glorious name, indeed--as "The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin"--had been proclaimed in a very imposing manner ( Exodus 34:6 ), and manifested in action with affecting frequency and variety in the long course of the ancient economy. But, in so comprehensive a saying as this, it is clearly to be taken--as in Matthew 5:10 also--in a much wider sense, as denoting that spiritual and entire conformity to the law of God, under the want of which the saints groan, and the possession of which constitutes the only true saintship. We have here the practical application of the foregoing principles to those disciples who sat listening to them, and to their successors in all time. The conscience thus purged--the heart thus sprinkled--there is light within wherewith to see God. It is love for other people. and put it under a bushel--a dry measure. Agree with thine adversary--thine opponent in a matter cognizable by law. It transports us to the moment when the Israelite, having brought his sacrifice to the court of the Israelites, awaited the instant when the priest would approach to receive it at his hands. When they delight themselves in the Lord, He gives them the desires of their heart: when they commit their way to Him, He brings it to pass; bringing forth their righteousness as the light, and their judgment as the noonday: the little that they have, even when despoiled of their rights, is better than the riches of many wicked ( Psalms 37:1-24 ). This is the natural order of royal action. and to be trodden under foot of men--expressive of contempt and scorn. Matthew 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Certainly, if this be the highest act of worship on earth, such reconciliation though obligatory on all other occasions of worship--must be peculiarly so then. In Matthew 5:10 they are persecuted for righteousness’ sake; in Matthew 5:11 they are persecuted for the sake of Jesus. for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil--not "of the evil one"; though an equally correct rendering of the words, and one which some expositors prefer. Matthew 5 - The United States has the Declaration of Independence. It is the greatest mark. Even those duties that are most unpleasant to flesh and blood, are profitable for us; and our Master requires nothing from us but what he knows to be for our advantage.3. So charming is the whole landscape that the descriptions of it, from JOSEPHUS downwards [Wars of the Jews, 4.10,8], are apt to be thought a little colored. When this reconciliation actually takes place, and one has "peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ"--even "the peace of God which passeth all understanding"--the peace-receivers become transformed into peace-diffusers. But I say unto you, Love your enemies--The word here used denotes moral love, as distinguished from the other word, which expresses personal affection. In this interpretation, the clause constitutes no exception to the absolute prohibition of divorce when the marriage is lawful. But more particularly, the seven characters here described are all in the teeth of the spirit of the world, insomuch that such hearers of this discourse as breathed that spirit must have been startled, and had their whole system of thought and action rudely dashed. But the thing here demanded is a readiness to submit to unreasonable demands of whatever kind, rather than raise quarrels, with all the evils resulting from them. But the full and beatific vision of God is reserved for that time to which the Psalmist stretches his views--"As for me, I shall behold Thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with Thy likeness" ( Psalms 17:15 ). The expressions, "whosoever looketh," and "looketh upon a woman," seem clearly to extend the range of this commandment to all forms of impurity, and the counsels which follow--as they most certainly were intended for all, whether married or unmarried--seem to confirm this. Whosoever therefore shall break--rather, "dissolve," "annul," or make "invalid." What then? Therefore--to apply the foregoing, and show its paramount importance. hath committed adultery with her already in his heart--We are not to suppose, from the word here used--"adultery"--that our Lord means to restrict the breach of this commandment to married persons, or to criminal intercourse with such. They shall see Him as He is ( 1 John 3:2 ). Same Subject--Love to Enemies ( Matthew 5:43-48 ). If any say, Flesh and blood cannot pass by such an affront, let them remember, that flesh and blood shall not inherit the kingdom of God; and those who … But He who had no such affecting reasons for manifesting this beautiful carriage, said, nevertheless, of Himself, "Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls" ( Matthew 11:29 ); and the apostle besought one of the churches by "the meekness and gentleness of Christ" ( 2 Corinthians 10:1 ). Again, this general way of viewing our Lord's words here seems far preferable to that doctrinal understanding of them which would require us to determine the different kinds of "fulfilment" which the moral and the ceremonial parts of it were to have. The untruthfulness of our corrupt nature shows itself not only in the tendency to deviate from the strict truth, but in the disposition to suspect others of doing the same; and as this is not diminished, but rather aggravated, by the habit of confirming what we say by an oath, we thus run the risk of having all reverence for God's holy name, and even for strict truth, destroyed in our hearts, and so "fall into condemnation." That our Lord meant here merely to give a piece of prudential advice to his hearers, to keep out of the hands of the law and its officials by settling all disputes with one another privately, is not for a moment to be supposed, though there are critics of a school low enough to suggest this. But in swearing by our own head and the like, the objection lies in their being "beyond our control," and therefore profanely assumed to have a stability which they have not. Same Subject Illustrated from the Third Commandment ( Matthew 5:33-37 ). The very sense of their poverty is begun riches. But the extortion practiced by this class made them hateful to the community, who in their current speech ranked them with "harlots." 15. bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you--The best commentary on these matchless counsels is the bright example of Him who gave them. 43. Hardly anything was regarded as an oath if only the name of God were not in it; just as among ourselves, as TRENCH well remarks, a certain lingering reverence for the name of God leads to cutting off portions of His name, or uttering sounds nearly resembling it, or substituting the name of some heathen deity, in profane exclamations or asseverations. It is an honest confession that we are sinful and utterly without moral virtues needed to please God. of your Father which is in heaven--The meaning is, "that ye may show yourselves to be such by resembling Him" (compare Matthew 5:9 , Ephesians 5:1 ). Matthew 5:1-2, Jesus ascends the mount and prepares to speak 5:1 Seeing the multitudes, he went up onto the mountain. Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother--The meaning evidently is--not, "dismiss from thine own breast all ill feeling, "but" get thy brother to dismiss from his mind all grudge against thee." 40. one tittle--one of those little strokes by which alone some of the Hebrew letters are distinguished from others like them. All things, in short, are theirs--in the possession of that favor which is life, and of those rights which belong to them as the children of God--whether the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are theirs ( 1 Corinthians 3:21 1 Corinthians 3:22 ); and at length, overcoming, they "inherit all things" ( Revelation 21:7 ). ", 47. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take way thy coat--the inner garment; in pledge for a debt ( Exodus 22:26 Exodus 22:27 ). On the contrary, none of these beatitudes is more manifestly dug out of the rich mine of the Old Testament. turn not thou away--a graphic expression of unfeeling refusal to relieve a brother in extremity. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy--Beautiful is the connection between this and the preceding beatitude. In what esteem this is held by Him who seeth not as man seeth, we may learn from 1 Peter 3:4 , where the true adorning is said to be that of "a meek and quiet spirit, which in the sight of God is of great price." the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge--having pronounced thee in the wrong. Thus does "righteousness" come to be "persecuted." 5:2 He opened his mouth and taught them, saying, (Matt 5:1-2 WEB) We do not object to this; but we incline to think (with BEZA, and after him with FRITZSCHE, OLSHAUSEN, STIER, and BLOOMFIELD) that "by the ancients" must have been what our Lord meant here, referring to the corrupt teachers rather than the perverted people. 6. Matthew’s “exceptive clause” is against such permissiveness for Gentile converts to Christianity; cf. And seeing the multitudes--those mentioned in Matthew 4:25 . Matthew 5:10-12. 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