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Matthew 4.

The Book of Matthew

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Chapter 5

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And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a 1mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
1 Mark 3:13, Luke 9:28, John 6:3, 15

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And he 1opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
1 Psa 78:2, Matt 13:35

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1Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
1 Luke 6:20

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Blessed are they that 1mourn: for they shall be comforted.
1 Isa 61:2, Jer 31:9

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Blessed are the 1meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
1 Psa 37:11

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Blessed are they which do hunger and 1thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
1 Isa 55:1

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Blessed are the 1merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
1 Prov 11:17, Matt 6:14, Matt 18:33

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Blessed are the 1pure in heart: for they shall 2see God.
1 Psa 24:4
2 Heb 12:14, Rev 22:4

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Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the 1children of God.
1 Matt 5:45, Luke 6:35, Rom 8:14

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Blessed are they which are 1persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
1 2nd Tim 3:12, 1st Pet 3:14, 1st Pet 4:14

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Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

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Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the 1prophets which were before you.
1 2nd Chron 36:16, Matt 23:37, Acts 7:52, 1st Thess 2:15, Heb 11:35, James 5:10

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Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the 1salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
1 Mark 9:50, Luke 14:34

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Ye are the 1light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
1 Prov 4:18, John 8:12, John 9:5, John 12:36, Phil 2:15

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Neither do men light a 1candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
1 Mark 4:21, Luke 8:16, Luke 11:33

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Let your light so 1shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
1 1st Pet 2:12

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Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to 1fulfil.
1 Psa 40:8, Matt 3:15, John 4:34, John 8:29, Heb 10:7, Heb 10:9

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For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the 1law, till all be fulfilled.
1 Isaiah 2:3, Isaiah 42:4, Isaiah 42:21, Micah 4:2, Romans 3:31, Heb 8:10

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Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least 1commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach 2them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
1 Rom 7:7, 1st John 3:4
2 Matt 7:12

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For I say unto you, That except your 1righteousness shall exceed the arighteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
1 Matt 7:23, Matt 13:41

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Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, 1Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
1 Exod 20:13, Deut 5:17

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But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the 1council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of 2,ahell bfire.
1 Deut 16:18, 2nd Chron 19:5
2 Matt 5:29, 30, 10:28, 18:9, 23:15, 33, Mark 9:43, Luke 12:5, James 3:6

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Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;

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Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be 1reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
1 Rom 12:17

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Agree with thine 1adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
1 Luke 12:58

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1Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
1 Luke 12:59

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Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, 1Thou shalt not commit adultery:
1 Exod 20:14, Deut 5:18

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But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to 1lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his 2heart.
1 2nd Sam 11:2-5, Job 31:1, James 1:14,15
2 Gen 6:5, Gen 8:21, Prov 6:14, Jer 17:9, Matt 15:19, Mark 7:21

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And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, 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 1,ahell.
1 Matt 5:22, 30, 10:28, 18:9, 23:15, 33, Mark 9:43, Luke 12:5, James 3:6

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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 1,ahell.
1 Matt 5:22, 29, 10:28, 18:9, 23:15, 33, Mark 9:43, Luke 12:5, James 3:6

31

It hath been said, 1Whosoever shall 2put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:
1 Deut 24:1
2 Deut 24:1, Jer 3:1, Matt 1:19, Matt 19:7, Mark 10:4

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But I say unto you, That whosoever shall 1put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.
1 Matt 19:9, Mark 10:11, Luke 16:18, 1st Cor 7:11

33

Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not 1forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:
1 Exod 20:7, Num 30:2, Lev 19:12, Deut 23:21

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But I say unto you, 1Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's 2throne:
1 James 5:12
2 Isa 66:1, Matt 23:22

35

Nor by the earth; for it is his 1footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the 2 city of the great King.
1 Isa 66:1
2 Psa 48:2

36

Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

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But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of 1evil.a
1 Matt 6:13, Matt 13:19, Matt 13:38, John 17:15, 2nd Thess 3:3, 1st John 2:13, 1st John 3:12, 1st John 5:18

38

Ye have heard that it hath been said, 1An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
1 Exod 21:24 Lev 24:20, Dt 19:21

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But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall 1smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
1 Luke 6:29,30, 1st Cor 6:7

40

And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.

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And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

42

1Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
1 Deut 15:7-11, Luke 6:34, 1st Tim 6:18

43

Ye have heard that it hath been said, 1Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and 2hate thine enemy.
1 Lev 19:18, Matt 19:19, Matt 22:39, Mark 12:31, Luke 10:27, Rom 13:9, Gal 5:14, Jam 2:8
2 Deut 23:3-6

44

But I say unto you, Love your 1enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
1 Prov 25:21,22, Luke 6:27, Luke 6:35, Luke 23:34, Acts 7:60, Romans 12:20

45

That ye may be the 1children 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.
1 Matt 5:9, Luke 6:35, Rom 8:14

46

For if ye 1love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
1 Luke 6:32

47

And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

48

Be ye therefore 1perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Lev 19:2, Deut 18:13, 2nd Cor 7:1, Phil 3:15

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(a) "righteousness" = obedience to God's Law.
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(a) "hell" = gehenna
Strongs #1067 - geena - of Hebrew origin from 1516 (Heb. "gah'ee" - a narrow gorge) and 2011 (Heb. "Hinnom, a Jebusite Josh 15:8, Josh 18:16), a valley in Jerusalem, used (figuratively) as a name for the place of destruction.
Verses that use "gehenna":
Matt 5:22, Matt 5:29, Matt 5:30, Matt 10:28, Matt 18:9, Matt 23:15, Matt 23:33, Mark 9:43, Mark 9:45, Mark 9:47, Luke 12:5, Jas 3:6

See notes on "hades" at Matt 11:23

(b) "fire" = pur
Strongs #4442 "pur"- a primary word = "fire".
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(a) "hell" = gehenna
See notes at Matt 5:22
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(a) "hell" = gehenna
See notes at Matt 5:22
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(a) "evil" = "the wicked one"
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