See under Matthew 18:8-9. Even so, let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. This, to be sure, forbids ostentation and boasting. Any change in the status of their law was sure to be received unfavorably by them. (2) They can bring peace to their fellow men who are at strife between or among themselves. It is "Go!" And if ye salute your brethren only - Instead of αδελφους brethren, upwards of one hundred MSS., and several of them of great authority and antiquity, have φιλους friends. In just anger, with God's just anger and judgment; public reproach, with public correction by the council; and censuring for a child of hell, to the fire of hell. For the reader will at once perceive, how easily a כ caph may be turned into a ב beth ; a ה he into a ח cheth ; and a ר resh into a ד daleth : and he will also see of what infinite consequence it is to write and print such letters correctly. Underlying these verses is the challenge that men shall be "like their Father who is in heaven." Eternity is at hand; and if thou die in thy sins, where God is thou shalt never come. What an awful consideration is this! A real Christian ought rather to beg of God the grace to bear patiently and quietly the imperfections of his wife, than to think of the means of being parted from her. The general class of the persecuted in the preceding verse gives way to the personal and individual cases envisioned in this verse. The Persian messengers had the royal authority for pressing horses, ships, and even men, to assist them in the business on which they were employed. See Sir J. Chardin's and Hanway's Travels. That passage before us is not contradictory. The location of this verse in the midst of Jesus' teaching on adultery makes the meaning clear. This place was near Jerusalem, and had been formerly used for those abominable sacrifices, in which the idolatrous Jews had caused their children to pass through the fire to Molech. Because it is natural to man to avenge himself, and plague those who plague him; and he will ever find abundant excuse for his conduct, in the repeated evils he receives from others; for men are naturally hostile to each other. What then should be done with the light or influence of the Christian's life? In the things that concern our eternal salvation, we need the most pointed and express evidence on which to establish the faith of our souls. Like the absence of ordinary hunger, this spiritual lack of hunger is due to the awful cancer of sin gnawing out the heart of the victim. The hatred of the first we are to meet with love. Adultery proceeds from impure thinking; and in this passage Christ's law appears far higher and more discerning than the Decalogue. One of Selden's MSS. Since it would be harmful to fertile land because of its salt content, no man would allow it to be thrown on his field. It is profitable for thee that one of thy members - Men often part with some members of the body, at the discretion of a surgeon, that they may preserve the trunk, and die a little later; and yet they will not deprive themselves of a look, a touch, a small pleasure, which endanger the eternal death of the soul. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass away from the law, till all things be accomplished. Chapter 20. The merciful - The word mercy, among the Jews, signified two things: the pardon of injuries, and almsgiving. Here is the principle that the New Testament is essentially an extension of the Old, minus its types and shadows, plus an elevation and perfection of all its latent spirituality. "He who shows mercy to men, God will show mercy to him: but to him who shows no mercy to man, God will show no mercy. 38, col. 4. THE BEATITUDES, AND THEIR BEARING UPON THE WORLD. Matthew 27:15. (3) They can bring men, through preaching God's word, or teaching it, to become reconciled to God, which is the greatest of all the achievements of the peacemaker. Chapter 4. When one strives honestly and faithfully to live up to Jesus' teaching in this matter, or any other, forces far beyond the knowledge of any man are working for the success of the obedient follower of the Lord. See under Matthew 19:17. In the treatise called Bammidbar Rabbi, s. 20, we have these words: There were three (evils) in Balaam: the evil eye, (envy), the towering spirit, (pride), and the extensive mind (avarice). See on Matthew 3:2; (note). Having given a general exposition of the word brother, which the Jews understood as signifying none but an Israelite - ενοχος, which we translate is in danger of, and which he shows the Jews used to signify, is exposed to, merits, or is guilty of - and the word gehenna, hell - fire, which he explains as I have done above, he comes to the three offenses, and their sentences. "But where is the person thus saved?" to be compelled by violence to do any particular service, especially of the public kind, by the king's authority. "But divorce was allowed by Moses;" yes, for the hardness of their hearts it was permitted: but what was permitted to an uncircumcised heart among the Jews, should not serve for a rule to a heart in which the love of God has been shed abroad by the Holy Spirit. And, pray tell, what can this be? - The Altar, For the altar, By the altar. (Also 1 Corinthians 12:28; Ephesians 2:20; 3:5; 4:11, etc.). '", "Should all the inhabitants of the earth gather together, in order to whiten one feather of a crow, they could not succeed: so, if all the inhabitants of the earth should unite to abolish one י yod, which is the smallest letter in the whole law, they should not be able to effect it.". There are several cases on record, where this was literally done by the martyrs, in Queen Mary's days. Those whose righteousness is of such a quality that Satan will vent his wrath upon them are indeed blessed. It seems plain enough that Christians should strive, at whatever cost, to avoid lustful thoughts. Neither shalt thou swear by thy head - For these plain reasons: 3dly. Maimonides.'. See this phrase explained, Matthew 3:2; (note). Christ here expressed full confidence in the Old Testament with the strong warning that it should never be disparaged or set at naught. There are several ways in which God's children can serve as peacemakers: (1) Through spiritual instruction, they can bring peace to hearts that are troubled. 9. But I am come, πληρωσαι, to complete - to perfect its connection and reference, to accomplish every thing shadowed forth in the Mosaic ritual, to fill up its great design; and to give grace to all my followers, πληρωσαι, to fill up, or complete, every moral duty. Matthew 5, Adam Clarke Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries ever written. per. "'Any one that kills his neighbor with his hand, as if he strike him with a sword, or with a stone that kills him, or strangle him till he die, or burn him in the fire, seeing that he kills him any how in his own person, lo! p. 149. In the light of this, who could use such a term as "nigger" to set at naught a fellow creature, made like ourselves in the image of God? Alas, how many there are who manifest no hunger or thirst after the things of God; and what shall be said of this innumerable multitude? He does not need to reinforce his words with any oath or any appeal for heaven to witness, or by any other device to underscore the truth of his remarks. Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy: but I say unto you Love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you; that ye may be sons of your Father who is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sendeth rain on the just and the unjust. But if the salt have lost his savor - That this is possible in the land of Judea, we have proof from Mr. Maundrell, who, describing the Valley of Salt, speaks thus: "Along, on one side of the valley, toward Gibul, there is a small precipice about two men's lengths, occasioned by the continual taking away of the salt; and, in this, you may see how the veins of it lie. Our Lord enforces the exhortation given in the preceding verses, from the consideration of what was deemed prudent in ordinary law-suits. Christ is the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). At least, this can be deduced from his words addressed to the woman who was taken in the very act by the Pharisees, "Neither do I condemn thee, etc." Thirdly, When our bodies are forced to undergo all kinds of toils, vexations, and torments, Matthew 5:41. Only such persons as are deeply convinced of the sinfulness of sin, feel the plague of their own heart, and turn with disgust from all worldly consolations, because of their insufficiency to render them happy, have God's promise of solid comfort. 2. p. 212. A loan is often more beneficial than an absolute gift: first, because it flatters less the vanity of him who lends; secondly, it spares more the shame of him who is in real want; and, thirdly, it gives less encouragement to the idleness of him who may not be very honest. Of civil respect, Matthew 5:47. That ye may be the children of your Father - Instead of ὑιοι children, some MSS., the latter Persic version, and several of the primitive fathers, read ὃμοιοι, that ye may be like to, or resemble, your Father who is in heaven. Or our Lord may refer to the little ornaments which certain letters assume on their tops, which cause them to appear like small branches. See more in Schoettgen. THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE DISCIPLES TO THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS (MATT. "A Gentile saith to an Israelite, 'I have a choice dish for thee to eat of.' Certainly, the apostolic church did not operate on any such premise. Our Lord's meaning is, "Do not repel one outrage by another." Matthew 5 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary has been relied on by millions in their daily studies for more than 90 years Rabbi Chanina said, "Why are the words of the law compared to water? 3. Whosoever shall break. To know the nature of mercy, we have only to consult the grammatical meaning of the Latin word misericordia, from which ours is derived. Among them, a man might divorce his wife if she displeased him even in the dressing of his victuals! ii. Just as all light, energy, and power on earth are derived from the sun, center of our solar system, just so, all moral and spiritual light are derived from the Sun of Righteousness, our Lord Jesus Christ (Malachi 4:2). THAT was an addition to God's word by the scribes and Pharisees. Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost its savor, wherewith shall it be salted? This is to say that those who are merciful toward others shall receive for themselves mercy from Almighty God. he cannot enjoy it. Matthew 5 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary brings color to the Biblical story of Jesus Christ's life as recorded by Matthew At the most, the text can only be considered as a metaphorical representation of the procedure of the great Judge; and let it ever be remembered, that by the general consent of all (except the basely interested) no metaphor is ever to be produced in proof of any doctrine. From some ancient writers we learn, that only those who had bad designs hid a candle under a bushel; that, in the dead of the night, when all were asleep, they might rise up, and have light at hand to help them to effect their horrid purposes of murder, etc. Christ's plan of maintaining harmony and fellowship in his church is really quite simple. Ye are the salt of the earth - Our Lord shows here what the preachers of the Gospel, and what all who profess to follow him, should be; the salt of the earth, to preserve the world from putrefaction and destruction. Of oaths and profane swearing, Matthew 5:33-37. Interestingly enough, Jesus abolished the death penalty for adultery. Every false religion flatters man, and accommodates itself to his pride and his passions. The holy blessed God answered, 'Solomon and a thousand such as he shall perish, but the least word shall not perish out of thee. If you indulge them, they will gain strength, and you shall be ruined. (Matthew 5:1), The traditional site of this mountain is seven miles southwest of Capernaum; the place is known as The Horns of Hattin. This is he that slays a man himself, and not by the hand of another. "Should any one in the words of Leviticus 22:32, Neither shall ye Profane תחללו techelelu, my holy name, change ח cheth into ה he, he would ruin the world." Malachi. p. 327, etc., edit. Bab. One tittle or point, κεραια, either meaning those points which serve for vowels in this language, if they then existed; or the seraphs, or points of certain letters, such as ר resh, or ד daleth, ה he, or ח cheth (as the change of any of these into the other would make a most essential alteration in the sense, or, as the rabbins say, destroy the world). The original word, δωρον, which we translate gift, is used by the rabbins in Hebrew letters דורון doron, which signifies not only a gift, but a sacrifice offered to God. Πτωχος, a poor man, comes from πτωσσω, to tremble, or shrink with fear. If God had not loved us while we were his enemies, we could never have become his children: and we shall cease to be such, as soon as we cease to imitate him. These passages are more than enough to identify the Scriptural "heart" as the mind or seat of the intelligence. The ministry of grief, mourning, and sorrow as affecting the development of Christian character is set forth in detail in the New Testament. A peace-maker is a man who, being endowed with a generous public spirit, labors for the public good, and feels his own interest promoted in promoting that of others: therefore, instead of fanning the fire of strife, he uses his influence and wisdom to reconcile the contending parties, adjust their differences, and restore them to a state of unity. - The Dishes, For the dishes, By the dishes. For I say unto you, that except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven. He who, by his mode of acting, speaking, or explaining the words of God, sets the holy precept aside, or explains away its force and meaning, shall be called least - shall have no place in the kingdom of Christ here, nor in the kingdom of glory above. Shall see God - This is a Hebraism, which signifies, possess God, enjoy his felicity: as seeing a thing, was used among the Hebrews for possessing it. A rich man is one of God's stewards: God has given him money for the poor, and he cannot deny it without an act of injustice. (In this text, Deuteronomy 17:5. There are also many other New Testament passages which indicate most emphatically that the New Testament is God's true word. But A Defiled Heart Cannot See God: but He Must Be Pure Who Wishes to Enjoy a Proper View of a Pure Being.". Blessed are they that have been persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. In certain places, where oaths are frequently administered, people have been known to kiss their thumb or pen, instead of the book, thinking thereby to avoid the sin of perjury; but this is a shocking imposition on their own souls. God permitted this evil to prevent a greater; and, perhaps, to typify his repudiating the Jews, who were his first spouse. And. God does not say, "If one shall strike thy child, present the child's other cheek!". The law of circumcision was replaced by that "circumcision not made with hands" (Colossians 2:11). "2nd. Therefore, Christ quite early in his ministry took pains to spell out for them his true and proper relationship to the Law of Moses. So John 3:3; : Except a man be born again, he cannot See the kingdom of God, i.e. "Sweet," indeed, "are the uses of adversity." What a generous and merciful arrangement of Almighty God that even life's sorrows shall bless and reward his servants! vol. Appetites of the flesh, all of them, can be satisfied only for the moment. The goal or ideal is necessary that man may continually know that he is unworthy of salvation, that he can never in a million years merit it, and that any real perfection he might eventually attain must be the free gift of Christ. 1808, has collected much valuable information: the following extract will be sufficient to elucidate our Lord's meaning. Chapter 12. vi. To be perfect as God is perfect, what a challenge this is! Luke 23:6-11.At former passovers the governor had courted the favour of the people, by gratifying them with the pardon of any one prisoner whom they pleased. Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete) Share Tweet. "Should any one, in the words of 1 Samuel 2:2, There is none holy As the Lord, change כ caph into ב beth, he would ruin the world." Thou shalt love thy friend, and hate thine enemy. A good use of this very prudential advice of our Lord is this: Thou art a sinner; God hath a controversy with thee. Talmud. The reformer, Martin Luther, alluded to this custom when he said, objecting to the Pope's remaining seated to observe the Lord's Supper, "Let him stand up when he takes the communion, like any other stinking sinner."[2]. So strictly was it attended to at Athens, that if a man put out the eye of another who had but one, the offender was condemned to lose both his eyes, as the loss of one would not be an equivalent misfortune. Neither by heaven, etc. The principle of loving one's enemies is valid and binding upon all who would follow Christ. "Ye are the salt of the earth;... ye are the light of the world." Herod. Pray for them which despitefully use you - Επηρεαζοντων from επι against, and Αρης Mars, the heathen god of war. i. p. 168, where the sentiment is connected with circumstances both extravagant and unnatural; and thus it is nullified by the pretended recommendation. Chapter 18. Chapter 16. We are to surrender ourselves to Christ, that this great purpose of His coming shall claim and possess the whole life. The school of Hillel gave much greater license. Heavenly things cannot support the body; they are not suited to its nature: earthly things cannot support the soul, for the same reason. It signifies a vain, empty, worthless fellow, shallow brains, a term of great contempt. This is true in two ways: (1) The pure in heart shall see God by faith, just as Moses endured, "as seeing him who is invisible" (Hebrews 11:27). Do not even the publicans the same? Good works, from the very beginning, were considered to be a most necessary and primary requirement on the part of all who would truly follow Christ and would through him hope to have the abundant entrance into the everlasting kingdom. Jesus opposed the Pharisees and their way of life as essentially sinful in spite of all punctilious observances of tithes, ceremonies, and formalities of the Mosaic religion, embellished, of course, with countless traditions of their own. The answer is, Aleikum essalam, With you be peace. God has no enemy which he hates but sin; we should have no other. This Christ forbids here (Matthew 5:34) and shows that there is nothing we can swear by, but it is some way or other related to God, who is the Fountain of all beings, and therefore that it is as dangerous to … Righteousness here is taken for all the blessings of the new covenant - all the graces of the Messiah's kingdom - a full restoration to the image of God! The obvious meaning is that a Christian's word is his bond. Passages which contain this injunction are Exodus 21:24; Leviticus 24:20; and Deuteronomy 19:21. Whosoever - shall break one of these least commandments - The Pharisees were remarkable for making a distinction between weightier and lighter matters in the law, and between what has been called, in a corrupt part of the Christian Church, mortal and venial sins. Till all be fulfilled - Or, accomplished. See 2 Kings 23:10; 2 Chronicles 28:3; Jeremiah 7:31, Jeremiah 7:32. R. Jochanan said, היכלא 'By the Temple, it is in our hand, etc.' He that saith to his brother, Raka, shall be in danger of the council; but he that says, Thou fool, shall be in danger of a penalty even to hell-fire. THE OTHER TEACHINGS CONTRASTED WITH JEWISH LAW (MATT. In this verse our Lord shows us that a man may be our enemy in three different ways. Boles said of this, "The comparison (is) between a city on a hill and a group, or church, of his disciples. The law of sacrifice was fulfilled in Jesus' death. p. 115. Those who have tried it unanimously affirm that it works. He answers, 'Swine's flesh.' - See Ward's Customs. Remember that Christ is still speaking of adultery; and the only proper meaning that can attach to these two verses (Matthew 5:29-30) must relate to that subject. on StudyLight.org Aged people are inclined to add to these words, And the mercy and blessing of God. Hence our Lord here terms peace-makers the children of God: for as he is the Father of peace, those who promote it are reputed his children. "On the day of the week A. in the month B. in the year C. from the beginning of the world, according to the common computation in the province of D., I, N. the son of N. by whatever name I am called, of the city E. with entire consent of mind, and without any compulsion, have divorced, dismissed, and expelled thee - thee, I say, M. the daughter of M. by whatever name thou art called, of the city E. who wast heretofore my wife: but now I have dismissed thee - thee, I say, M. the daughter of M. by whatever name thou art called, of the city E. so as to be free, and at thine own disposal, to marry whomsoever thou pleasest, without hinderance from any one, from this day for ever. The peace-makers - Ειρηνη, peace, is compounded of ειρειν (εις ) ἑν, connecting into one: for as War distracts and divides nations, families, and individuals, from each other, inducing them to pursue different objects and different interests, so Peace restores them to a state of unity, giving them one object, and one interest. ', "Presently after he says: 'For a long time I thought the Mohammedan custom, of saluting Christians in a different manner from that made use of to those of their own profession, was an effect of their pride and religious bigotry. A little more salt (true followers of God) would have preserved Sodom and Gomorrah from destruction (Genesis 18:32). As he frequently did, Christ referred the whole question to higher ground, making it a sin, under all circumstances, to utter an untruth, thus bypassing altogether the question of violating an oath! Reading Made Easy. Ye have heard that it was said to them of old time, THOU SHALT NOT KILL; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment. Hence sitting was a synonymous term for teaching among the rabbins. Thou wilt not suffer thy Holy One to see corruption, i.e. He will call them to himself, and speak the words of pardon, peace, and life eternal, to their hearts. This is certainly our Lord's meaning. "He whose words agree not with his private thoughts is as detestable to me as the gates of hell.". And if thy right eye causeth thee to stumble, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish and not thy whole body be cast into hell. ( Matthew 5:1) The traditional site of this mountain is seven miles southwest of Capernaum; the place is known as The Horns of Hattin. This is a gracious beginning to our Saviour’s discourse, “Blessed are the poor.”. It is composed of two words: miserans, pitying, and cor, the heart; or miseria cordis, pain of heart. Ye have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. 2. We have a compound word in English, which once fully expressed the meaning of the original, viz. They mourn for the world which lies in the darkness of sin. Poverty, to which the promise of the kingdom is made. Though all earth and hell should join together to hinder the accomplishment of the great designs of the Most High, yet it shall all be in vain - even the sense of a single letter shall not be lost. He may have the sparks and glittering particles of true wisdom, but without its unction or comfort. But these exhortations belong to those principally who are persecuted for righteousness' sake. Nobody, but nobody is ever going to be perfect; and yet, it is the genius of the Christian religion that perfection is required of its adherents. Chapter 21. Matthew 19:5 - and said, ‘ For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh '? There is a remarkable illustration of this passage, quoted by Mr. Wakefield from Origen, Contra Cels. At the hand of man, even at the hand of every man's brother, will I require the life of man. It should be placed upon "THE STAND." Kidushin. The First is causeless anger, which he thinks too plain to require explanation; but into the two following he enters in considerable detail: -, "The Second. It does not, however, say, "Hate thine enemy." And why? This is still the characteristic of a genuine disciple of Christ. Subjecit pedibus; strepitumque Acherontis avari! Christ transfers the title from these, and gives it to his own disciples, who, by the doctrines that he taught them, were to be the means of diffusing the light of life throughout the universe. [2] John Bainton, Here I Stand (Nashville, Tennessee: Abingdon-Cokesbury, 1950). Interpretation of the precepts relative to murder, anger, and injurious speaking, Matthew 5:21, Matthew 5:22. If we do not relieve him, we have no right to insult him. So that in their collecting the six hundred and thirteen precepts out of the law, they understand that command to mean but this: 'That one should not kill an Israelite,' and accordingly they allotted this only violation of it to judgments; against this wild gloss and practice, he speaks in the first clause: Ye have heard it said, Thou shalt not kill, and he that killeth, or committeth actual murder, is liable to judgment, and ye extend the violation of that command no farther; but I say to you, that causeless anger against thy brother is a violation of that command, and even that maketh a man liable to judgment. The Hindoos pretend that some of their sages have been favored with a sight of their guardian deity. cap. And glorify your Father - The following curious saying is found in Bammidbar Rabba, s. 15. The old chief, then a Christian, said, "You see, none of us wanted to eat you, because the reason we eat people is to acquire their skills and bravery; but nobody wanted to be like YOU, taking all those insults, and patiently bearing every blow against you!". Light of the world, עולם נר ner olam, was a title applied to the most eminent rabbins. Matthew 5:5 - 'Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth. Inherit the earth ... does not refer exclusively to the "new heaven and the new earth" (2 Peter 3:13), but to this present earth as well. So that we see plainly, from hence, in what sense the word judgment is used in the latter end of the preceding verse, and the first clause of this, namely, not for the judgment of any one of the Sanhedrins, as it is commonly understood, but for the judgment of God. See the notes on Deuteronomy 4:26; Deuteronomy 6:13. Let it be our constant care to seek and honor God in all his works. (See the note on Matthew 5:5;). 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