Matthew 5:2

2 Then[a] He began to teach them, saying:

Matthew 5:2 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 5:2

And he opened his mouth
He spoke with a clear and strong voice, that all the people might hear him; and with great freedom, utterance, and cheerfulness, and things of the greatest moment and importance;

and taught them;
not his disciples only, but the whole multitude, who heard him with astonishment; see ( Matthew 7:28 Matthew 7:29 ) . Some things in the following discourse are directed to the disciples in particular, and others regard the multitude in general.

Matthew 5:2 In-Context

1 When He saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain, and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him.
2 Then He began to teach them, saying:
3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, because the kingdom of heaven is theirs.
4 Blessed are those who mourn, because they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the gentle, because they will inherit the earth.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Lit Then opening His mouth
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