Matthew 5:2

2 and taught his climbing companions. This is what he said:

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 Jesus saw his ministry drawing huge crowds, he climbed a hillside. Those who were apprenticed to him, the committed, climbed with him. Arriving at a quiet place, he sat down
2 and taught his climbing companions. This is what he said:
3 "You're blessed when you're at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.
4 "You're blessed when you feel you've lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.
5 "You're blessed when you're content with just who you are - no more, no less. That's the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can't be bought.