Matthew 5:2

2 Then he began to teach them. 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 Jesus saw the crowds. So he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him.
2 Then he began to teach them. He said,
3 "Blessed are those who are spiritually needy. The kingdom of heaven belongs to them.
4 Blessed are those who are sad. They will be comforted.
5 Blessed are those who are free of pride. They will be given the earth.
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