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Matthew 5 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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The Sermon on the Mount; The Beatitudes

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:1 - When Jesus saw G3708 the crowds, G3793 He went G305 up on the [fn]mountain; G3735 and after He sat G2523 down, G2523 His disciples G3101 came G4334 to Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:2 - He opened G455 His mouth G4750 and began to teach G1321 them, saying, G3004

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:3 - [fn]Blessed G3107 are the [fn]poor G4434 in spirit, G4151 for theirs G846 is the kingdom G932 of heaven. G3772

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:4 - “Blessed G3107 are those G3588 who mourn, G3996 for they shall be comforted. G3870

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:5 - “Blessed G3107 are the [fn]gentle, G4239 for they shall inherit G2816 the earth. G1093

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:6 - “Blessed G3107 are those G3588 who hunger G3983 and thirst G1372 for righteousness, G1343 for they shall be satisfied. G5526

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:7 - “Blessed G3107 are the merciful, G1655 for they shall receive G1653 mercy. G1653

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:8 - “Blessed G3107 are the pure G2513 in heart, G2588 for they shall see G3708 God. G2316

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:9 - “Blessed G3107 are the peacemakers, G1518 for they shall be called G2564 sons G5207 of God. G2316

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:10 - “Blessed G3107 are those G3588 who have been persecuted G1377 for the sake G6025 of righteousness, G1343 for theirs G846 is the kingdom G932 of heaven. G3772

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:11 - “Blessed G3107 are you when G3752 people insult G3679 you and persecute G1377 you, and falsely G5574 say G3004 all G3956 kinds G3956 of evil G4190 against G2596 you because G6025 of Me.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:12 - “Rejoice G5463 and be glad, G21 for your reward G3408 in heaven G3772 is great; G4183 for in the same G3779 way G3779 they persecuted G1377 the prophets G4396 who were before G4253 you.

Disciples and the World

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:13 - “You are the salt G217 of the earth; G1093 but if G1437 the salt G217 has become G3471 tasteless, G3471 how G1722 G5101 [fn]can it be made G233 salty G233 again? It is no G3762 longer G2089 good G2480 for anything, G3762 except G1508 to be thrown G906 out and trampled G2662 under G2662 foot G2662 by men. G444

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:14 - “You are the light G5457 of the world. G2889 A city G4172 set G2749 on a [fn]hill G3735 cannot G1410 G3756 be hidden; G2928

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:15 - nor G3761 does anyone light G2545 a lamp G3088 and put G5087 it under G5259 a [fn]basket, G3426 but on the lampstand, G3087 and it gives G2989 light G2989 to all G3956 who are in the house. G3614

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:16 - “Let your light G5457 shine G2989 before G1715 men G444 in such G3779 a way G3779 that they may see G3708 your good G2570 works, G2041 and glorify G1392 your Father G3962 who is in heaven. G3772

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:17 - “Do not think G3543 that I came G2064 to abolish G2647 the Law G3551 or G2228 the Prophets; G4396 I did not come G2064 to abolish G2647 but to fulfill. G4137

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:18 - “For truly G281 I say G3004 to you, until G2193 heaven G3772 and earth G1093 pass G3928 away, G3928 not [fn]the smallest G1520 letter G2503 or G2228 stroke G2762 shall pass G3928 from the Law G3551 until G2193 all G3956 is accomplished. G1096

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:19 - “Whoever G3739 G1437 then G3767 annuls G3089 one G1520 of the least G1646 of these G3778 commandments, G1785 and teaches G1321 [fn]others G444 to do the same, G3779 shall be called G2564 least G1646 in the kingdom G932 of heaven; G3772 but whoever G3739 G302 [fn]keeps G4160 and teaches G1321 them, he shall be called G2564 great G3173 in the kingdom G932 of heaven. G3772

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:20 - “For I say G3004 to you that unless G1437 G3361 your righteousness G1343 surpasses G4052 that of the scribes G1122 and Pharisees, G5330 you will not enter G1525 the kingdom G932 of heaven. G3772

Personal Relationships

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:21 - “You have heard G191 that [fn]the ancients G744 were told, G3004 ‘YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT G5407 MURDER G5407’ and ‘Whoever G3739 G302 commits G5407 murder G5407 shall be [fn]liable G1777 to the court.’ G2920

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:22 - “But I say G3004 to you that everyone G3956 who is angry G3710 with his brother G80 shall be [fn]guilty G1777 before the court; G2920 and whoever G3739 G302 says G3004 to his brother, G80[fn]You good-for-nothing,’ G4469 shall be [fn]guilty G1777 before [fn]the supreme G4892 court; G4892 and whoever G3739 G302 says, G3004 ‘You fool,’ G3474 shall be [fn]guilty G1777 enough to go into the [fn]fiery G4442 hell. G1067

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:23 - “Therefore G3767 if G1437 you are presenting G4374 your [fn]offering G1435 at the altar, G2379 and there G2546 remember G3403 that your brother G80 has G2192 something G5100 against G2596 you,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:24 - leave G863 your [fn]offering G1435 there G1563 before G1715 the altar G2379 and go; G5217 first G4413 be reconciled G1259 to your brother, G80 and then G5119 come G2064 and present G4374 your [fn]offering. G1435

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:25 - “Make G2132 friends G2132 quickly G5035 with your opponent G476 at law G476 while G2193 you are with him on the way, G3598 so G3379 that your opponent G476 may not hand G3860 you over to the judge, G2923 and the judge G2923 to the officer, G5257 and you be thrown G906 into prison. G5438

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:26 - “Truly G281 I say G3004 to you, you will not come G1831 out of there G1564 until G2193 you have paid G591 up the last G2078 [fn]cent. G2835

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:27 - “You have heard G191 that it was said, G3004 ‘YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT G3431 ADULTERY G3431’;

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:28 - but I say G3004 to you that everyone G3956 who looks G991 at a woman G1135 with lust G1937 for her has already G2235 committed G3431 adultery G3431 with her in his heart. G2588

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:29 - “If G1487 your right G1188 eye G3788 makes G4624 you [fn]stumble, G4624 tear G1807 it out and throw G906 it from you; for it is better G4851 for you [fn]to lose G622 one G1520 of the parts G3196 of your body, [fn]than G2532 G3361 for your whole G3650 body G4983 to be thrown G906 into [fn]hell. G1067

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:30 - “If G1487 your right G1188 hand G5495 makes G4624 you [fn]stumble, G4624 cut G1581 it off G1581 and throw G906 it from you; for it is better G4851 for you [fn]to lose one G1520 of the parts G3196 of your body, [fn]than G2532 G3361 for your whole G3650 body G4983 to go G565 into [fn]hell. G1067

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:31 - “It was said, G3004 ‘WHOEVER G3739 G302 SENDS G630 HIS WIFE G1135 AWAY, G630 LET HIM GIVE G1325 HER A CERTIFICATE G647 OF DIVORCE G647’;

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:32 - but I say G3004 to you that everyone G3956 who [fn]divorces G630 his wife, G1135 except G3924 for the reason G3056 of unchastity, G4202 makes G4160 her commit G3431 adultery; G3431 and whoever G3739 G1437 marries G1060 a [fn]divorced G630 woman G1135 commits G3429 adultery. G3429

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:33 - “Again, G3825 you have heard G191 that [fn]the ancients G744 were told, G3004[fn]YOU SHALL NOT [fn]MAKE G1964 FALSE G1964 VOWS G1964, BUT SHALL FULFILL G591 YOUR [fn]VOWS G3727 TO THE LORD.’ G2962

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:34 - “But I say G3004 to you, make G3660 no G3361 oath G3660 at all, G3654 either G3383 by heaven, G3772 for it is the throne G2362 of God, G2316

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:35 - or G3383 by the earth, G1093 for it is the footstool G5286 of His feet, G4228 or G3383 [fn]by Jerusalem, G2414 for it is THE CITY G4172 OF THE GREAT G3173 KING G935.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:36 - “Nor G3383 shall you make G3660 an oath G3660 by your head, G2776 for you cannot G1410 G3756 make G4160 one G1520 hair G2359 white G3022 or G2228 black. G3189

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:37 - “But let your statement G3056 be, ‘Yes, G3483 yes’ G3483 or ‘No, G3756 no’; G3756 anything beyond G4053 these G3778 is [fn]of evil. G4190

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:38 - “You have heard G191 that it was said, G3004 ‘AN EYE G3788 FOR AN EYE G3788, AND A TOOTH G3599 FOR A TOOTH G3599.’

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:39 - “But I say G3004 to you, do not resist G436 an evil G4190 person; but whoever G3748 slaps G4474 you on your right G1188 cheek, G4600 turn G4762 the other G243 to him also. G2532

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:40 - “If anyone wants G2309 to sue G2919 you and take G2983 your [fn]shirt, G5509 let G863 him have G863 your [fn]coat G2440 also. G2532

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:41 - “Whoever G3748 [fn]forces G29 you to go one G1520 mile, G3400 go G5217 with him two. G1417

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:42 - “Give G1325 to him who asks G154 of you, and do not turn G654 away G654 from him who wants G2309 to borrow G1155 from you.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:43 - “You have heard G191 that it was said, G3004 ‘YOU SHALL LOVE G25 YOUR NEIGHBOR G4139 and hate G3404 your enemy.’ G2190

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:44 - “But I say G3004 to you, love G25 your enemies G2190 and pray G4336 for those G3588 who persecute G1377 you,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:45 - so G3704 that you may [fn]be sons G5207 of your Father G3962 who G3588 is in heaven; G3772 for He causes G393 His sun G2246 to rise G393 on the evil G4190 and the good, G18 and sends G1026 rain G1026 on the righteous G1342 and the unrighteous. G94

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:46 - “For if G1437 you love G25 those G3588 who love G25 you, what G5101 reward G3408 do G4160 you have? G2192 Do not even G2532 the tax G5057 collectors G5057 do G4160 the same? G846

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:47 - “If G1437 you greet G782 only G3440 your brothers, G80 what G5101 more G4053 are you doing G4160 than others? Do not even G2532 the Gentiles G1482 do G4160 the same? G846

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:48 - “Therefore G3767 [fn]you are to be perfect, G5046 as your heavenly G3770 Father G3962 is perfect. G5046
NASB Footnotes
Or, hill
I.e. fortunate or prosperous, and so through v 11
I.e. those who are not spiritually arrogant
Or, humble, meek
Literally: will
Or, mountain
Or, peck-measure
Literally: one iota (Heb yodh) or one projection of a letter (serif)
Gr anthropoi
Literally: does
Literally: it was said to the ancients
Or, guilty before
Or, liable to
Or, empty-head; Gr Raka (Raca) fr Aram reqa
Literally: the Sanhedrin
Literally: Gehenna of fire
Or, gift
Or, gift
Literally: quadrans (equaling two mites); i.e. 1/64 of a daily wage
I.e. sin
Literally: that lost
Literally: not your whole body
Gr Gehenna
I.e. sin
Literally: that lost
Literally: not your whole body
Gr Gehenna
Or, sends away
Or, sent away
Literally: it was said to the ancients
you and your are singular here
Or, break your vows
Literally: oaths
Or, toward
Or, from the evil one
Literally: tunic; i.e. a garment worn next to the body
Literally: cloak; i.e. an outer garment
Literally: will force
Or, show yourselves to be
Literally: you shall be

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