Coffman's Commentaries on the BibleMatthew 5. I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil--Not to subvert, abrogate, or annul, but to establish the law and the prophets--to unfold them, to embody them in living form, and to enshrine them in the reverence, affection, and character of men, am I come. Lutheran expositors, and some of our own, seem to have a hankering after that more restricted sense of the term in which it is used with reference to the sinner's justification before God. Give to him that asketh thee--The sense of unreasonable asking is here implied (compare Luke 6:30 ). ii. offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee; for it is profitable, such stern truths and awful lessons seems characteristic of our Lord's manner of teaching. Of all these beatitudes this is the only one which could hardly be expected to find its definite ground in the Old Testament; for that most glorious character of God, the likeness of which appears in the peacemakers, had yet to be revealed. Matthew 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. In other words, they shall be reduced by the retributive providence that overtakes them, to the same condition of dishonor to which, by their system and their teaching, they have brought down those eternal principles of God's law. Let me set the scene for you before we begin. That this is the same Discourse as that in Luke 6:17-49 --only reported more fully by Matthew, and less fully, as well as with considerable variation, by Luke--is the opinion of many very able critics (of the Greek commentators; of CALVIN, GROTIUS, MALDONATUS--Who stands almost alone among Romish commentators; and of most moderns, as THOLUCK, MEYER, DE WETTE, TISCHENDORF, STIER, WIESELER, ROBINSON). Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy--Beautiful is the connection between this and the preceding beatitude. Thus was this commandment reduced, from a holy law of the heart-searching God, to a mere criminal statute, taking cognizance only of outward actions, such as that which we read in Exodus 21:12 , Leviticus 24:17 . 4. The restoration or non-restoration of grace, or true living Christianity, to those who have lost it, has, in our judgment, nothing at all to do here. 36. Matthew 5 - The United States has the Declaration of Independence. ( Matthew 5:1) The traditional site of this mountain is seven miles southwest of Capernaum; the place is known as The Horns of Hattin. Our Lord, though He began by pronouncing certain characters to be blessed--without express reference to any of His hearers--does not close the beatitudes without intimating that such characters were in existence, and that already they were before Him. one of these least commandments--an expression equivalent to "one of the least of these commandments." When we find God's own procedure held up for imitation in the law, and much more in the prophets ( Leviticus 19:2 , 20:26 ; and compare 1 Peter 1:15 1 Peter 1:16 ), we may see that the principle of this surprising verse was nothing new: but the form of it certainly is that of One who spake as never man spake. Commentary on Matthew 5:1-12. While others "walk in a vain show"--"in a shadow," "an image"--in an unreal world, taking a false view of themselves and all around them--the poor in spirit are rich in the knowledge of their real case. It is love for other people. The question is not, If a man lose his grace, how shall that grace be restored to him? 400501> MATTHEW 5:1-12 THE KING PROMULGATES THE LAWS OF HIS KINGDOM . This is plain from what follows. Matthew’s is a teaching Gospel. It is an honest confession that we are sinful and utterly without moral virtues needed to please God. Poor in Spirit = Humble / Mourner = Humble / Gentle = Humble 5. This overcoat was not allowed to be retained over night as a pledge from the poor because they used it for a bed covering. the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven--shall, by that providence which watches over the honor of God's moral administration, be raised to the same position of authority and honor to which they exalt the law. Ye have heard that it hath been said--( Leviticus 19:18 ). Evidently it is that entire feeling which the sense of our spiritual poverty begets; and so the second beatitude is but the complement of the first. But who can reasonably imagine such a thing, just after the most solemn and emphatic proclamation of the perpetuity of the law, and the honor and glory in which it was to be held under the new economy? The expression, "till all be fulfilled," is much the same in meaning as "it shall be had in undiminished and enduring honor, from its greatest to its least requirements." (Matthew 5 Commentary - Daily Study Bible - online) Richards writes concerning "blessed are those who mourn" "It is best to understand this phrase in the context of Jesus' purpose in the Beatitudes, where he contrasted the values of his kingdom with those of the world. Not here, however. But innocent party, after a just divorce, may lawfully marry again, is not treated of here. It transports us to the moment when the Israelite, having brought his sacrifice to the court of the Israelites, awaited the instant when the priest would approach to receive it at his hands. We do not object to this; but we incline to think (with BEZA, and after him with FRITZSCHE, OLSHAUSEN, STIER, and BLOOMFIELD) that "by the ancients" must have been what our Lord meant here, referring to the corrupt teachers rather than the perverted people. When you persist relentlessly in doing righteousness, without yielding an inch, being faithful to Christ in everything, you are greatly blessed. and to be trodden under foot of men--expressive of contempt and scorn. And in the Old Testament we find this craving variously expressed: "Hearken unto Me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the Lord" ( Isaiah 51:1 ); "I have waited for Thy salvation, O Lord," exclaimed dying Jacob ( Genesis 49:18 ); "My soul," says the sweet Psalmist, "breaketh for the longing that it hath unto Thy judgments at all times" ( Psalms 119:20 ): and in similar breathings does he give vent to his deepest longings in that and other Psalms. All rights reserved. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth--This promise to the meek is but a repetition of Psalms 37:11 ; only the word which our Evangelist renders "the meek," after the Septuagint, is the same which we have found so often translated "the poor," showing how closely allied these two features of character are. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Accordingly, in Luke 6:20 Luke 6:21 , it seems to be this class--the literally "poor" and "hungry"--that are specially addressed. In Scripture, mankind, under the unrestrained workings of their own evil nature, are represented as entirely corrupt. Salt operates internally, in the mass with which it comes in contact; the sunlight operates externally, irradiating all that it reaches. Matthew 21:5. b. All rights reserved. Either of them is grammatically defensible, though the latter--"to the ancients"--is more consistent with New Testament usage (see the Greek of Romans 9:12 Romans 9:26 , Revelation 6:11 , 9:4 ); and most critics decide in favor of it. Certain it is, that while the final punishment of the wicked is described in the Old Testament by allusions to this valley of Tophet or Hinnom ( Isaiah 30:33 , 66:24 ), our Lord Himself describes the same by merely quoting these terrific descriptions of the evangelical prophet ( Mark 9:43-48 ). In this interpretation, the clause constitutes no exception to the absolute prohibition of divorce when the marriage is lawful. shall be in danger of the council; but whosoever shall say, Thou fool! For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? 13-16. . And seeing the multitudes, he went up into the mountain: and when he had sat down, his disciples came unto him. The law of divorce--according to its strictness or laxity--has so intimate a bearing upon purity in the married life, that nothing could be more natural than to pass from the seventh commandment to the loose views on that subject then current. Jesus began his last example of real ‘righteousness’. Commentary on Matthew 5:1-12 View Bible Text . And now, continuing this mode of direct personal address, He startles those humble, unknown men by pronouncing them the exalted benefactors of their whole species. Neither do men light a candle--or, lamp. and taught them, saying--as follows. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. let him have thy cloak also--the outer and more costly garment. Nor does our Lord scruple to speak of them as others did, which we may be sure He never would have done if it had been calumnious. The language on all these points is designedly general; but it may safely be said that the unending duration of future punishment--elsewhere so clearly and awfully expressed by our Lord Himself, as in Matthew 5:29 Matthew 5:30 , and mark 9:43 mark 9:48 --is the only doctrine with which His language here quite naturally and fully accords. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake, &c.--How entirely this final beatitude has its ground in the Old Testament, is evident from the concluding words, where the encouragement held out to endure such persecutions consists in its being but a continuation of what was experienced by the Old Testament servants of God. This heart purity begins in a "heart sprinkled from an evil conscience," or a "conscience purged from dead works" ( Hebrews 10:22 , 9:14 ; and see Acts 15:9 ); and this also is taught in the Old Testament ( Psalms 32:1 Psalms 32:2 ; compare Romans 4:5-8 Isaiah 6:5-8 ). Whether salt ever does lose its saline property--about which there is a difference of opinion--is a question of no moment here. Blessed--Of the two words which our translators render "blessed," the one here used points more to what is inward, and so might be rendered "happy," in a lofty sense; while the other denotes rather what comes to us from without (as Matthew 25:34 ). Jean Paul Richter humorously said: … "There is yet one man (said wicked Ahab to good Jehoshaphat) by whom we may inquire of the Lord: but I hate him; for he never prophesied good unto me, but always evil" ( John 3:20 , 7:7 , 15:19 , 2 Chronicles 18:7 ). one jot--the smallest of the Hebrew letters. 46. For even Jehovah is said once and again to have sworn by Himself; and our Lord certainly answered upon oath to a question put to Him by the high priest; and the apostle several times, and in the most solemn language, takes God to witness that he spoke and wrote the truth; and it is inconceivable that our Lord should here have quoted the precept about not forswearing ourselves, but performing to the Lord our oaths, only to give a precept of His own directly in the teeth of it. In the parable of the unmerciful debtor, the servant to whom his lord forgave ten thousand talents was naturally expected to exercise the small measure of the same compassion required for forgiving his fellow servant's debt of a hundred pence; and it is only when, instead of this, he relentlessly imprisoned him till he should pay it up, that his lord's indignation was roused, and he who was designed for a vessel of mercy is treated as a vessel of wrath ( Matthew 18:23-35 ; and see Matthew 5:23 Matthew 5:24 , 6:15 , 2:13 ). 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven. turn not thou away--a graphic expression of unfeeling refusal to relieve a brother in extremity. "After this, the words of our Lord in the close of the fifth of Matthew want no farther commentary. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled--"shall be saturated." Thou shall not kill:--that is, This being all that the law requires, whosoever has imbrued his hands in his brother's blood, but he only, is guilty of a breach of this commandment. Sharp language, this, from the lips of Love incarnate! But the thing here demanded is a readiness to submit to unreasonable demands of whatever kind, rather than raise quarrels, with all the evils resulting from them. 26. 1. and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced--for anything short of conjugal infidelity. Compare Matthew 18:17 , where the excommunicated person is said to be "as an heathen man and a publican. The poor in spirit are those who cast themselves on God's grace. what do ye more than others?--what do ye uncommon or extraordinary? It is the tax collector in the temple, beating his breast and saying, God, be merciful to me, a sinner (Luke 18:9-14). and shall teach men so--referring to the Pharisees and their teaching, as is plain from Matthew 5:20 , but of course embracing all similar schools and teaching in the Christian Church. Also used of the meek and quiet spirit of godly women in 1 Peter 3:4. c. This has a lot to do with humility and servant hood, as does the prior two qualities. Matthew 5 Commentary, this commentary provides a free-flowing commentary on the entire text of each biblical book, along with background material. On the contrary, none of these beatitudes is more manifestly dug out of the rich mine of the Old Testament. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid--nor can it be supposed to have been so built except to be seen by many eyes. The Spirituality of the True Righteousness in Contrast with That of the Scribes and Pharisees, Illustrated from the Sixth Commandment. In now coming to the eighth, or supplementary beatitude, it will be seen that all that the saints are in themselves has been already described, in seven features of character; that number indicating completeness of delineation. Nay; but before another step is taken--even before the offering is presented--this reconciliation is to be sought, though the gift have to be left unoffered before the altar. Blessed are the poor in spirit--All familiar with Old Testament phraseology know how frequently God's true people are styled "the poor" (the "oppressed," "afflicted," "miserable") or "the needy"--or both together (as in Psalms 40:17 , Isaiah 41:17 ). The mourners shall be "comforted." (Compare Mark 9:50 ). But since God's people are in so many places styled "the poor" and "the needy," with no evident reference to their temporal circumstances (as in Psalms 68:10 , 69:29-33 , 132:15 , Isaiah 61:1 , 66:2 ), it is plainly a frame of mind which those terms are meant to express. Nay, as if to avoid the august title which the Master has appropriated to Himself, Christians are said to "shine"--not as "lights," as our translators render it, but--"as luminaries in the world" ( Philippians 2:15 ); and the Baptist is said to have been "the burning and shining"--not "light," as in our translation, but "lamp" of his day ( John 5:35 ). for theirs is the kingdom of heaven--As this was the reward promised to the poor in spirit--the leading one of these seven beatitudes--of course it is the proper portion of such as are persecuted for exemplifying them. (See Mark 15:32 ). it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out--a figurative expression of indignant exclusion from the kingdom of God (compare Matthew 8:12 , 22:13 , John 6:37 , 9:34 ). 39. But let your communication--"your word," in ordinary intercourse, be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay--Let a simple Yes and No suffice in affirming the truth or the untruth of anything. Manifestly, our Lord here speaks, not of degrees of excellence, but of the kind of excellence which was to distinguish His disciples and characterize His kingdom. Therefore--to apply the foregoing, and show its paramount importance. 3. the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge--having pronounced thee in the wrong. The last feature, accordingly, is a passive one, representing the treatment that the characters already described may expect from the world. Nor is the "vision of God" strange to the Old Testament; and though it was an understood thing that this was not possible in the present life ( Exodus 33:20 ; and compare Job 19:26 Job 19:27 , Isaiah 6:5 ), yet spiritually it was known and felt to be the privilege of the saints even here ( Genesis 5:24 , 6:9 , 17:1 , 48:15 , Psalms 27:4 , 36:9 , 63:2 , Isaiah 38:3 Isaiah 38:11 , &c.). Nearly all who would translate "to the ancients" take the speaker of the words quoted to be Moses in the law; "the ancients" to be the people to whom Moses gave the law; and the intention of our Lord here to be to contrast His own teaching, more or less, with that of Moses; either as opposed to it--as some go the length of affirming--or at least as modifying, enlarging, elevating it. MATT. They were negative: these are positive. Indeed, how could any one who found in the Old Testament "the poor in spirit," and "the mourners in Zion," doubt that he would also find those same characters also craving that righteousness which they feel and mourn their want of? Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted--This "mourning" must not be taken loosely for that feeling which is wrung from men under pressure of the ills of life, nor yet strictly for sorrow on account of committed sins. Commentary on Revelation 7:9-17 . 40. But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her--with the intent to do so, as the same expression is used in Matthew 6:1 ; or, with the full consent of his will, to feed thereby his unholy desires. God wants nothing from us as the price of His saving gifts; we have but to feel our universal destitution, and cast ourselves upon His compassion ( Job 33:27 Job 33:28 , 1 John 1:9 ). But how, it may be asked, could such beautiful features of character provoke persecution? and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away--Though the word signifies classically "to have money lent to one on security," or "with interest," yet as this was not the original sense of the word, and as usury was forbidden among the Jews ( Exodus 22:25 , &c.), it is doubtless simple borrowing which our Lord here means, as indeed the whole strain of the exhortation implies. Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed (happy, blithesome, joyous, spiritually prosperous—with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the meek (the mild, patient, long-suffering), for … (See 1 Peter 2:21-24 ; and compare Romans 12:20 Romans 12:21 , 1 Corinthians 4:12 , 1 Peter 3:9 ). Thus are the meek the only rightful occupants of a foot of ground or a crust of bread here, and heirs of all coming things. Attitudes are important too. It is the expression manifestly, of supreme legislative authority; and as the subject in connection with which it is uttered is the Moral Law, no higher claim to an authority strictly divine could be advanced. In this view of the words--in which nearly all critics worthy of the name agree--the spirit of them may be thus expressed: "In expounding the sixth commandment, I have spoken of offenses between man and man; reminding you that the offender has another party to deal with besides him whom he has wronged on earth, and assuring you that all worship offered to the Searcher of hearts by one who knows that a brother has just cause of complaint against him, and yet takes no steps to remove it, is vain: But I cannot pass from this subject without reminding you of One whose cause of complaint against you is far more deadly than any that man can have against man: and since with that Adversary you are already on the way to judgment, it will be your wisdom to make up the quarrel without delay, lest sentence of condemnation be pronounced upon you, and then will execution straightway follow, from the effects of which you shall never escape as long as any remnant of the offense remains unexpiated." But though such precepts were never before expressed--perhaps not even conceived--with such breadth, precision, and sharpness as here, our Lord is here only the incomparable Interpreter of the law in force from the beginning; and this is the only satisfactory view of the entire strain of this discourse. An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth--that is, whatever penalty was regarded as a proper equivalent for these. There is one vital mark of a real *disciple. At the same time, just as by cutting off a hand, or plucking out an eye, the power of acting and of seeing would be destroyed, our Lord certainly means that we are to strike at the root of such unholy dispositions, as well as cut off the occasions which tend to stimulate them. Thus does "righteousness" come to be "persecuted." "According to the view given in Scripture," says TRENCH most justly, "the Christian stands in a middle point, between a mercy received and a mercy yet needed." To us the weight of argument appears to lie with those who think them two separate discourses. To this the following answers should suffice: "Every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved." ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven--If this refer, as in Matthew 5:19 , rather to the earthly stage of this kingdom, the meaning is that without a righteousness exceeding that of the Pharisees, we cannot be members of it at all, save in name. but, Since living Christianity is the only "salt of the earth," if men lose that, what else can supply its place? of i. Matthew’s “exceptive clause” is against such permissiveness for Gentile converts to Christianity; cf. The Beatitudes in Matthew’s Gospel occur within the literary context of inauguration of the new community. (Compare Matthew 18:30 Matthew 18:34 ). But how, it may be asked, are Christians to do this office for their fellow men, if their righteousness only exasperate them, and recoil, in every form of persecution, upon themselves? Not that our mercifulness comes absolutely first. But to have called this "their sake," would, as every one feels, have been very unbecoming. Parkhurst, Jr. Gospel. To the various classes of His hearers, who might view such supposed abrogation of the law and the prophets with very different feelings, our Lord's announcement would, in effect, be such as this--"Ye who tremble at the word of the Lord, fear not that I am going to sweep the foundation from under your feet: Ye restless and revolutionary spirits, hope not that I am going to head any revolutionary movement: And ye who hypocritically affect great reverence for the law and the prophets, pretend not to find anything in My teaching derogatory to God's living oracles." All things, in short, are theirs--in the possession of that favor which is life, and of those rights which belong to them as the children of God--whether the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are theirs ( 1 Corinthians 3:21 1 Corinthians 3:22 ); and at length, overcoming, they "inherit all things" ( Revelation 21:7 ). THE BEATITUDES, AND THEIR BEARING UPON THE WORLD. The converse of the truth here taught is very strikingly expressed in mark 11:25 mark 11:26 : "And when ye stand praying (in the very act), forgive, if ye have aught (of just complaint) against any; that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. Commentary on Matthew 5:1-12. and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you, falsely, for my sake--Observe this. to destroy the law, or the prophets--that is, "the authority and principles of the Old Testament." But blessed are they who, in spite of this, dare to be righteous. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven--As nobody lights a lamp only to cover it up, but places it so conspicuously as to give light to all who need light, so Christians, being the light of the world, instead of hiding their light, are so to hold it forth before men that they may see what a life the disciples of Christ lead, and seeing this, may glorify their Father for so redeeming, transforming, and ennobling earth's sinful children, and opening to themselves the way to like redemption and transformation. And he opened his mouth--a solemn way of arousing the reader's attention, and preparing him for something weighty. On the contrary, our Lord Himself expressly teaches us that God's method is to awaken in us compassion towards our fellow men by His own exercise of it, in so stupendous a way and measure, towards ourselves. All three clearly refer to divine retribution, and that alone, for breaches of this commandment; though this is expressed by an allusion to Jewish tribunals. We have here the converse of the preceding lessons. What precise degrees of unholy feeling towards our brothers are indicated by the words "Raca" and "fool" it would be as useless as it is vain to inquire. If any say, Flesh and blood cannot pass by such an affront, let them remember, that flesh and blood shall not inherit the kingdom of God; and those who … Here He identifies Himself and His cause with that of righteousness, binding up the cause of righteousness in the world with the reception of Himself. The point of the case lies in the supposition--that if it should lose it, the consequence would be as here described. 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