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Commentaries for Matthew Chapter 5

Christ's sermon on the mount.

None will find happiness in this world or the next, who do not seek it from Christ by the rule of his word...
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Who are blessed.

Our Saviour here gives eight characters of blessed people, which represent to us the principal graces of a Christian...
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Exhortations and warnings.

Ye are the salt of the earth...
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Christ came to confirm the law.

Let none suppose that Christ allows his people to trifle with any commands of God's holy law...
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The sixth commandment.

The Jewish teachers had taught, that nothing except actual murder was forbidden by the sixth commandment...
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The seventh commandment.

Victory over the desires of the heart, must be attended with painful exertions...
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The third commandment.

There is no reason to consider that solemn oaths in a court of justice, or on other proper occasions, are wrong, provided they are taken with due reverence...
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The law of retaliation.

The plain instruction is, Suffer any injury that can be borne, for the sake of peace, committing your concerns to the Lord's keeping...
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The law of love explained.

The Jewish teachers by to œneighbour to  understood only those who were of their own country, nation, and religion, whom they were pleased to look upon as their friends...
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