“And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:”
King James Version (KJV)
5:1 And seeing the multitudes - At some distance, as they were coming to him from every quarter. He went up into the mountain - Which was near: where there was room for them all. His disciples - not only his twelve disciples, but all who desired to learn of him.
Mt 5:1 The Sermon on the Mount SUMMARY OF MATTHEW 5: The Beatitudes. The Salt of the Earth. The Light of the World. The Relation of Christ to the World. The Law Not to Be Disregarded. The Law Modified. The Law of Murder. The Law of Adultery. The Law of Divorce. The Law of Oaths. The Law of Retaliation. The Law of Love. Seeing the multitudes. We gather from Lu 6:12 that the Lord passed the night in the mountain in prayer; in the morning he chose and ordained the twelve; he then came down to the plain, where he found a vast multitude, whom he taught. Went up into a mountain. Thought to be the "Horns of Hattin", a mountain about seven miles south of Capernaum, near the Sea of Galilee. When he was set. Eastern teachers usually sat while teaching. His disciples came to him. Not the apostles only, but all anxious to learn and follow him. Disciple means a learner.