Matthew 5:1

“And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And seeing the multitudes, he went vp into a mountaine: and when he was set, his disciples came vnto him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And seeing the multitudes, he went up into the mountain: and when he had sat down, his disciples came unto him:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And seeing great masses of people he went up into the mountain; and when he was seated his disciples came to him.
- Basic English Bible

But seeing the crowds, he went up into the mountain, and having sat down, his disciples came to him;
- Darby Bible

And seeing the multitudes, he ascended a mountain: and when he was seated, his disciples came to him.
- Webster's Bible

Seeing the multitude of people, Jesus went up the Hill. There He seated Himself, and when His disciples came to Him,
- Weymouth Bible

Seeing the multitudes, he went up onto the mountain. When he had sat down, his disciples came to him.
- World English Bible

And Jhesus, seynge the puple, wente vp in to an hil; and whanne he was set, hise disciplis camen to hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

And having seen the multitudes, he went up to the mount, and he having sat down, his disciples came to him,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:1


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.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:1


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.

Discussion for Matthew 5:1

  • Jesus went up the mountain and prayed all night according to Luke 6:12 After Jesus got done praying He waited for the ones who had listened to Him pray How else would His disciples know were to find Him? .

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