Matthew 5:2

“And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He opened His mouth and {began} to teach them, saying,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and he opened his mouth and taught them, saying,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And with these words he gave them teaching, saying,
- Basic English Bible

and, having opened his mouth, he taught them, saying,
- Darby Bible

And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
- Webster's Bible

He proceeded to teach them, and said:
- Weymouth Bible

He opened his mouth and taught them, saying,
- World English Bible

And he openyde his mouth, and tauyte hem, and seide,
- Wycliffe Bible

and having opened his mouth, he was teaching them, saying:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:2


5:2 And he opened his mouth - A phrase which always denotes a set and solemn discourse; and taught them - To bless men; to make men happy, was the great business for which our Lord came into the world. And accordingly he here pronounces eight blessings together, annexing them to so many steps in Christianity. Knowing that happiness is our common aim, and that an innate instinct continually urges us to the pursuit of it, he in the kindest manner applies to that instinct, and directs it to its proper object. Though all men desire, yet few attain, happiness, because they seek it where it is not to be found. Our Lord therefore begins his Divine institution, which is the complete art of happiness, by laying down before all that have ears to hear, the true and only true method of acquiring it. Observe the benevolent condescension of our Lord. He seems, as it were, to lay aside his supreme authority as our legislator, that he may the better act the part of: our friend and Saviour. Instead of using the lofty style, in positive commands, he, in a more gentle and engaging way, insinuates his will and our duty, by pronouncing those happy who comply with it.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:2


Mt 5:2 Opened his mouth, and taught. This wonderful discourse of three chapters is to the New Dispensation what the law given from Sinai was to the Old. That was the moral law of Judaism, this is the moral law of Christianity; that was given from "the Mount that could not be touched", this from the Mount of blessing. Compare Lu 6:20-49.

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