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St. Matthew's Gospel

Click the underlined text to read the commentary for a particular phrase.

  • Matt 3:8: Bear fruit that befits repentance.
  • Matt 4:4: It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.' (March 1990)
  • Matt 4:4: It is written: 'One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God' (February 2002)
  • Matt: 4:10: Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.
  • Matt: 5:3: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
  • Matt: 5:4: How blessed are the sorrowful; they shall find consolation. (November 1981)
  • Matt 5:4: Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. (November 1998)
  • Matt 5:5: Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
  • Matt 5:6: Blessed are those who hunger and thirst to see right prevail.
  • Matt 5:7: Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
  • Matt 5:8: Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.
  • Matt 5:9: Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall he called sons of God. (February 1981)
  • Matt 5:9: Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God. (November 1997)
  • Matt 5:16: Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. (August 1979)
  • Matt 5:16: Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven. (February 1999)
  • Matt 5:16: Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven. (December 2009)
  • Matt 5:19: Whoever practises and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
  • Matt 5:22: Everyone who grows angry with his brother shall be liable to judgement.
  • Matt 5:23-24: If your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go: first be reconciled to your brother. (May 1977)
  • Matt 5:23-24: So if you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother and then come and offer your gift. (February 1984)
  • Matt 5:29: If your right eye causes your downfall, tear it out...
  • Matt 5:41: If anyone orders you to go one mile, go two miles with him.
  • Matt 5:44-45: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust.
  • Matt 6:1: Be careful not to parade your good deeds before men to attract their notice; by doing this you will lose all reward from your Father in heaven.
  • Matt 6:6: When you pray, go to your private room and, when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in that secret place.
  • Matt 6:10: Thy kingdom come. (July 1998)
  • Matt 6:10: Thy kingdom come. (January 1980)
  • Matt 6:33: Set your hearts on his kingdom first, and on his righteousness, and all these other things will be given you as well (December 1975)
  • Matt 6:33: Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well. (May 1979)
  • Matt 6:33: Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. (September 2009)
  • Matt 7:4: How can you say to your brother, 'let me take the speck out of your eye,' when there is a log in your own eye?
  • Matt 7:12: In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.
  • Matt 9:9: Follow me.
  • Matt 9:13: I desire mercy and not sacrifice. (June 1981)
  • Matt 9:13: Go and learn what this text means, "I require mercy, not sacrifice." (June 2002)
  • Matt 10:27: What I tell you in the dark, utter in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim upon the housetops.
  • Matt 10:28: Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
  • Matt 10:32-33: Everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven; but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.
  • Matt 10:39: He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it. (July 1981)
  • Matt 10:39: Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. (June 1999)
  • Matt 10:39: Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. (June 2010).
  • Matt 10:42 (cf. Mark 9:41) :“If anyone gives so much as a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is a disciple, then I tell you solemnly, he will most certainly not lose his reward.”
  • Matt 11:6: Blessed is he who takes no offence at me.
  • Matt 11:28-30: Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden... For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
  • Matt 13:12: For anyone who has, will be given more, and he will have more than enough; but from anyone who has not, even what he has will be taken away. (November 1975)
  • Matt 13:12: For to those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away. (July 1996)
  • Matt 13:12: For to those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away. (July 2003)
  • Matt 13:45-46: The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls; when he finds one of great value he goes and sells everything he owns and buys it.
  • Matt 14:27: Take heart, it is I; have no fear. (August 1981)
  • Matt 14:27: Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid. (August 1996)
  • Matt 14:27: Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid. (August 2002)
  • Matt 14:31: You of little faith, why did you doubt?
  • Matt 16:26: What will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life?
  • Matt 17: 20-21: For truly, I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, "Move hence to yonder place", and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. (c.f. Luke 17:6) (September 1979)
  • Matt 17:20-21: For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there', and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. (March 2010)
  • Matt 18:19: If two of you on earth agree about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my father in heaven. (April 1976)
  • Matt 18: 19-20: In truth I tell you once again, if two of you on earth agree to ask anything at all, it will be granted to you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three meet in my name, I am there among them. (September 1996)
  • Matt 18:20: Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them (February 1976)
  • Matt 18:20: Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them. (January 2006)
  • Matt 18:22: I do not say you should forgive seven times, but seventy times seven. (June 1976)
  • Matt 18:22: I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven. (October 1981)
  • Matt 18:22: Not seven, I tell you, but seventy times seven. (September 1999)
  • Matt 18:26-27: Whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave.
  • Matt 19:24: It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God. (November 2009)
  • Matt 19:24: It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. (October 2000)
  • Matt 19:24: It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. (July 1979)
  • Matt 21:21: If you have faith and do not doubt at all ... even if you say to this mountain, 'Get up and throw yourself into the sea', it will be done.
  • Matt 22:21: Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. (October 1984)
  • Matt 22:21: Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. (October 2005)
  • Matt 22:37: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. (c.f. Mark 12:30) (October 1996)
  • Matt 22:37: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and all your mind. (October 2002)
  • Matt 22:39: Love your neighbour as yourself.
  • Matt 23:8: But you are not to be called 'rabbi', for you have one teacher, and you are all brethren.
  • Matt 23:10: You have one master, the Christ.
  • Matt 23:12: Anyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and anyone who humbles himself will be exalted.
  • Matt 24:42: Keep awake therefore, for you do not on what day Lord is coming (Matthew 24:42) (April 2009)
  • Matt 24:42: Watch therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. (December 1995)
  • Matt 24:42: Watch therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. (December 1978)
  • Matt 25:13: Stay awake for you know neither the day nor the hour. (November 1996)
  • Matt 25:13: Keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour. (November 2002)
  • Matt 25:29: To everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away.
  • Matt 25:36: For I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you made me welcome; naked and you clothed me, sick and you visited me; in prison and you came to me.
  • Matt 25:40: In so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.
  • Matt 26:41: Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
  • Matt 27:46: My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
  • Matt 28:20: Know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time. (June 1982)
  • Matt 28:20: Know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time. (January 1992)
  • Matt 28:20: I am with you always, to the end of the age. (May 1996)
  • Matt 28:20: And look, I am with you always; yes, to the end of time. (May 2002)
 
 

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