In this sense, Christ tells us, that “ he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than John,” (Luke 7:28.) People would be engaged in yielding obedience to all the law of God without any such vain distinctions. Powered by Lightspeed Technology speed Technology Plug in, Turn on and Be En light ened! Parallel Verses. Not Yet a Member? Note now what Christ’s judgment about such really is. When we speak of perfection in the sense in which our Blessed Master commanded it, seeing that He never commanded to any of us the impossible, what we mean is that each of us must be trying, and trying in earnest, to have thoroughness and completeness and soundness of character. Supposing the case). Hence, we learn: 1.that all the law of God is binding on Christians. Shall be called great - He that teaches that all the law of God is binding, and that the whole of it should be obeyed, without attempting to specify what is most important, shall be a teacher worthy of his office, and shall be called great. There is only one good news of the great work that God had accomplished by His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, but in His wisdom it needed four different men to make this news of salvation known to the world in written form. Which are to be understood not of the beatitudes in the preceding verses, for these were not delivered by Christ under the form of commandments; nor of any of the peculiar commands of Christ under the Gospel dispensation; but of the precepts of the law, of which some were comparatively lesser than others; and might be said to be broke, loosed, or dissolved, as the word here used signifies, when men acted contrary to them. Whosoever therefore shall break - Shall violate or disobey. Matthew 19:23-26; Mark 10:23-27; Luke 18:24-27. Yet such, surely, is not its exact meaning. shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. The meaning of this passage seems to be this: in the kingdom of heaven, that is, in the kingdom of the Messiah, or in the church which he is about to establish (see the notes at Matthew 3:2), he that breaks the least of these commandments shall be in no esteem, or shall not be regarded as a proper religious teacher. Whosoever, therefore, because of this permanent character of the law. He may be allowed to enter the Kingdom, but he will not receive honor. God enjoined ceremonies, that their outward use might be temporal, and their meaning eternal. Matt. In such was a sweetness and graciousness, akin to the Kingdom as He conceived it, lacking in the character of the hot-headed law-breaker. Teach men so — As many of you may have feared that I or my disciples were about to do, in the new kingdom. Yet such, surely, is not its exact meaning. The geniality of Jesus made Him value these sweet saintly souls. Whosoever shall break. James 5:2-3 - Matthew 6:19. There are many figures of speech in the Holy Scriptures, and a proper understanding of them is necessary to a true understanding of God's word. Whosoever = every one that (with Greek. Luke 23:6-11.At former passovers the governor had courted the favour of the people, by gratifying them with the pardon of any one prisoner whom they pleased. In Matthew 25:34, Jesus said that on the Day of Judgment He would say to His people, Come, you blessed of My Father, ... (Mat 5:19-20) The disciple’s relationship to the law. James 2:10 shows this to be false. Jesus simply calls him the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. Verse 6. Matthew 5:19-48 King James Version (KJV). CHAPTER 5 In the closing of the last chapter we saw our Lord Jesus Christ surrounded by a great multitude of people, which followed Him and who were attracted by the King’s presence, before whom the various diseases had to flee. Christ shows that all commands are equally important [God’s commands]. Parallel passages. (384). In short, you won't enter because you have not been born again. Calvin's Commentary on the Bible. This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road. ‘Least’ may allude to the Jewish distinction between great and small commandments, a distinction revived by the Romanists, but which cannot exist in God’s law. James 2:10 - Matthew 5:19. He who, by his mode of acting, speaking, or explaining the words of God, sets the holy precept aside, or explains away its force and meaning, shall be called least - shall have no place in the kingdom of Christ here, nor in the kingdom of glory above. The “least commandments,” then, are those which seemed trivial, yet were really great—the control of thoughts, desires, words, as compared with the apparently greater commands that dealt with acts. 3.that they who pretend that there are any laws of God so small that they need not obey them, are unworthy of his kingdom. They also taught that if you kept one commandment perfectly, you would be given credit for all the rest. Home > Commentaries > Matthew Henry Complete > Job > Chapter 15. (by a frequent Hebrew idiom) he shall be the least in the kingdom of heaven; that is, according to St. Augustine he shall not be there at all; for none but the great in sanctity and virtue shall find admittance into heaven. He seems to have totally neglected the temple worship and sacred festivals. Sorry but your search resulted in no verses being found. Vermes (2004, 355) notes a widespread view … Great.—Not “greatest.” The avoidance of the latter word, interpreted by the later teaching of, would seem to have been deliberate. And He says that God’s people will “call” or “esteem” those as the very least. He therefore declares, that they are false and deceitful teachers, who do not restrain their disciples within obedience to the law, and that they are unworthy to occupy a place in the Church, who weaken, in the slightest degree, the authority of the law; and, on the other hand, that they are honest and faithful ministers of God, who recommend, both by word and by example, the keeping of the law. Our Lord’s phrase here is adopted by him for the purpose of the antithesis — the violator of the least shall himself be least. Matthew 5:19; Matthew 18:1-4; Luke 9:46-48; Luke 22:22-27. Who Shall Be Least In The Kingdom Of GOD. Home > Study Desk. The kingdom of heaven means the renovation of the Church, or the prosperous condition of the Church, such as was then beginning to appear by the preaching of the Gospel. He shall be called; i.e. Click the Bible for the all new StudyLight.org!! Matthew 5:19; Mark 9:33-35; Luke 22:22-27. Who Shall Have A Hard Time Entering Into The Kingdom Of GOD. Now at that feast, &c.— Pilate had already sent Jesus to Herod, having learned that he belonged to Galilee; and Herod had sent him back to him. PREPOSTEROUS:Jesus says you are salty. SERMON ON THE MOUNT COMMENTARY Verse by Verse notes On Site Bruce Hurt, MD. Choose a verse from 'Matthew 11' to begin your 'Verse-by-Verse' study of God's Word using the more than 100 commentaries available on StudyLight.org Jesus corrected this view. Verse 3. The least commandments is an expression used in accommodation to the judgment of men: for though they have not all the same weight, (but, when they are compared together, some are less than others,) yet we are not at liberty to think any thing small, on which the heavenly Legislator has been pleased to issue a command. Bible > Interlinear > Matthew 5:19 Matthew 5:19 Matthew 5 - Click for Chapter. If to violate, with purpose, a known law of God is a dangerous sin, how much deeper the danger of teaching others to sin! See Matthew 23:23. Verse 5. Home; Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary; Matthew; Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary Matthew 8 . All will be righteous, but their obedience to and attitude toward Scripture will vary. James 5:10 - Matthew 5:12. Those who shall pour contempt on the doctrine of the law, or on a single syllable of it, will be rejected as the lowest of men. See note on "Till", Matthew 5:18. Matthew 5:19-20, least commandments and righteousness 5:19 “Whoever, therefore, shall break one of these least commandments, and teach others to do so, shall be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven; but whoever shall do and teach them shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven. ни. ', But whosoever shall do and teach them - whose principles and teaching go to exalt the authority and honour of God's law, in its lowest as well highest requirements --, The same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven - `shall, by that providence which watches over the honour of God's moral administration, be raised to the same position of authority and honour to which they exalt the law.'. No notes from Barnes on this verse. How will the world glorify God by our good works? Home > Study Desk. Click the Bible to visit the new StudyLight.org being developed!! Search using our Online Bible by Topic, Verse Reference or Phrase. 19.Whosoever — Our Lord farther shows his reverence for the law by guarding its least requirement with highest penalties. Sage, II. Matthew 5:19-28 New International Version (NIV). Jesus has in view O. T. saints, the piety reflected in the Psalter, where the great ethical laws and the precepts respecting ritual are both alike respected, and men in His own time living in their spirit. Christ’s view being such as indicated, He must so judge of the setter aside of any laws however small. Such divisions and distinctions would be a small matter. But anyone who obeys God’s laws and teaches them will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven. Matthew 5:19-21 New International Version (NIV). As many of you may have feared that I or my disciples were about to do, in the new kingdom. The thought is that a man who would break the least of these commandments while they are in force shows the wrong attitude toward divine law. That man does not break ceremonies, who omits what is shadowy, but retains their effect. 1867, p. 374, Matthew 5:17 is indeed original, but in accordance with the view of the Hebrew gospel; Matthew 5:18 f., however, is an anti-Pauline addition; Weizsäcker sees in Matthew 5:19 only an interpolation; but Schenkel finds in Matthew 5:18 f. the proud assertion of the Pharisee, not Jesus’ own conviction. The Jews taught that some commands were more important, and that some were “small” and unimportant. THE LIFE OF JESUS AS COVERED BY MATTHEW (shaded area) Click chart to enlarge. Christ declares that, when his Church shall have been renewed, no teachers must be admitted to it, but those who are faithful expounders of the law, and who labor to maintain its doctrine entire. James 2:8 - Matthew 22:39. on StudyLight.org Matthew 5:19. James 4:10 - Matthew 5:5. Matthew 5:19 New Living Translation (NLT). Greatness in His kingdom depended on maintaining a high view of Scripture. So if you ignore the least commandment and teach others to do the same, you will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. Rather, He is addressing people who knew the truth and fell away from it, never willing to return to God. {a} "neither by heaven" Matthew 23:16-22; James 5:12. 19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Scripture Formatting × Scripture Formatting. Referring not to what men might thus distinguish, but to the difference made by the Lord between the whole Law and its minutiae. Extra Small Small Medium Large Additional Settings . ; Matthew 3:5 is hyperbole in which there is an intentional exaggeration for the sake of emphasis. 19 So if you ignore the least commandment and teach others to do the same, you will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. Mark says, "they uncovered the roof," Matthew 2:4 Luke says, "they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling," Matthew 5:19 To us it would appear that much injury must have been done to the house where Jesus was, and that they must be much incommoded by the removal of tiles and rafters, etc. The subsequent part of the chapter, especially the next verse, shows that our Lord does not command a strict observance of the letter of the ceremonial law. Matthew 13:19 - When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. Click the Bible to visit the new StudyLight.org being developed!! “There is in the text a figure, which the rhetoricians call μειωσις, diminution, often elegantly used to convey a strong idea. on StudyLight.org And the context, which proceeds at once to deal with moral laws and does not touch on ceremonial, is in accordance with this meaning. See especially Matthew 5:22; Matthew 5:29; Matthew 5:32, in which the imperfections and conflicts of the Christian are fully recognized. The positive declaration which follows corresponds. 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And elsewhere he affirms, "if a prophet, whom we know to be a prophet, should order us לעבור על אחת מכל מצות, "to transgress anyone of the commands", which are mentioned in the law, or many commands, whether light or heavy, for a time, we are ordered to hearken to him; and so we learn from the former wise men, by tradition, that in everything a prophet shall say to thee עבור על דברי תורה, "transgress the words of the law", as Elias on Mount Carmel, hear him, except in the case of idolatry. Accordingly, when our Lord calls them little commandments, it is a sort of concession. Matthew 6:15 - But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions. You see what reason Christ had to express himself in the manner he does, and that with resentment, saying. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven; but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. General Search for 'Matthew 5:19' within '' on StudyLight.org. StudyLıght.org. One verse per line Red Letter Cross References Footnotes Strongs Numbers Hide Verse Numbers Close. Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible. Nothing but a state of repentance for all sin, known or unknown, can avail him. καταλείψει “necessitudo arctissima conjugalis, cui uni paterna et materna cedit,” Bengel. (19) Shall break one of these least commandments.—The words seem at first to imply that even the ceremonial law was to be binding in its full extent upon Christ’s disciples. The combination is in this case even more significant than in the other. Parallel passages; Provenance of the passage; Which commandments ; The least and the greatest; More righteous than the Pharisees; Reconciling approaches to the law 1. Contents. 4. Matthew 19:21 Man is an artist, and he is working at himself. Click to Sign Up Now! an. Such a man’s reward is terribly cut down; he is scarce if at all saved. Matthew 5:19 So if you break the smallest commandment and teach others to do the same, you will be the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. The connection is this: The obstinate man is to be excluded from the church, Matthew 18:17.The care of the church - the power of admitting or excluding members - of organizing and establishing it - is committed to you, the apostles, Matthew 18:18. Such a person would not rank very high in the kingdom of heaven after it has been set up. See Barnes "Matthew 5:34" I answer, We must look to the design and object of the Legislator. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. Plug in, Turn on and Be En light ened! 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