But I say that a man who divorces his wife, unless she has been unfaithful, causes her to commit adultery. Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. 36 Do not even say, ‘By my head!’ for you can’t turn one hair white or black. “When you are on the way to court with your adversary, settle your differences quickly. 26 And if that happens, you surely won’t be free again until you have paid the last penny.[i]. It allows the Scriptures to speak with fresh vitality.”, Menlo Park Presbyterian Menlo Park, California. No, I came to accomplish their purpose. 18 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not even the smallest detail of God’s law will disappear until its purpose is achieved. Cite Share Print BLB Searches. But I say, do not make any vows! And do not say, ‘By Jerusalem!’ for Jerusalem is the city of the great King. All of the Bible scholars and stylists involved in the New Living Translation are Christians who accept the Bible as the inspired Word of God. But I say, if you are even angry with someone. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not even the smallest detail of God’s law will disappear until its purpose is achieved. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. Structure. But I say, do not resist an evil person! Can you make it salty again? “You have heard the commandment that says, ‘You must not commit adultery.’. The Beatitudes. God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice. But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect. “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 44 But I say, love your enemies! “You have also heard that our ancestors were told, ‘You must not break your vows; you must carry out the vows you make to the. If you commit murder, you are subject to judgment.’. 5 One day as he saw the crowds gathering, Jesus went up on the mountainside and sat down. “God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him. Bible > NLT > Matthew 5 Matthew 5 New Living Translation: Par The Sermon on the Mount. His disciples gathered around him, 2 and he began to teach them. The New Living Translation is an authoritative Bible translation, rendered faithfully into today’s English from the ancient texts by 90 leading Bible scholars. 25“When you are on the way to court with your adversary, settle your differences quickly. 2 and he began to teach them. If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile. Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. His disciples gathered around him. But I say, if you are even angry with someone. Do not say, ‘By heaven!’ because heaven is God’s throne. 33“You have also heard that our ancestors were told, ‘You must not break your vows; you must carry out the vows you make to the Lord.’*5:33 Num 30:2. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. Be very glad! “God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. 3 “God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him,[a]    for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.4 God blesses those who mourn,    for they will be comforted.5 God blesses those who are humble,    for they will inherit the whole earth.6 God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice,[b]    for they will be satisfied.7 God blesses those who are merciful,    for they will be shown mercy.8 God blesses those whose hearts are pure,    for they will see God.9 God blesses those who work for peace,    for they will be called the children of God.10 God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right,    for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also. “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’. Otherwise, your accuser may hand you over to the judge, who will hand you over to an officer, and you will be thrown into prison. 33 “You have also heard that our ancestors were told, ‘You must not break your vows; you must carry out the vows you make to the Lord.’[n] 34 But I say, do not make any vows! The Sermon on the Mount. His disciples gathered around him, 2 and he began to teach them. New Living Translation (NLT). Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. And do not say, ‘By Jerusalem!’ for Jerusalem is the city of the great King. 14 “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. If you commit murder, you are subject to judgment.’. 21 “You have heard that our ancestors were told, ‘You must not murder. “God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. Read verse in New Living Translation 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. 37 Just say a simple, ‘Yes, I will,’ or ‘No, I won’t.’ Anything beyond this is from the evil one. “You have heard that our ancestors were told, ‘You must not murder. 25 “When you are on the way to court with your adversary, settle your differences quickly. His disciples gathered around him, 2 and he began to teach them. Verse. The NLT is an excellent translation for serious Bible study because at every turn of the page the NLT provides illuminating renderings of passages that are difficult to understand in other versions. Matthew 5 The Sermon on the Mount 1 One day as he saw the crowds gathering, Jesus went up on the mountainside and sat down.