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I hope you thanked those people who turned you down. Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you, for that is how their ancestors treated the false prophets. Matthew has the Sermon on the Mount, three chapters long (Matt 5-7). Furthermore, Luke (6:20-26) stands in the literary tradition of an eschatological reversal motif found in Psalm 37, Isaiah 61, and in certain Qumran materials. Adjunct Professor, Fuller Theological Seminary; Associate Minister, St Nic's, Nottingham; Managing Editor, Grove Books; member of General Synod. Much of my work is done on a freelance basis. In Matthew, though the phrase εἰς τὸ ὄρος (eis to oros) is singular, Dick France argues that it natural meaning should be taken as ‘into the hill country’, that is, the hills of Galilee to the north of the lake. There is evidence from the parallel saying in the Gospel of Thomas against ‘the poor’ being the most primitive version. The four Beatitudes of Luke 6:20–23 read as follows: Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. And he, lifting up his eyes on his disciples, said: “Blessed are ye poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 20 And (A)he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, (B)and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for (C)yours is the kingdom of God. are credited with his perfect obedience. 24 (L)“But woe to you who are rich, (M)for you (N)have received your consolation. May 2, 2013 by J. Jacob Tawney. Note that Matthew’s woes in Matthew 23 correspond with the Beatitudes. We do need to take seriously each text in its own right—otherwise, why bother with reading four gospels rather than just consolidating them into one harmonised version? “The early church and the apostolic influence showed no sign of trying to collate the gospels and economic re-ordering. 21 (D)“Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. I don’t think necessarily sheds any light on the pre-history of the sayings i.e. Please read Matthew 4:18-5:1-12 and compare the Matthew discourse to Luke 6:12-23:6. Though the world says we find happiness when we have the newest, biggest, shiniest, most advanced fill … The Beatitudes illustra t e how the ways of the world are at complete odds with God. In relation to the context of Jesus, I am always surprised when the possibility is not more often entertained that Jesus taught on a subject more than once, and that he might have adapted his teaching and varied it depending on the situation and the audience. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. What is the link on no.7 – is it death/war vs peace? Blessed are ye that weep now, for you shall laugh. For example, Tyre minted the Temple Shekel for the Herodians (which we will see was important tool of economic extraction from the people centering in its use in the temple system). I don’t think I have come across this observation in commentaries, and the writer of the article notes the same. 5 “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. There are four beatitudes common to Matthew and Luke, believed to have come from the hypothetical ‘Q’ document. 6:20b-26. The Building Blocks of the Beatitudes. The Beatitudes - And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Do you? BEATITUDES. What an exciting finding! Hi good morning I am also busy to study theology. Make the most charitable construal of the views of others and seek to learn from their perspectives. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Blessed are you that weep now, for … The poor in spirit are those who … The remainder are. Geoff, thank you for such a helpful ‘setting in OT context. Luke locates the sermon on a level place. 3.2.3 “… Christians must be poor in spirit, or the jewel which Christians must wear…when a man sees himself nothing, out of nothing God makes a most beautiful creature. Poverty in the gospels is always related to a dependence on God. 4 How up-to-date, how necessary, how wonderful, how marvelous Good News. It is especially clear from the Gospel of Luke that the author has a special concern for the economic poor of his world and much of the content of the beatitudes and the Gospel at large reflects this. And have you looked at the text critical issues around v 14 (the second of eight woes)? St. Matthew’s version of the Beatitudes, though shorn of the contrasting woes upon the haughty rich, are still longer than St. Luke’s version, and perhaps for this reason it is the version usually referred to when one refers to “the Beatitudes”. Then something broke my heart (a job for which I was the only applicant and which I was sure I would get, but didn’t) and my preaching changed forever. As there was no kernel for Matt actually to redact (!) this basically meant that the chapter was Matt holding forth (letting rip) on his hobby horses in a stream of consciousness. 4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. It is larger than the Beatitudes, but includes the Beatitudes. Previously in my source-critical analysis of Matt (which was given to Prof Stanton’s Junior NT Seminar in 1999) Mt 23 stood out like a sore thumb as very atypical, being basically MtR (Matthean redaction) passim. This leaves us with two important things to consider—the context of Jesus, and the context of the gospel writer. In Luke, the ‘level place’ is still in the hills of Galilee—and in fact the traditional site of the sermon, marked by the Church of the Beatitudes, is on a level place in amongst the hills affording a panoramic view over Lake Galilee. It also presents Jesus’ ministry as a window of blessing that is opened up, before finally being closed in the woes as that window is rejected. When the Israelites entered the Promised Land, they are to perform a solemn act of national commitment. Carson. 2 As you will be aware Carson is a well versed, prolific Christian scholar, a proponent and exponent, a supporter and promoter of biblical theology. We have come to this evangelist’s version of the programmatic sermon of Jesus. Theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven Banner of Truth 1971 But the third key difference, Luke’s inclusion of the ‘woes’, has a compensating effect, in that it is most natural to read the blessings as directed towards Jesus’ followers and the woes directed to those who do not take up the costly call of discipleship. God first empties a man of himself before he pours in the precious wine of his grace. Don't view debate as a conflict to win; address the argument rather than tackling the person. Because Jesus fulfills them. They admire their own parts, moralities, self-righteousness… swelled in their own conceit…built a tower of their own righteousness.. The Beatitudes are a narrative of the soul and not a commentary on social justice Or injustice. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. What links are there between the various lines or idea in the passage? My suspicion is that Luke 20:36 might be a clue: the sons of God are the sons of the resurrection. There is no better example of what Jesus is saying here than what we see with the parable of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31). People notice the differences when they read the gospels! 3.2,4.1 “we are not capable of receiving grace. Put together, what does this mean for our preaching? He who is swollen with an opinion of self excellency and self-sufficiency is not fit for Christ. Luke's "poverty" and Matthew's "poverty of spirit" are similar, even though Matthew qualifies his … While the Beatitudes of Jesus provide a way of life that promises salvation, they also bring peace in the midst of our trials and tribulations on this earth. What contrast are there in the passage? In fact, neither is strictly accurate. ESV Gospel Transformation Bible, 1st Edition (Chocolate/Plum with Trail Design), ESV Student Study Bible, TruTone, Navy Blue, ESV Journaling Bible--soft leather-look, brown/cordovan with portfolio design, ESV Illuminated Bible, Art Journaling Edition, Black Topgrain Leather, ESV Journaling Bible, Interleaved Edition--Imitation leather with summer garden design. Before we see our own wants, we never see Christ’s worth…He who sees himself clad in filthy rags (Zech 3:4.5) what will he give for the raiment of the righteousness of Christ!…The pearl of price is only precious to the poor in spirit..he will do anything for the bread of life. His disciples came to him,  and he began to teach them. A large crowd of his disciples was there and a great number of people from all over Judea, from Jerusalem, … power was coming from him and healing them all. The Beatitudes are eight blessings recounted by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew. The first three Beatitudes are the building blocks of Christian faith. Mark Goodacre tackles this ‘consensus’ view head on in chapter 7 of his book The Case Against Q and points out that: In other words, the differences here offer no evidence of one version being closer to Jesus’ teaching, whilst the other is an elaboration that takes us away from the original. All the credit must go to others. . If you found this article helpful, share it on social media using the buttons on the left. 3.2.4.3 ” …we can not go to heaven. Love, empathy, and mercy towards a family member or neighbor will bring peace in your relationships. Should we extend the boundaries of ‘gospel freedom’ in sexuality? The question then is, given that there is a clear connection between our following of Jesus as his disciples, and the realities of everyday life, including its economic consequences—how is that going to work out in our context? the helpful survey by Warren S. Kissinger, The Sermon on the Mount: A History of Interpretation and Bibliography (Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1975). The others, however, demand a more active behaviour. Howard Marshall makes a similar observation in passing, and Dick France, in his NIC on Matthew, notes (p 163): The cumulative effect of these observations is to cast serious doubt on the common assumption that there was a single original set of Beatitudes which either Matthew has ‘spiritualised’ or Luke has ‘radicalised’. It is an honest confession that we are sinful and utterly without moral virtues needed to please God. The second thing to note is that, whilst Matthew’s are couched in the third person (‘Blessed are those…’), which gives them a sense of sayings with a wider relevance, Luke’s are in the second person (‘Blessed are you…’) which suggests a more direct focus on the disciples to whom Jesus is speaking. In other parts, the crowd on Gerazim would shout blessings of obedience and the crowd on Ebal would shout the curses of disobedience. “Woe to (P)you who laugh now, (Q)for you shall mourn and weep. (If we were intended to match them, why did Jesus or Matthew not make that slightly more evident?). It is an interesting double dynamic, and perhaps tells us something about our preaching—that it should be directed to those who are committed, but will be overheard by those who are not. 5.3 The Beatitudes contain no imperatives . Jesus took the curse(s) of our disobedience and we who believe in him, who are in union with him. I would add this thought for anyone who might be interested. (E)“Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. Blessings and Curses? Now the stream of consciousness idea is shown to be quite clearly mistaken, which is good, because it would have been so atypical of Matt and was therefore not a convincing idea. [John 15:19; 17:14; James 4:4; 1 John 4:5]. Tweets at @psephizo. Has it been noted more recently do you know (the article is from 1989)? Luke's fourth about persecution is the same as Matthew's eighth. What is the main theme? “Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. One example: Matt is a structured writer who forms sets, and he also does not create things de novo (as opposed to from a kernel). They are to divided themselves into two vast companies, each hundreds of thousands strong. for some parts of this ceremony, the Levites, standing with others on Gerazim are to pronounce prescribed sentences, and the entire host shouts its “Amen”. There are three major theories that Bible scholars have developed to account for the differences between Matthew's Sermon on the Mount and Luke's Sermon on the Plain: Both Gospels give accounts of the same discourse. the John the Baptist material in ch3 was comparable. "Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful" ( Luke 6:36 ). Beatitudes (Lat. This leads into the third issue—that some readings of the gospels treat them as if there were four different Jesuses (from which we choose our favourite), rather than four different accounts of the one Jesus, with his teaching drawn out and applied with different emphases and in different contexts. For that is how their ancestors treated the prophets. Seek first to understand, then to be understood. This sort of thing has ramifications in all directions. Luke has a clear sense of concern for the poor, and uses this language frequently in his gospel, The inclusion of the woes along with the blessings fits well with the theme of reversal which we have already encountered in the Magnificat, and which is expressed most clearly in the story unique to Luke of the rich man and Lazarus (in Luke 16.19–31). If the hand be full of pebbles, it can not receive gold. OK. 7 is less than clear and 4 not fully clear, though neither is unsuitable either. The glass is first emptied before you pour in the wine. Ian Paul: theologian, author, speaker, academic consultant. Ian, this is as good an article as I’ve ever seen on the Beatitudes. All of this is over and against the incarnation, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and his Kingdom. 5.4 The Beatitudes presuppose that you have turned from your sin and self- righteousness to trust in Jesus as the one who lived the life you could never live and died the death you deserved to die and now gives you the benefit (blessings) of that life and death as a free gift. Luke 6:20-26 ESV - The Beatitudes - And he lifted up his - Bible Gateway. (You might want to look at Luke’s parallel in the Sermon on the Plain in Luke 6). This might seem like a distraction to preaching on the passage itself, but I think there are three reasons why we need to take this seriously. The poor in spirit are those who cast themselves on God's grace. What is the main point the author is trying to make? An interesting study by Gary Meadors in Grace Journal adds an important element of OT context as we think about the language of the ‘poor’: The identification of the poor in Luke 6:20 has been disputed. Some have seen them as the economically impoverished. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” Meekness is a Fruit of the Spirit but it’s also … Of these shared beatitudes, Luke has written the equivalent of Matthew’s first, fourth, second and ninth beatitudes, in … The phrase "poor in spirit" speaks … 3 Do the blessings and curses not cohere, coalesce, and conflate in the Kingdom of God, that is in Christ Jesus , and those outside? And no man can come out, till first Christ comes in” In Luke, the ‘level place’ is still in the hills of Galilee—and in fact the traditional site of the sermon, marked by the Church of the Beatitudes, is on a level place in amongst the hills affording a panoramic view over Lake Galilee. Secondly, engaging with the question of the relationship between the two does affect our reading of each. The Beatitudes. In the Latin of the Vulgate, beatus, the word for blessed, happy, or fortunate, begins certain verses such as Psalm 1:1: "Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked. 25 “Woe to you who are full now, for (O)you shall be hungry. Woe to you who are well fed now, for you will go hungry. What images, metaphors or word- pictures are used in the passage? Four of the blessings also appear in the Sermon on the Plain in the Gospel of Luke, followed by four woes which mirror the blessings. One intriguing article I came across recently even suggests that the detailed economic differences between neighbouring regions might account for the differences, and the economic situation of Jesus’ audience is in fact highlight by the gospel writers: In Luke 6.17, we see that Jesus’ message was given in a context which centered on the capital region of Judea and its capital city, Jerusalem. The early church and the apostolic influence showed no sign of trying to collate the gospels and economic re-ordering. The law, rightousness and piety found in the Matthean text is all but absent from Luke and the Jewish background so distinctive of Matthew is less obvious. What are the main emphasis in the passage? Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. First, people in our congregations notice these things! Follow me on Twitter @psephizo. Like my page on Facebook. beatitudo).Condition or statement of blessedness. But woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort. The Name: The word "beatitude" is not found in the English Bible, but the Latin beatitudo, from which it is derived, occurs in the Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) version of Romans 4:6 where, with reference to Psalm 32:1, 2, David is said to pronounce the "beatitude" of the man whose transgressions are forgiven. Blessed are you that hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 3.2.2 “The poor in spirit sees himself nothing without Christ.” Matthew includes a further four beatitudes that were developed from other sources including the Old Testament Psalms. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. 1. (1) God’s Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 5.5 Christians who have come to understand the grace of God in Jesus, are people who Are poor in spirit, who mourn and are meek, who hunger and thirst for a righteousness not their own, with mercy and purity of heart , make peace, experience persecution for Jesus sake.” The Gospel of the Beatitudes. Dieter Betz concludes that this division in Luke reflects the divisions typically made by Hellenistic moralists, Gentiles typically considered to be Luke’s audience. I think it must be right. I think your anxiety about spiritualising Entirely unnecessary and rather misplaced. ‘. 3.7 ” A man never comes to himself till he comes out of himself. 2 Don Carsons sets it out: “The setting envisaged by Deut 27- 28 is spectacular. Surely Jesus was intending His teaching for all who could hear, and not merely “the disciples”, however we define disciples? It is God’s usual method to make a man poor in spirit, and then fill him with the graces of the Spirit.” Where does the passage fit in the context of Mathew’s gospel. However, it must be noted that Jesus was specifically addressing his disciples when he uttered the beatitude of the poor. One of the most obvious questions arising from the reading is how they relate to the Beatitudes as recorded in Matt 5.1–12. First of all, "hunger and thirst" after justice: … THE BEATITUDES IN LUKE NT scholarship today generally recognizes that underlying the Matthean Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5- 7)1 and the Lukan 1Cf. Within this view, it is thought that Luke is more faithful to the Q version, which goes back reliably to the teaching of Jesus, since its form is simpler, and the elaborations (poor in spirit…and so on) are Matthew’s revisions and additions. The aim of the entire exercise was to impress on the people the utter seriousness with which the Word of God must be taken if the blessing of God is to be enjoyed, and the terrible tragedy that flows from disobedience, which secures only God’s curse.” For the Love of God, vol 1, D.A. 2 And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 2 Are the not here also in a more expansive for echoes of God blessing and curse in Genesis 3? That one definitely isn’t as clear, is it. Before going any further, let’s look at the differences between the two texts. But of course the singular phrase suits Matthew because it suggests a parallel with Moses who went ‘up on the mountainside’. This connection is supported by the fact that Matthew records the same logion of Jesus as πτωχοί, thus the term “poor” in Luke 6:20 is used in reference to the pious. Apr 4, 2020 - Sunday School crafts, activities, lessons, games and snacks to help teach the Beatitudes. 3.2.4 “Till we are poor in spirit : Mercy is the benevolent nature towards those who suffer. I think that Matthew arranged the material very intentionally for the purposes of the message of his gospel. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. I’ve not seen it mentioned elsewhere. The ministry begins with the Beatitudes and ends with the Woes. He said: He went down with them and stood on a level place. To make a one-off or repeat donation to support the blog, use PayPal with the button below: What questions do people have about the Bible? I believe you are correct to suggest that Jesus delivered similar material on various occasions with variations. And this extends to the end times, into eternity. Part of their concern is to relate Jesus’ message to the possible different audiences for the two gospels: Whereas Matthew identifies with Jewish thought, the Lukan beatitudes identify humanity as the poor and the rich. 20bBlessed are you who are poor, for yours isthe kingdom of God. None but the poor in spirit are within Christ’s commission. Ian this is a splendid article, and in particular the quote from Gary Meadors. Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. 5.1, “Do not seek the beatitudes, Do not turn them into moralistic teaching. Well done. Thanks Penny–I think it is interesting (and only just struck me as I was writing this) that both gospel writers are clear that Jesus is teaching the disciples…but also clear that the ‘crowd’ can also listen in. Much of my work is done on a freelance basis. The Beatitudes - And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Ian, France goes on to note that Matthew’s inclusion of ‘you’-form beatitudes immediately following ‘they’-form beatitudes (the very thing which allows Luke’s version naturally to include his fourth saying) is evidence of the commonness of this form of saying. Outline the structure and flow of thought of the passage? Yet, in the pronouncement of woes, Jesus says (Luke 6:25) that the full will hunger. RW Glenn) It also has the effect of concretizing the woes. 1Are there not also here echoes of the blessings and curses of Deuteronomy 27-28. 3 1″Poor” Don’t we all come to Christ empty-handed, bankrupt as it were. There are several things in the introductory section worth noting. The beatitudes certainly seem to predate/precede the woes conceptually. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. Asre and the apostolic influence showed no sign of trying to collate gospels. 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