Saint John Chrysostom (+407) on Matthew 1:17

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Saint John Chrysostom (+407) on Matthew 1:17

“So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations”

Matthew 1:17

“So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.”
He hath divided all the generations into three portions, to indicate that not even when their form of government was changed did they become better, but alike under an aristocracy, and under a king, and under an oligarchy, they were in the same evil ways, and whether popular leaders, or priests, or kings controlled them, it was no advantage to them in the way of virtue.

But wherefore hath he in the middle portion passed over three kings, and in the last, having set down twelve generations, affirmed them to be fourteen? The former question I leave for you to examine; [154] for neither is it needful for me to explain all things to you, lest ye should grow indolent: but the second we will explain. [155] To me then he seems in this place to be putting in the place of a generation, both the time of the captivity, and Christ Himself, by every means connecting Him with us. And full well doth he put us in mind of that captivity, making it manifest that not even when they went down thither, did they become more sober-minded; in order that from everything His coming may be shown to be necessary.

“Why then,” one may say, “doth not Mark do this, nor trace Christ’s genealogy, but utter everything briefly?” It seems to me that Matthew was before the rest in entering on the subject (wherefore he both sets down the genealogy with exactness, and stops at those things which require it): but that Mark came after him, which is why he took a short course, as putting his hand to what had been already spoken and made manifest. [156]

How is it then that Luke not only traces the genealogy, but doth it through a greater number? As was natural, Matthew having led the way, he seeks to teach us somewhat in addition to former statements. And each too in like manner imitated his master; the one Paul, who flows fuller than any river; theother Peter, who studies brevity.

2. And what may be the reason that Matthew said not at the beginning, in the same way as the prophet, “the vision which I saw,” and “the word which came unto me”? Because he was writing unto men well disposed, and exceedingly attentive to him. For both the miracles that were done cried aloud, and they who received the word were exceeding faithful. But in the case of the Continue reading “Saint John Chrysostom (+407) on Matthew 1:17”

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About Saints and Holy Martyrs: “Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you” (Matthew 5:12)

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About Saints and Holy Martyrs:

“Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you”.

—Matthew 5:12

Matthew 3:1-4 – Saint John the Baptist & Christian Monasticism

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Matthew 3:1-4 – Saint John the Baptist

& Christian Monasticism

Matthew 3:1-4:

1 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea 

2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”

3 This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah:
“A voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
make straight paths for him.’ ”(Isaiah 40:3)

4 John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.

Accept the whole Holy Bible – Not like devil in Matthew 4:5-7

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Accept the whole Holy Bible – Not like devil in Matthew 4:5-7

The Eastern Orthodox Church accept the whole Holy Bible.

The Protestants misinterpret the Bible by separating specific verses, such as the devil in the three temptations of Christ (Matthew 4: 5-7) who used Psalm 90 [91 masoritic]:11-12 to misinterpret it. Christ replied to the devil with Deuteronomy 6:16.

The correct interpretation of Psalm 90 [91 masoritic]:11-12 comes only if we accept Deuteronomy 6:16. If we isolate Psalm 90 [91 masoritic]:11-12 then we will do another interpretation, as the devil did.

Matthew 4:5-7:

5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 
“If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:
“ ‘He will command his angels concerning you,
and they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’(Psalm 90[91 masoritic]:11-12)
Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test’(Deut. 6:16)”.
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Jezus Christus is God: “Immanuël noemen, dat betekent: God is met ons” (Mattheüs 1:23) ╰⊰¸¸.•* Dutch

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Jezus Christus is God:

“Immanuël noemen, dat betekent: God is met ons”

(Mattheüs 1:23)

“De maagd zal zwanger worden en een zoon baren! En men zal het kind Immanuël noemen, dat betekent: ‘God is met ons'”.

—Mattheüs 1:23

Matthew 5, 15-16 – Let your light shine before others – About faithful Christians and Saints

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HEAVEN ON EARTH – ORTHODOXY

“Let your light shine before others”

About faithful Christians and Saints

Matthew 5, 15-16:

“15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.

16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven”.

구복단 – 산상 설교 (마태복음 5:1-12) – The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12) ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Korean

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구복단 – 산상 설교 (마태복음 5:1-12)

The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12)

1예수님은 많은 사람들이 모여드는 것을 보시고 산에 올라가 앉으셨다. 그러자 제자들이 그분에게 나아왔다.
2그래서 예수님은 그들에게 이렇게 가르치셨다.
3“마음이 가난한 사람들은 행복하다. 하늘 나라가 그들의 것이다.
4슬퍼하는 사람들은 행복하다. 그들은 위로를 받을 것이다.
5유순한 사람들은 행복하다. 그들은 땅을 물려받을 것이다.
6의를 위해 굶주리고 목마른 사람들은 행복하다. 그들은 원하는 것을 다 얻을 것이다.
7남을 불쌍히 여기는 사람들은 행복하다. 하나님도 그들을 불쌍히 여기실 것이다.
8마음이 깨끗한 사람들은 행복하다. 그들은 하나님을 볼 것이다.
9화평을 이루는 사람들은 행복하다. 그들은 하나님의 아들이라 불릴 것이다.
10의를 위해 핍박을 받는 사람들은 행복하다. 하늘 나라가 그들의 것이다.
11“나 때문에 사람들이 너희를 욕하고 핍박하고 거짓말로 온갖 악담을 할 때에 너희는 행복하다.
12하늘에서 큰 상이 너희를 기다리고 있다. 기뻐하고 즐거워하여라. 이전의 예언자들도 이런 핍박을 받았다.