By Andreij Kodjak
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2 The Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount: The Beatitudes (5: 3- 12) Text 1 (Beatitudes) (5: 3 -12) beatitude 1 (Poor in spirit) (5: 3) 5: 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. beatitude 2 (Mourning) (5: 4) 4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. beatitude 3 (Meek) (5: 5) 5 Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. beatitude 4 (Hunger and thirst) (5: 6) 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
Matthew refers to Christ's previous sermons and their main theme - the kingdom of heaven - also central to the Sermon on the Mount; he outlines obliquely, but with sufficient clarity, the socioeconomic character of Christ's audience as weil as its previous exposure to and, therefore, the psychological effect of Christ's healings. Matthew's inclusion of a description of Christ's audience and its reaction to the sermon indicates the code and the context of the crowd's perception. As a matter of fact, Matthew offers information about all the essential factors of communication, a fact that supports the authenticity of the scene, and makes fabrication of it most unlikely.
Partial sequence Blessed Third-person plural Second-person plural Human characteristic Human situation Complete sequence for ... " These two references in the present tense to the heavenly kingdom are strategically placed at the very beginning and the very end of the larger segment of the text: they frame the central six beatitudes (5: 4- 9) and separate them from the concluding, ninth one. Such structuring clearly indicates that although the future tense appears in the right part of most of the beatitudes, still in regard to the heavenly kingdom the present tense remains essential.
A Structural Analysis of the Sermon on the Mount by Andreij Kodjak
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