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Matthew 5:1-48

Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount

1Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2and he began to teach them.

The Beatitudes

He said:

3“Blessed are the poor in spirit,

for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4Blessed are those who mourn,

for they will be comforted.

5Blessed are the meek,

for they will inherit the earth.

6Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,

for they will be filled.

7Blessed are the merciful,

for they will be shown mercy.

8Blessed are the pure in heart,

for they will see God.

9Blessed are the peacemakers,

for they will be called children of God.

10Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,

for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Salt and Light

13“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

14“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Neither 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. 16In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

The Fulfillment of the Law

17“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.


21“You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder,5:21 Exodus 20:13 and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ 22But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister5:22 The Greek word for brother or sister (adelphos) refers here to a fellow disciple, whether man or woman; also in verse 23.5:22 Some manuscripts brother or sister without cause will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’5:22 An Aramaic term of contempt is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.

23“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.

25“Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. 26Truly I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.


27“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’5:27 Exodus 20:14 28But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.


31“It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.’5:31 Deut. 24:1 32But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.


33“Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not break your oath, but fulfill to the Lord the vows you have made.’ 34But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; 35or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. 36And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black. 37All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.5:37 Or from evil

Eye for Eye

38“You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’5:38 Exodus 21:24; Lev. 24:20; Deut. 19:21 39But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. 40And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. 41If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. 42Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

Love for Enemies

43“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor5:43 Lev. 19:18 and hate your enemy.’ 44But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Mateo 5:1-48

Nhyira Nsɛm

1Ohuu nnipakuw no saa no, ɔkɔɔ bepɔw bi so. Ɔtenaa ase no, nʼasuafo no kɔɔ ne nkyɛn. 2Na ofii ase kyerɛkyerɛɛ wɔn se,

3“Nhyira ne wɔn a wonim sɛ wɔyɛ ahiafo wɔ honhom mu,

na wɔn na ɔsoro ahenni yɛ wɔn dea.

4Nhyira ne wɔn a wɔn werɛ ahow,

na wɔn na Onyankopɔn bɛkyekye wɔn werɛ.

5Nhyira ne ahobrɛasefo,

na wɔn na Onyankopɔn bɛma wɔadi asase so.

6Nhyira ne wɔn a wɔn pɛ ne sɛ wɔbɛyɛ Onyankopɔn apɛde,

na wɔn na Onyankopɔn bɛma wɔn nea ehia wɔn.

7Nhyira ne wɔn a wohu mmɔbɔ,

na wɔn na Onyankopɔn behu wɔn mmɔbɔ.

8Nhyira ne wɔn a wɔn koma mu tew,

na wɔn na wobehu Onyankopɔn.

9Nhyira ne apatafo,

na wɔn na Onyankopɔn bɛfrɛ wɔn ne mma.

10Nhyira ne wɔn a esiane sɛ wɔyɛ Onyankopɔn apɛde nti, wɔtaa wɔn,

na wɔn na Ɔsoro Ahenni no yɛ wɔn dea.

11“Nhyira ne mo a me din mu nti, wɔyaw mo, taa mo, twa atoro, ka asɛmmɔne to mo so. 12Momma mo ani nnye na monsɛpɛw mo ho, efisɛ mowɔ akatua a ɛso wɔ ɔsoro. Munhu sɛ saa ara na wɔtaa adiyifo a wodii mo kan no.”

Nkyene Ne Kanea

13“Mone asase yi so nkyene. Sɛ nkyene dɛ yera a, ɔkwan bɛn so na wɔbɛfa ama ayɛ nkyene bio? Enye mma hwee bio, gye sɛ wohwie gu na nnipa tiatia so.

14“Mone wiase kanea. Kurow a ɛda bepɔw so no ntumi nhintaw. 15Wɔnnsɔ kanea mfa nsie, na mmom wɔde si petee mu na ahyerɛn ama wɔn a wɔwɔ ofi no mu no nyinaa. 16Saa ara na momma mo nneyɛe pa nna adi mma nnipa nhu na wɔafa so ahyɛ mo Agya a ɔwɔ soro no anuonyam.”

Mmara No Mu Denhyɛ

17“Munnsusuw sɛ maba sɛ merebɛsɛe Mmara no anaa Adiyifo no nkyerɛkyerɛ no. Na mmom maba sɛ merebɛhyɛ no ma sɛnea ne nyinaa bɛba mu pɛpɛɛpɛ. 18Munhu sɛ ɔsoro ne asase da so wɔ hɔ yi, Mmara no mu biribiara rensakra da kosi sɛ ne nyinaa bɛba mu. 19Eyi nti, obiara a obebu mmara nsɛm no mu fa bi so na ɔbɛkyerɛkyerɛ afoforo ama wɔn nso abu mmara nsɛm no mu fa bi so no bɛyɛ akumaa ɔsoro ahenni mu. Na obiara a obedi mmara no so, na ɔbɛkyerɛkyerɛ afoforo ama wɔn nso adi mmara no so no bɛyɛ ɔkɛse Ɔsoro Ahenni mu. 20Enti merebɔ mo kɔkɔ sɛ, sɛ mopɛ sɛ mokɔ ɔsoro ahenni mu de a, gye sɛ moyɛ Onyankopɔn apɛde sen nea Kyerɛwsɛm no akyerɛkyerɛfo no ne Farisifo no yɛ.

Abufuw Ho Mmara

21“Mose mmara no ka se, ‘Nea odi awu no, ɔno nso ɛsɛ sɛ wokum no bi.’ 22Na me de, nea mereka ne sɛ, obiara a ne bo befuw ne nua no, wobebu no atɛn. Bio, obiara a ɔbɛyeyaw ne nua no, wɔbɛfrɛ no wɔ mpanyin anim. Afei obiara a ɔbɛka akyerɛ ne nua se, ‘Ogyimifo’ no bɛkɔ amanehunu gya mu.

23“Enti sɛ ɛba sɛ worekɔbɔ afɔre na wokae sɛ wo ne wo nua wɔ asɛm a, 24gyae afɔre no bɔ, na kɔ na wo ne wo nua no nkɔbɔ mu ansa na woakɔbɔ wʼafɔre no.

25“Sɛ wo ne obi nya asɛm a, wo ne no mmɔ mu ntɛm, na wamfa wo ankɔ asennii ankɔma otemmufo, na otemmufo no amfa wo anhyɛ afiasehwɛfo nsa, na afiasehwɛfo no amfa wo ankɔto afiase. 26Mereka no nokware akyerɛ mo se, ansa na wubefi asennii hɔ no, gye sɛ woatua sika biara a wɔregye afi wo hɔ no.


27“Mose mmara no ka se, ‘Nsɛe aware.’ 28Na me de, nea mereka ne sɛ: Obiara a ohu ɔbea na ne kɔn dɔ no ne koma mu no, abɔ aguaman. 29Sɛ wʼani baako a eye to wo hintidua a, eye sɛ wubetu atow akyene. Efisɛ eye sɛ wobɛhwere wʼakwaa fa bi sen sɛ wɔbɛtow wo nipadua no nyinaa akyene amanehunu gya mu. 30Saa ara nso na sɛ wo nsa a eye to wo hintidua a, eye sɛ wubetwa atow akyene. Efisɛ eye sɛ wobɛhwere wʼakwaa fa bi sen sɛ wɔbɛtow wo nipadua nyinaa akyene amanehunu gya mu.


31“Mose mmara no ka se, ‘Obiara a obegyaa ne yere no mma no awaregyae krataa.’ 32Na me de, nea mereka ne sɛ, sɛ ɔbarima bi gyaa ne yere a ɛnyɛ sɛ ɔbea no abɔ aguaman na ɔbea no san kɔware bio a, na ɔbarima a ogyaa no no ama ɔbea no asɛe aware. Ɔbarima foforo a ɔbɛware ɔbea no nso asɛe aware saa ara.

Ɔkasa Mu Nokwaredi

33“Bio, Mose mmara no ka se, ‘Mmu bɔ a woahyɛ Onyankopɔn no so, na mmom di bɔ a woahyɛ no no so.’ 34Na me de, nea mereka ne sɛ: Monnka ntam mmfa nhyɛ bɔ. Monnnɔ ɔsoro, efisɛ ɛyɛ Onyankopɔn ahengua. 35Monnnɔ fam, efisɛ ɛyɛ Onyankopɔn nan ase agua. Monnnɔ Yerusalem, efisɛ ɛyɛ ɔhenkɛse kuropɔn. 36Mfa wo ti nka ntam, efisɛ worentumi nnan tinwi baako mpo mma ɛnyɛ fitaa anaa tuntum. 37Momma mo nsɛm nyɛ ‘Yiw’ anaa ‘Dabi.’ Asɛm biara a wobɛka a ɛnyɛ Yiw anaa dabi no fi ɔbonsam.


38“Mose mmara no ka se, ‘Sɛ obi tu wʼani a, tu ne de bi. Sɛ obi tu wo se nso a, tu ne de bi.’ 39Na me de, nea mereka ne se: Mommfa bɔne ntua bɔne so ka! Sɛ obi bɔ wʼaso nifa mu a, dan benkum no nso ma no na ɔmmɔ mu. 40Sɛ obi ne wo di asɛm gye wʼatade nhyɛase a, worɔw wʼatade nguguso ka ho ma no. 41Sɛ obi hyɛ wo sɛ, wo ne no nnantew ɔkwansin baako a, wo ne no nkɔ akwansin abien. 42Sɛ obi srɛ wo biribi a, fa ma no; obi pɛ sɛ ɔfɛm wo hɔ biribi a, fa fɛm no.

Dɔ Wʼatamfo

43“Moate sɛ wɔaka se, ‘Dɔ wo yɔnko na tan wo tamfo.’ 44Na me de, nea mereka ne sɛ: monnɔ mo atamfo na mommɔ mpae mma wɔn a wɔhaw mo. 45Eyi bɛma moayɛ mo Agya a ɔwɔ ɔsoro no mma, efisɛ ɔma ne owia pue, ma ne osu tɔ ma nnipa bɔne ne nnipa pa nyinaa pɛ. 46Sɛ modɔ wɔn a wɔdɔ mo no nko ara a, akatua bɛn na mubenya? Ɛnyɛ saa ara na nnebɔneyɛfo nso yɛ? 47Sɛ mukyia wɔn a munim wɔn nko ara a, nsonoe bɛn na ɛda mo ne afoforo ntam? Ɛnyɛ saa ara na nnebɔneyɛfo nso yɛ? 48Enti monyɛ pɛ sɛnea mo Agya a ɔwɔ ɔsoro no yɛ pɛ no.