Reference: Matthew, Gospel By
In this gospel Christ is more especially presented as the Messiah, the son of Abraham, and son of David. See GOSPELS. The genealogy here starts with Abraham, in contrast with that in Luke, which goes back to Adam because in that gospel the Lord is viewed as connected with man, i.e., the seed of the woman. Here we read, He "shall save his people from their sins," and in this gospel only is quoted the prophetic name IMMANUEL, 'God with us.' Here only is the account given of the Magi inquiring for the 'King of the Jews,' with the flight into Egypt, and the massacre of the infants. (The Magi did not come 'when Jesus was born' Mt 2:1 but several months afterwards. It is better translated 'Jesus having been born.') Christ is called out of Egypt, taking part thus in the history of Israel, God's first-born son. Ex 4:22. The Messiah being rejected, the remnant comes into weeping. Mt 2:17-18.
Matt. 3, Matt. 4. The remnant are separated by the preaching of John. Messiah takes His place with them in Jordan according to divine order. His Person is attested by a voice from heaven, and the full revelation of God in connection with the Son upon earth. Led of the Spirit, He overcomes Satan, and then calls the remnant around Himself.
In Matt. 5
Then shalt thou say unto Pharaoh, Thus, saith Yahweh - My son - my firstborn, is Israel;
Who forgiveth all thine iniquity, Who healeth all thy diseases;
Who believed what we have heard? And, the arm of Yahweh, to whom was it revealed?
Lo! a Virgin, shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, - and they shall call his name Emmanuel; which is, being translated, God with us.
Now, when, Jesus, was born in Bethlehem of Judaea, in the days of Herod the king, lo! wise men from eastern parts, came into Jerusalem:
Then was fulfilled, that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying: A voice, in Ramah, was heard, weeping and great mourning, - Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, - because they are not.
And, whosoever shall desire, among you, to be first, shall be, your servant: - Just as, the Son of Man, came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom instead of many.
Lo! your house is left to you; For I say unto you - in no wise, may ye see me, henceforth, until ye say, Blessed, is he that cometh, in the name of the Lord!
And, as he was sitting upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him, privately, saying - Tell us, when these things shall be, - and what the sign of thy presence, and the conclusion of the age. And, answering, Jesus said unto them - Be taking heed, lest anyone, deceive, you;
And, answering, Jesus said unto them - Be taking heed, lest anyone, deceive, you; For, many, will come upon my name, saying - I, am the Christ, - and will, deceive many. read more. Moreover ye will be sure to be hearing of wars, and rumours of wars: Mind! be not alarmed, for it must needs happen, - but, not yet, is, the end; For there will arise - nation against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, - and there will be famines and earthquakes, in places. But, all these things, are a beginning of birth-pangs. Then, will they deliver you up into tribulation, and will slay you, - and ye will be men hated by all the nations, because of my name And, then, will many be caused to stumble, and, one another, will deliver up, and will hate one another; And, many false prophets, will arise, and deceive, many; And, because of lawlessness being brought to the full, the love of the many, will grew cold. But, he that hath endured throughout, the same, shall be saved. And this glad message of the kingdom will be proclaimed in all the inhabited earth, for a witness unto all the nations, - and, then, will have come, the end. Whensoever, therefore, ye shall see the abomination desolation, that was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in a holy place, - he that readeth, let him think, Then, they who are in Judaea, let them flee into the mountains; And, he that is on the house-top, let him not come down, to take away the things out of his house; And, he that is in the field, let him not turn back, to take away his mantle. But alas! for the women with child, and for them that are giving suck, in those days; But be praying that your flight, may not happen in winter, nor on sabbath; For there will be then, Great tribulation, such as hath not happened, from the beginning of the world, until the present time, neither in any wise shall happen. And, except those days had been shortened, no flesh had been saved; but, for the sake of the chosen, those days shall be shortened. Then, if any, unto you, say - Lo! here, is the Christ, or, there, Do not believe it; For there will arise, false Christs, and false prophets, - and they will show great signs and wonders, so that, if possible, even the chosen, should be deceived: - Lo! I have foretold you. If therefore they should say unto you, Lo! in the desert, he is, Do not go forth; Lo! in the chambers, Do not believe it. For, just as the lightning goeth forth from the east, and shineth unto the west, so, shall be the presence of the Son of Man. Wheresoever, the corpse, shall be, there, shall be gathered, the vultures!
Wherefore, ye also, be getting ready, because, in what hour ye are, not thinking, The Son of Man doth come. Who then is the faithful and prudent servant, whom the master hath appointed over his household, to give them food in season? read more. Happy! that servant, whom his master, when he cometh, shall find so doing! Verily, I say unto you - Over all his substance, will he appoint him. But, if that wicked servant should say in his heart - My master, delayeth, And begin to be striking his fellow-servants, and eating and drinking with the drunken, The master of that servant, will have come, on a day when he is not expecting, and in an hour when he is not observing, - And will cut him asunder; and, his part, with the hypocrites, will appoint: There, shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth!
Then, will the kingdom of the heavens become like unto, ten virgins, who, taking their torches, went forth to meet the bridegroom. Now, five of them, were foolish, and, five, prudent. read more. For, the foolish - though they took, their torches, took not with them, oil: But, the prudent, took oil in their vessels, with their torches. Now, the bridegroom, delaying, they all became drowsy, and were sleeping. And, at midnight, an outcry hath been made - Lo! the bridegroom! Be going forth to meet him! Then, arose all those virgins, and trimmed their torches. And, the foolish, unto the prudent, said - Give us of your oil, because, our torches, are going out. But the prudent, answered, saying - Lest once, by any means, there be not enough for us and you, be going rather unto them that sell, and buy for yourselves But, as they were going away to buy, the bridegroom came; and, they who were ready, went in with him, into the marriage-feast, and, the door was locked. But, afterwards, came the other virgins also, saying - Lord! Lord! open unto us! And, he, answering, said - Verily, I say unto you, I know you not. Be watching, therefore, because ye know, neither the day nor the hour. For it is, just as a man, who, going from home, called his own servants, and delivered up to them his substance; And, to one, indeed, gave he five talents, and, to another, two, and, to another, one, - to each according to his particular ability, and went from home. Straightway, he who, the five talents, had received, went and traded with them, and gained other five: Likewise, he of the two, gained other two: But, he who the one had received, went away, and digged up ground, and hid the silver of his lord. And, after a long time, cometh the lord of those servants, and reckoneth with them. And he who the five talents had received, coming forward, brought other five talents, saying, - Lord! five talents, to me, thou didst deliver up: See! other five talents, I gained. His lord said unto him - Well-done! good and faithful servant, - Over a few things wast thou faithful, over many things, will I appoint thee: Enter into the joy of thy lord. He also of the two talents, coming forward, said - Lord! two talents, to me, didst thou deliver up: See! other two talents, I gained. His lord said unto him - Well-done! good and faithful servant, - Over a few things, wast thou faithful, over many things, will I appoint thee: Enter into the joy of thy lord. But he also who, the one talent, had received, coming forward, said - Lord I knew thee, that thou art a, hard, man, reaping, where thou hast not sown, - and gathering, whence thou hast not winnowed; And, overcome with fear, I went away, and hid thy talent in the ground: See! thou hast what is thine! And his lord, answering, said unto him - O wicked servant, and cowardly, knewest thou that I reap, where I have not sown, and gather, whence I have not winnowed? It was binding on thee, therefore, to cast my silver into the money-changers, - and, I, when I, came, might have obtained what was mine, with interest. Therefore take away, from him, the talent, and give unto him that hath the ten talents; For, to every one that hath, shall be given, and he shall be made to abound; but, from him that hath not, even what he hath, shall be taken away from him: And, the unprofitable servant, cast ye forth into the darkness, outside: There, shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. But, whensoever the Son of Man shall come in his glory, and all the messengers with him, then will he sit on his throne of glory; And there will be gathered before him, all the nations, and he will separate them one from another, just as, the shepherd! separateth the sheep from the goats, - And he will set, the sheep, indeed, on his right hand, but, the goats, on the left. Then, will the king say to those on his right hand: Come ye, the blessed of my Father! Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; For I hungered, and ye gave me to eat, I thirsted, and ye gave me drink, a stranger, was I, and ye took me home, Naked, and ye clothed me, sick, and ye visited me, in prison, was I, and ye came unto me. Then, will the righteous answer him, saying: Lord! when, saw we thee - hungry, and fed thee, or thirsty, and gave thee drink? And, when, saw we thee - a stranger, and took thee home, or naked, and clothed thee? And, when, saw we thee - sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And, answering, the king will say unto them: Verily, I say unto you - Inasmuch as ye did it unto one of these my least brethren, unto me, ye did it. Then, will he say unto those also, on his left hand: Depart ye from me, accursed ones! Into the age-abiding fire, which hath been prepared for the adversary and his messengers; For I hungered, and ye gave me not to eat, and I was thirsty, and ye gave me not to drink, A stranger, was I, and ye took me not home, naked, and ye clothed me not, sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then, will, they also, answer, saying: Lord! when saw we thee - hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and ministered not unto thee? Then, will he answer them, saying: Verily, I say unto you - Inasmuch as ye did it not, unto one of these least, neither unto me, did ye it. And, these, shall go away, into, age-abiding, correction, but, the righteous, into, age-abiding, life.
And, so, all Israel shall be saved: even as it is written - There shall have come out of Zion the Deliverer, - He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob;