Mount Sinai and the Sermon on the Mount

Now we ourselves cannot give either an infallibly-inspired translation or an infallibly-inspired paraphrase — as Jesus did! But, fallible and uninspired as our effort is, we do try here to provide both a reasonable translation (underlined) and a strict paraphrase (in regular type), while stressing the key ideas (IN BLOCK CAPITALS). We do not give an exhaustive analysis of Matthew chapter five. But we do try to concentrate on its central message: the Moral Law of Jehovah-Jesus! Where we do paraphrase passages in Matthew five, however, we offer footnote references to Biblical material elsewhere in Scripture — in defense of our paraphrase. And in this way, the Sermon on the Mount's central Biblical focus on Mount Sinai's Moral Law of the Kingdom of Heaven is preserved throughout.