Salt and Light (Mat5:13-16)
Matthew 5:13-16
See also Mark 9:49-50; 4:21-25; Luke 8:16-18; 11:33-36; 14:34-35 Two comparisons made in this passag...
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See also Mark 9:49-50; 4:21-25; Luke 8:16-18; 11:33-36; 14:34-35 Two comparisons made in this passage: Christians to the salt of the earth and Christians to the light of the world. 1. You are the salt of the earth. Used for: seasoning of food to be eaten (Job 6:6) seasoning of offerings to the Lord (Leviticus 2:13) preserving that which could spoil, esp. meat -salt works by creating an environment that is uninhabitable for bacteria, which if allowed to grow would spoil the food; technical term for the type of environment created is hypertonic–higher concentration of salt in meat than in bacteria causes water to move by osmosis from bacteria (lower salt concentration) to surrounding environment (meat, with higher salt concentration) ratifying covenants–"covenant of salt" (2 Chronicles 13:5, Numbers 18:19) -in light of salt's preservative abilities, a covenant of salt would have that same assured preservation. -"covenant of perpetual obligation" (Easton's) infants' skin rubbed with salt to strengthen (Ezekiel 16:4) purifying (2 Kings 2:20-21) " It signifies the imperishableness of Jehovah's love for His people; as an antiseptic salt implies durability, fidelity, purity. The opposite of leaven, the symbol of corruption. Covenants were cemented by feasts and hospitality, the viands of which were seasoned, as all foods, with salt. Hence, "a covenant of salt for ever before the Lord" is an indissoluble covenant (Numbers 18:19; 2 Chronicles 13:5; Ezra 4:14, margin). An Arab who just before would have robbed and murdered you, once you taste his salt, would die to save you; "faithless to salt" is the Persian term for a traitor." (Fausset's) delicate balance of salt both in our bodies and for the land -land 'sown with salt' –> barrenness -bodies need salt to function, but too much makes a person sick -Saltiness- the very nature of salt, inherent; -if salt is not salty, is it salt anymore? -chemically there would have to be a change in the very nature of the molecules such that it would be a completely different chemical compound -if salt loses its inherent characteristic, it is no longer good for any of the uses listed above
10000000085298 85298 Notes 2011-07-28 00:34:20 2011-07-29 02:17:15 See also Mark 9:49-50; 4:21-25; Luke 8:16-18; 11:33-36; 14:34-35 Two comparisons made in this passage: Christians to the salt of the earth and Christians to the light of the world. 1. You are the salt of the earth. Used for: seasoning of food to be eaten (Job 6:6) seasoning of offerings to the Lord (Leviticus 2:13) preserving that which could spoil, esp. meat -salt works by creating an environment that is uninhabitable for bacteria, which if allowed to grow would spoil the food; technical term for the type of environment created is hypertonic–higher concentration of salt in meat than in bacteria causes water to move by osmosis from bacteria (lower salt concentration) to surrounding environment (meat, with higher salt concentration) ratifying covenants–"covenant of salt" (2 Chronicles 13:5, Numbers 18:19) -in light of salt's preservative abilities, a covenant of salt would have that same assured preservation. -"covenant of perpetual obligation" (Easton's) infants' skin rubbed with salt to strengthen (Ezekiel 16:4) purifying (2 Kings 2:20-21) " It signifies the imperishableness of Jehovah's love for His people; as an antiseptic salt implies durability, fidelity, purity. The opposite of leaven, the symbol of corruption. Covenants were cemented by feasts and hospitality, the viands of which were seasoned, as all foods, with salt. Hence, "a covenant of salt for ever before the Lord" is an indissoluble covenant (Numbers 18:19; 2 Chronicles 13:5; Ezra 4:14, margin). An Arab who just before would have robbed and murdered you, once you taste his salt, would die to save you; "faithless to salt" is the Persian term for a traitor." (Fausset's) delicate balance of salt both in our bodies and for the land -land 'sown with salt' –> barrenness -bodies need salt to function, but too much makes a person sick -Saltiness- the very nature of salt, inherent; -if salt is not salty, is it salt anymore? -chemically there would have to be a change in the very nature of the molecules such that it would be a completely different chemical compound -if salt loses its inherent characteristic, it is no longer good for any of the uses listed above notes
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Matthew 5:13-16
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Ὑμεῖς ἐστε τὸ ἅλας τῆς γῆς•
"You are the salt of the earth,
ἐὰν δὲ τὸ ἅλας μωρανθῇ,
but if salt has lost its taste,
ἐν τίνι ἁλισθήσεται;
how shall its saltiness be restored?
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situationresponse
εἰς οὐδὲν ἰσχύει ἔτι εἰ
It is no longer good for anything
μὴ βληθὲν ἔξω
except to be thrown out
καταπατεῖσθαι ὑπὸ τῶν ἀνθρώπων.
and trampled under people's feet.
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inference
Ὑμεῖς ἐστε τὸ φῶς τοῦ κόσμου.
"You are the light of the world.
οὐ δύναται πόλις κρυβῆναι ἐπάνω ὄρους κειμένη•
A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
comparison
οὐδὲ καίουσιν λύχνον
Nor do people light a lamp
καὶ τιθέασιν αὐτὸν ὑπὸ τὸν μόδιον ἀλλʼ
and put it under a basket,
series
ἐπὶ τὴν λυχνίαν,
but on a stand,
negativepositive
καὶ λάμπει πᾶσιν τοῖς ἐν τῇ οἰκίᾳ.
and it gives light to all in the house.
actionresult
οὕτως λαμψάτω τὸ φῶς ὑμῶν ἔμπροσθεν τῶν ἀνθρώπων,
In the same way, let your light shine before others,
ὅπως ἴδωσιν ὑμῶν τὰ καλὰ ἔργα
so that they may see your good works
καὶ δοξάσωσιν τὸν πατέρα ὑμῶν τὸν ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς.
and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
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10000000085298 85298 Arc 2011-07-28 00:34:20 2011-07-29 02:17:15 editing Matthew 5 13 5 16 Matthew 5:13-16 40 NT na27 esv i679396 i679397 i679398 i679381 Ὑμεῖς ἐστε τὸ ἅλας τῆς γῆς• "You are the salt of the earth, i679399 i679382 ἐὰν δὲ τὸ ἅλας μωρανθῇ, but if salt has lost its taste, i679383 ἐν τίνι ἁλισθήσεται; how shall its saltiness be restored? conditional 2 situationresponse 2 i679400 i679384 εἰς οὐδὲν ἰσχύει ἔτι εἰ It is no longer good for anything i679401 i679385 μὴ βληθὲν ἔξω except to be thrown out i679386 καταπατεῖσθαι ὑπὸ τῶν ἀνθρώπων. and trampled under people's feet. concessive 2 1 inference 2 i679402 i679387 Ὑμεῖς ἐστε τὸ φῶς τοῦ κόσμου. "You are the light of the world. i679388 οὐ δύναται πόλις κρυβῆναι ἐπάνω ὄρους κειμένη• A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. comparison 1 i679403 i679404 i679405 i679389 οὐδὲ καίουσιν λύχνον Nor do people light a lamp i679390 καὶ τιθέασιν αὐτὸν ὑπὸ τὸν μόδιον ἀλλʼ and put it under a basket, series i679391 ἐπὶ τὴν λυχνίαν, but on a stand, negativepositive 2 i679392 καὶ λάμπει πᾶσιν τοῖς ἐν τῇ οἰκίᾳ. and it gives light to all in the house. actionresult 2 i679406 i679393 οὕτως λαμψάτω τὸ φῶς ὑμῶν ἔμπροσθεν τῶν ἀνθρώπων, In the same way, let your light shine before others, i679407 i679394 ὅπως ἴδωσιν ὑμῶν τὰ καλὰ ἔργα so that they may see your good works i679395 καὶ δοξάσωσιν τὸν πατέρα ὑμῶν τὸν ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς. and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. actionresult 2 actionpurpose 2 1 1 1 na27 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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