The Gospel of Matthew
a commentary & meditation for daily reflection and study

St. Matthew, by Pompeo Batoni (1708-1787)


Matthew 1:1-17  the genealogy of Jesus
Matthew 1:18-24  how Jesus' birth came about
Matthew 2:1-12  the visit of the Magi
Matthew 2:13-18  the escape to Egypt, massacre of the innocents
Matthew 2:19-23  the return Egypt to Nazareth 

Matthew 3:1-12 John the Baptist prepares the way
Matthew 3:13-17 the baptism of Jesus
Matthew 4:1-11  the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness
Matthew 4:12-17 Jesus begins this work in Galilee
Matthew 4:18-25 the calling of the first disciples 
Matthew 5:1-12 Jesus' beatitudes

Matthew 5:13-16 salt and light
Matthew 5:17-19 the fulfillment of the law
Matthew 5:20-26 teaching about anger
Matthew 5:27-32 teaching about adultery and divorce
Matthew 5:33-37 teaching about oaths
Matthew 5:38-42 teaching about retaliation
Matthew 5:43-48 love for enemies 
Matthew 6:1-18 teaching on almsgiving, prayer, and fasting

Matthew 6:19-23 riches in heaven
Matthew 6:24-34 God and possessions
Matthew 7:1-5 avoiding judgment

Matthew 7:6-14 the power of prayer and the golden rule
Matthew 7:15-20 a tree and its fruits
Matthew 7:21-29 the true disciple of  Jesus

Matthew 8:1-4  Jesus heals a leper
Matthew 8:5-17 Jesus heals Centurions servant and others
Matthew 8:18-22 the would-be followers of Jesus
Matthew 8:23-27 Jesus calms a storm at sea
Matthew 8:28-34 Jesus heals two men with demons

Matthew 9:1-8 Jesus heals a paralyzed man
Matthew 9:9-13 Jesus calls Matthew
Matthew 9:14-17 the question abut fasting
Matthew 9:18-26 official's daugher and woman with hemorrhage
Matthew 9:27-31 Jesus heals two blind men
Matthew 9:32-38 Jesus heals a mute person 
Matthew 10:1-7 Jesus calls twelve to be his apostles

Matthew 10:7-15 the mission of the twelve
Matthew 10:16-23 coming persecutions
Matthew 10:24-33 courage under persecution
Matthew 10:34-11:1 Jesus: a cause of division 
Matthew 11:2-15 the messengers from John the Baptist

Matthew 11:16-19 parable of the pipers
Matthew 11:20-24 lament for unrepentant cities
Matthew 11:25-27 Jesus and his Father
Matthew 11:28-30 rest for the weary 
Matthew 12:1-8 Jesus the Lord of the Sabbath

Matthew 12:9-14 Jesus cures man with paralyzed hand
Matthew 12:14-21 God's Chosen Servant
Matthew 12:22-30 Jesus and Beelzebul
Matthew 12:31-32 the unforgiveable sin
Matthew 12:33-37 good and bad fruit
Matthew 12:38-42 sign of Jonah
Matthew 12:43-45 the return of the evil spirit
Matthew 12:46-50 the true family of Jesus 
Matthew 13:1-9 parable of the sower and the seed

Matthew 13:10-17 the purpose of the parables
Matthew 13:18-23 explanation of the parable of the sower
Matthew 13:24-30 parable of the weeds among the wheat
Matthew 13:31-35 parable of the mustard seed and the leaven
Matthew 13:35-43 Jesus explains the parable of the weeds
Matthew 13:44-46 parable of the hidden treasure and the pearl
Matthew 13:47-53 parable of the dragnet
Matthew 13:54-58 Jesus is rejected at Nazareth
Matthew 14:1-12 John the Baptist beheaded

Matthew 14:13-21 first miracles of the loaves
Matthew 14:22-36 Jesus walks on the water
Matthew 15:1-20 the traditions of the Pharisees
Matthew 15:21-28 a woman's faith
Matthew 15:29-39 Jesus' second miracle of the loaves 
Matthew 16:1-4 interpreting signs from heaven

Matthew 16:5-12 leaven of the Pharisees
Matthew 16:13-23 Peter's declaration about Jesus
Matthew 16:24-28 the cost of discipleship
Matthew 17:1-9 Jesus transfigured

Matthew 17:10-13 the coming of Elijah
Matthew 17:14-21 Jesus heals a boy with a demon
Matthew 17:22-27 Jesus predicts his passion, paying temple tax
Matthew 18:1-14 avaiding scandal, parable of the lost sheep

Matthew 18:15-20 brotherly correction
Matthew 18:21-35 parable of the unforgiving servant
Matthew 19:1-12 Jesus' teaching on marriage and celibacy

Matthew 19:13-15 Jesus blesses the children
Matthew 19:16-22 the rich young man
Matthew 19:23-30 the danger of riches
Matthew 20:1-16 parable of the workers in the vineyard

Matthew 20:17-28 ambition of James and John
Matthew 20:29-34 Jesus heals two blind men
Matthew 21:1-17 Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem

Matthew 21:18-22 lesson of barren fig tree and faith
Matthew 21:23-27 the authority of Jesus is questioned
Matthew 21:28-32 parable of the two sons
Matthew 21:33-46 parable of the tenants 
Matthew 22:1-14 parable of the wedding feast

Matthew 22:15-22 question about paying taxes
Matthew 22:23-33 the Sadducees and the resurrection
Matthew 22:34-40 the greatest commandment of all
Matthew 22:41-46 whose Son is the Christ? 
Matthew 23:1-12 Jesus' warning against Pharisaism

Matthew 23:13-22 Jesus' woes upon the Pharisees
Matthew 23:23-26 neglecting weightier matters of the law
Matthew 23:27-36 white-washed tombs
Matthew 23:37-39 Jesus' lament over Jerusalem
Matthew 24:1-14 endurance in time of tribulation

Matthew 24:15-35 the coming of the Son of Man
Matthew 24:36-51 the need for watchfulness
Matthew 25:1-13 parable of the ten bridesmaids

Matthew 25:14-30 parable of the talents
Matthew 25:31-46 final judgment: the sheep and the goats
Matthew 26:1-14 Jesus anointed at Bethany

Matthew 26:14-25 Judas agrees to betray Jesus
Matthew 26:26-29 the Lord's Supper
Matthew 26:30-35 Jesus predicts Peter's denial
Matthew 26:36-46 the agony in the garden
Matthew 26:47-56 Jesus arrested
Matthew 26:57-68 Jesus before the Sanhedrin
Matthew 26:69-75 Peter disowns Jesus 
Matthew 27:1-10 Judes hangs himself

Matthew 27:11-31 Jesus before Pilate and his scourging
Matthew 27:32-44  the crucifixion
Matthew 27:45-56 the death of Jesus
Matthew 27:57-66 the burial of Jesus
Matthew 28:1-8 the women at the tomb

Matthew 28:8-15 tale of the guards anc chief priests
Matthew 28:16-20 the great commission

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