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Top 10 Jesus Quotes from The Book of Matthew, KJV

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1. “Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. Matthew 7:1-2 KJV] 2. “Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.” [Matthew 9:35 KJV] 3. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.” [Matthew 19:24 KJV] 4. “Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?” [Matthew 6:26] 5. “Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.” [Matthew 23:28 KJV] 6. “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” [Matthew 22:37-40 KJV] 7. “And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.” [Matthew 6:5 KJV] 8. “But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.” [Matthew 12:7 KJV] 9. “But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.” [Matthew 14:16 KJV] 10. “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” [Matthew: 11:28 KJV]

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1 Shawn Bose = "This very Christian concept - about the importance of spiritual wealth over temporal wealth is being spoken about quite a bit these days. From Pope Francis, and his message of wealth inequality, to Bernie Sanders and even amongst recent GOP Debates - many are calling for the reexamination of our current economic systems and how they truly reconcile with the teachings of Jesus.Here is an infographic that shows how the balance is tipping - will this make it a struggle for those at the top to experience the Kingdom of Heaven?"
2 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "How does Judaism view wealth? How does it view someone working very hard in order to amass wealth? Should he rather be spending his time in purely spiritual occupations?This week’s parshah, which starts with the fateful meeting between Jacob andEsau, throws light on this question.Many years earlier, Jacob had run away from Esau in order to escape his brother’s wrath. Esau felt he had been wrongly deprived of his birthright and his father’s blessings, and wanted to kill Jacob. Jacob had gone to the home of his uncle Laban, far away to the east in Haran. There he had married, brought up a family and prospered. He had amassed large flocks of sheep and herds of cattle. Now he was returning to his homeland, Canaan.On his way back, he had to face a confrontation with his brother Esau. Would there be peace? Eventually there was, but not at first. Jacob was informed that Esau was advancing towards him with a hostile army.Jacob made emergency plans. He decided to send a peace offering of several herds of different kinds of livestock and a message of conciliation. What was his message to Esau? “So says your servant Jacob: I have lived temporarily with Laban, and I stayed there till now. I have oxen and asses, sheep, servants and maidservants; and I have sent this gift to you, to find favor in your eyes.”The Sages ask: why did Jacob stress that his stay with Laban was temporary?They answer that with this Jacob was saying something about the nature of the wealth he had amassed. It is true that he had worked very hard, and had become very rich. For this reason he was sending a large gift to his brother. But he also wanted to say something to him about his attitude to this wealth. The things of this world are very important. But they are temporary.Jacob was telling his brother: the main purpose in life is not wealth in itself, but the way that one can use every detail of life in service of God.In fact, the phrase “I have lived temporarily” is expressed in the Hebrew text of the Torah by a single word, garti, which has the numerical value of 613. Jacob was saying, “I lived with Laban the idolater, and I was deeply involved in providing for my family, and became very wealthy. But the real purpose was in order to observe the 613 Commandments.”In Jewish teaching, wealth is not the purpose, it is the means. The means to create the beautiful atmosphere of a loving home, with happy children and guests at one’s table. To be able to give: time, attention, love, education, charity. To be able to share with others in the community and play one's part for the well being of all.This was Jacob’s message to his brother Esau—because ultimately, this is the message of Judaism to the world."