Matthew echoed in James

H. Shepherd* claims that there is a strong connection between James and Matthew – especially the Sermon on the Mount.  Here are his 8 divisions of James (key verse in italics) and the passages from the Sermon.   

James 1:1-18 –        Matthew 5:11,12

   v.12                          Matthew 6:13

“Trials”                         Matthew 7:7

 

James 1:19-27    Matthew 5:23

   v. 25                         Matthew 7:21

“Listening & Doing”     Matthew 7:26

 

James 2:1-13       Matthew 5:1-16

   v. 5 or 10                  Matthew 5:17-20

“Favoritism”

 

James 2:14-26    Matthew 7:21,26

   v. 20 or 26

Faith & Works”

 

James 3:1-12      Matthew 7:16-20

   v. 2

“The Tongue”

 

James 3:13-4:12 – Matthew 5:1-12

   v. 4                           Matthew 6:24

“Humility”                     Matthew 7:1-5

                                    Matthew 7:7

 

James 4:13-5:6    Matthew 6:19-24

   v. 17

“Money”

 

James 5:7-20       Matthew 5:33-37

   v. 20-24

“Patience”

*H. R. Shepherd,”Epistle of James and the Gospel of Matthew” JBL (75) p. 40-51

                        

     

 

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