Sermon on the Mount

noun phrase

: an ethical discourse delivered by Jesus and recorded in Matthew 5–7 and paralleled briefly in Luke 6:20–49

Examples of Sermon on the Mount in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1612, in the meaning defined above

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“Sermon on the Mount.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sermon%20on%20the%20Mount. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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