Sermon on the Mount

noun phrase

Definition of Sermon on the Mount

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

First Known Use of Sermon on the Mount

1612, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Sermon on the Mount

Time Traveler for Sermon on the Mount

Time Traveler

The first known use of Sermon on the Mount was in 1612

See more words from the same year

Statistics for Sermon on the Mount

Cite this Entry

“Sermon on the Mount.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on Sermon on the Mount

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with Sermon on the Mount

Comments on Sermon on the Mount

What made you want to look up Sermon on the Mount? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

More Confusing Words—Quiz

  • cats on impossible timber
  • The magician ______ moved the selected card to the top of the deck.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!