The Book of James as a Reflection of the Sermon on the Mount

I’m leading a Bible study through the book of James (Bible study questions soon to follow) and ran across an interesting table I’d like to share.

James is reminiscent of the Sermon on the Mount.

James 1:2 Matt. 5:1–2
James 1:4 Matt. 5:48
James 1:5 Matt. 7:7 (Matt. 21:26)
James 1:12 Matt. 5:3–11
James 1:20 Matt. 5:22
James 1:22–25 Matt. 7:24–27
James 2:5 Matt. 5:3; (Matt. 25:34)
James 2:8 Matt. 5:43; Matt. 7:12
James 2:13 Matt. 5:7; Matt. 6:14–15; (Matt. 18:32–35)
James 3:6 Matt. 5:22,29,30
James 3:12 Matt. 7:16
James 3:18 Matt. 5:9; Matt. 7:16–17
James 4:4 Matt. 6:24
James 4:11–12 Matt. 7:1
James 4:13 Matt. 6:34
James 5:2 Matt. 6:19–20
James 5:10–11 Matt. 5:12
James 5:12 Matt. 5:34–37

Robert James Dr. Utley, vol. Volume 11, Jesus’ Half-Brothers Speak: James and Jude, Study Guide Commentary Series (Marshall, Texas: Bible Lessons International, 2000), 4.

I don’t intend to use this as a structural or organizational device in the study but it’s full of good references that will be useful as we discuss James’ letter.


Further Reading:
Strong’s Concordance is a Scripture Index
How You Use the Bible Shows What You Worship
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One thought on “The Book of James as a Reflection of the Sermon on the Mount

  1. The book of James is my favorite book. I find myself reading through it often. I have never seen this comparison/chart so I’m looking forward to digging into it even more. Thank you for sharing this.

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