31 It hath been said, pWhosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: 32 But I say unto you, That qwhosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.
33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said jby them of old time, rThou shalt not forswear thyself, but sshalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths: 34 But I say unto you, tSwear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is uGod’s throne: 35 Nor by the earth; for it is xhis footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is ythe city of the great King. 36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black. 37 zBut let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, aAn eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: 39 bBut I say unto you, cThat ye resist not evil: but dwhosoever shall ddsmite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. 41 And whosoever shall ecompel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. 42 fGive to him that asketh thee, and gfrom him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, hThou shalt love thy neighbour, and ihate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, jLove your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and kpray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
ver. 21 marg.
See 1 Chr. 28:2.
See ch. 26:67 marg.
Cited from Lev. 19:18.
Comp. Deut. 23:6.