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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Matthew 5:21–26

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21 aYou have heard that 1the ancients were told, ‘bYou shall not commit murder’ and ‘Whoever commits murder shall be 2liable to cthe court.’

22 “But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be 1guilty before athe court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘2You good-for-nothing,’ shall be 1guilty before 3bthe supreme court; and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ shall be 1guilty enough to go into the 4cfiery hell.

23 “Therefore if you are apresenting your 1offering at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you,

24 leave your 1offering there before the altar and go; first be areconciled to your brother, and then come and present your 1offering.

25 aMake friends quickly with your opponent at law while you are with him on the way, so that your opponent may not hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the officer, and you be thrown into prison.

26 “Truly I say to you, ayou will not come out of there until you have paid up the last 1cent.

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a
1

Lit it was said to the ancients

b
2

Or guilty before

c
1

Or liable to

a
2

Or empty-head; Gr Raka (Raca) fr Aram reqa

3

Lit the Sanhedrin

b
4

Lit Gehenna of fire

c
a
1

Or gift

1

Or gift

a
a
a
1

Lit quadrans (equaling two mites); i.e. 1/64 of a daily wage