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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Matthew 5:25–48

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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.

27 aYou have heard that it was said, ‘bYou shall not commit adultery’;

28 but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman awith lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

29 aIf your right eye makes you 1stumble, tear it out and throw it from you; for it is better for you 2to lose one of the parts of your body, 3than for your whole body to be thrown into 4bhell.

30 aIf your right hand makes you 1stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; for it is better for you 2to lose one of the parts of your body, 3than for your whole body to go into 4bhell.

31 “It was said, ‘aWhoever sends his wife away, let him give her a certificate of divorce’;

32 abut I say to you that everyone who 1divorces his wife, except for the reason of unchastity, makes her commit adultery; and whoever marries a 2divorced woman commits adultery.

33 “Again, ayou have heard that 1the ancients were told, ‘2bYou shall not 3make false vows, but shall fulfill your 4vows to the Lord.’

34 “But I say to you, amake no oath at all, either by heaven, for it is bthe throne of God,

35 or by the earth, for it is the afootstool of His feet, or 1by Jerusalem, for it is bthe city of the great King.

36 “Nor shall you make an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black.

37 “But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’; anything beyond these is 1of aevil.

38 aYou have heard that it was said, ‘bAn eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’

39 “But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but awhoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.

40 “If anyone wants to sue you and take your 1shirt, let him have your 2coat also.

41 “Whoever 1forces you to go one mile, go with him two.

42 aGive to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you.

43 aYou have heard that it was said, ‘bYou shall love your neighbor cand hate your enemy.’

44 “But I say to you, alove your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

45 so that you may 1be asons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

46 “For aif you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?

47 “If you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?

48 “Therefore 1ayou are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

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

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I.e. sin

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Lit that one … be lost

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Lit not your whole body

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Gr Gehenna

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I.e. sin

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Lit that one … be lost

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Lit not your whole body

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Gr Gehenna

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Or sends away

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Or sent away

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Lit it was said to the ancients

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you and your are singular here

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Or break your vows

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Lit oaths

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Or toward

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Or from the evil one

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Lit tunic; i.e. a garment worn next to the body

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Lit cloak; i.e. an outer garment

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Lit will force

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Or show yourselves to be

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Lit you shall be

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