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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Matthew 5:21–32

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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.

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.

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a
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Lit it was said to the ancients

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Or guilty before

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Or liable to

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

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Lit the Sanhedrin

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Lit Gehenna of fire

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Or gift

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Or gift

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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