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Matthew 5:21–22

Murder

5:25,26pp—Lk 12:58,59

21 “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder,a e and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ 22 But I tell you that anyone who is angryf with a brother or sisterb,c will be subject to judgment.g Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’d is answerable to the court.h And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.i

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The Greek word for brother or sister (adelphos) refers here to a fellow disciple, whether man or woman; also in verse 23.

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Some manuscripts brother or sister without cause

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An Aramaic term of contempt

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