p[See ver. 21 above]
ae[See ver. 29 above]
af[See ver. 29 above]
ag[See ver. 29 above]
ah[See ver. 27 above]
al[See ver. 27 above]
at[See ver. 27 above]
ay[See ver. 39 above]
beCited from Lev. 19:18; See ch. 19:19

Matthew 5:17-48

Christ Came to Fulfill the Law

17 a  “Do not think that I have come to abolish b  the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but c  to fulfill them. 18For truly, I say to you d  until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. 19 e  Therefore whoever relaxes f  one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least g  in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great h  in the kingdom of heaven. 20For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds i  that of the scribes and Pharisees, you j  will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Anger

21 k  “You have heard that it was said to those of old l  ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable m  to judgment.’ 22But I say to you that n  everyone who is angry with his brother
Some manuscripts insert without cause
will be liable p  to judgment; whoever insults
Greek says Raca to (a term of abuse)
his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to r  the hell
Greek Gehenna; also verses 29, 30
of fire.
23 t  So if u  you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. 25 v  Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison. 26Truly, I say to you w  you will never get out until you have paid the last penny.
Greek kodrantes, Roman copper coin (Latin quadrans) worth about 1/64 of a denarius (which was a day’s wage for a laborer)

Lust

27 y  “You have heard that it was said z  ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28But I say to you that aa  everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 ab  If your right eye ac  causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into ad  hell. 30 ae  And if your right hand af  causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into ag  hell.

Divorce

31 ah  “It was also said ai  Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32 aj  But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and ak  whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

Oaths

33Again al  you have heard that it was said to those of old am  ‘You shall not swear falsely, but an  shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’ 34But I say to you ao  Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for ap  it is the throne of God, 35or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is aq  the city of the great King. 36And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. 37Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; ar  anything more than this comes from evil.
Or the evil one

Retaliation

38 at  “You have heard that it was said au  ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39But I say to you av  Do not resist the one who is evil. But aw  if anyone ax  slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40And ay  if anyone would sue you and take your tunic
Greek chiton, a long garment worn under the cloak next to the skin
let him have your cloak as well.
41And if anyone ba  forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. 42 bb  Give to the one who begs from you, and bc  do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.

Love Your Enemies

43 bd  “You have heard that it was said be  ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44But I say to you bf  Love your enemies and bg  pray for those who persecute you, 45 bh  so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and bi  sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 bj  For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47And if you greet only your brothers
Or  brothers and sisters. The plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) refers to siblings in a family. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, adelphoi may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters
what more are you doing than others? Do not even bl  the Gentiles do the same?
48 bm  You therefore must be bn  perfect bo  as your heavenly Father is perfect.

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