Matthew 5:16-26 CSB

16 In the same way, let your light shine a before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

References for Matthew 5:16

    • c 5:16 - Or way, your light must shine

      Christ Fulfills the Law

      17 "Don't assume that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.

      References for Matthew 5:17

          18 For I assure you: Until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter b or one stroke of a letter will pass from the law until all things are accomplished.

          References for Matthew 5:18

            • d 5:18 - Or not one iota; iota is the smallest letter of the Gk alphabet.
              19 Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches people to do so will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. But whoever practices and teaches [these commandments] will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
              20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

              Murder Begins in the Heart

              21 "You have heard that it was said to our ancestors, c Do not murder , d and whoever murders will be subject to judgment.

              References for Matthew 5:21

                • e 5:21 - Lit to the ancients
                • f 5:21 - Ex 20:13; Dt 5:17
                  22 But I tell you, everyone who is angry with his brother e will be subject to judgment. And whoever says to his brother, 'Fool!' f will be subject to the Sanhedrin. But whoever says, 'You moron!' will be subject to hellfire. g

                  References for Matthew 5:22

                    • g 5:22 - Other mss add without a cause
                    • h 5:22 - Lit Raca, an Aram term of abuse similar to "airhead"
                    • i 5:22 - Lit the gehenna of fire
                      23 So if you are offering your gift on the altar, and there you remember that your brother has something against you,
                      24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
                      25 Reach a settlement quickly with your adversary while you're on the way with him, or your adversary will hand you over to the judge, the judge to h the officer, and you will be thrown into prison.

                      References for Matthew 5:25

                        • j 5:25 - Other mss read judge will hand you over to
                          26 I assure you: You will never get out of there until you have paid the last penny! i/ 64 of a daily wage

                          References for Matthew 5:26

                            • k 5:26 - Lit quadrans, the smallest and least valuable Roman coin, worth 1