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Matthew 5:20 ESV

20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds 1that of the scribes and Pharisees, you 2will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

References for Matthew 5:20

Study tools for Matthew 5:20

  • a 5:9 - Greek huioi; see preface
  • b 5:22 - Some manuscripts insert without cause
  • c 5:22 - Greek says Raca to (a term of abuse)
  • d 5:22 - Greek Gehenna; also verses 29, 30
  • e 5:26 - Greek kodrantes, Roman copper coin (Latin quadrans) worth about 1/64 of a denarius (which was a day's wage for a laborer)
  • f 5:37 - Or the evil one
  • g 5:40 - Greek chiton, a long garment worn under the cloak next to the skin
  • h 5:47 - 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