Matthew 5:16-26 ESV

16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so 1that they may see your good works and 2give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

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Christ Came to Fulfill the Law

17 3"Do not think that I have come to abolish 4the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but 5to fulfill them.

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18 For truly, I say to you, 6until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.

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19 7Therefore whoever relaxes 8one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least 9in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great 10in the kingdom of heaven.

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20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds 11that of the scribes and Pharisees, you 12will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

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21 13"You have heard that it was said to those of old, 14'You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable 15to judgment.'

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      22 But I say to you that 16everyone who is angry with his brothera will be liable 17to judgment; whoever insultsb his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, 'You fool!' will be liable to 18the hellc of fire.

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        • m 5:22 - Some manuscripts insert without cause
        • n 5:22 - Greek says Raca to (a term of abuse)
        • o 5:22 - Greek Gehenna; also verses 29, 30
          23 19So if 20you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you,

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          24 leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
          25 21Come 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.

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          26 Truly, I say to you, 22you will never get out until you have paid the last penny.d

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            • p 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)