Matthew 5:21-26 LEB

The Sermon on the Mount: Anger Toward Others

21 "You have heard that it was said to the {people of old},a 'Do not commit murder,'b and 'whoever commits murder will be subject to judgment.'

References for Matthew 5:21

    • ª 5:21 - Literally "ancients"
    • « 5:21 - A quotation from Exod 20:13; Deut 5:17
      22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry at his brother will be subject to judgment, and whoever says to his brother, 'Stupid fool!'c will be subject to the council, and whoever says, 'Obstinate fool!'d will be subject to fiery hell.

      References for Matthew 5:22

        • ¬ 5:22 - Greek "Raca," a term of verbal abuse involving lack of intelligence
        • ­ 5:22 - Perhaps with the idea of obstinate, godless foolishness; some take the word to be a Greek transliteration of the Hebrew word for "rebel" (Deut 21:18, 20)
          23 Therefore if you present your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you,
          24 leave your gift there before the altar and first go be reconciled to your brother, and then come [and]e present your gift.

          References for Matthew 5:24

            • ® 5:24 - *Here "[and]" is supplied because the previous participle ("come") has been translated as a finite verb
              25 {Settle the case quickly with your accuser}f while you are with him on the way, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the officer, and you be thrown into prison.

              References for Matthew 5:25

                • ¯ 5:25 - Literally "be making friends quickly with your accuser"
                  26 Truly I say to you, you will never come out of there until you have paid back the last penny!