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Matthew 5:12 NIV

12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Study tools for Matthew 5:12

  • a 5:21 - Exodus 20:13
  • b 5:22 - The Greek word for "brother or sister" ("adelphos" ) refers here to a fellow disciple, whether man or woman; also in verse 23.
  • c 5:22 - Some manuscripts "brother or sister without cause"
  • d 5:22 - An Aramaic term of contempt
  • e 5:27 - Exodus 20:14
  • f 5:31 - Deut. 24:1
  • g 5:37 - Or "from evil"
  • h 5:38 - Exodus 21:24; Lev. 24:20; Deut. 19:21
  • i 5:43 - Lev. 19:18