30 And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.

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    • 34 5:30 - S ver 29


      31 “It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.’a

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      32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

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      33 “Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not break your oath, but fulfill to the Lord the vows you have made.’
      34 But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne;

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      35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King.

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      36 And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black.
      37 All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.b

      Eye for Eye

      38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’c

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        • } 5:38 - Exodus 21:24; Lev. 24:20; Deut. 19:21
          39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.

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          40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.