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Matthew 5:25 NLT

25 “When you are on the way to court with your adversary, settle your differences quickly. Otherwise, your accuser may hand you over to the judge, who will hand you over to an officer, and you will be thrown into prison.

Study tools for Matthew 5:25

  • a 5:3 - Greek poor in spirit.
  • b 5:6 - Or for righteousness.
  • c 5:21 - Exod 20:13 ; Deut 5:17 .
  • d 5:22 - Some manuscripts add without cause.
  • e 5:22 - Greek uses an Aramaic term of contempt: If you say to your brother, ‘Raca.’
  • f 5:22 - Greek if you say, ‘You fool.’
  • g 5:22 - Greek Gehenna; also in 5:29, 30 .
  • h 5:23 - Greek gift; also in 5:24 .
  • i 5:26 - Greek the last kodrantes [i.e., quadrans].
  • j 5:27 - Exod 20:14 ; Deut 5:18 .
  • k 5:29 - Greek your right eye.
  • l 5:30 - Greek your right hand.
  • m 5:31 - Deut 24:1 .
  • n 5:33 - Num 30:2 .
  • o 5:38 - Greek the law that says: ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ Exod 21:24 ; Lev 24:20 ; Deut 19:21 .
  • p 5:41 - Greek milion [4,854 feet or 1,478 meters].
  • q 5:43 - Lev 19:18 .
  • r 5:44 - Some manuscripts add Bless those who curse you. Do good to those who hate you. Compare Luke 6:27-28 .
  • s 5:47 - Greek your brothers.