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Matthew 5:37 NLT

37 Just say a simple, ‘Yes, I will,’ or ‘No, I won’t.’ Anything beyond this is from the evil one.

Study tools for Matthew 5:37

  • 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.