So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister a has something against you,
leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, b and then come and offer your gift.
Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are on the way to court c with him, or your accuser may hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you will be thrown into prison.
Truly I tell you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny.
"You have heard that it was said, "You shall not commit adultery.'
But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away; it is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. d30
And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away; it is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to go into hell. e31
"It was also said, "Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.'
But I say to you that anyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of unchastity, causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
"Again, you have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, "You shall not swear falsely, but carry out the vows you have made to the Lord.'
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