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Matthew 5:17-48

ESV 17 "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. NIV 17 "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. ESV 18 For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. NIV 18 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. ESV 19 Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. NIV 19 Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. ESV 20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. NIV 20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven. ESV 21 "You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.' NIV 21 "You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.' ESV 22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, 'You fool!' will be liable to the hell of fire. NIV 22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, 'Raca, ' is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell. ESV 23 So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, NIV 23 "Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, ESV 24 leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. NIV 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift. ESV 25 Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison. NIV 25 "Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still with him on the way, or he may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. ESV 26 Truly, I say to you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny. NIV 26 I tell you the truth, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny. ESV 27 "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery.' NIV 27 "You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.' ESV 28 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. NIV 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. ESV 29 If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. NIV 29 If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. ESV 30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell. NIV 30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, 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. ESV 31 "It was also said, 'Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.' NIV 31 "It has been said, 'Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.' ESV 32 But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery. NIV 32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery. ESV 33 "Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.' NIV 33 "Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'Do not break your oath, but keep the oaths you have made to the Lord.' ESV 34 But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, NIV 34 But I tell you, Do not swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God's throne; ESV 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. NIV 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. ESV 36 And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. NIV 36 And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black. ESV 37 Let what you say be simply 'Yes' or 'No'; anything more than this comes from evil. NIV 37 Simply let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No'; anything beyond this comes from the evil one. ESV 38 "You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' NIV 38 "You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' ESV 39 But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. NIV 39 But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. ESV 40 And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. NIV 40 And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. ESV 41 And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. NIV 41 If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. ESV 42 Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you. NIV 42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. ESV 43 "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' NIV 43 "You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' ESV 44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, NIV 44 But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, ESV 45 so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. NIV 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. ESV 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? NIV 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? ESV 47 And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? NIV 47 And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? ESV 48 You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. NIV 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.