Matthew 5:22

22 But I say to you that 1everyone who is angry with his brother[a] will be liable 2to judgment; whoever insults[b] his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, 'You fool!' will be liable to 3the hell[c] of fire.

Matthew 5:22 In-Context

20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
21 "You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.'
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.
23 So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you,
24 leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

Cross References 3

  • 1. 1 John 3:15
  • 2. [See ver. 21 above]
  • 3. Matthew 18:9; Mark 9:43; James 3:6; [ver. 29]

Footnotes 3

  • [a]. Some manuscripts insert without cause
  • [b]. Greek says Raca to (a term of abuse)
  • [c]. Greek Gehenna; also verses 29, 30
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