Matthew 5:27-28

Adultery

27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’[a]
28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Matthew 5:27 in Other Translations

KJV
27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
ESV
27 "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery.'
NLT
27 “You have heard the commandment that says, ‘You must not commit adultery.’
MSG
27 "You know the next commandment pretty well, too: 'Don't go to bed with another's spouse.'
CSB
27 "You have heard that it was said, Do not commit adultery.

Matthew 5:27-28 In-Context

25 “Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison.
26 Truly I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.
27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’
28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
29 If your right eye causes you to stumble, 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.
30 And if your right hand causes you to stumble, 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.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Exodus 20:14; Deuteronomy 5:18
  • 2. Proverbs 6:25; 2 Peter 2:14

Footnotes 1

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