24 “And they will go out and look on the dead bodies(A) of those who rebelled(B) against me; the worms(C) that eat them will not die, the fire that burns them will not be quenched,(D) and they will be loathsome to all mankind.”

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12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”(A)

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22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry(A) with a brother or sister[a][b] will be subject to judgment.(B) Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’[c] is answerable to the court.(C) And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 5:22 The Greek word for brother or sister (adelphos) refers here to a fellow disciple, whether man or woman; also in verse 23.
  2. Matthew 5:22 Some manuscripts brother or sister without cause
  3. Matthew 5:22 An Aramaic term of contempt

43 If your hand causes you to stumble,(A) cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell,(B) where the fire never goes out.(C)

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48 where

“‘the worms that eat them do not die,
    and the fire is not quenched.’[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 9:48 Isaiah 66:24

17 His winnowing fork(A) is in his hand to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”(B)

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In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah(A) and the surrounding towns(B) gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.(C)

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