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Matthew 5:22 Amplified Bible (AMP)

22 But I say to you that everyone who continues to be angry with his brother or harbors malice against him shall be guilty before the court; and whoever speaks [contemptuously and insultingly] to his brother, [a]‘Raca (You empty-headed idiot)!’ shall be guilty before the supreme court (Sanhedrin); and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of the [b]fiery hell.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 5:22 A severe Aramaic insult.
  2. Matthew 5:22 Gr Gehenna, a Greek version of the Hebrew for Valley of Hinnom, a ravine where garbage was burned continuously, located just south of Jerusalem. Often regarded in ancient times as symbolic of hell (the lake of fire), a realm reserved for the wicked. Mentioned in Matt 5:22, 29, 30; 10:28; 18:9; 23:15, 33; Mark 9:43, 45, 47; Luke 12:5; James 3:6.
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Matthew 5:22 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be [a]guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘[b]You good-for-nothing,’ shall be [c]guilty before [d]the supreme court; and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ shall be [e]guilty enough to go into the [f]fiery hell.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 5:22 Or liable to
  2. Matthew 5:22 Or empty-head; Gr Raka (Raca) fr Aram reqa
  3. Matthew 5:22 Or liable to
  4. Matthew 5:22 Lit the Sanhedrin
  5. Matthew 5:22 Or liable to
  6. Matthew 5:22 Lit Gehenna of fire
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Matthew 5:22 New King James Version (NKJV)

22 But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother [a]without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’[b] shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, [c]‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of [d]hell fire.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 5:22 NU omits without a cause
  2. Matthew 5:22 Lit., in Aram., Empty head
  3. Matthew 5:22 Gr. More
  4. Matthew 5:22 Gr. Gehenna
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Matthew 5:22 King James Version (KJV)

22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

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