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Teaching about Anger

21 “You have heard that it was told those who lived long ago, ‘You are not to commit murder,’[a] and, ‘Whoever murders will be subject to punishment.’[b] 22 But I say to you, anyone who is angry with his brother without a cause[c] will be subject to punishment. And whoever says to his brother ‘Raka!’[d] will be subject to the Council.[e] And whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be subject to hell[f] fire.

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  1. Matthew 5:21 Cf. Exod 20:13; Deut 5:17
  2. Matthew 5:21 Cf. Exod 21:12; Lev 24:17
  3. Matthew 5:22 Other mss. lack without a cause
  4. Matthew 5:22 Raka is Aram. for You worthless one
  5. Matthew 5:22 Or Sanhedrin
  6. Matthew 5:22 Lit. Gehenna; a Gk. transliteration of the Heb. for Valley of Hinnom