20 “For I say to you that unless your (A)righteousness far surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

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21 (B)You have heard that [a]the ancients were told, ‘(C)You shall not murder,’ and ‘Whoever commits murder shall be answerable to (D)the court.’ 22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be answerable to (E)the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘[b]You good-for-nothing,’ shall be answerable to [c](F)the supreme court; and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ shall be guilty enough to go into the [d](G)fiery hell. 23 Therefore, if you are (H)presenting your [e]offering at the altar, and there you remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your [f]offering there before the altar and go; first be (I)reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your [g]offering.

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  1. Matthew 5:21 Lit it was said to the ancients
  2. Matthew 5:22 Or You empty-head; Gr Raka (Raca) from Aramaic reqa
  3. Matthew 5:22 Lit the Sanhedrin; i.e., Jewish High Court
  4. Matthew 5:22 Lit Gehenna of fire
  5. Matthew 5:23 Or gift
  6. Matthew 5:24 Or gift
  7. Matthew 5:24 Or gift

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