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22 But I say, if you are even angry with someone,[a] you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot,[b] you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone,[c] you are in danger of the fires of hell.[d]

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Footnotes

  1. 5:22a Some manuscripts add without cause.
  2. 5:22b Greek uses an Aramaic term of contempt: If you say to your brother, ‘Raca.’
  3. 5:22c Greek if you say, ‘You fool.’
  4. 5:22d Greek Gehenna; also in 5:29, 30.

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