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Matthew 5:26-28 New English Translation (NET Bible)

26 I tell you the truth,[a] you will never get out of there until you have paid the last penny![b]


27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’[c] 28 But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to desire her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.


  1. Matthew 5:26 tn Grk “Truly (ἀμήν, amēn), I say to you.”
  2. Matthew 5:26 tn Here the English word “penny” is used as opposed to the parallel in Luke 12:59 where “cent” appears since the Greek word there is different and refers to a different but similar coin.sn The penny here was a quadrans, a Roman copper coin worth 1/64 of a denarius (L&N 6.78). The parallel passage in Luke 12:59 mentions the lepton, equal to one-half of a quadrans and thus the smallest coin available.
  3. Matthew 5:27 sn A quotation from Exod 20:14; Deut 5:18 (5:17 LXX).
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