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Some Say Do Not Commit Adultery. I Say Do Not Desire Another Woman

27 “You heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit-adultery’. 28 But I say to you that everyone looking-at a woman so-as to desire[a] her already committed-adultery-with her in his heart. 29 And if your right eye is causing you to fall, tear it out[b] and throw it from you. For it is better[c] for you that one of your body-parts perish and your whole body not be thrown into Gehenna.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 5:28 so as to desire. This expresses the purpose of the looking.
  2. Matthew 5:29 Take whatever action is necessary to avoid sinning.
  3. Matthew 5:29 The eternal consequences of sin are far worse that losing physical eyesight.

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