Murder Begins in the Heart(A)

21 “You have heard that it was said to those [a]of old, (B)‘You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’

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  1. Matthew 5:21 in ancient times

22 But I say to you that (A)whoever is angry with his brother [a]without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, (B)‘Raca!’[b] shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, [c]‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of [d]hell fire.

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  1. Matthew 5:22 NU omits without a cause
  2. Matthew 5:22 Lit., in Aram., Empty head
  3. Matthew 5:22 Gr. More
  4. Matthew 5:22 Gr. Gehenna

18 He said to Him, “Which ones?”

Jesus said, (A)“‘You shall not murder,’ ‘You shall not commit adultery,’ ‘You shall not steal,’ ‘You shall not bear false witness,’

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19 You know the commandments: (A)‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not bear false witness,’ ‘Do not defraud,’ ‘Honor your father and your mother.’

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20 You know the commandments: (A)‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not bear false witness,’ (B)‘Honor your father and your mother.’

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For the commandments, (A)“You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” [a]“You shall not bear false witness,” “You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, (B)“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

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  1. Romans 13:9 NU omits “You shall not bear false witness,”

15 (A)Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that (B)no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

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