27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery’;28 but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.29 If your right eye makes you [a]stumble, tear it out and throw it from you; for it is better for you [b]to lose one of the parts of your body, [c]than for your whole body to be thrown into [d]hell.30 If your right hand makes you [e]stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; for it is better for you [f]to lose one of the parts of your body, [g]than for your whole body to go into [h]hell.
31 “It was said, ‘Whoever sends his wife away, let him give her a certificate of divorce’;32 but I say to you that everyone who [i]divorces his wife, except for the reason of unchastity, makes her commit adultery; and whoever marries a [j]divorced woman commits adultery.
33 “Again, you have heard that [k]the ancients were told, ‘[l]You shall not[m]make false vows, but shall fulfill your[n]vows to the Lord.’34 But I say to you, make no oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God,35 or by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet, or [o]by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.36 Nor shall you make an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black.37 But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’; anything beyond these is [p]of evil.
38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’39 But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.40 If anyone wants to sue you and take your [q]shirt, let him have your [r]coat also.41 Whoever [s]forces you to go one mile, go with him two.42 Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you.
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighborand hate your enemy.’44 But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,45 so that you may [t]be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?47 If you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?48 Therefore [u]you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
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