Matthew 5:21 New International Version

Jesus' Attitude toward Anger

21  "You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'You shall not murder,[1]and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.'

Matthew 5:22 New International Version

22  But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister[2][3] will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, 'Raca,'[4] is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell.


[1] 5:21 Exodus 20:13

[2] 5:22 The Greek word for "brother or sister" ("adelphos" ) refers here to a fellow disciple, whether man or woman; also in verse 23.

[3] 5:22 Some manuscripts "brother or sister without cause"

[4] 5:22 An Aramaic term of contempt

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