Matthew 5:27-48 American Standard Version

Jesus' Attitude toward Adultery

27  Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 28  but I say unto you, that every one that looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. 29  And if thy right eye causeth thee to stumble, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not thy whole body be cast into hell. 30  And if thy right hand causeth thee to stumble, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not thy whole body go into hell.

Jesus' Attitude toward Divorce

31  It was said also, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: 32  but I say unto you, that every one that putteth away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, maketh her an adulteress: and whosoever shall marry her when she is put away committeth adultery.

Jesus' Attitude toward Oaths

33  Again, ye have heard that it was said to them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths: 34  but I say unto you, swear not at all; neither by the heaven, for it is the throne of God; 35  nor by the earth, for it is the footstool of his feet; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36  Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, for thou canst not make one hair white or black. 37  But let your speech be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: and whatsoever is more than these is of the evil [one].

Love for Enemies

38  Ye have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: 39  but I say unto you, resist not him that is evil: but whosoever smiteth thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40  And if any man would go to law with thee, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also. 41  And whosoever shall compel thee to go one mile, go with him two. 42  Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

43  Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy: 44  but I say unto you, love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you; 45  that ye may be sons of your Father who is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sendeth rain on the just and the unjust. 46  For if ye love them that love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? 47  And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more [than others?] do not even the Gentiles the same? 48  Ye therefore shall be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

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