Matthew 5:27-48 New American Standard Bible

Jesus' Attitude toward Adultery

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 stumble , tear it out and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than e for your whole body to be thrown into hell . 30  " If your right hand makes you stumble , cut it off and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than e for your whole body to go into hell .

Jesus' Attitude toward Divorce

31  "It was said , ' WHOEVER e SENDS HIS WIFE AWAY , LET HIM GIVE HER A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE '; 32   but I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife , except for the reason of unchastity , makes her commit adultery ; and whoever e marries a divorced woman commits adultery .

Jesus' Attitude toward Oaths

33  "Again , you have heard that the ancients were told , ' YOU SHALL NOT MAKE FALSE VOWS , BUT SHALL FULFILL YOUR 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 by Jerusalem , for it is THE CITY OF THE GREAT KING . 36  "Nor shall you make an oath by your head , for you cannot e make one hair white or black . 37  "But let your statement be, 'Yes , yes ' or 'No , no '; anything beyond these is of evil .

Love for Enemies

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 shirt , let him have your coat also . 41  "Whoever 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 NEIGHBOR and hate your enemy .' 44  "But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45  so that you may 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 you are to be perfect , as your heavenly Father is perfect .

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