NLTNew Living Translation
21“You have heard that our ancestors were told, ‘You must not murder. If you commit murder, you are subject to judgment.’#5:21 Exod 20:13; Deut 5:17. 22But I say, if you are even angry with someone,#5:22a Some manuscripts add without cause. you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot,#5:22b Greek uses an Aramaic term of contempt: If you say to your brother, ‘Raca.’ you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone,#5:22c Greek if you say, ‘You fool.’ you are in danger of the fires of hell.#5:22d Greek Gehenna; also in 5:29, 30.
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