22But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sisterThe Greek word for brother or sister (adelphos) refers here to a fellow disciple, whether man or woman; also in verse 23.Some manuscripts brother or sister without causewill be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’An Aramaic term of contemptis answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.23“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you,
24leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.