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Matthew 5 - NIV

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

22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister[b][c] will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’[d] is 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,

24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.

25 “Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison.

26 Truly I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.


27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’[e]

28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

29 If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.

30 And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.


31 “It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.’[f]

32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.


33 “Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not break your oath, but fulfill to the Lord the vows you have made.’

34 But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne;

35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King.

36 And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black.

37 All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.[g]

Eye for Eye

38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’[h]

39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.

40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.

41 If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.

42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

Love for Enemies

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[i] and hate your enemy.’


a. Matthew 5:21 Exodus?20:13
b. Matthew 5:22 An Aramaic term of contempt
c. Matthew 5:22 Some manuscripts brother or sister without cause
d. Matthew 5:22 The Greek word for brother or sister (adelphos) refers here to a fellow disciple, whether man or woman; also in verse 23.
e. Matthew 5:27 Exodus?20:14
f. Matthew 5:31 Deut.?24:1
g. Matthew 5:37 Or from evil
h. Matthew 5:38 Exodus?21:24; Lev. 24:20; Deut. 19:21
i. Matthew 5:43 Lev.?19:18

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Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Feb, 2017
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Shared by: Kerry Haynes on Feb, 2017
Summary: Killing sprees shock us with their cruelty to human life. Yet, how often do we engage in our own killing sprees, mentally murdering those with whom we are angry. Jesus calls us to stop it, and to bend over backwards to make things right with others.
William Akehurst avatar
Shared by: William Akehurst on Feb, 2017
Summary: Jesus said, "Father forgive them for they know not what they are doing." and taught us to pray, "Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors." In this same fashion, we are to forgive those who have 'trespassed' against us.
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Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Feb, 2017
Summary: A life in which we can 1. Have a high regard for Others 2. Possess a Respect for the Sanctity of Life and 3. Meet our Differences through the Practice of Agape Love
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Scripture: Matthew 5:21-48
Denomination: *other
Views: 156
john roy avatar
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Shared by: john roy on Oct, 2016
Summary: Change, if the world is not the way it needs to be---what is our response
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 5:21-26
Denomination: *other
Views: 18
Leighton (Lee) Vary avatar
Christ’s Principle of Love
Shared by: Leighton (Lee) Vary on Oct, 2016
Summary: No subject is more important than the subject of human relationships except perhaps that of our relationship to God.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 5:43-48
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 151
Dennis Lee avatar
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Shared by: Dennis Lee on Jul, 2016
Summary: This sermon is part of the Sermon on the Mount series dealing with Oaths, Retribution, and Love.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 5:33-37
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 180
Dennis Lee avatar
Divorce and Remarriage
Shared by: Dennis Lee on Jul, 2016
Summary: Part of the Sermon on the Mount series where Jesus deals with the topic of divorce and remarriage.
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Scripture: Matthew 5:31-32
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 310
Darian Catron avatar
A Big Fish Tale / All lives matter
Shared by: Darian Catron on Jul, 2016
Summary: The story of Jonah is not just a Big Fish Tale. It's a true story with an incredible message relevant to our time. It's a message about a God who cares for all lives, even those of our enemies and those who hate us.
Leighton (Lee) Vary avatar
Shared by: Leighton (Lee) Vary on Jul, 2016
Summary: Adultery is immorality and adultery causes great destruction, hurt and pain, both within and without the person
Scripture: Matthew 5:27-30
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 331
Leighton (Lee) Vary avatar
Shared by: Leighton (Lee) Vary on Jul, 2016
Summary: Let your Yes be yes, and your no, no
Scripture: Matthew 5:33-37
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 418
Dennis Lee avatar
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Shared by: Dennis Lee on Jul, 2016
Summary: This sermon, "It Begins In The Heart," is part of the Sermon on the Mount series and deals with how God looks at the attitude of our heart as much as he looks at our actions.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 5:21-30
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 1,330
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Shared by: Charles Scott on Jul, 2016
Summary: How high is up? Current cultural trends challenges every person to find a life goal worth living and standards by which we should live to achieve that goal.
Scripture: Matthew 5:17-24
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 232
W Pat Cunningham avatar
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Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Jun, 2016
Summary: Our righteousness is measured against that of Jesus–who loved us all the way to the cross and challenged us to follow His love.
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Scripture: Matthew 5:20-25
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 283
Leighton (Lee) Vary avatar
Shared by: Leighton (Lee) Vary on May, 2016
Summary: To harbor anger is murder. To attempt to worship while you harbor anger is not just useless, it is Hypocrisy and In reality it is also blasphemy
Scripture: Matthew 5:21-24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 156
Craig Benner avatar
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Shared by: Craig Benner on May, 2016
Summary: Grace is stricter than the law. Since the grace of God is given to us, we in turn should bestow that same means and measure of grace upon others. They do not deserve it, but neither did we.
Scripture: Matthew 5:38-42
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 338
Ed Vasicek avatar
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Shared by: Ed Vasicek on May, 2016
Summary: Part of learning is coming up with the questions, and part of learning is finding the best available answer, while always looking to hone our understanding. We also need to remember that no answer is better than a wrong answers.
Scripture: Matthew 5:39-41
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 588
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Shared by: Duncan Hamilton on May, 2016
Summary: A sermon inspired by the book For The Glory by Duncan Hamilton.
Scripture: Matthew 5:38-47
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,355
Clair Sauer avatar
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Shared by: Clair Sauer on Apr, 2016
Summary: We often use this phrase to defend our actions or to attack the beliefs or actions of another, but the Word of God requires more reflection beyond a simple adherence. Ultimately, we must look to the revelation of the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ.
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Shared by: Damon S Adams on Apr, 2016
Summary: Towards the end of the Sermon on the mount Jesus gives His disciples the imperative to Love Our Enemies. In this message we consider the Who, What, Why and How of loving our enemies.
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Scripture: Matthew 5:43-48
Views: 270
Philip Martin avatar
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Shared by: Philip Martin on Apr, 2016
Summary: Questions we would we must like to ask God if given the chance.
Scripture: Matthew 5:22-28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,548
Allan Quak avatar
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Shared by: Allan Quak on Mar, 2016
Summary: The Sixth Commandment calls us not to be minimalists when it comes to demonstrating the love of Jesus to others.
David Henderson avatar
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Shared by: David Henderson on Mar, 2016
Summary: A message on bullying for kids.
Scripture: Matthew 5:43-44
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 139
Charl Swart avatar
Shared by: Charl Swart on Mar, 2016
Summary: We are all faced with stumbling blocks in our lives. But mnay times these stumbling blocks is placed in our way by ourselves. We are our own worst enemy. These stumbling blocks starts in our minds / hearts and we need to identify them and cast them away.
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Shared by: Charl Swart on Mar, 2016
Summary: Anger is something that can ruin your life. It is the root of murder and should therefore be treated at the root. You should not act on unrighteous anger, but should live in righteousness. Jesus shows us how He filfills the Law of murder.
Scripture: Matthew 5:21-26
Denomination: Apostolic
Views: 155
Chuck Brooks avatar
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Shared by: Chuck Brooks on Mar, 2016
Summary: The Old Testament commandment was “Don’t commit adultery” but Jesus goes beyond the command to expose the heart-attitude of lust which leads to adultery.
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Shared by: Michael Luke on Dec, 2015
Summary: God knows our tendency to struggle in the area of anger. His Word gives us some instruction in this matter. Let’s pay close attention so that we might honor God in all things – even in our anger.
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Shared by: Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Nov, 2015
Summary: Of course there are a few subtle differences on tactics but on the two key points I agree with ISIS. Loyalty to God always comes before loyalty to my country. I believe in destroying the enemies of God. Shocked? Read on....