Matthew 5:21-26

Matthew 5:21-26

You° have heard that it was said to the ancients, “Do not murder,” but “Whoever should murder, he will be liable to the judgment.” {Exodus 20:13 & Deuteronomy 5:17} 5:22 “But I am saying to you° , that everyone who is vainly angry toward his brother will be liable to the judgment, and if he should say to his brother, Empty-head, will be liable to the council, but whoever says, Fool, will be liable to the hell of fire. Therefore, if you should be offering your gift at the altar, and while you are there, you should remember that your brother has something against you, 5:24 leave your gift there before the altar and proceed-away. First be reconciled to your brother and then when you have come back, offer your gift. 5:25 Be agreeable with your opponent quickly, until which time you are with him on the road; lest the opponent should give you to the judge and the judge should give you to the attendant and you will be cast into prison. 5:26 Assuredly I am saying to you, You should never come forth from there, until you should repay the last brass-coin.” MLV.

Kevin’s 2 Cents

Hell (Gehenna) is listed under Definitions section.} {Vainly can be: with emptiness (without cause or reason; i.e., to further one’s own vanity)} {The words here in Mat 5:22 don’t matter, but the way in which they are expressed or meant. Empty-head is an expression of contempt. The Greek here could be simply ‘fool’ said as an expression of condemnation or could be a transliteration of “Moreh” which is a Hebrew expression of condemnation.}

God Is good, I love you all, in Jesus name Amen
Kevin J.