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Matthew 5:20

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For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.


- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of Matthew 5:20

For I say vnto you, That except your righteousnesse shall exceede the righteousnesse of the Scribes and Pharisees, yee shall in no case enter into the kingdome of heauen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses {that} of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For I say unto you, that except your righteousness shall exceed `the righteousness' of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For I say to you, If your righteousness is not greater than the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never go into the kingdom of heaven.
- Basic English Bible

For I say unto you, that unless your righteousness surpass [that] of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of the heavens.
- Darby Bible

For I say to you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
- Webster's Bible

For I assure you that unless your righteousness greatly surpasses that of the Scribes and the Pharisees, you will certainly not find entrance into the Kingdom of the Heavens.
- Weymouth Bible

For I tell you that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, there is no way you will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.
- World English Bible

And Y seie to you, that but your riytfulnesse be more plenteuouse than of scribis and of Farisees, ye schulen not entre into the kyngdom of heuenes.
- Wycliffe Bible

`For I say to you, that if your righteousness may not abound above that of the scribes and Pharisees, ye may not enter to the reign of the heavens.
- Youngs Literal Bible

 

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:20

5:20 The righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees - Described in the sequel of this discourse.

 

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:20

Mt 5:20 Your righteousness shall exceed. The righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees has just been referred to. See Mt 3:7. They claimed to be the teachers and examples of righteousness, but they lacked the humble spirit of true obedience.

 

Comments for Matthew 5:20

Susan Dalton's comment on 2013-02-24 15:06:21:

For I say unto you, that except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and the Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:20). Severe thought. If the people equaled the righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees (those perceiving themselves as the righteous) they would not enter the kingdom of heaven. Where does that imply the Scribes and Pharisees would end up? Hell and outer darkness; where there will be weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth.

 


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