Matthew 5:23

Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there remembrest that thy brother hath ought against thee:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Therefore if you are presenting your offering at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If therefore thou art offering thy gift at the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee,
- American Standard Version (1901)

If then you are making an offering at the altar and there it comes to your mind that your brother has something against you,
- Basic English Bible

If therefore thou shouldest offer thy gift at the altar, and there shouldest remember that thy brother has something against thee,
- Darby Bible

Therefore if thou shalt bring thy gift to the altar, and there remember that thy brother hath aught against thee;
- Webster's Bible

If therefore when you are offering your gift upon the altar, you remember that your brother has a grievance against you,
- Weymouth Bible

If therefore you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has anything against you,
- World English Bible

Therfor if thou offrist thi yifte `at the auter, and ther thou bithenkist, that thi brothir hath sum what ayens thee,
- Wycliffe Bible

`If, therefore, thou mayest bring thy gift to the altar, and there mayest remember that thy brother hath anything against thee,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:23


5:23 Thy brother hath aught against thee - On any of the preceding accounts: for any unkind thought or word: any that did not spring from love.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:23


Mt 5:23 Therefore if thou shalt bring thy gift to the altar. This springs immediately out of the modification of the law, Thou shalt not kill, which required that there should be no anger with a brother. If about to offer a gift on the altar, and the remembrance comes that a brother hath aught against thee, leave the gift, go and make it right with him, and then offer thy gift. This shows that one guilty of wrongs to his fellow-man cannot offer acceptable worship of God.

Discussion for Matthew 5

  • Wayne
    Devlin, read John chapters 5,8,10. Your answers are there.
  • Tony balogna
    Love this scripture. Our Lord Jesus really lets us know how to please the Father while living in harmony one with another. Among my favorite chapters of Matthew. God bless
  • MockingBird
    Jesus was persecuted , He was reviled ,and all manner was spoken against Him falsely : The religious leaders did it in thinking they were upholding God in their accusations toward Jesus : Jesus was walking in God's will : and so for us who walk in God's will : religious people will do the same toward us . We are a Blessed people : even though we get knocked down for it.
  • Jermontez Jackson
    It doesn't because jesus already knew what was coming.
  • Roddy Williams
    I must say I thank god for the affliction that may come my way. My afflictions makes my walk with the Lord much stronger. The lord never said this walk would be easy. If they persecuted Jesus what makes us any different?
  • Lu2677
    C-Dub, You make a very broad statement by saying "we" forget about what Jesus says. And "we"go straight to what Paul teaches. How do you know that "we" do this?
    Furthermore, Paul was saved, he preached the cross, he lived and died for Jesus, he encourages all in the faith in his letters that scripture gives us, and pointed out their errors. Paul gives us wholesome words.

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