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

  • Olawale
    It Gives Clear Understanding On How To Live A Life Acceptable Before God
  • O'Shen Robinson-Barefield
    This is amazing, after being baptized, tempted by the devil while fasting, this is the first thing he had to say after coming out of the wilderness. These are all commandments and revelation of the kingdom of heaven to men. We see here that righteousness is more than being good and treating other good people well. But righteousness is loving, forgiving, and serving those we feel don't deserve it.
  • Patsarks7460@yahoo.com
    I Believe the word of God over anything or anyone Be blessed and saved through our savior who has washed me in the Blood of the Lamb .I would be going to hell if not forgiven of my sins
  • Ray Carver
    Great teaching from our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Geraldine cole
    Let get this understanding John 10 verse 30 tells us what Jesus said about what Jesus Said about. His Father he said he and his Father was one they are one because Jesus is God son.and it goes like this God the Father Jesus the Son and the Holy Ghost now the holy Ghost is what Jesus said he left here for those that are his if U have received the holy Ghost which he left as a gift so pray received
  • Fred fiore
    What beautiful teachings of holiness Christ revealed to the crowd and the boldness he proclaimed to the Scribes and Pharisees about the life of a follower of Christ. It is holiness or hell regardless of our thoughts and we can live perfect through obedience to His Word. Rightly dividing what being perfect is has always been controversial. Yes we can be overcome but we do not continue in sin.

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