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

  • Pam
    I noticed the are those who look at the beatitudes like commandments. Jesus compacted the commandments into 2; love the Lord with all your heart mind and soul, and love your neighbor as yourself. The beatitudes are love in action as a result of being born again, following Him and bearing fruit.
  • Maria
    The law still stands. Christ said it in v.17. He came to fulfill what was written of him, that he should suffer and be crucified, not to do away with the law. Whosoever breaks one of the least commandments he mentioned in verses 1-16 and teaches others to do the same will not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
  • Walter lee Dillard
    God is a good God and he always knows what we doing and about to do. The words say that what ever he have in store for us we shall receive it in the name of Jesus. We can always depends on God to do what he say he going to do for us all we have to do is believe in him and let him do his work Amen.
  • BSP
    God sees those who are persecuted for doing what is right in His eyes and He is going to bless such ones.
  • Katawanna legget
    god is good all the times he woke us up
  • Otis Dorsey
    If we work for the lord we will be reward

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