Matthew 5:24

Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Leaue there thy gift before the altar, and goe thy way, first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

leave your offering there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way, first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
- American Standard Version (1901)

While your offering is still before the altar, first go and make peace with your brother, then come and make your offering.
- Basic English Bible

leave there thy gift before the altar, and first go, be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
- Darby Bible

Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
- Webster's Bible

leave your gift there before the altar, and go and make friends with your brother first, and then return and proceed to offer your gift.
- Weymouth Bible

leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
- World English Bible

leeue there thi yifte bifor the auter, and go first to be recounselid to thi brothir, and thanne thou schalt come, and schalt offre thi yifte.
- Wycliffe Bible

leave there thy gift before the altar, and go -- first be reconciled to thy brother, and then having come bring thy gift.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:24


5:24 Leaving thy gift, go - For neither thy gift nor thy prayer will atone for thy want of love: but this will make them both an abomination before 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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