Matthew 5:27

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Yee haue heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adulterie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You have heard that it was said, 'YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY';
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
- American Standard Version (1901)

You have knowledge that it was said, You may not have connection with another man's wife:
- Basic English Bible

Ye have heard that it has been said, Thou shalt not commit adultery.
- Darby Bible

Ye have heard that it was said to them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
- Webster's Bible

You have heard that it was said, `Thou shalt not commit adultery.'
- Weymouth Bible

You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery;'
- World English Bible

Ye han herd that it was seid to elde men, Thou schalt `do no letcherie.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Ye heard that it was said to the ancients: Thou shalt not commit adultery;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:27


5:27 Thou shalt not commit adultery - And this, as well as the sixth commandment, the scribes and Pharisees interpreted barely of the outward act. #Exod 20:14|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:27


Mt 5:27,28 Thou shalt not commit adultery. The Jewish rabbis held that a man was guiltless who did not commit the act. Christ, as he always did, lays the laws upon the heart. If it is impure, full of unholy desires, one is guilty. It is our duty to keep the heart pure.

Discussion for Matthew 5

  • Nature
    Others have a chance to offer compassion to those in pain. What if our suffering is Their test. Is a chance for them to choose to show kindness. Then a opportunity for us to say and show to them that our strength and comfort in those troubling times comes from the Lord. He does not think as we mere humans do but as the mighty Alpha and Omega. The Great I AM. Lean not on our own understanding.
  • Cybrat
    To Devlin if your still reading this, yes it does state in the bible that Jesus is God. Please read, John 1:1 in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. I don't know you, your age, earthly age or Christian age. You made baby Christian for a season one. I won't make an assumption. I was a Christian for many years before I realized "Word" is capitalized! Word is Christ!!! Just replace "Word" with"Christ". I think bc not only was Christ sent here to die for our sins but, also to be the earthly voice of God. If we were to hear the voice of God I believe it would be to much for a human to handle.
  • 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.

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