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

  • 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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