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

  • Geraldine Cole
    This is what Jesus want his children to do while following the Ten Commandment but we must believe all of The word of God from the beginning to the End
  • Gboye
    This chapter of the book of Matthew is the working manual for all practicing Christian and a check list of your standing in your walk with the master. the lord help us all to remain watchful and commited in the face of the present day water down Christianity.
  • CHARLES ROY
    I BELIEVE THIS IS A VERY FIRM AND DIRECT TEACHING THAT ALL CHRISTIANS MUST OBEY.
  • Stephende
    The sermon on the mount is the essential teaching of this world. It us neither christian or jew ir muslim but universal. What shall we as humans do to merit the favor of God? This chapter should be read and understood iften as well as the other books of the bible. Their is no ither place that I know of where it is so clearly truth being spoken. Who will hear and perform these verses?
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    This is the most comprehensive chapter, a one-stop shop of dos and don'ts for Christian living. It is the charter that Christians who are saved by grace must learn to live by.
  • Peter
    I was looking for the 10 commandments but I could this instead; and I am lucky because i use to love reading this and I had not done so for long time and I had forgotten it. I think that I have already considered this as a favourite reading. From verse 3 to the end I love it. I think that the 10 commandments is cap 20 exodus, no longer needs to search BYE

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