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 for Matthew 5:27

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 for Matthew 5:27

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 5:27

  • Rev. Autrey on Matthew 5:27
    Verse 27 29 "You have heard the commandment that says, 'You must not commit adultery. ' But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart. So if your eye, even your good eye, causes you to lust, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your hand, even your stronger hand, causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. " We must understand that Jesus is the way God spoke to us in the Old Testament, otherwise he would be correcting God when he says, "But I say unto you. " God does not contradict himself, nor does he allow anyone else to. The answer to this mystery is to understand that God is one God, but he has more than one way of dealing with us, or more than one personality. But Jesus is the way or the personality through whom God spoke to us in the Old Testament, and the way he speaks to us now. God 's will for us is progressive. That is, he does not reveal all his will at one time. It is a little at a tme, line upon line and precept upon precept. So Jesus as God is giving us a further revelation of what he wants us to do. Jesus further says, "You have heard that the law of Moses says, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy. ' Actually it only says 'love your neighbor. ' It was the people who added the 'hate your enemy. ' See, they thought it was alright to love only those who loved them, and to hate those you don 't like. And that 's the way most people feel today. They have a long list of people they hate. But Jesus clears this up by saying, "But I say unto you, " meaning "But I God now say unto you. " Then he goes on to say, "Love your enemies. Pray for those who persecute you. " Jesus as God was opening up the Gospel to us in a way we have not understood it before. He was showing us the full extent of God 's love. God loves us even when we do not love him. As Jesus said, this is demonstrated by the fact that God lets his sun shine oo the bad people, too. See, Jesus does not give salvation just to the people in our little circle, people we like. Salvation is available to everyone. And that 's proof of how much God love us. May God as Jesus bless you!


 

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