Matthew 5:28

But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But I say vnto you, That whosoeuer looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath committed adulterie with her already in his heart.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but I say unto you, that every one that looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But I say to you that everyone whose eyes are turned on a woman with desire has had connection with her in his heart.
- Basic English Bible

But *I* say unto you, that every one who looks upon a woman to lust after her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
- Darby Bible

But I say to you, That whoever looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
- Webster's Bible

But I tell you that whoever looks at a woman and cherishes lustful thoughts has already in his heart become guilty with regard to her.
- Weymouth Bible

but I tell you that everyone who gazes at a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.
- World English Bible

But Y seie to you, that euery man that seeth a womman for to coueite hir, hath now do letcherie bi hir in his herte.
- Wycliffe Bible

but I -- I say to you, that every one who is looking on a woman to desire her, did already commit adultery with her in his heart.
- Youngs Literal Bible

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Discussion for Matthew 5:28

  • Rodion Ponomariev for verse 28
    Matthew 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
  • This is a sin "from " and "of " the heart. "From " meaning when a man looks on a woman and prepares to be with that woman with a motive and intention to have sex. "Of " meaning that the very presence of this sin is a fruit from the heart, or condition of the heart. Appreciating beauty is not the same. Be careful though. The devil loves to deceive the Christian. To side track him or her away from God 's gental nudges of Holy Spirit. First, in guilt and condemnation. Which is from a natural law built into all flesh. Second, to try to corrupt the mind by actually try to tempt us by getting the apple of our eye redirected from off of God 's Word unto the things of the world.
  • Victorvincent for verse 28
    it 's only by de grace of GOD dat men can escape dis sin 'i cal it sin of the thought ' dan women should do wel dress properly in order not 2 be used by satan
  • Honor thy wife fight sin .... Keep ur clothes on sin is within The devil is real ....obey God fight the devil in gods name Lord Jesus keep the self cover...stay on the righteous path in his name follow him and his kingdom The Lord who shed every drop of his blood to save thee don 't let the devil sent u to hell
  • Joseph Wheh for verse 28
    I am still contemplating on this verse and desiring more Spiritual.Please send me additional l lessons to enable me develop purity OOF heart and mind
  • Tim Hyslop for verse 28
    This is a beautiful comment that Jesus made(He made so many beautiful comments!)I do not think he was saying that you could NOT look at a person and appreciate how beautiful a person is. But to always see the person as a human being with feelings. Always have comp***ion for the person you see even if someone is dressed in a provocative manner. If the body distracts you too much, look into their eyes, look at their hands look at their feet! Try to see the person behind the body. Love that person for who they are, and even the way they dress. Accept that person and send Prayers of love to them. And in the same way love yourself and your own body as a holy temple of God.May God bless everyone who reads my comment!

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