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 for Matthew 5:28

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

Bible Commentary for Matthew 5:28

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:28


5:26 Till thou hast paid the last farthing - That is, for ever, since thou canst never do this. What has been hitherto said refers to meekness: what follows, to purity of heart.

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|.

5:29-30 If a person as dear as a right eye, or as useful as a right hand, cause thee thus to offend, though but in heart. Perhaps here may be an instance of a kind of transposition which is frequently found in the sacred writings: so that the 29th verse may refer to 27, 28; and the 30th to ver. 21, 22. #Mt 5:29,27,28,30,21,22| As if he had said, Part with any thing, however dear to you, or otherwise useful, if you cannot avoid sin while you keep it. Even cut off your right hand, if you are of so passionate a temper, that you cannot otherwise be restrained from hurting your brother. Pull out your eyes, if you can no otherwise be restrained from lusting after women. #Matt 18:8; Mark 9:43|.

5:30 See note ... Mt 5:29.


Discussion for Matthew 5

  • Rodion Ponomariev on Matthew 5:28
    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.
  • Lloyd on Matthew 5:28
    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 on Matthew 5:28
    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
  • Joy on Matthew 5:28
    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 on Matthew 5:28
    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 on Matthew 5:28
    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!
  • Marilyn on Matthew 5:28
    I am disgusted by the number of People I have known and stil know and still yet some to meet , lust with all their heart,when all their strenght and sell their very own souls in exchange to do sin..That Jesus will soon put a stop to ..
    Thank you and God Bless !!
  • Ben Weaver on Matthew 5:28
    Is it possible that our worldly religion has perverted our Lord's purpose, and made a scandal out of that which God created and called good. Of the 41 uses of the word "lust" in the New Testament, I find 2 that are related to sexual imprudence. The definition of lust is to covet / greatly desire. Adultry- to misplace that which belongs to another, usually sexual intimacy. To covet having anothers wife is wrong in the heart, whether it be her tidiness, her gentleness, or her good management. Does a clean delight in the beauty of God's creation constitute immorality? The church has made bold efforts to police wrong desires, thus increasing the struggle. The strength of sin is the law (1 Cor. 15:56). To make laws against God's beauty makes it teasingly irresistable. The battle is the Lord's (1 Sam. 17:47). Early Christian art in cathedrals had much nudity and Christian baptisms were performed without clothes to commemorate being restored like before the fall of man. This new concept of modesty developed in early 8th century and the body began to be classed as vile being offered by the devil. Lets focus more on new life in Jesus and stop creating temtations by ineffective religious systems. The purpose being to restore God's order, and dignity to the artist creator. Writing this has been a great risk. Love and purity to all.


 

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