MATTITHYAHU (Matthew) 5:17-48
מתיתיהו

17  "Do not think that I came to destroy the Torah or the Neḇi'im. I did not come to destroy but to complete.

18  "For truly, I say to you, till the shamayim and the earth pass away, one yod or one tittle shall by no means pass from the Torah till all be done.

19  "Whoever, then, breaks one of the least of these commands, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the reign of the shamayim; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the reign of the shamayim.

20  "For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees,1 you shall by no means enter into the reign of the shamayim.

21  "You heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder,' and whoever murders shall be liable to judgment.

22  "But I say to you that whoever is wroth with his brother without a cause shall be liable to judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raka!' shall be liable to the Sanhedrin. But whoever says, ‘You fool!' shall be liable to fire of Gehenna.

23  "If, then, you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother holds whatever against you,

24  leave your gift there before the altar, and go, first make peace with your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

25  "Be well-minded with your opponent, promptly, while you are on the way with him, lest your opponent deliver you to the judge, and the judge to the officer, and you be thrown into prison.

26  "Truly, I say to you, you shall by no means get out of there till you have paid the last penny.

27  "You heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.'

28  "But I say to you that everyone looking at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

29  "And if your right eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out and throw it away from you. For it is better for you that one of your members perish, than for your entire body to be thrown into Gehenna.

30  "And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away from you. For it is better for you that one of your members perish, than for your entire body to be thrown into Gehenna.

31  "And it has been said, ‘Whoever puts away his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.'

32  "But I say to you that whoever puts away his wife, except for the matter of whoring, makes her commit adultery. And whoever marries a woman who has been put away commits adultery.

33  "Again, you heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform your oaths to יהוה.'

34  "But I say to you, do not swear at all, neither by the shamayim, because it is Elohim's throne;

35  nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Yerushalayim, for it is the city of the great Sovereign;

36  nor swear by your head, because you are not able to make one hair white or black.

37  "But let your word ‘Yes' be ‘Yes,' and your ‘No' be ‘No.' And what goes beyond these is from the wicked one.

38  "You heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth,'

39  but I say to you, do not resist the wicked. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.

40  "And he who wants to sue you and take away your inner garment, let him have your outer garment as well.

41  "And whoever compels you to go one miliyon, go with him two.

42  "Give to him who asks of you, and from him who wantes to borrow from you, do not turn away.

43  "You heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy.'

44  "But I say to you, love your enemies, baraḵ those cursing you, do good to those hating you, and pray for those insulting you and persecuting you,

45  so that you become sons of your Father in the shamayim. Because He makes His sun rise on the wicked and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous.

46  "For if you love those loving you, what reward have you? Are the tax collectors not doing the same too?

47  "And if you greet your brothers only, what do you do more? Are the tax collectors not doing so too?

48  "Therefore, be perfect, as your Father in the shamayim is perfect.