Lamsa(i) 17 Do not expect that I have come to weaken the law or the prophets; I have not come to weaken, but to fulfil. 18 For truly I tell you, Until heaven and earth pass away, not even one yoth * or a dash shall pass away from the law until all of it is fulfilled. 19 Whoever therefore tries to weaken even one of these smallest commandments, and teaches men so, he shall be regarded as small in the kingdom of heaven; but anyone who observes and teaches them, he shall be regarded as great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven. 21 You have heard that it was said to those who were before you, You shall not kill, and whoever kills is guilty before the court. 22 But I say to you, that whoever becomes angry with his brother for no reason, is guilty before the court: and whoever should say to his brother, Raca (which means, I spit on you) is guilty before the congregation; and whoever says to his brother, you are a nurse maid, is condemned to hell fire. 23 If it should happen therefore that while you are presenting your offering upon the altar, and right there you remember that your brother has any grievance against you, 24 Leave your offering there upon the altar, and first go and make peace with your brother, and then come back and present your offering. 25 Try to get reconciled with your accuser promptly, while you are going on the road with him; for your accuser might surrender you to the judge, and the judge would commit you to the jailer, and you will be cast into prison. 26 Truly I say to you, that you would never come out thence until you had paid the last cent. 27 You have heard that it is said, You shall not commit adultery. 28 But I say to you, that whoever looks at a woman with the desire to covet her, has already committed adultery with her in his heart.