Matthew 5:17-28

NSB(i) 17 »Do not think I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I came, not to destroy, but to fulfill (perfect) (execute) (accomplish). 18 »I solemnly tell you, heaven and earth would pass away before one small letter (detail) will pass away from the Law. All things must be accomplished. 19 »Whoever disobeys even the least of the commandments and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. On the other hand whoever obeys and teaches others to obey the Law will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 »I also tell you, your righteousness must be greater than the scribes and Pharisees or you will not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 21 »You were told in the past, do not murder (kill). Any one who murders will be brought to trial. 22 »Now I tell you that everyone who is angry with his brother [without cause] shall be guilty before the court. Whoever speaks to his brother with words of contempt shall receive condemnation before the Sanhedrin [Supreme Court]. Curse your brother and you will be guilty enough to be destroyed by fire, with the burning trash, at the Valley of Hinnom, outside of Jerusalem (Greek: Gehenna). 23 »When making an offering at the altar and you remember your brother has something against you, 24 »leave your gift at the altar and go make peace with your brother. Then return and make your offering. 25 »Come to an agreement quickly with the one who has a legal case against you. Do it before he turns the case over to the judge and you are thrown into jail. 26 »Take it from me; you will stay in jail until you pay the very last penny of your fine. 27 »You have heard it was said, ‘You should not commit adultery.’ 28 »However, I tell you that whoever looks at a woman with lustful thoughts commits adultery with her in his heart.