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Matthew 5:22 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be [a]guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘[b]You good-for-nothing,’ shall be [c]guilty before [d]the supreme court; and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ shall be [e]guilty enough to go into the [f]fiery hell.


  1. Matthew 5:22 Or liable to
  2. Matthew 5:22 Or empty-head; Gr Raka (Raca) fr Aram reqa
  3. Matthew 5:22 Or liable to
  4. Matthew 5:22 Lit the Sanhedrin
  5. Matthew 5:22 Or liable to
  6. Matthew 5:22 Lit Gehenna of fire
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Matthew 5:22 New International Version (NIV)

22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister[a][b] will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’[c] is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.


  1. Matthew 5:22 The Greek word for brother or sister (adelphos) refers here to a fellow disciple, whether man or woman; also in verse 23.
  2. Matthew 5:22 Some manuscripts brother or sister without cause
  3. Matthew 5:22 An Aramaic term of contempt
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