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Matthew 5:27

    Matthew 5:27 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You have heard that it was said by them of old time, You shall not commit adultery:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    You have knowledge that it was said, You may not have connection with another man's wife:

    Webster's Revision

    Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

    World English Bible

    "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery;'

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 5:27

    Ye have heard that it was said by them of old - By the ancients, τοις αρχαιοις, is omitted by nearly a hundred MSS., and some of them of the very greatest antiquity and authority; also by the Coptic, Ethiopic, Armenian, Gothic, and Sclavonian versions; by four copies of the old Itala; and by Origen, Cyril, Theophylact, Euthymius, and Hilary. On this authority Wetstein and Griesbach have left it out of the text.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 5:27

    Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery - See the notes at Matthew 5:21. Our Saviour in these verses explains the seventh commandment. It is probable that the Pharisees had explained this commandment, as they had the sixth, as extending only to the external act; and that they regarded evil thoughts and a wanton imagination as of little consequence, or as not forbidden by the law. Our Saviour assures them that the commandment did not regard the external act merely, but the secrets of the heart, and the movements of the eye. He declares that they who indulge a wanton desire, that they who look on a woman to increase their lust, have already, in the sight of God, violated the commandment, and committed adultery in the heart. Such was the guilt of David, whose deep and awful crime fully shows the danger of indulging in evil desires, and in the rovings of a wanton eye. See 2 Samuel 11; Psalm 51. See also 2 Peter 2:14. So exceeding strict and broad is the law of God! And so heinous in his sight axe thoughts and feelings which may be forever concealed from the world!

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 5:27

    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.