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- Be reconciled—Matthew 5:24-25
Matthew 5:23-25Amplified Bible (AMP)
23 So if you are presenting your offering at the altar, and
while there you remember that your brother has something
[such as a grievance or legitimate complaint] against you,
24 leave your offering there at the altar and go. First make peace
with your brother, and then come and present your offering.
25 Come to terms quickly [at the earliest opportunity] with your opponent
at law while you are with him on the way [to court], so that your opponent
does not hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard,
and you are thrown into prison.
- Do not commit adultery—Matthew 5:27-30
Matthew 5:27-30 Amplified Bible (AMP)
27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery’;
28 but I say to you that everyone who [so much as]
looks at a woman with lust for her has already
committed adultery with her in his heart.
29 If your right eye makes you stumble and leads you to sin,
tear it out and throw it away [that is, remove yourself from the source
of temptation]; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts
of your body, than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.
30 If your right hand makes you stumble and leads you to sin,
cut it off and throw it away [that is, remove yourself from
the source of temptation]; for it is better for you to lose one
of the parts of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.
- Keep your word—Matthew 5:33-37
Matthew 5:33-37 Amplified Bible (AMP)33 “Again, you have heard that it was said to the men of old,
‘You shall not make false vows, but you shall fulfill your vows
to the Lord [as a religious duty].’34 But I say to you, do not make an oath at all, either by heaven,
for it is the throne of God;35 or by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet; or by Jerusalem,
for it is the city of the Great King.36 Nor shall you make an oath by your head, for you are not able
to make a single hair white or black.37 But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’
[a firm yes or no]; anything more than that comes from the evil one.
- Go the second mile—Matthew 5:38-42
Matthew 5:38-42 Amplified Bible (AMP)38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye,
and a tooth for a tooth [punishment that fits the offense].’39 But I say to you, do not resist an evil person
[who insults you or violates your rights]; but whoever
[a]slaps you on the right cheek, turn the other toward him also
[simply ignore insignificant insults or trivial losses and
do not bother to retaliate—maintain your dignity, your self-respect, your poise].40 If anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, [b]
let him have your coat also [for the Lord repays the offender].41 And whoever
forces you to go one mile, go with him two.
42 Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from
him who wants to borrow from you.
Mark 16:17 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
17 And these signs will accompany those who believe:
by using my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues;
James 1:22 New King James Version (NKJV)
22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
James 4:6 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
6 But he gives all the more grace; therefore it says,
“God opposes the proud,
but gives grace to the humble.”
2 Corinthians 13:5 Amplified Bible (AMP)
5 Examine and test and evaluate your own selves to see whether you are holding to your faith
and showing the proper fruits of it. Test and prove yourselves
Do you not yourselves realize and know [thoroughly by an ever-increasing experience]
that Jesus Christ is in you—unless you are [counterfeits] disapproved on trial and rejected?
Galatians 6:3 New King James Version (NKJV)
3 For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
1 Corinthians 8:2 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
2 Those who think they know something do not yet know anything as they should.
Luke 10:26-28 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?”
27 He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,
and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”
28 And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”