Matthew 5:24
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New International Version
leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.

New Living Translation
leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God.

English Standard Version
leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

Berean Study Bible
leave your gift there before the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.

Berean Literal Bible
leave your gift there before the altar and first go away, be reconciled to your brother; and then having come, offer your gift.

New American Standard Bible
leave your offering there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering.

King James Bible
Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

International Standard Version
leave your gift there before the altar and first go and be reconciled to your brother. Then come and offer your gift.

NET Bible
leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother and then come and present your gift.

New Heart English Bible
leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Leave your offering there before the altar and go, first be reconciled with your brother, and then come, bring your offering.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
leave your gift at the altar. First go away and make peace with that person. Then come back and offer your gift.

New American Standard 1977
leave your offering there before the altar, and go your way; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering.

Jubilee Bible 2000
leave thy gift there before the altar, and go; first restore friendship with thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

King James 2000 Bible
Leave there your gift before the altar, and go your way; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

American King James Version
Leave there your gift before the altar, and go your way; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

American Standard Version
leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way, first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Leave there thy offering before the altar, and go first to be reconciled to thy brother: and then coming thou shalt offer thy gift.

Darby Bible Translation
leave there thy gift before the altar, and first go, be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

English Revised Version
leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way, first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

Webster's Bible Translation
Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

Weymouth New Testament
leave your gift there before the altar, and go and make friends with your brother first, and then return and proceed to offer your gift.

World English Bible
leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

Young's Literal Translation
leave there thy gift before the altar, and go -- first be reconciled to thy brother, and then having come bring thy gift.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:21-26 The Jewish teachers had taught, that nothing except actual murder was forbidden by the sixth commandment. Thus they explained away its spiritual meaning. Christ showed the full meaning of this commandment; according to which we must be judged hereafter, and therefore ought to be ruled now. All rash anger is heart murder. By our brother, here, we are to understand any person, though ever so much below us, for we are all made of one blood. Raca, is a scornful word, and comes from pride: Thou fool, is a spiteful word, and comes from hatred. Malicious slanders and censures are poison that kills secretly and slowly. Christ told them that how light soever they made of these sins, they would certainly be called into judgment for them. We ought carefully to preserve Christian love and peace with all our brethren; and if at any time there is a quarrel, we should confess our fault, humble ourselves to our brother, making or offering satisfaction for wrong done in word or deed: and we should do this quickly; because, till this is done, we are unfit for communion with God in holy ordinances. And when we are preparing for any religious exercises, it is good for us to make that an occasion of serious reflection and self-examination. What is here said is very applicable to our being reconciled to God through Christ. While we are alive, we are in the way to his judgement-seat; after death, it will be too late. When we consider the importance of the case, and the uncertainty of life, how needful it is to seek peace with God, without delay!
Study Bible
Anger and Reconciliation
23Therefore if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24leave your gift there before the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift. 25Reconcile quickly with your adversary, while you are still on the way to court. Otherwise he may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:23
Therefore if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you,

Romans 12:17
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Carefully consider what is right in the eyes of everybody.

Romans 12:18
If it is possible on your part, live at peace with everyone.
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