Matthew 5:27
Parallel Verses
New International Version
"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery.'

New Living Translation
"You have heard the commandment that says, 'You must not commit adultery.'

English Standard Version
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’

New American Standard Bible
"You have heard that it was said, 'YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY';

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"You have heard that it was said, Do not commit adultery.

International Standard Version
"You have heard that it was said, 'You are not to commit adultery.'

NET Bible
"You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You have heard that it was spoken, “You shall not commit adultery.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"You have heard that it was said, 'Never commit adultery.'

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye have heard that it was said to the ancients, Thou shalt not commit adultery;

King James 2000 Bible
You have heard that it was said by them of old time, You shall not commit adultery:

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
You have heard that it was said to them of old: Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Darby Bible Translation
Ye have heard that it has been said, Thou shalt not commit adultery.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye have heard that it was said to them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

Weymouth New Testament
"You 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;'

Young's Literal Translation
'Ye heard that it was said to the ancients: Thou shalt not commit adultery;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

5:27-32 Victory over the desires of the heart, must be attended with painful exertions. But it must be done. Every thing is bestowed to save us from our sins, not in them. All our senses and powers must be kept from those things which lead to transgression. Those who lead others into temptation to sin, by dress or in other ways, or leave them in it, or expose them to it, make themselves guilty of their sin, and will be accountable for it. If painful operations are submitted to, that our lives may be saved, what ought our minds to shrink from, when the salvation of our souls is concerned? There is tender mercy under all the Divine requirements, and the grace and consolations of the Spirit will enable us to attend to them.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 27-30. - The seventh commandment. The verses occur in this form only here, but vers. 29 and 30 are found in Matthew 18:8, 9 (parallel passage, Mark 9:43-47), as illustrations of another subject (vide infra). Verse 27. - By them of old time. Omit, with the Revised Version (cf. ver. 21, note). Thou shalt not (Exodus 20:14; Deuteronomy 5:18).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Ye have heard that it was said,.... These forms of speech, as well as what follows,

by them of old time, have been explained, in ver. 21. The law here mentioned,

thou shalt not commit adultery, is recorded in Exodus 20:14 and the meaning of our Lord is, not that the then present Jews had heard that such a law had been delivered "to the ancients", their fathers, at Mount Sinai; for that they could read in their Bibles: but they had received it by tradition, that the sense of it, which had been given to their ancestors, by the ancient doctors of the church, was, that this law is to be taken strictly, as it lies, and only regards the sin of uncleanness in married persons; or, what was strictly adultery, and that actual; so that it had no respect to fornication, or unchaste thoughts, words, or actions, but that single act only.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

27. Ye have heard that it was said—The words "by," or "to them of old time," in this verse are insufficiently supported, and probably were not in the original text.

Thou shall not commit adultery—Interpreting this seventh, as they did the sixth commandment, the traditional perverters of the law restricted the breach of it to acts of criminal intercourse between, or with, married persons exclusively. Our Lord now dissipates such delusions.

Matthew 5:27 Additional Commentaries
Context
Adultery
27"You have heard that it was said, 'YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY'; 28but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.…
Cross References
Exodus 20:14
"You shall not commit adultery.

Leviticus 18:20
"'Do not have sexual relations with your neighbor's wife and defile yourself with her.

Deuteronomy 5:18
"You shall not commit adultery.

Deuteronomy 22:22
If a man is found sleeping with another man's wife, both the man who slept with her and the woman must die. You must purge the evil from Israel.

Matthew 5:21
"You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.'

Matthew 5:33
"Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'Do not break your oath, but fulfill to the Lord the vows you have made.'

Matthew 5:38
"You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.'

Matthew 5:43
"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.'
Treasury of Scripture

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

Thou.

Exodus 20:14 You shall not commit adultery.

Leviticus 20:10 And the man that commits adultery with another man's wife, even he …

Deuteronomy 5:18 Neither shall you commit adultery.

Deuteronomy 22:22-24 If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then …

Proverbs 6:32 But whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding: he …

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