Matthew 5:21
Good News Translation
"You have heard that people were told in the past, 'Do not commit murder; anyone who does will be brought to trial.'

Contemporary English Version
You know our ancestors were told, "Do not murder" and "A murderer must be brought to trial."

Douay-Rheims Bible
You have heard that it was said to them of old: Thou shalt not kill. And whosoever shall kill, shall be in danger of the judgment.

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You have heard that it was said to them of old: Thou shalt not kill. And whosoever shall kill, shall be in danger of the judgment.

it.

Matthew 5:27,33,43 You have heard that it was said to them of old: Thou shalt not commit adultery. . . .

2 Samuel 20:18 And she again said: A saying was used in the old proverb: They that inquire, let them inquire in Abela: and so they made an end.

Job 8:8-10 For inquire of the former generation, and search diligently into the memory of the fathers: . . .

by them.

Genesis 9:5,6 For I will require the blood of your lives at the hand of every beast, and at the hand of man, at the hand of every man, and of his brother, will I require the life of man. . . .

Exodus 20:13 Thou shalt not kill.

Deuteronomy 5:17 Thou shalt not kill.

and.

Exodus 21:12-14 He that striketh a man with a will to kill him, shall be put to death. . . .

Numbers 35:12,16-21,30-34 And when the fugitive shall be in them, the kinsman of him that is slain may not have power to kill him, until he stand before the multitude, and his cause be judged. . . .

Deuteronomy 21:7-9 And shall say: Our hands did not shed this blood, nor did our eyes see it. . . .

1 Kings 2:5,6,31,32 Thou knowest also what Joab, the son of Sarvia, hath done to me, what he did to the two captains of the army of Israel, to Abner, the son of Ner, and to Amasa, the son of Jether: whom he slew, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war on his girdle that was about his loins, and in his shoes that were on his feet. . . .

Context
Anger and Reconciliation
20For I tell you, that unless your justice abound more than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 21You have heard that it was said to them of old: Thou shalt not kill. And whosoever shall kill, shall be in danger of the judgment. 22But I say to you, that whosoever is angry with his brother, shall be in danger of the judgment. And whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council. And whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.…
Cross References
Exodus 20:13
Thou shalt not kill.

Deuteronomy 5:17
Thou shalt not kill.

Deuteronomy 16:18
Thou shalt appoint judges and magistrates in all thy gates, which the Lord thy God shall give thee, in all thy tribes: that they may judge the people with just judgment,

2 Chronicles 19:5
And he set judges of the land in all the fenced cities of Juda, in every place.

Matthew 5:27
You have heard that it was said to them of old: Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Matthew 5:33
Again you have heard that it was said to them of old, thou shalt not forswear thyself: but thou shalt perform thy oaths to the Lord.

Matthew 5:38
You have heard that it hath been said: An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.

Matthew 5:43
You have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thy enemy.

1 John 3:15
Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer. And you know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in himself.

Additional Translations
You have heard that it was said to the ancients, ‘Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’

You have heard that it was said to the ancients, 'You shall not murder' and 'Whoever shall murder will be liable to the judgment.'

You have heard that it was said of them of old time, You shall not kill; and whoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:

Ye have heard that it was said to them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:

Ye have heard that it was said to the ancients, Thou shalt not kill; but whosoever shall kill shall be subject to the judgment.

Ye have heard that it was said to them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:

Ye have heard that it was said to them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whoever shall kill, shall be in danger of the judgment:

"You have heard that it was said to the ancients, 'Thou shalt not commit murder', and whoever commits murder will be answerable to the magistrate.

"You have heard that it was said to the ancient ones, 'You shall not murder;' and 'Whoever shall murder shall be in danger of the judgment.'

'Ye heard that it was said to the ancients: Thou shalt not kill, and whoever may kill shall be in danger of the judgment;
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