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Matthew 5:19-20

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5:19 So anyone who breaks one of the least of these commands and teaches others 1  to do so will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever obeys them and teaches others to do so will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 5:20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness goes beyond that of the experts in the law 2  and the Pharisees, 3  you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 5:48

Context
5:48 So then, be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. 4 

1 tn Grk “teaches men” ( in a generic sense, people).

2 tn Or “that of the scribes.” See the note on the phrase “experts in the law” in 2:4.

3 sn See the note on Pharisees in 3:7.

4 sn This remark echoes the more common OT statements like Lev 19:2 or Deut 18:13: “you must be holy as I am holy.”



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