jkgayle Posted January 10, 2018 Share Posted January 10, 2018 It's interesting to read Matthew's Greek in light of #metoo --27 Ἠκούσατε ὅτι ἐρρέθη· Οὐ μοιχεύσεις. 28 ἐγὼ δὲ λέγω ὑμῖν ὅτι πᾶς ὁ βλέπων γυναῖκα πρὸς τὸ ἐπιθυμῆσαι αὐτὴν ἤδη ἐμοίχευσεν αὐτὴν ἐν τῇ καρδίᾳ αὐτοῦ. 29 εἰ δὲ ὁ ὀφθαλμός σου ὁ δεξιὸς σκανδαλίζει σε, ἔξελε αὐτὸν καὶ βάλε ἀπὸ σοῦ, συμφέρει γάρ σοι ἵνα ἀπόληται ἓν τῶν μελῶν σου καὶ μὴ ὅλον τὸ σῶμά σου βληθῇ εἰς γέενναν.30 καὶ εἰ ἡ δεξιά σου χεὶρ σκανδαλίζει σε, ἔκκοψον αὐτὴν καὶ βάλε ἀπὸ σοῦ, συμφέρει γάρ σοι ἵνα ἀπόληται ἓν τῶν μελῶν σου καὶ μὴ ὅλον τὸ σῶμά σου εἰς γέενναν ἀπέλθῃ.There's a wordplay of violence, it seems. I'm going to translate it into English acknowledging the context of Jesus's interpreting Torah as written to the fathers:“27 You have heard that the Patriarchy was told, ‘Thou shalt not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that any guy with the Male Gaze, whether gawking at a woman or checking out a girl, is committing adultery in his heart, has already done the deed. 29 If your looking eye makes you sin so profoundly, sir, then just gouge it out and flush it down the toilet! Better that you lose just one of your body parts than to have your whole body thrown into Hell. 30 And if your feely hand makes you sin with such impropriety, my man, then cut it off too, and drop it in the dumpster! Better you lose a critical body part than have your whole body thrown into Hell." 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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