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Old 02-18-2008, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Scaramouche View Post
P.S. When Jesus states "Ye have heard it said..." who had they heard "it" from? From God Himself!

No, that is wrong. Christ said "it is written" when he is speaking from Scripture. "Ye have heard that it was said" is a reference to Jewish interpretation of the law, not the law itself. Take for example a few verses down:
Matthew 5:43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
"Hate thine enemy" was tradition, not from God. These are both examples of Christ correcting error; error that was from traditions of men. Just like men were in error teaching it was proper to "hate thine enemy," they were in error applying "eye for an eye" to personal vengeance.