Matthew 5: 21-22 ” You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.”

Raca was an Aramaic term of contempt meaning stupid.  But Jesus was more concerned here with the term Moros – You fool – being thrown around.  Moros was actually a more serious reproach than Raca as it conveyed a person being morally worthless… a scorning of the person’s very heart and character.  The Lord was warning of the dangers of character assassination…of killing the very spirit of a person with angry words.

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