Be reconciled to your brother before going to the altar

Scripture reference

Matthew 5:23–24 (ASV 1901)

23If therefore thou art offering thy gift at the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee, 24leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way, first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.


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