3 of 3 Fixed tags. I also am not familiar with the "subject for" construction.

How does calling someone an “idiot” make one bound for Gehenna?

How does calling someone an "idiot" make one bound for Gehenna? I'm sure there is something of translation, meaning, or ancient culture to be considered here.

...and whoever says, You cursed fool! [You empty-headed idiot!] shall be liable to and unable to escape the hell (Gehenna) of fire.

Matthew 5:22 (Amplified Bible)

  • Is this a point lost in translation?
  • What point was Jesus making when he said this?