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If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. This isn't hyperbole (exaggeration), because Jesus is the Truth, and exaggeration is not pure truth, by definition. The issue is the "If". Compare to John 6:63, "The flesh profits nothing, it is the Spirit that gives life". And, Matthew 15:19, "Out of the heart come evil ...
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