"You have heard that our fathers were told, `Eye for eye and tooth for tooth.'
But I tell you not to stand up against someone who does you wrong. On the contrary, if someone hits you on the right cheek, let him hit you on the left cheek too!
If someone wants to sue you for your shirt, let him have your coat as well!
And if a soldier forces you to carry his pack for one mile, carry it for two!
When someone asks you for something, give it to him; when someone wants to borrow something from you, lend it to him.
"You have heard that our fathers were told, `Love your neighbors -- and hate your enemy.'
But I tell you, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!
Then you will become children of your Father in heaven. For he makes his sun shine on good and bad people alike, and he sends rain to the righteous and the unrighteous alike.
What reward do you get if you love only those who love you? Why, even tax-collectors do that!
And if you are friendly only to your friends, are you doing anything out of the ordinary? Even the Goyim do that!
Therefore, be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.