Matthew 5:43-48 CSB

Love Your Enemies

43 "You have heard that it was said, Love your neighbor a and hate your enemy.

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      44 But I tell you, love your enemies b and pray for those who c persecute you,

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        • x 5:44 - Other mss add bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you,
        • y 5:44 - Other mss add mistreat you and
          45 so that you may be d sons of your Father in heaven. For He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

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            • z 5:45 - Or may become, or may show yourselves to be
              46 For if you love those who love you, what reward will you have? Don't even the tax collectors do the same?
              47 And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing out of the ordinary? e Don't even the Gentiles f do the same?

              References for Matthew 5:47

                • { 5:47 - Lit doing more, or doing that is superior
                • | 5:47 - Other mss read tax collectors
                  48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.