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Matthew 5:38-48 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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38 "You have heard that the law of Moses says, 'If an eye is injured, injure the eye of the person who did it. If a tooth gets knocked out, knock out the tooth of the person who did it.' 38 "You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.'
39 But I say, don't resist an evil person! If you are slapped on the right cheek, turn the other, too. 39 But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
40 If you are ordered to court and your shirt is taken from you, give your coat, too. 40 And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well.
41 If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile, carry it two miles. 41 If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.
42 Give to those who ask, and don't turn away from those who want to borrow." 42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.
43 "You have heard that the law of Moses says, 'Love your neighbor' and hate your enemy. 43 "You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.'
44 But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! 44 But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
45 In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and on the unjust, too. 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
46 If you love only those who love you, what good is that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?
47 If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that. 47 And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?
48 But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect." 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.