Matthew 5:43-48 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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43 "You have heard that it was said, "You shall 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 to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 44 But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
45 so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous. 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 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?
47 And if you greet only your brothers and sisters, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? 47 And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?
48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.