But I say unto you that hear (Alla umin legw toi akouousin). There is a contrast in this use of alla like that in Matthew 5:44 . This is the only one of the many examples given by Matthew 5:1 ff. of the sharp antithesis between what the rabbis taught and what Jesus said. Perhaps that contrast is referred to by Luke. If necessary, alla could be coordinating or paratactic conjunction as in 2 Corinthians 7:11 rather than adversative as apparently here. See Matthew 5:43 Love of enemies is in the O.T., but Jesus ennobles the word, agapaw, and uses it of love for one's enemies.