Matthew 5:43

Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Yee haue heard, that it hath beene said, Thou shalt loue thy neighbour, and hate thine enemie:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You have heard that it was said, 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR and hate your enemy.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy:
- American Standard Version (1901)

You have knowledge that it was said, Have love for your neighbour, and hate for him who is against you:
- Basic English Bible

Ye have heard that it has been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour and hate thine enemy.
- Darby Bible

Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thy enemy:
- Webster's Bible

You have heard that it was said, `Thou shalt love thy neighbour and hate thine enemy.'
- Weymouth Bible

You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy.'
- World English Bible

Ye han herd that it was seid, Thou shalt loue thi neiybore, and hate thin enemye.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Ye heard that it was said: Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and shalt hate thine enemy;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:43


5:43 Thou shalt love thy neighbour; And hate thy enemy - God spoke the former part; the scribes added the latter. #Lev 19:18|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:43


Mt 5:43 Thou shalt love thy neighbour. See Le 19:18. The Jews gave the command a very limited application. For Christ's application, see parable of the Good Samaritan (Lu 10:30-37). It embraces any one so near us as to need and to receive our acts of kindness. Hate thine enemy. A Jewish perversion of the meaning of De 23:6. It exhibits the spirit of the whole heathen world. Plato praises the Athenians because they hated the Persians more than any of the other Greeks.

Discussion for Matthew 5

  • Debbie
    Hi Sabra, I see 5v36 and 37 as let your yes be yes and no be no, not undesided, swayed, like a Reed blowing in the wind. And to be honest, not lie to one another.
  • Gregoire Adams
    Matthew 4: Did King Herod Have all of his Families children killed ?

    How old was Jesus ?
  • Steve morrow
    wayne - joyce - all MATTHEW 5:11 BLESSED ARE YOU WHEN MEN SHALL REVILE YOU AND PERSECUTE YOU AND SHALL SAY ALL MANNER OF EVIL AGAINST YOU FALSELY FOR MY SAKE 1 COR 6:7 NOW THEREFORE THERE IS UTTERLY A FAULT AMONG YOU BECAUSE YOU GO TO LAW ONE WITH ANOTHER WHY DO YOU NOT RATHER TAKE WRONG WHY DO YOU NOT RATHER SUFFER YOURSELVES TO BE DEFRAUDED 2TIM2-12IF WE SUFFER WE SHALL ALSO REIGN WITH HIM .....
  • Bruce
    Sabra: when we were kids we would tell a story and swear by our mothers grave or that Lightning would strike us down, if it's a lie. I'll curse you with the fleas of a thousand camels if you don't believe me! Adults do the same. I swear I would never---! They say these things to make it more believable. That's what Peter was doing, not using foul language.
    We can just say yes or no.
  • Dewey J
    Hello, Sabra Matt.5:36 is by scripture that it is above mankind pay grade to sware by anything. V37 explains that fact. Which said, But let your words be Yea, yea; Nay, nay what is more than these is from evil DBT. The biblical experts say let the Bible interpret the Bible. Glory to GOD in the highest. Amen!
  • Sabra
    Explain Mathew 5:36 please

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