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

  • Pam
    I noticed the are those who look at the beatitudes like commandments. Jesus compacted the commandments into 2; love the Lord with all your heart mind and soul, and love your neighbor as yourself. The beatitudes are love in action as a result of being born again, following Him and bearing fruit.
  • Maria
    The law still stands. Christ said it in v.17. He came to fulfill what was written of him, that he should suffer and be crucified, not to do away with the law. Whosoever breaks one of the least commandments he mentioned in verses 1-16 and teaches others to do the same will not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
  • Walter lee Dillard
    God is a good God and he always knows what we doing and about to do. The words say that what ever he have in store for us we shall receive it in the name of Jesus. We can always depends on God to do what he say he going to do for us all we have to do is believe in him and let him do his work Amen.
  • BSP
    God sees those who are persecuted for doing what is right in His eyes and He is going to bless such ones.
  • Katawanna legget
    god is good all the times he woke us up
  • Otis Dorsey
    If we work for the lord we will be reward

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