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

  • Nature
    Others have a chance to offer compassion to those in pain. What if our suffering is Their test. Is a chance for them to choose to show kindness. Then a opportunity for us to say and show to them that our strength and comfort in those troubling times comes from the Lord. He does not think as we mere humans do but as the mighty Alpha and Omega. The Great I AM. Lean not on our own understanding.
  • Cybrat
    To Devlin if your still reading this, yes it does state in the bible that Jesus is God. Please read, John 1:1 in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. I don't know you, your age, earthly age or Christian age. You made baby Christian for a season one. I won't make an assumption. I was a Christian for many years before I realized "Word" is capitalized! Word is Christ!!! Just replace "Word" with"Christ". I think bc not only was Christ sent here to die for our sins but, also to be the earthly voice of God. If we were to hear the voice of God I believe it would be to much for a human to handle.
  • Wayne
    Devlin, read John chapters 5,8,10. Your answers are there.
  • Tony balogna
    Love this scripture. Our Lord Jesus really lets us know how to please the Father while living in harmony one with another. Among my favorite chapters of Matthew. God bless
  • MockingBird
    Jesus was persecuted , He was reviled ,and all manner was spoken against Him falsely : The religious leaders did it in thinking they were upholding God in their accusations toward Jesus : Jesus was walking in God's will : and so for us who walk in God's will : religious people will do the same toward us . We are a Blessed people : even though we get knocked down for it.
  • Jermontez Jackson
    It doesn't because jesus already knew what was coming.

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