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But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
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Other Translations of Matthew 5:44
But I say vnto you, Loue your enemies, blesse them that curse you, doe good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully vse you, and persecute you:- King James Version (1611)
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"But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,- New American Standard Version (1995)
but I say unto you, love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you;- American Standard Version (1901)
But I say to you, Have love for those who are against you, and make prayer for those who are cruel to you;- Basic English Bible
But *I* say unto you, Love your enemies, [bless those who curse you,] do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who [insult you and] persecute you,- Darby Bible
But I say to you, Love your enemies: do good to them that hate you: and pray for them that persecute and calumniate you: - Douay Rheims Bible
But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them who despitefully use you, and persecute you; - Webster's Bible
But I command you all, love your enemies, and pray for your persecutors;- Weymouth Bible
But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you,- World English Bible
But Y seie to you, loue ye youre enemyes, do ye wel to hem that hatiden you, and preye ye for hem that pursuen, and sclaundren you;- Wycliffe Bible
but I -- I say to you, Love your enemies, bless those cursing you, do good to those hating you, and pray for those accusing you falsely, and persecuting you,- Youngs Literal Bible
View Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:44
5:44 Bless them that curse you - Speak all the good you can to and of them, who speak all evil to and of you. Repay love in thought, word, and deed, to those who hate you, and show it both in word and deed. #Luke 6:27,35|.
View People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:44
Mt 5:44 I say unto you, Love your enemies. The fundamental law of Christ's kingdom. Henceforth love is to be boundless as the ocean. His own earthly life is its perfect application. The enemies are to be conquered by love. See Joh 3:16. Bless them that curse you. Love will return blessing for cursing, good will for hating, prayers for evil treatment and persecution. Christ on the cross prayed for his enemies (Lu 23:34); so did Stephen, the first Christian martyr (Ac 7:60).
Demetrius Heckard's comment on 2013-04-26 11:30:46:
I set forth to be what Jesus said unto us. Love is the way to thy heart in all experiences. For I love you anyway. It defeats!
maureen ndlouv's comment on 2013-03-26 00:12:03:
In all things we must first love ourselves and our families then we can be able to love outsiders.
Sandra's comment on 2012-10-01 16:42:21:
I work in education and the religious zeal of which some is sometimes overwhelming. I apply the word from an introspective standpoint. What else can I do to overcome the intensity that I sometimes feel coming from others who can be overly judgemental.
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