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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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|.
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).
Joseph Gakura's comment on 2013-12-04 18:45:12:
Thanks is for God in Jesus, cause this is a good way for defeating evils.
I take care.
Can God? God can.
Ng's comment on 2013-09-10 14:12:14:
Yes, hard to do but ALWAYS worth doing. I am in this predicament, but worst when its a Christian who display the qualities of "an enemy" described in this verse.
Alicia's comment on 2013-09-10 09:54:26:
We are always either scattering or gathering according to the Lord. By recieving God's Holy Ghost through the believing of Jesus Christ we now have the freedom to be righteous and loving and graceful as God is towards us. The thing is to remember that being Christ-like is a PRIVILEGE and NOT a chore.
KMcfarland#1's comment on 2013-07-29 08:41:46:
Praying for people who have hurt you can be difficult if you do not stay in the word of GOD! If we are not careful our prayers and motives for praying will become bitter or harsh. That is why we must put on the breastplate of righteousness and seek guidance from other Christians when praying. Stay prayed up for the world is full of people who are not saved and have no thoughts of getting saved.
Mary Simon's comment on 2013-07-21 03:17:47:
When people hate you outrightly and want to provoke you to anger,the best thing you should do is to love them. Pray for them and use kind words. By that,you will heap coal of fire on them.
Demetrius Heckard's comment on 2013-04-26 10:30:46:
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 2013-03-25 23:12:03:
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 15:42:21:
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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