Matthew 5:46

“For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For if yee loue them which loue you, what reward haue yee? Doe not euen the Publicanes the same?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For if ye love them that love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
- American Standard Version (1901)

For if you have love for those who have love for you, what credit is it to you? do not the tax-farmers the same?
- Basic English Bible

For if ye should love those who love you, what reward have ye? Do not also the tax-gatherers the same?
- Darby Bible

For if ye love them who love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
- Webster's Bible

For if you love only those who love you, what reward have you earned? Do not even the tax-gatherers do that?
- Weymouth Bible

For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Don't even the tax collectors do the same?
- World English Bible

For if ye louen hem that louen you, what mede schulen ye han? whether pupplicans doon not this?
- Wycliffe Bible

`For, if ye may love those loving you, what reward have ye? do not also the tax-gatherers the same?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:46


5:46 The publicans - were officers of the revenue, farmers, or receivers of the public money: men employed by the Romans to gather the taxes and customs, which they exacted of the nations they had conquered. These were generally odious for their extortion and oppression, and were reckoned by the Jews as the very scum of the earth.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:46


Mt 5:46 Do not even the publicans the same? The tax collectors, the gatherers of the Roman tribute, were generally odious, and deemed the scum of the earth, but even they loved those who loved them.

Discussion for Matthew 5

  • Geraldine cole
    When u are a true believer Jesus will never allow u to fall we may stumble but we will not fall why Jesus Holy Ghost live in us if we have ask Jesus for the Holy Ghost we must pray for the Holy Ghost he is our keeper he will lead us to all truth Amen
  • David Wardle
    Yes Bill, He also experienced every human emotion, every human thought and every sin that satan cast at him; He was truly and properly God and truly and properly man, just like one of us. God knows exactly how we think and feel because Jesus became a man for us. Jesus is sinless and experienced what we experience every day. We need to give that some serious thought, Jesus was a man for us.
  • Roy Gilcrease
    Christ is different he is not a sinner , it is by Christ Acts 4 and 12 are we saved (we must in order to be saved be one with him (Married) he leads we follow even when I preach the Gospel it is the mind of Christ that is preached (holy and acceptable unto God) he suffered and conquering death (the second death) Hell and the Grave Christians are buried by baptism in him 1 resurrection His I am in.
  • 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.
  • Roddy Williams
    I must say I thank god for the affliction that may come my way. My afflictions makes my walk with the Lord much stronger. The lord never said this walk would be easy. If they persecuted Jesus what makes us any different?

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