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

  • 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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