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

  • Nicholas worrell NACM
    John 19:28 "i thirst"
  • Irene123
    It's interesting that in this whole chapter - Jesus was teaching only His disciples, and not the multitudes as He usually was in a monologue this long.
  • Irene123
    Pro. 18:24 - song, "Just to walk with Him" - "My steps had led me far away, Sometimes I wondered why, They had taken me down lonely roads, Beneath the darkened sky, But every time I lost my way, He sought me out, He took my hand and said He'd walk with me." Throughout the scriptures, God demonstrates His willingness to compensate for our lack; Ps. 23.
  • Irene123
    Jn. 16:33; Matt. 5:45; Acts 7:59; 16:23; These refer to tribulation (trials) in this life. There will be 'some' saints in Rev.13:7 who will go thru the GREAT tribulation; I haven't r'cvd. clarification on that yet. I KNOW tho' that I will not be one of them because they become saints DURING the GREAT tribulation; how? I don't know; I just take it by faith. A saint NOW will be raptured.
  • Bruce
    The darkness of this world is getting darker! You can feel the darkness, in the news and the towns and cities, in the neighborhood and the Churches are turning dark. We,who are cleansed by The Blood (Revelation1:5) are "THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD". (V:14) If they don't see The Light in us!??? WE: THE LIGHT OF THE World are the only LIGHT they will see. Stay trimmed, keep full of oil. Preach the gospel
  • MISSIONERY PASTOR TIMOTHY MUSAU
    THIS ARE THE GOOD WORKS OF CHARITY, DO YOU REMEMBER THE GOOD SAMARITAN?, THE SERMON ON THE MOUNTAIN SAYS BLESSED ARE THE MERCIFULL who delights in doing good to those in need , PEOPLE SHOULD SEE IT AND PRAISE GOD.

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