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

  • Geraldine Cole
    This is what Jesus want his children to do while following the Ten Commandment but we must believe all of The word of God from the beginning to the End
  • Gboye
    This chapter of the book of Matthew is the working manual for all practicing Christian and a check list of your standing in your walk with the master. the lord help us all to remain watchful and commited in the face of the present day water down Christianity.
  • CHARLES ROY
    I BELIEVE THIS IS A VERY FIRM AND DIRECT TEACHING THAT ALL CHRISTIANS MUST OBEY.
  • Stephende
    The sermon on the mount is the essential teaching of this world. It us neither christian or jew ir muslim but universal. What shall we as humans do to merit the favor of God? This chapter should be read and understood iften as well as the other books of the bible. Their is no ither place that I know of where it is so clearly truth being spoken. Who will hear and perform these verses?
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    This is the most comprehensive chapter, a one-stop shop of dos and don'ts for Christian living. It is the charter that Christians who are saved by grace must learn to live by.
  • Peter
    I was looking for the 10 commandments but I could this instead; and I am lucky because i use to love reading this and I had not done so for long time and I had forgotten it. I think that I have already considered this as a favourite reading. From verse 3 to the end I love it. I think that the 10 commandments is cap 20 exodus, no longer needs to search BYE

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