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

  • 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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