Matthew 5:48

Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 5:48

Be yee therefore perfect, euen as your father, which is in heauen, is perfect.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye therefore shall be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be then complete in righteousness, even as your Father in heaven is complete.
- Basic English Bible

Be *ye* therefore perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.
- Darby Bible

Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father who is in heaven is perfect.
- Webster's Bible

You however are to be complete in goodness, as your Heavenly Father is complete.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
- World English Bible

Therfore be ye parfit, as youre heuenli fadir is parfit.
- Wycliffe Bible

ye shall therefore be perfect, as your Father who [is] in the heavens is perfect.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 5:48

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:48

5:48 Therefore ye shall be perfect; as your Father who is in heaven is perfect - So the original runs, referring to all that holiness which is described in the foregoing verses, which our Lord in the beginning of the chapter recommends as happiness, and in the close of it as perfection. And how wise and gracious is this, to sum up, and, as it were, seal all his commandments with a promise! Even the proper promise of the Gospel! That he will put those laws in our minds, and write them in our hearts! He well knew how ready our unbelief would be to cry out, this is impossible! And therefore stakes upon it all the power, truth, and faithfulness of him to whom all things are possible.

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:48

Mt 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect. To carry out fully this great law of love would lift man to the Divine standard of perfection. This must be the aim of life. We have before us as a pattern for the perfect God; we have the Divine perfection embodied in Christ. It will require a constant struggle while in the flesh to come near so high an ideal, but it must be our continual aim. This does not teach such sanctification that we cannot sin, nor that we, here on earth, attain absolute perfection, but we have placed before us, as a model, the perfect ideal, and we will constantly ascend higher by striving to attain it.

Discussion for Matthew 5:48

  • Steve Anderson on Matthew 5:48
    As a new born child . desire the sincer MILK OF THE WORD. that ye may grow there by...

    Being perfect or attaining to perfection is the process of Growing up into Jesus in all things... its the process of Maturing in the spirit ,bringing anything that is of the spirit of man under subjection. Except ye are Born again of the spirit , IE receiving the baptism of the HolyGhost it is impossible to overcome the lusts of the flesh . It is God who is to will and to do of his good pleasure... Not by might Nor by power but by His spirit sayeth the lord.. There shall no flesh be glorified in the presence of he lord.

    The siplicity that is in Christ is its all about him ... He is the WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE... take up your cross and follow his example... Repent and be baptized in the name of JESUS for there is no salvation in any other name...
  • Chimene on Matthew 5:48
    when you get saved and surrender your life daily to Jesus His power enables you to be obedient. Asking that His character come forward just when you go church your Pastor say hide me and let Jesus speak thru theses lips of clay. surrender your will and desires to Jesus! That 's makes you perfect!
  • Shay on Matthew 5:48
    It is possible to be perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect in a relative sense. Jesus was here discussing the subject of love, and he told listeners to imitate God and be perfect, or comlete in their love. How could this be done? By expanding it to include their enemies.
  • David Allen on Matthew 5:48
    I just twitted Matthew 5:48


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