Matthew 5:44
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English Standard Version
But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

King James Bible
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

American Standard Version
but I say unto you, love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you;

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I say to you, Love your enemies: do good to them that hate you: and pray for them that persecute and calumniate you:

English Revised Version
but I say unto you, Love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you;

Webster's Bible Translation
But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them who despitefully use you, and persecute you;

Weymouth New Testament
But I command you all, love your enemies, and pray for your persecutors;

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Exodus 23:4,5 If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey going astray, you shall surely bring it back to him again...

2 Kings 6:22 And he answered, You shall not smite them: would you smite those whom you have taken captive with your sword and with your bow?...

2 Chronicles 28:9-15 But a prophet of the LORD was there, whose name was Oded: and he went out before the host that came to Samaria, and said to them...

Psalm 7:4 If I have rewarded evil to him that was at peace with me; (yes, I have delivered him that without cause is my enemy:)

Psalm 35:13,14 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting...

Proverbs 25:21,22 If your enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink...

Luke 6:27,28,34,35 But I say to you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you...

Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

Acts 7:60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

Romans 12:14,20,21 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not...

1 Corinthians 4:12,13 And labor, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it...

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Charity suffers long, and is kind; charity envies not; charity braggs not itself, is not puffed up...

1 Peter 2:23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judges righteously:

1 Peter 3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that you are thereunto called...

Cross References
1 Samuel 24:17
He said to David, "You are more righteous than I, for you have repaid me good, whereas I have repaid you evil.

Proverbs 19:11
Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.

Proverbs 25:21
If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink,

Luke 6:27
"But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

Luke 6:28
bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.

Luke 23:34
And Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." And they cast lots to divide his garments.

John 13:34
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

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