Luke 6:27
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New International Version
"But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

New Living Translation
"But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you.

English Standard Version
“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

New American Standard Bible
"But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

King James Bible
But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"But I say to you who listen: Love your enemies, do what is good to those who hate you,

International Standard Version
"But I say to you who are listening: Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you.

NET Bible
"But I say to you who are listening: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But I say to you who are hearing, Love your enemies and do what is wonderful to those who hate you.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"But I tell everyone who is listening: Love your enemies. Be kind to those who hate you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But I say unto you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

King James 2000 Bible
But I say unto you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to them who hate you,

American King James Version
But I say to you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,

American Standard Version
But I say unto you that hear, Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you,

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I say to you that hear: Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you.

Darby Bible Translation
But to you that hear I say, Love your enemies; do good to those that hate you;

English Revised Version
But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you,

Webster's Bible Translation
But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to them who hate you,

Weymouth New Testament
"But to you who are listening to me I say, Love your enemies; seek the welfare of those who hate you;

World English Bible
"But I tell you who hear: love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

Young's Literal Translation
'But I say to you who are hearing, Love your enemies, do good to those hating you,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

6:27-36 These are hard lessons to flesh and blood. But if we are thoroughly grounded in the faith of Christ's love, this will make his commands easy to us. Every one that comes to him for washing in his blood, and knows the greatness of the mercy and the love there is in him, can say, in truth and sincerity, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? Let us then aim to be merciful, even according to the mercy of our heavenly Father to us.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But I say unto you which hear,.... The Ethiopic version adds "me", and the generality of interpreters understand the passage of the hearers of Christ, as distinct from the disciples, or together with them, and of the better sort of them; and of such as had ears to hear, and who heard with a desire of understanding, and of putting into practice what they heard; but I rather think it regards the hearers of the Scribes and Pharisees, then present, who had heard and received the traditions of the elders, to which the following rules of Christ are opposed; and to each of which, with others in Matthew, these words are prefixed;

ye have heard that it was said by them of old time--but I say unto you,.... Matthew 5:21 with which compare this phrase, and the sense will appear to be this; to you that hear day by day, the traditions of the elders urged upon you, and the false glosses the Scribes and Pharisees put upon the word of God; in opposition to them, I say to you what follows:

love your enemies; whereas you have heard them say, hate your enemies, keep enmity in your hearts to them, and revenge yourselves on them:

do good to them that hate you; whereas you have heard it said, that you should only do good to your friends, and should keep anger in your bosoms to such who hate you, and do you an injury; See Gill on Matthew 5:43, Matthew 5:44

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

27-36. (See on [1585]Mt 5:44-48; [1586]Mt 7:12; and [1587]Mt 14:12-14.)

Luke 6:27 Additional Commentaries
Context
Love Your Enemies
27"But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.…
Cross References
1 Kings 13:6
Then the king said to the man of God, "Intercede with the LORD your God and pray for me that my hand may be restored." So the man of God interceded with the LORD, and the king's hand was restored and became as it was before.

Matthew 5:44
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Luke 6:35
But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.

Romans 12:20
On the contrary: "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head."
Treasury of Scripture

But I say to you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,

unto.

Luke 8:8,15,18 And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bore fruit an hundred …

Mark 4:24 And he said to them, Take heed what you hear: with what measure you …

Love.

Luke 6:35 But love you your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing …

Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they …

Exodus 23:4,5 If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey going astray, you shall …

Job 31:29-31 If I rejoice at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up …

Psalm 7:4 If I have rewarded evil to him that was at peace with me; (yes, I …

Proverbs 24:17 Rejoice not when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad …

Proverbs 25:2,21,22 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings …

Matthew 5:43-45 You have heard that it has been said, You shall love your neighbor, …

Acts 7:60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this …

Romans 12:17-21 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the …

1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that none render evil for evil to any man; but ever follow that …

do.

Luke 6:22 Blessed are you, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate …

Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: …

Galatians 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good to all men, especially …

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