Luke 6:28
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New International Version
bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

New Living Translation
Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you.

English Standard Version
bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.

New American Standard Bible
bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

King James Bible
Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

International Standard Version
Bless those who curse you, and pray for those who insult you.

NET Bible
bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Bless those who curse you, and pray over those who take you away by force.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who insult you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
bless those that curse you, and pray for those who despitefully use you.

King James 2000 Bible
Bless them that curse you, and pray for them who despitefully use you.

American King James Version
Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which spitefully use you.

American Standard Version
bless them that curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Bless them that curse you, and pray for them that calumniate you.

Darby Bible Translation
bless those that curse you; pray for those who use you despitefully.

English Revised Version
bless them that curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you.

Webster's Bible Translation
Bless them that curse you, and pray for them who despitefully use you.

Weymouth New Testament
bless those who curse you; pray for those who revile you.

World English Bible
bless those who curse you, and pray for those who mistreat you.

Young's Literal Translation
bless those cursing you, and pray for those accusing you falsely;
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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 28. - Pray for them which despitefully use you. Jesus himself, on his cross, when he prayed that his murderers might be forgiven, for they knew not what they were doing, and his true servant Stephen, who copied faithfully his Lord in his own dying moments, are beautiful though extreme examples of what is meant here. It is St. Luke alone who mentions this act of Jesus on the cross; it is St. Luke, again, who has preserved St. Stephen's words, uttered while they were stoning him to death. He would show how the Lord's command could be carried out.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Bless them that curse you;.... In common discourse, or anathematize you in their synagogues:

and pray for them which despitefully use you: so Christ himself did; See Gill on Matthew 5:44.



Luke 6:28 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. 29"Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your coat, do not withhold your shirt from him either.…
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 12:14
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

1 Peter 3:9
Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
Treasury of Scripture

Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which spitefully use you.

Bless.

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

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

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

1 Corinthians 4:12 And labor, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being …

James 3:10 Out of the same mouth proceeds blessing and cursing. My brothers, …

1 Peter 3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise …

despitefully.

Ezekiel 25:15 Thus said the Lord GOD; Because the Philistines have dealt by revenge, …

Ezekiel 36:5 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; Surely in the fire of my jealousy …

Acts 14:5 And when there was an assault made both of the Gentiles, and also …

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