Matthew 5:46
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New International Version
If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?

New Living Translation
If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much.

English Standard Version
For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?

Berean Study Bible
If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Do not even tax collectors do the same?

Berean Literal Bible
For if you love those loving you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?

New American Standard Bible
"For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?

King James Bible
For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For if you love those who love you, what reward will you have? Don't even the tax collectors do the same?

International Standard Version
If you love those who love you, what reward will you have? Even the tax collectors do the same, don't they?

NET Bible
For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Even the tax collectors do the same, don't they?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For if you love those who love you, what benefit is it to you? Behold, do not even the Tax Collectors the same thing?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If you love those who love you, do you deserve a reward? Even the tax collectors do that!

New American Standard 1977
“For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax-gatherers do the same?

Jubilee Bible 2000
For if ye love those who love you, what reward shall ye have? Do not even the publicans the same?

King James 2000 Bible
For if you love them who love you, what reward have you? do not even the tax collectors the same?

American King James Version
For if you love them which love you, what reward have you? do not even the publicans the same?

American Standard Version
For if ye love them that love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

Douay-Rheims Bible
For if you love them that love you, what reward shall you have? do not even the publicans this?

Darby Bible Translation
For if ye should love those who love you, what reward have ye? Do not also the tax-gatherers the same?

English Revised Version
For if ye love them that love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

Webster's Bible Translation
For if ye love them who love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

Weymouth New Testament
For if you love only those who love you, what reward have you earned? Do not even the tax-gatherers do that?

World English Bible
For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Don't even the tax collectors do the same?

Young's Literal Translation
'For, if ye may love those loving you, what reward have ye? do not also the tax-gatherers the same?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:43-48 The Jewish teachers by neighbour understood only those who were of their own country, nation, and religion, whom they were pleased to look upon as their friends. The Lord Jesus teaches that we must do all the real kindness we can to all, especially to their souls. We must pray for them. While many will render good for good, we must render good for evil; and this will speak a nobler principle than most men act by. Others salute their brethren, and embrace those of their own party, and way, and opinion, but we must not so confine our respect. It is the duty of Christians to desire, and aim at, and press towards perfection in grace and holiness. And therein we must study to conform ourselves to the example of our heavenly Father, 1Pe 1:15,16. Surely more is to be expected from the followers of Christ than from others; surely more will be found in them than in others. Let us beg of God to enable us to prove ourselves his children.
Study Bible
Love Your Enemies
45that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Do not even tax collectors do the same? 47And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even Gentiles do the same?…
Cross References
Matthew 5:47
And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even Gentiles do the same?

Matthew 9:10
Later, as Jesus was dining at Matthew's house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with Him and His disciples.

Matthew 9:11
When the Pharisees saw this, they asked His disciples, "Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"

Matthew 11:19
The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Look at this glutton and drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and of sinners!' But wisdom is vindicated by her actions."

Matthew 21:31
Which of the two did the will of his father?" "The first," they answered. Jesus said to them, "Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God before you.

Matthew 21:32
For John came to you in a righteous way and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.

Mark 2:15
While Jesus was dining at Levi's house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with Him and His disciples--for there were many who followed Him.

Mark 2:16
When the scribes who were Pharisees saw Jesus eating with these people, they asked His disciples, "Why does He eat with tax collectors and sinners?"

Luke 3:12
Even tax collectors came to be baptized. "Teacher," they asked, "what should we do?"

Luke 5:29
Then Levi hosted a great banquet for Jesus at his house. A large crowd of tax collectors was there, along with others who were eating with them.
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Matthew 6:1 Take heed that you do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: …

Luke 6:32-35 For if you love them which love you, what thank have you? for sinners …

1 Peter 2:20-23 For what glory is it, if, when you be buffeted for your faults, you …

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Matthew 9:10,11 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold…

Matthew 11:19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man …

Matthew 18:17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it to the church: but …

Matthew 21:31,32 Whether of them two did the will of his father? They say to him, …

Luke 15:1 Then drew near to him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him.

Luke 18:13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as …

Luke 19:2,7 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief …

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