Matthew 5:47
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New International Version
And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?

New Living Translation
If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that.

English Standard Version
And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?

Berean Study Bible
And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even Gentiles do the same?

Berean Literal Bible
And if you greet only your brothers, what extraordinary are you doing? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?

New American Standard Bible
"If you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?

King James Bible
And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing out of the ordinary? Don't even the Gentiles do the same?

International Standard Version
And if you greet only your relatives, that's no great thing you're doing, is it? Even the unbelievers do the same, don't they?

NET Bible
And if you only greet your brothers, what more do you do? Even the Gentiles do the same, don't they?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if you pray for the peace of your brethren only, what excellent thing are you doing? Behold, are not even the Tax Collectors doing the same thing?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Are you doing anything remarkable if you welcome only your friends? Everyone does that!

New American Standard 1977
“And if you greet your brothers only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?

Jubilee Bible 2000
And if ye embrace your brethren only, what do ye more than others? Do not even the publicans so?

King James 2000 Bible
And if you greet your brethren only, what do you more than others? do not even the tax collectors so?

American King James Version
And if you salute your brothers only, what do you more than others? do not even the publicans so?

American Standard Version
And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the Gentiles the same?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if you salute your brethren only, what do you more? do not also the heathens this?

Darby Bible Translation
And if ye should salute your brethren only, what do ye extraordinary? Do not also the Gentiles the same?

English Revised Version
And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the Gentiles the same?

Webster's Bible Translation
And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

Weymouth New Testament
And if you salute only your near relatives, what praise is due to you? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?

World English Bible
If you only greet your friends, what more do you do than others? Don't even the tax collectors do the same?

Young's Literal Translation
and if ye may salute your brethren only, what do ye abundant? do not also the tax-gatherers so?
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
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? 48Be perfect, therefore, as your Heavenly Father is perfect.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:46
If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Do not even tax collectors do the same?

Matthew 5:48
Be perfect, therefore, as your Heavenly Father is perfect.

Colossians 4:14
Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas send you greetings.

Colossians 4:15
Greet the brothers in Laodicea, as well as Nympha and the church that meets at her house.
Treasury of Scripture

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