But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
Cross References1 Samuel 24:17
and said to David, "You are more righteous than I, for you have rewarded me with good, though I have rewarded you with evil.
A man's insight gives him patience, and his virtue is to overlook an offense.
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.
But to those of you who will listen, I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." And they divided up His garments by casting lots.
A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so also you must love one another.
Falling on his knees, he cried out in a loud voice, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them." And when he had said this, he fell asleep.
Bless those who persecute you. Bless and do not curse.
On the contrary, "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink. For in so doing, you will heap burning coals on his head."
1 Thessalonians 5:15
Make sure that no one repays evil for evil. Always pursue what is good for one another and for all people.
Chapter Outline1. Jesus' sermon on the mount:
3. The Beattitudes;
13. the salt of the earth;
14. the light of the world.
17. He came to fulfill the law.
21. What it is to kill;
27. to commit adultery;
33. to swear.
38. He exhorts to forgive wrong,
43. to love our enemies;
48. and to labor after perfection.
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Exodus 23:4, 5
2 Kings 6:22
2 Chronicles 28:9-15
Psalm 35:13, 14
Proverbs 25:21, 22
Luke 6:27, 28, 34, 35
Romans 12:14, 20, 21
1 Corinthians 4:12, 13
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
1 Peter 2:23
1 Peter 3:9
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