Matthew 5:43
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English Standard Version
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’

King James Bible
Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

American Standard Version
Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy:

Douay-Rheims Bible
You have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thy enemy.

English Revised Version
Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy:

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thy enemy:

Weymouth New Testament
"You have heard that it was said, 'Thou shalt love thy neighbour and hate thine enemy.'

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Vincent's Word Studies

Neighbor (τὸν πλησίον)

Another word to which the Gospel has imparted a broader and deeper sense. Literally it means the one near (so the Eng., neighbor equals nigh-bor), indicating a mere outward nearness, proximity. Thus a neighbor might be an enemy. Socrates (Plato, "Republic," ii., 373) shows how two adjoining states might come to want each a piece of its neighbor's (τῶν πλησίον) land, so that there would arise war between them; and again (Plato, "Theaetetus," 174) he says that a philosopher is wholly unacquainted with his next-door neighbor, and does not know whether he is a man or an animal. The Old Testament expands the meaning to cover national or tribal fellowship, and that is the sense in our Lord's quotation here. The Christian sense is expounded by Jesus in the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:29 sqq.), as including the whole brotherhood of man, and as founded in love for man, as man, everywhere.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Thou.

Matthew 19:19 Honor your father and your mother: and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Matthew 22:39,40 And the second is like to it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself...

Leviticus 19:18 You shall not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself...

Mark 12:31-34 And the second is like, namely this, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is none other commandment greater than these...

Luke 10:27-29 And he answering said, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength...

Romans 13:8-10 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loves another has fulfilled the law...

Galatians 5:13,14 For, brothers, you have been called to liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another...

James 2:8 If you fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, You shall love your neighbor as yourself, you do well:

and hate.

Exodus 17:14-16 And the LORD said to Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua...

Deuteronomy 23:6 You shall not seek their peace nor their prosperity all your days for ever.

Deuteronomy 25:17 Remember what Amalek did to you by the way, when you were come forth out of Egypt;

Psalm 41:10 But you, O LORD, be merciful to me, and raise me up, that I may requite them.

Psalm 139:21,22 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate you? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against you...

Cross References
Leviticus 19:18
You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.

Deuteronomy 23:3
"No Ammonite or Moabite may enter the assembly of the LORD. Even to the tenth generation, none of them may enter the assembly of the LORD forever,

Matthew 5:21
"You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.'

Matthew 5:27
"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery.'

1 John 4:21
And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.

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