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.
Darby Bible Translation
bless those that curse you; pray for those who use you despitefully.
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;
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LUKE vi. 36-38. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven. Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal, it shall be measured to you again. One often hears complaints against this world, and against mankind; one hears it said …
Charles Kingsley—The Good News of God
Epistle xxxii. To Anastasius, Presbyter .
Of Christian Liberty.
1 Kings 13:6
The king said to the man of God, "Please entreat the LORD your God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored to me." So the man of God entreated the LORD, and the king's hand was restored to him, and it became as it was before.
"But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
"But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
1 Peter 3:9
not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing.
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