New American Standard Bible
"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.
Darby Bible Translation
Ye have heard that it has been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour and hate thine enemy.
World English Bible
"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy.'
Young's Literal Translation
'Ye heard that it was said: Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and shalt hate thine enemy;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy - The command to love our neighbor was a law of God, Leviticus 19:18. That we must therefore hate our enemy was an inference drawn from it by the Jews. They supposed that if we loved the one, we must of course hate the other. They were total strangers to that great, special law of religion which requires us to love both. A neighbor is literally one that lives near to us; then, one who is near to us by acts of kindness and friendship. This is its meaning here. See also Luke 10:36.
LibraryThe Eighth Beatitude
'Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.'--MATT. v. 10. We have seen the description of the true subjects of the kingdom growing into form and completeness before our eyes in the preceding verses, which tell us what they are in their own consciousness, what they are in their longings, what they become in inward nature by God's gift of purity, how they move among men as angels of God, meek, merciful, peace-bringing. Is anything more needed …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Second Beatitude
The Law of Love
'You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the LORD.
"No Ammonite or Moabite shall enter the assembly of the LORD; none of their descendants, even to the tenth generation, shall ever enter the assembly of the LORD,
"You have heard that the ancients were told, 'YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT MURDER ' and 'Whoever commits murder shall be liable to the court.'
"You have heard that it was said, 'YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY';
1 John 4:21
And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also.
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