New Living Translation
"If you love only those who love you, why should you get credit for that? Even sinners love those who love them!
King James Bible
For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.
Darby Bible Translation
And if ye love those that love you, what thank is it to you? for even sinners love those that love them.
World English Bible
If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.
Young's Literal Translation
and -- if ye love those loving you, what grace have ye? for also the sinful love those loving them;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
6:32 It is greatly observable, our Lord has so little regard for one of the highest instances of natural virtue, namely, the returning love for love, that he does not account it even to deserve thanks. For even sinners, saith he, do the same: men who do not regard God at all. Therefore he may do this, who has not taken one step in Christianity.
LibraryThe Reward of Obedience.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.' 'Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice and be exceeding glad, for great is your reward in heaven; for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.'--Matthew, v. 7, 10 11, 12. Mercy cannot get in where mercy goes not out. The outgoing …
George MacDonald—Hope of the Gospel
"Be Doers of the Word. "
The Golden Rule of Life.
That all Hope and Trust is to be Fixed in God Alone
If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much.
And if you do good only to those who do good to you, why should you get credit? Even sinners do that much!
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