You shall not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself…
Euclid showed in himself the true symptoms of brotherly affection, who, when his brother in his rage made a rash vow, saying, "Let me not live, if I be not revenged on my brother"; Euclid turns the speech contrary way, "Nay, let me not live, if I be not reconciled to my brother; let me not live, if we be not as good friends as ever we were before." Shall a heathen thus outstrip us Christians? nature be stronger than grace? the bonds of flesh tie faster and surer than the bonds of grace? We call on God our Father, we acknowledge, or should do, one Church our mother, we are bred up in the same school of the Cross, fed at the same table of the Lord, incorporated into the same communion of saints. If these and the like considerations cannot knit our hearts in love one to another, the very heathens will rise up in judgment against us, and condemn us.
Parallel VersesKJV: Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.