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- Matthew 5:43-48 [ Verse 48 in Original: Greek ]
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- 43 "You R169 have heard that it was said, `YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR and R171 hate your enemy.' 44 "But I say to you, love R172 your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may be F96 sons R173 of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 "For if R174 you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 "If you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? 48 "Therefore you R175 F97 are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
F96 Or show yourselves to be
F97 Lit you shall be
R169 Matthew 5:21,27,33,38
R170 Leviticus 19:18
R171 Deuteronomy 23:3-6
R172 Luke 6:27f; 23:34; Acts 7:60; Romans 12:20
R173 Matthew 5:9; Luke 6:35; Acts 14:17
R174 Luke 6:32
R175 Leviticus 19:2; Deuteronomy 18:13; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Philippians 3:12-15
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