Matthew 5:44



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

King James Version

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

Holman Bible

But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

International Standard Version

But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you,

A Conservative Version

But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you,

American Standard Version

but I say unto you, love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you;

Amplified

But I tell you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

An Understandable Version

But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Anderson New Testament

But I say to you, Love your enemies: bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who insult you and persecute you:

Bible in Basic English

But I say to you, Have love for those who are against you, and make prayer for those who are cruel to you;

Common New Testament

But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Daniel Mace New Testament

but I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them who traduce you, and persecute you:

Darby Translation

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who insult you and persecute you,

Godbey New Testament

But I say unto you, Love your enemies with a divine love, bless those who curse you and pray for those who despitefully use you and persecute you:

Goodspeed New Testament

But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for your persecutors,

John Wesley New Testament

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them that despitefully use you and persecute you:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless those that curse you, do good to those that hate you, and pray for those who speak evil about you, and persecute you;

Julia Smith Translation

But I say to you, Love your enemies, praise them cursing you, do well to them hating you, and pray for them threatening you, and driving you out.

King James 2000

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them who despitefully use you, and persecute you;

Lexham Expanded Bible

But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Modern King James verseion

But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who despitefully use you and persecute you,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But I say unto you, Love your enemies. Bless them that curse you. Do good to them that hate you. Pray for them which do you wrong and persecute you;

Moffatt New Testament

But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Montgomery New Testament

"But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you.

NET Bible

But I say to you, love your enemy and pray for those who persecute you,

New Heart English Bible

But I tell you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you,

New simplified Bible

I say love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!

Noyes New Testament

But I say to you, Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you;

Sawyer New Testament

But I tell you, Love your enemies, and pray for those that persecute you;

The Emphasized Bible

But, I, say unto you, Be loving your enemies, and praying for them who are persecuting you:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who treat you insolently, and persecute you;

Twentieth Century New Testament

I, however, say to you--Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you,

Webster

But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them who despitefully use you, and persecute you;

Weymouth New Testament

But I command you all, love your enemies, and pray for your persecutors;

Williams New Testament

But I tell you, practice loving your enemies and praying for your persecutors,

World English Bible

But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you,

Worrell New Testament

but I say to you, Love your enemies; and pray for those who persecute you;

Worsley New Testament

but I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them that abuse you and persecute you;

Youngs Literal Translation

but I -- I say to you, Love your enemies, bless those cursing you, do good to those hating you, and pray for those accusing you falsely, and persecuting you,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
δέ 
De 
but , and , now , then , also , yet , yea , so , moreover , nevertheless , for , even , , not tr
Usage: 2184

I
ἐγώ 
Ego 
I , my , me , not tr
Usage: 174

λέγω 
Lego 
say , speak , call , tell ,
Usage: 1045

ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you , ye , your , not tr ,
Usage: 293

ἀγαπάω 
Agapao 
Usage: 92

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your , you , ye , yours , not tr. ,
Usage: 371

ἐχθρός 
Echthros 
Usage: 18

εὐλογέω 
Eulogeo 
Usage: 39

καταράομαι 
Kataraomai 
Usage: 3

ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you , ye , for your sakes Trans , not tr ,
you , ye , for your sakes Trans , not tr ,
you , ye , for your sakes Trans , not tr ,
Usage: 314
Usage: 314
Usage: 314

do
ποιέω 
Poieo 
do , make , bring forth , commit , cause , work , show , bear , keep , fulfil , deal , perform , not tr , , vr do
Usage: 372

καλῶς 
Kalos 
well , good , full well , .
Usage: 26

μισέω 
Miseo 
Usage: 14

and



and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

προσεύχομαι 
Proseuchomai 
Usage: 61

ὑπέρ 
Huper 
Usage: 138

ἐπηρεάζω 
Epereazo 
Usage: 1

διώκω 
Dioko 
Usage: 28

Context Readings

The Sermon On The Mount: Love For Enemies

43 "You have heard that it was said, 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR and hate your enemy.' 44 "But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may be sons 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.


Cross References

Luke 23:34

But Jesus was saying, "Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing " And they cast lots, dividing up His garments among themselves.

Luke 6:27-28

"But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

Acts 7:60

Then falling on his knees, he cried out with a loud voice, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them!" Having said this, he fell asleep.

Romans 12:14

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.

Psalm 7:4

If I have rewarded evil to my friend, Or have plundered him who without cause was my adversary,

Romans 12:20-21

"BUT IF YOUR ENEMY IS HUNGRY, FEED HIM, AND IF HE IS THIRSTY, GIVE HIM A DRINK; FOR IN SO DOING YOU WILL HEAP BURNING COALS ON HIS HEAD."

1 Peter 2:23

and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously;

Exodus 23:4-5

"If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey wandering away, you shall surely return it to him.

2 Kings 6:22

He answered, "You shall not kill them. Would you kill those you have taken captive with your sword and with your bow? Set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink and go to their master."

Psalm 35:13-14

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I humbled my soul with fasting, And my prayer kept returning to my bosom.

Proverbs 25:21-22

If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;

Luke 6:34-35

"If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners in order to receive back the same amount.

1 Corinthians 4:12-13

and we toil, working with our own hands; when we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure;

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,

2 Chronicles 28:9-15

But a prophet of the LORD was there, whose name was Oded; and he went out to meet the army which came to Samaria and said to them, "Behold, because the LORD, the God of your fathers, was angry with Judah, He has delivered them into your hand, and you have slain them in a rage which has even reached heaven.

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