Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who mistreat you.

New American Standard Bible

bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

King James Version

Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

Holman Bible

bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

International Standard Version

Bless those who curse you, and pray for those who insult you.

American Standard Version

bless them that curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you.

Amplified

Invoke blessings upon and pray for the happiness of those who curse you, implore God's blessing (favor) upon those who abuse you [who revile, reproach, disparage, and high-handedly misuse you].

An Understandable Version

[Ask God's] blessing on those who curse you; pray for those who treat you spitefully.

Anderson New Testament

bless them that curse you; pray for them that abuse you.

Bible in Basic English

Give blessing to those who give you curses, say prayers for those who are cruel to you.

Common New Testament

bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

Daniel Mace New Testament

and pray for those, who maliciously abuse you.

Darby Translation

bless those that curse you; pray for those who use you despitefully.

Godbey New Testament

bless those who curse you, and pray for those who despitefully use you.

Goodspeed New Testament

bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.

John Wesley New Testament

Bless them that curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you.

Julia Smith Translation

Praise those cursing you, and pray for those threatening you.

King James 2000

Bless them that curse you, and pray for them who despitefully use you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

Modern King James verseion

bless those who curse you, and pray for those who despitefully use you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Bless them that curse you. And pray for them which wrongfully trouble you.

Moffatt New Testament

bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.

Montgomery New Testament

Bless those who curse you, pray for those who calumniate you.

NET Bible

bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

New Heart English Bible

bless those who curse you, and pray for those who mistreat you.

Noyes New Testament

bless those who curse you; pray for those who are spiteful to you.

Sawyer New Testament

bless those that curse you; pray for those that injure you;

The Emphasized Bible

Be blessing them that curse you; be praying for them that wantonly insult you.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

bless those who curse you, and pray for those who wantonly insult you.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Bless those who curse you, pray for those who insult you.

Webster

Bless them that curse you, and pray for them who despitefully use you.

Weymouth New Testament

bless those who curse you; pray for those who revile you.

Williams New Testament

continue to bless those who curse you, and continue to pray for those who abuse you.

World English Bible

bless those who curse you, and pray for those who mistreat you.

Worrell New Testament

bless those who curse you; pray for those who revile you.

Worsley New Testament

bless them that curse you, and pray for them that abuse you;

Youngs Literal Translation

bless those cursing you, and pray for those accusing you falsely;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
εὐλογέω 
Eulogeo 
Usage: 39

καταράομαι 
Kataraomai 
Usage: 3

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

and

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

προσεύχομαι 
Proseuchomai 
Usage: 61

for
ὑπέρ 
Huper 
Usage: 138

ἐπηρεάζω 
Epereazo 
Usage: 1

Images Luke 6:28

Prayers for Luke 6:28

Context Readings

The Sermon On The Plain: Love For Enemies

27 But I say to you, to those who hear, love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you. 28 Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who mistreat you. 29 To him who strikes thee on the cheek offer the other also, and from him who takes away thy cloak, also do not withhold thy coat.


Cross References

1 Peter 3:9

not rendering evil for evil, or reviling for reviling, but instead giving praise, knowing that ye were called for this, so that ye might inherit a blessing.

Luke 23:34

And Jesus said, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they are doing. And dividing his garments, they cast a lot.

Romans 12:14

Bless those who persecute you. Bless ye and do not curse.

1 Corinthians 4:12

And we toil, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure;

Ezekiel 25:15

Thus says lord LORD: Because the Philistines have dealt by revenge, and have taken vengeance with spite of soul to destroy with perpetual enmity,

Ezekiel 36:5

therefore thus says lord LORD: Surely in the fire of my jealousy I have spoken against the residue of the nations, and against all Edom, who have appointed my land to themselves for a possession with the joy of all their heart, wit

Matthew 5:44

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,

Luke 6:27

But I say to you, to those who hear, love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you.

Luke 6:35

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, despairing nothing, and your reward will be great. And ye will be sons of the Most High, because he is good toward the ungrateful and bad.

Acts 7:60

And having knelt down, he cried out in a great voice, Lord, place not this sin to them. And after saying this, he slept.

Acts 14:5

And as a violent movement developed, both of the Gentiles and of the Jews, with their rulers, to denounce and to stone them,

James 3:10

Out of the same mouth proceeds blessing and curse. My brothers, these things ought not to happen this way.

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