but as for you, love your enemies, do good, and lend without expecting any advantage from it: so shall your reward be great, in acting like the children of the most high: for he is kind to the most ungrateful wretches.
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:
for you are sensible of the beneficence of our Lord Jesus Christ; powerful as he was, for your sake he became poor, that you through his poverty might be made rich.
and crying with a loud voice, said, "what injury have I done you, Jesus, thou son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, not to torment me."
he shall be great, he shall be the son of the most high. the Lord God shall give him the throne of his father David.
But as for you, who hear me, love your enemies: do good to those, who hate you: bless those, who curse you:
nevertheless he sufficiently display'd himself by his beneficence to mankind, in giving us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, replenishing our hearts with food and gladness."
but herein hath God displayed his love towards us, in that Christ died for us, even while we were yet sinners.
In this the children of God are distinguished from the children of the devil: he that does not practise virtue, and fraternal benevolence, is not of God.
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth, is born of God, and knoweth God.
my father will be honour'd by your bearing much fruit, and you will have the honour of being my disciples.