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But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

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Bible References


Luke 6:27
But I tell you people who are listening [to me], love your enemies and do good things to those who hate you.
Romans 5:8
But God demonstrates His own love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.
2 Corinthians 8:9
For you know the unearned favor of our Lord Jesus Christ, [how] that even though He was rich, He became poor for your sakes, so that through His poverty you people could become [spiritually] rich.

And ye

Matthew 5:44
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
John 13:35
If you love one another, then everyone will know by [observing] this that you are my disciples."
John 15:8
My Father is honored by your bearing much fruit and [thus] showing that you are my disciples.
1 John 3:10
Here is how the children of God and the children of the devil can be recognized: All those who do not continue to do what is right do not belong to God. Also, the person who does not continue to love his brother [or sister does not belong to God].
1 John 4:7
Loved ones, we should have love for one another, because love comes from [the very nature of] God, and every person who [continually] loves [others] has been [spiritually] conceived by God [See 2:29; 3:9], and knows [he is in fellowship with] God.

General references

Matthew 5:44
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
Luke 6:34
And if you lend something [only] to those people from whom you expect to have it returned, what thanks do you deserve for doing that? Even worldly people lend to worldly people expecting to get the same things back.