But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
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.
“But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
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.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
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.
If I have rewarded evil to my friend, Or have plundered him who without cause was my adversary,
“ 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.”
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;
“ If you meet your enemy’s ox or his donkey wandering away, you shall surely return it to him.
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.”
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.
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;
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.
and we toil, working with our own hands; when we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure;
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,
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.