Parallel Verses

Amplified

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

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;

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:

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,

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
But
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

say
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

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

G25
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

you
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 
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

for
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 tell you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 To show that you are the children of your Father Who is in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the wicked and on the good, and makes the rain fall upon the upright and the wrongdoers [alike].


Cross References

Luke 23:34

And Jesus prayed, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. And they divided His garments and distributed them by casting lots for them.

Luke 6:27-28

But I say to you who are listening now to Me: [ in order to heed, make it a practice to] love your enemies, treat well (do good to, act nobly toward) those who detest you and pursue you with hatred,

Acts 7:60

And falling on his knees, he cried out loudly, Lord, fix not this sin upon them [lay it not to their charge]! And when he had said this, he fell asleep [in death].

Romans 12:14

Bless those who persecute you [who are cruel in their attitude toward you]; bless and do not curse them.

1 Peter 3:9

Never return evil for evil or insult for insult (scolding, tongue-lashing, berating), but on the contrary blessing [praying for their welfare, happiness, and protection, and truly pitying and loving them]. For know that to this you have been called, that you may yourselves inherit a blessing [from God -- "that you may obtain a blessing as heirs, bringing welfare and happiness and protection].

Psalm 7:4

If I have paid back with evil him who was at peace with me or without cause have robbed him who was my enemy,

Romans 12:20-21

But if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals upon his head.

1 Peter 2:23

When He was reviled and insulted, He did not revile or offer insult in return; [when] He was abused and suffered, He made no threats [of vengeance]; but he trusted [Himself and everything] to Him Who judges fairly.

Exodus 23:4-5

If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey going astray, you shall surely bring it back to him again.

2 Kings 6:22

[Elisha] answered, You shall not slay them. Would you slay those you have taken captive with your sword and bow? Set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink and return to their master.

Psalm 35:13-14

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I afflicted myself with fasting, and I prayed with head bowed on my breast.

Proverbs 25:21-22

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

Luke 6:34-35

And if you lend money at interest to those from whom you hope to receive, what quality of credit and thanks is that to you? Even notorious sinners lend money at interest to sinners, so as to recover as much again.

1 Corinthians 4:12-13

And we still toil unto weariness [for our living], working hard with our own hands. When men revile us [ wound us with an accursed sting], we bless them. When we are persecuted, we take it patiently and endure it.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.

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 that was returning to Samaria and said to them, Behold, because the Lord, the God of your fathers, was angry with Judah, He delivered them into your hand; but you have slain them in a fury that reaches up to heaven.

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