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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;

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;

Amplified

But I say to you, love [that is, unselfishly seek the best or higher good for] your enemies and pray for those who 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:

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 knowledge that it was said, Have love for your neighbour, and hate for him who is against you: 44 But I say to you, Have love for those who are against you, and make prayer for those who are cruel to you; 45 So that you may be the sons of your Father in heaven; for his sun gives light to the evil and to the good, and he sends rain on the upright man and on the sinner.


Cross References

Luke 23:34

And Jesus said, Father, let them have forgiveness, for they have no knowledge of what they are doing. And they made division of his clothing among them by the decision of chance.

Luke 6:27-28

But I say to you who give ear to me, Have love for those who are against you, do good to those who have hate for you,

Acts 7:60

And going down on his knees, he said in a loud voice, Lord, do not make them responsible for this sin. And when he had said this, he went to his rest.

Romans 12:14

Give blessing and not curses to those who are cruel to you.

1 Peter 3:9

Not giving back evil for evil, or curse for curse, but in place of cursing, blessing; because this is the purpose of God for you that you may have a heritage of blessing.

Psalm 7:4

If I have given back evil to him who did evil to me, or have taken anything from him who was against me without cause;

Romans 12:20-21

But if one who has hate for you is in need of food or of drink, give it to him, for in so doing you will put coals of fire on his head.

1 Peter 2:23

To sharp words he gave no sharp answer; when he was undergoing pain, no angry word came from his lips; but he put himself into the hands of the judge of righteousness:

Exodus 23:4-5

If you come across the ox or the ass of one who is no friend to you wandering from its way, you are to take it back to him

2 Kings 6:22

But he said in answer, You are not to put them to death; have you any right to put to death those whom you have not taken prisoner with your sword and your bow? put bread and water before them, so that they may have food and drink and go to their master.

Psalm 35:13-14

But as for me, when they were ill I put on the clothing of sorrow: I went without food and was sad, and my prayer came back again to my heart.

Proverbs 25:21-22

If your hater is in need of food, give him bread; and if he is in need of drink, give him water:

Luke 6:34-35

And if you let those have the use of your money, from whom you are hoping to get it back, what credit is it to you? even sinners do so to sinners, hoping to get back as much as they gave.

1 Corinthians 4:12-13

And with our hands we do the hardest work: when they give us curses we give blessings, when we undergo punishment we take it quietly;

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Love is never tired of waiting; love is kind; love has no envy; love has no high opinion of itself, love has no pride;

2 Chronicles 28:9-15

But a prophet of the Lord was there, named Oded; and he went out in front of the army which was coming into Samaria and said to them, Truly, because the Lord, the God of your fathers, was angry with Judah, he gave them up into your hands, and you have put them to death in an outburst of wrath stretching up to heaven.

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