Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

But I say to 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,

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 tell you, Love 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:

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:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless those that curse you, do good to those that hate you, and pray for those who speak evil about 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 must love your neighbor' and hate your enemy. 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you will become children of your Father in heaven, because he makes his sun rise on both evil and good people, and he lets rain fall on the righteous and the unrighteous.


Cross References

Luke 23:34

Jesus kept saying, "Father, forgive them, because they don't know what they're doing." Then they divided his clothes among them by throwing dice.

Luke 6:27-28

"But I say to you who are listening: Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you.

Acts 7:60

Then he knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, "Lord, don't hold this sin against them!" After he had said this, he died.

Romans 12:14

Bless those who persecute you. Keep on blessing them, and never curse them.

1 Peter 3:9

Do not pay others back evil for evil or insult for insult. Instead, keep blessing them, because you were called to inherit a blessing.

Psalm 7:4

if I have rewarded those who did me good with evil, if I have plundered my enemy without justification,

Romans 12:20-21

But "if your enemy is hungry, feed him. For if he is thirsty, give him a drink. If you do this, you will pile burning coals on his head."

1 Peter 2:23

When he was insulted, he did not retaliate. When he suffered, he did not threaten. It was his habit to commit the matter to the one who judges fairly.

Exodus 23:4-5

"If you come across your enemy's ox or donkey wandering off, you are to certainly return it to him.

2 Kings 6:22

But he replied, "No! You're not to kill them! Would you execute those whom you've taken captive at the point of a sword or with your bow? Give them food and water so they can eat and drink. Then send them back to their master!"

Psalm 35:13-14

But when they were sick, I wore sackcloth, humbled myself with fasting, and prayed from my heart repeatedly for them.

Proverbs 25:21-22

If your enemy hungers, give him food to eat; and if he thirsts, give him water to drink.

Luke 6:34-35

If you lend to those from whom you expect to get something back, what thanks do you deserve? Even sinners lend to sinners to get back what they lend.

1 Corinthians 4:12-13

We wear ourselves out from working with our own hands. When insulted, we bless. When persecuted, we endure.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Love is always patient; love is always kind; love is never envious or arrogant with pride. Nor is she conceited,

2 Chronicles 28:9-15

But a prophet of the LORD was there named Oded. He went out to greet the army as it arrived in Samaria. He warned them, "Look! Because the LORD God of your ancestors was angry at Judah, he delivered them into your control, but you have killed them with a vehemence that has reached all the way to heaven!

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