Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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,

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:

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;

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, 'Love your neighbor' and 'Hate your enemy.' 44 But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 in order that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven, because he causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust.


Cross References

Luke 23:34

[[But Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing."]] And they cast lots to divide his clothes.

Luke 6:27-28

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

Acts 7:60

And falling to [his] knees, he cried out with a loud voice, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them!" And [after he] said this, he fell asleep.

Romans 12:14

Bless those who persecute, bless and do not curse [them].

1 Peter 3:9

not repaying evil for evil or insult for insult, but on the other hand blessing [others], because for this [reason] you were called, so that you could inherit a blessing.

Psalm 7:4

if I have repaid {my ally} [with] harm, or [if] I have plundered my enemy without cause,

Romans 12:20-21

But "if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him [something] to drink; for [by] doing this, you will heap up coals of fire upon his head."

1 Peter 2:23

who [when he] was reviled, did not revile in return; [when] suffering, he did not threaten, but entrusted [himself] to the one who judges justly,

Exodus 23:4-5

" 'If you come upon the ox of your enemy or his donkey going astray, you will certainly bring it back to him

2 Kings 6:22

And he said, "You shall not kill. Would you kill [those] whom you took captive with the sword or with the bow? Put food and water before them that they may eat and drink and then go to their master."

Psalm 35:13-14

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing [was] sackcloth. I weakened my soul with fasting, and my prayer {returned to me unanswered}.

Proverbs 25:21-22

If your enemy [is] hungry, feed him bread, and if thirsty, let him drink water.

Luke 6:34-35

And if you lend [to those] from whom you expect to receive [back], what kind of credit is [that] to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, so that they may get back an equal [amount]!

1 Corinthians 4:12-13

and we toil, working with our own hands. [When we are] reviled, we bless; [when we are] persecuted, we endure;

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Love is patient, love is kind, love is not jealous, [it] does not boast, [it] does not become conceited,

2 Chronicles 28:9-15

Now a prophet of Yahweh was there; Oded [was] his name. And he went out before the army that was coming to Samaria and said to them, "Look, [it is] on account of the anger of Yahweh, the God of your ancestors, against Judah [that] he gave them into your hands, and you killed them in a rage reaching to the heavens.

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