Matthew 5:43-48 - The Sermon On The Mount: Love For Enemies

43 Ye have heard, that it was said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44 But, I, say unto you, Be loving your enemies, and praying for them who are persecuting you: 45 That ye may become sons of your Father who is in the heavens: because, his sun, he maketh arise on evil and good, and sendeth rain, on just and unjust. 46 For, if ye love them that love you, what reward have ye? are not, even the tax-collectors, the same thing, doing? 47 And, if ye salute your brethren only, what, more than common, are ye doing? are not, even the nations, the same thing, doing? 48 Ye, therefore, shall become, perfect: as, your heavenly Father, is perfect.