Luke 6:27-36 - The Sermon On The Plain: Love For Enemies

27 I tell you, my hearers, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you: 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. 29 If a man strikes you on the one cheek, offer him the other as well: if anyone takes your coat, do not deny him your shirt as well; 30 give to anyone who asks you, and do not ask your goods back from anyone who has taken them. 31 As you would like men to do to you, so do to them. 32 If you love only those who love you, what credit is that to you? Why, even sinful men love those who love them. 33 If you help only those who help you, what merit is that to you? Why, even sinful men do that. 34 If you only lend to those from whom you hope to get something, what credit is that to you? Even sinful men lend to one another, so as to get a fair return. 35 No, you must love your enemies and help them, you must lend to them without expecting any return; then you will have a rich reward, you will be sons of the Most High for he is kind even to the ungrateful and the evil. 36 Be merciful, as your Father is merciful.