LUKE 6:27

Love your enemies




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But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,

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Luke 6:27 Translation & Meaning

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But ἀλλ' Properly, other things, i.e., (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) But
I say λέγω Properly, to "lay" forth, i.e., (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean say
unto you ὑμῖν To (with or by) you unto you
which hear, ἀκούουσιν To hear (in various senses) hear
Love ἀγαπᾶτε To love (in a social or moral sense) Love
your ὑμῶν Of (from or concerning) you your
enemies, ἐχθροὺς Hateful (passively, odious, or actively, hostile); usually as a noun, an adversary (especially Satan) enemies
do ποιεῖτε To make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct) do
good καλῶς Well (usually morally) good
to them which hate μισοῦσιν To detest (especially to persecute); by extension, to love less hate
you, ὑμᾶς You (as the objective of a verb or preposition) you

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  • 25  Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.

  • 26  Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

  • 27  But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,

  • 28  Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

  • 29  And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also.


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