MATTHEW 5:43

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Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

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Matthew 5:43 Translation & Meaning

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Ye have heard Ἠκούσατε To hear (in various senses) heard
that ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because that
it hath been said, ἐῤῥέθη, To utter, i.e., speak or say been said
Thou shalt love Ἀγαπήσεις To love (in a social or moral sense) love
thy σου Of thee, thy thy
neighbour, πλησίον (adverbially) close by; as noun, a neighbor, i.e., fellow (as man, countryman, Christian or friend) neighbour
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
hate μισήσεις To detest (especially to persecute); by extension, to love less hate
thine σου Of thee, thy thine
enemy. ἐχθρόν Hateful (passively, odious, or actively, hostile); usually as a noun, an adversary (especially Satan) enemy

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  • 41  And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

  • 42  Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

  • 43  Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

  • 44  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;

  • 45  That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.




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