43 “You have heard that it was said, Love your neighborF,n and hate your enemy. 44 But I tell you, love your enemiesG and pray for those whoH persecute you,o 45 so that you may beI children of your Father in heaven. For he causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.p 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward will you have? Don’t even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet only your brothers and sisters, what are you doing out of the ordinary?J,q Don’t even the GentilesK do the same? 48 Be perfect,r therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Other mss add bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you,
Other mss add mistreat you and
Or may become, or may show yourselves to be
Or doing that is superior; lit doing more
Other mss read tax collectors
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