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27 j“But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 kbless those who curse you, and lpray for those who spitefully use you. 29 mTo him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. nAnd from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either. 30 oGive to everyone who asks of you. And from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back. 31 pAnd just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.
32 q“But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 rAnd if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive back, what credit is that to you? For even sinners lend to sinners to receive as much back. 35 But slove your enemies, tdo good, and ulend, 8hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and vyou will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil. 36 wTherefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.
37 x“Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. yForgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 zGive, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your abosom. For bwith the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”
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