He shall judge between the nations,
    and shall decide disputes for many peoples;
(A)and they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
    and their spears into pruning hooks;
(B)nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
    neither shall they learn war anymore.

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“Blessed are (A)the peacemakers, for (B)they shall be called (C)sons[a] of God.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 5:9 Greek huioi; see Preface

Retaliation

38 (A)“You have heard that it was said, (B)‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I say to you, (C)Do not resist the one who is evil. But (D)if anyone (E)slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40 And (F)if anyone would sue you and take your tunic,[a] let him have your cloak as well. 41 And if anyone (G)forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. 42 (H)Give to the one who begs from you, and (I)do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.

Love Your Enemies

43 (J)“You have heard that it was said, (K)‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, (L)Love your enemies and (M)pray for those who persecute you, 45 (N)so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and (O)sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 (P)For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet only your brothers,[b] what more are you doing than others? Do not even (Q)the Gentiles do the same? 48 (R)You therefore must be (S)perfect, (T)as your heavenly Father is perfect.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 5:40 Greek chiton, a long garment worn under the cloak next to the skin
  2. Matthew 5:47 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters

33 But (A)seek first (B)the kingdom of God and his righteousness, (C)and all these things will be added to you.

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52 Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place. For (A)all who take the sword will perish by the sword.

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36 He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one.

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38 And they said, “Look, Lord, here are two (A)swords.” And he said to them, (B)“It is enough.”

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18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, (A)live peaceably with all. 19 Beloved, (B)never avenge yourselves, but leave it[a] to the wrath of God, for it is written, (C)“Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 12:19 Greek give place

Submission to the Authorities

13 Let every person (A)be subject to the governing authorities. For (B)there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you (C)will receive his approval, for (D)he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, (E)an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also (F)for the sake of conscience. For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. (G)Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.

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19 So then let us (A)pursue what makes for peace and for (B)mutual upbuilding.

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14 (A)Strive for peace with everyone, and for the (B)holiness (C)without which no one will see the Lord.

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Warning Against Worldliness

What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions[a] are (A)at war within you?[b] You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.

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Footnotes

  1. James 4:1 Greek pleasures; also verse 3
  2. James 4:1 Greek in your members

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