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Matthew 5:44 New King James Version (NKJV)

44 [a]But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,

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  1. Matthew 5:44 NU But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you
New King James Version (NKJV)

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Matthew 5:44 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

44 But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

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Matthew 5:44 Amplified Bible (AMP)

44 But I say to you, [a]love [that is, unselfishly seek the best or higher good for] your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

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  1. Matthew 5:44 The key to understanding this and other statements about love is to know that this love (the Greek word agape) is not so much a matter of emotion as it is of doing things for the benefit of another person, that is, having an unselfish concern for another and a willingness to seek the best for another.
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Matthew 5:44 New International Version (NIV)

44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

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Matthew 5:44 King James Version (KJV)

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;

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