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

Love Your Enemies

43 (H)“You have heard that it was said, (I)‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, (J)Love your enemies and (K)pray for those who persecute you,

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 5:40 Greek chiton, a long garment worn under the cloak next to the skin

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