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42 If a person asks you for something, give it to him. Don’t refuse to give to someone who wants to borrow from you.

Love All People

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemies.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies. Pray for those who hurt you.[b]

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  1. 5:43 ‘Love your neighbor’ Quotation from Leviticus 19:18.
  2. 5:44 you Some Greek copies continue, “Bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you.” Compare Luke 6:28.

42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.(A)

Love for Enemies

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[a](B) and hate your enemy.’(C) 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,(D)

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  1. Matthew 5:43 Lev. 19:18

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