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Matthew 5:47-48 The Passion Translation (TPT)

47 How are you any different from others if you limit your kindness[a] only to your friends? Don’t even the ungodly[b] do that? 48 Since you are children of a perfect Father in heaven, you are to be perfect[c] like him.”


  1. Matthew 5:47 Or “ask for the peace of your brothers” (Hebrew Matthew and Aramaic).
  2. Matthew 5:47 Or “gentiles” (who worship other gods).
  3. Matthew 5:48 The Greek and Aramaic words for “perfect” can also mean “whole, complete, fully mature, lacking nothing, all-inclusive, well rounded.”
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Matthew 5:47-48 New International Version (NIV)

47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

New International Version (NIV)

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