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46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you have? Even the tax collectors do the same, don’t they? 47 And if you greet only your relatives, that’s no great thing you’re doing, is it? Even the unbelievers[a] do the same, don’t they? 48 So be perfect,[b] as your heavenly Father is perfect.”[c]

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  1. Matthew 5:47 Lit. to the gentiles; i.e. unbelieving non-Jews; other mss. read the tax collectors
  2. Matthew 5:48 Or mature
  3. Matthew 5:48 Or mature

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