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Passage Lookup: Matthew 5:43-48

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Matthew 5:43
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"(bd)You have heard that it was said, ‘(be) You shall love your neighbor (bf)and hate your enemy.'
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Matthew 5:44
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But I say to you, (bg)love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
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Matthew 5:45
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so that you may [ap]be (bh)sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
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Matthew 5:46
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For (bi)if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?
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Matthew 5:47
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If you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?
Matthew 5:48
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Therefore [aq](bj)you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
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