||43 'You have learned that they were told, "Love your neighbour, hate your enemy." 44 But what I tell you is this: Love your enemies and pray for your persecutors; 45 only so can you be children of your heavenly Father, who makes his sun rise on good and bad alike, and sends the rain on the honest and the dishonest. 46 If you love only those who love you, what reward can you expect? Surely the tax-gatherers do as much as that. 47 And if you greet only your brothers, what is there extraordinary about that? Even the heathen do as much. 48 You must therefore be all goodness, just as your heavenly Father is all good.
||27 'But to you who hear me I say:
'Love your enemies; do good to those who hate you; 28 bless those who curse you; pray for those who treat you spitefully.
||32 'If you love only those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. 33 Again, if you do good only to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do as much. 34 And if you lend only where you expect to be repaid, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to each other if they are to be repaid in full. 35 But you must love your enemies and do good; and lend without expecting any return; and you will have a rich reward: you will be sons of the Most High, because he himself is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36 Be compassionate as your Father is compassionate.