katapi New Study Bible - Synopsis of the Gospels - New English Bible (New Testament)

katapi HOME Love for Enemies - Mt.5.43-48  Lk.6.27-28  Lk.6.32-36     | NEB Books | notes

Matthew: 5
43'You have learned that they were told, "Love your neighbour, hate your enemy." 44But what I tell you is this: Love your enemies [Some witnesses insert: bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you.] and pray for your persecutors; [Some witnesses insert: and those who treat you spitefully.] 45only 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. 46If you love only those who love you, what reward can you expect? Surely the tax-gatherers do as much as that. 47And if you greet only your brothers, what is there extraordinary about that? Even the heathen do as much. 48You must therefore be all goodness, just as your heavenly Father is all good.

Luke: 6
27'But to you who hear me I say:

'Love your enemies; do good to those who hate you; 28bless those who curse you; pray for those who treat you spitefully.

Luke: 6
32'If you love only those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. 33Again, if you do good only to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do as much. 34And 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. 35But you must love your enemies and do good; and lend without expecting any return; [Or: without ever giving up hope; some witnesses read: without giving up hope of anyone.] 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. 36Be compassionate as your Father is compassionate.

Notes: The most generally known harmonies of the Gospels are based upon the Huck-Lietzmann Synopsis (1936) of the three gospels and Sparks' Synopsis (1964) of four gospels. Many of the passages in these harmonies are too short to display in a useful manner on a web-page.
The katapi New Study Bible Synopsis of the Gospels is based upon the headings displayed in the New Study Bible reference table which in turn follows the headings printed in the United Bible Societies' New Testament in Greek. These sections are more useful for bible study. Columns are arranged so that the first column is your chosen heading from the bible passage list (highlighted). The harmonies that follow across the web-page are then in the normally accepted order.
For Old Testament references quoted by New Testament authors, you should either go back to the passage listing web-page and select the link on the 'version' column; or click on the column heading and search through the chapter for the relevant passage; than select the OT passage from the reference column.

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