Love for Enemies(A)

27 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,(B)

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28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.(A)

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34 Jesus said, “Father,(A) forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”[a](B) And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.(C)

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  1. Luke 23:34 Some early manuscripts do not have this sentence.
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20 Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’[a](A) If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also.(B) If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.

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  1. John 15:20 John 13:16
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60 Then he fell on his knees(A) and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.”(B) When he had said this, he fell asleep.(C)

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35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?(A) Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?(B)

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14 Bless those who persecute you;(A) bless and do not curse.

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12 We work hard with our own hands.(A) When we are cursed, we bless;(B) when we are persecuted,(C) we endure it;

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23 When they hurled their insults at him,(A) he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats.(B) Instead, he entrusted himself(C) to him who judges justly.(D)

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