Matthew 5:48
Good News Translation
You must be perfect--just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

Contemporary English Version
But you must always act like your Father in heaven.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be you therefore perfect, as also your heavenly Father is perfect.

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Be you therefore perfect, as also your heavenly Father is perfect.

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Genesis 17:1 And after he began to be ninety and nine years old, the Lord appeared to him: and said unto him: I am the Almighty God: walk before me, and be perfect.

Leviticus 11:44 For I am the Lord your God. Be holy because I am holy. Defile not your souls by any creeping thing, that moveth upon the earth.

Leviticus 19:2 Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel. And thou shalt say to them: Be ye holy, because I the Lord your God am holy.

Leviticus 20:26 You shall be holy unto me, because I the Lord am holy: and I have separated you from other people, that you should be mine.

Deuteronomy 18:13 Thou shalt be perfect, and without spot before the Lord thy God.

Job 1:1,2,3 There was a man in the land of Hus, whose name was Job, and that man was simple and upright, and fearing God, and avoiding evil. . . .

Psalm 37:37 Keep innocence, and behold justice: for there are remnants for the peaceable man.

Luke 6:36,40 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. . . .

2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of the flesh and of the spirit, perfecting sanctification in the fear of God.

2 Corinthians 13:9,11 For we rejoice that we are weak and you are strong. This also we pray for, your perfection. . . .

Philippians 3:12-15 Not as though I had already attained, or were already perfect: but I follow after, if I may by any means apprehend, wherein I am also apprehended by Christ Jesus. . . .

Colossians 1:28 Whom we preach, admonishing every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 4:12 Epaphras saluteth you, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, who is always solicitous for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and full in all the will of God.

James 1:4 And patience hath a perfect work: that you may be perfect and entire, failing in nothing.

1 Peter 1:15,16 But according to him that hath called you, who is holy, be you also in all manner of conversation holy: . . .

even.

Matthew 5:16,45 So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. . . .

Ephesians 3:1 For this cause, I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ, for you Gentiles:

Ephesians 5:1,2 Be ye therefore followers of God, as most dear children: . . .

1 John 3:3 And every one that hath this hope in him sanctifieth himself, as he also is holy.

Context
Love Your Enemies
47And if you salute your brethren only, what do you more? do not also the heathens this? 48Be you therefore perfect, as also your heavenly Father is perfect.
Cross References
Leviticus 19:2
Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel. And thou shalt say to them: Be ye holy, because I the Lord your God am holy.

Deuteronomy 18:13
Thou shalt be perfect, and without spot before the Lord thy God.

2 Samuel 22:31
God, his way is immaculate, the word of the Lord is tried by fire: he is the shield of all that trust in him.

Matthew 5:47
And if you salute your brethren only, what do you more? do not also the heathens this?

2 Corinthians 7:1
Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of the flesh and of the spirit, perfecting sanctification in the fear of God.

Ephesians 5:1
Be ye therefore followers of God, as most dear children:

Philippians 3:12
Not as though I had already attained, or were already perfect: but I follow after, if I may by any means apprehend, wherein I am also apprehended by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:15
Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing you be otherwise minded, this also God will reveal to you,

Colossians 1:28
Whom we preach, admonishing every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.

James 1:4
And patience hath a perfect work: that you may be perfect and entire, failing in nothing.

Additional Translations
Be perfect, therefore, as your Heavenly Father is perfect.

You shall be perfect, therefore, as your Heavenly Father is perfect.

Be you therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Ye therefore shall be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Be ye therefore perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Ye therefore shall be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father who is in heaven is perfect.

You however are to be complete in goodness, as your Heavenly Father is complete.

Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

ye shall therefore be perfect, as your Father who is in the heavens is perfect.
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