English Standard Version
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’
King James Bible
Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
American Standard Version
Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy:
You have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thy enemy.
English Revised Version
Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy:
Webster's Bible Translation
Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thy enemy:
Weymouth New Testament
"You have heard that it was said, 'Thou shalt love thy neighbour and hate thine enemy.'
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Neighbor (τὸν πλησίον)
Another word to which the Gospel has imparted a broader and deeper sense. Literally it means the one near (so the Eng., neighbor equals nigh-bor), indicating a mere outward nearness, proximity. Thus a neighbor might be an enemy. Socrates (Plato, "Republic," ii., 373) shows how two adjoining states might come to want each a piece of its neighbor's (τῶν πλησίον) land, so that there would arise war between them; and again (Plato, "Theaetetus," 174) he says that a philosopher is wholly unacquainted with his next-door neighbor, and does not know whether he is a man or an animal. The Old Testament expands the meaning to cover national or tribal fellowship, and that is the sense in our Lord's quotation here. The Christian sense is expounded by Jesus in the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:29 sqq.), as including the whole brotherhood of man, and as founded in love for man, as man, everywhere.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.
"No Ammonite or Moabite may enter the assembly of the LORD. Even to the tenth generation, none of them may enter the assembly of the LORD forever,
"You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.'
"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery.'
1 John 4:21
And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.
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