New International Version
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
King James Bible
Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
Darby Bible Translation
Bless them that persecute you; bless, and curse not.
World English Bible
Bless those who persecute you; bless, and don't curse.
Young's Literal Translation
Bless those persecuting you; bless, and curse not;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Bless them which persecute you - Ευλογειτε, Give good words, or pray for them that give you bad words, καταρασθε, who make dire imprecations against you. Bless them, pray for them, and on no account curse them, whatever the provocation may be. Have the loving, forgiving mind that was in your Lord.
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But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
1 Corinthians 4:12
We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it;
1 Peter 3:9
Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
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