New Living Translation
If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that.
King James Bible
And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?
Darby Bible Translation
And if ye should salute your brethren only, what do ye extraordinary? Do not also the Gentiles the same?
World English Bible
If you only greet your friends, what more do you do than others? Don't even the tax collectors do the same?
Young's Literal Translation
and if ye may salute your brethren only, what do ye abundant? do not also the tax-gatherers so?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:47 And if ye salute your friends only - Our Lord probably glances at those prejudices, which different sects had against each other, and intimates, that he would not have his followers imbibe that narrow spirit. Would to God this had been more attended to among the unhappy divisions and subdivisions, into which his Church has been crumbled! And that we might at least advance so far, as cordially to embrace our brethren in Christ, of whatever party or denomination they are!
LibraryThe Fourth Beatitude
'Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.'--MATT. v. 6. Two preliminary remarks will give us the point of view from which I desire to consider these words now. First, we have seen, in previous sermons, that these paradoxes of the Christian life which we call the Beatitudes are a linked chain, or, rather, an outgrowth from a common root. Each presupposes all the preceding. Now, of course, it is a mistake to expect uniformity in the process of building …
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If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much.
But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.
Luke, the beloved doctor, sends his greetings, and so does Demas.
Please give my greetings to our brothers and sisters at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church that meets in her house.
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