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Matthew 5:43-45 

Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Love Your Enemies

43 “You have heard that it was said, Love’ (Owr-Racham: [be-] compassion[ate][onto], [be-] merciful [onto], etc..) your neighbor [a]and hate your enemy. 44 But I tell you, Love’ (Racham: [be] compassion[ate] [onto], [be] merciful [onto], etc..) your enemies[b] and pray for those who[c] persecute you, 45 so that you may be[d] sons of your Father in heaven. For ‘He’ (ha-‘Iysh: the-Husbandman, the-Steward, etc..) causes ‘His’ (ha-Ga’al’s: the-Deliverer’s, the-Redeemer’s, etc..) sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.”

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Strong’s Hebrew Lexicon:

Be: 215 ‘owr ore a primitive root; to be (causative, make) luminous (literally and metaphorically):–X break of day, glorious, kindle, (be, en-, give, show) light (-en, -ened), set on fire, shine.

Love: 7356 racham rakh’-am from 7355; compassion[ate] (in the plural); by extension, the womb (as cherishing the fetus); by implication, a maiden:– bowels, compassion, damsel, tender love, (great, tender) mercy [merciful], pity, womb.

He: 376 ‘iysh eesh contracted for 582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation):–also, another, any (man), a certain, + champion, consent, each, every (one), fellow, (foot-, husband-)man, (good-, great, mighty) man, he, high (degree), him (that is), husband, man(-kind), + none, one, people, person, + steward, what (man) soever, whoso(-ever), worthy. Compare 802.

His: 1350 ga’al gaw-al’ a primitive root, to redeem (according to the Oriental law of kinship), i.e. to be the next of kin (and as such to buy back a relative’s property, marry his widow, etc.):–X in any wise, X at all, avenger, deliver[er’s], (do, perform the part of near, next) kinsfolk(-man), purchase, ransom, redeem(-er), revenger.

 

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