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Luke 6:28 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— bless them that curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Bless them that curse you, and pray for them who despitefully use you.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— bless those that curse you; pray for those who use you despitefully.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Be blessing them that curse you; be praying for them that wantonly insult you.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— bless those cursing you, and pray for those accusing you falsely;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Bless them that curse you and pray for them that calumniate you.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Blesse them that curse you, & pray for them which despitefully vse you.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— and bless those who execrate you, and pray for those who lead you by violence.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— and bless them that curse you; and pray for them that drag you with violence.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Bless 2127
{2127} Prime
From a compound of G2095 and G3056; to speak well of, that is, (religiously) to bless (thank or invoke a benediction upon, prosper).
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
them that curse 2672
{2672} Prime
Middle voice from G2671; to execrate; by analogy to doom.
<5740> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 544
you, 5213
{5213} Prime
Irregular dative case of G5210; to (with or by) you.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
pray 4336
{4336} Prime
From G4314 and G2172; to pray to God, that is, supplicate, worship.
<5737> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 152
for 5228
{5228} Prime
A primary preposition; 'over', that is, (with the genitive case) of place, above, beyond, across, or causal, for the sake of, instead, regarding; with the accusative case superior to, more than. In compounds it retains many of the listed applications.
them which despitefully use 1908
{1908} Prime
From a compound of G1909 and (probably) ἀρειά [[areia]] (threats); to insult, slander.
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
you. 5209
{5209} Prime
Accusative of G5210; you (as the object of a verb or preposition).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Luke 6:27-36.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Luke 6:27-36.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
Acts 7:60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.
Romans 12:14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
1 Corinthians 4:12 And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:
James 3:10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
1 Peter 3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.


Ezekiel 25:15 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because the Philistines have dealt by revenge, and have taken vengeance with a despiteful heart, to destroy [it] for the old hatred;
Ezekiel 36:5 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen, and against all Idumea, which have appointed my land into their possession with the joy of all [their] heart, with despiteful minds, to cast it out for a prey.
Acts 14:5 And when there was an assault made both of the Gentiles, and also of the Jews with their rulers, to use [them] despitefully, and to stone them,
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Ezk 25:15; 36:5. Lk 23:34. Ac 7:60; 14:5. Ro 12:14. 1Co 4:12. Jm 3:10. 1P 3:9.

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