Passage: Matthew 5:38-45 (RSV)

Matthew 5

38"You have heard that it was said, `An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.'
39But I say to you, Do not resist one who is evil. But if any one strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also;
40and if any one would sue you and take your coat, let him have your cloak as well;
41and if any one forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.
42Give to him who begs from you, and do not refuse him who would borrow from you.
43"You have heard that it was said, `You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.'
44But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
45so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

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