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Matthew 5:47-48 World English Bible (WEB)

47 If you only greet your friends, what more do you do than others? Don’t even the tax collectors[a] do the same? 48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.


  1. 5:47 NU reads “Gentiles” instead of “tax collectors”.
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Matthew 5:47-48 New International Version (NIV)

47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

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Matthew 5:47-48 King James Version (KJV)

47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

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