Matthew 5:44-45 ESV from Bible Gateway

Matthew 5:44-45 ESV

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so 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. shared Matthew 5:44-45 ESV with you from To sign up for daily verses, devotions, and Bible readings from, click here.


Jesus, the Son of His Father I Heaven, loved His enemies and prayed for those who persecuted Him (See Matt. 5:44-45).  Did Jesus choose His enemies?  In light of this, how would you define an “enemy”?

Wilkin. J. (2015). Sermon On The Mount (p. 71). Nashville, TN:  LifeWay Press





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