Friday, July 04, 2008

Christian Love

"But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,"
—Christ in Luke 6:27

Enemies: Greek Strong's Number: 2190

Greek Word: ἐχθρός
Transliteration: echthros
Phonetic Pronunciation:ekh-thros'
Root: from a primary echtho (to hate), hateful (passively, odious, or actively, hostile)
Cross Reference: TDNT - 2:811,285
Part of Speech: adj
Vine's Words: Enemy, Foe

Usage Notes:

English Words used in KJV:
enemy 30 foe 2 [Total Count: 32]

from a primary echtho (to hate); hateful (passive odious, or active hostile); usually as a noun, an adversary (especially Satan) :- enemy, foe

"These are hard lessons to flesh and blood. But if we are thoroughly grounded in the faith of Christ's love, this will make his commands easy to us. Every one that comes to him for washing in his blood, and knows the greatness of the mercy and the love there is in him, can say, in truth and sincerity, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? Let us then aim to be merciful, even according to the mercy of our heavenly Father to us"
—Matthew Henry Concise on Luke 6:27

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