"If you come across your enemy's stray ox or donkey, you must return it to him.
"If you see the donkey of someone who hates you lying [helpless] under its load, and you want to refrain from helping it, you must help with it.
"You have heard that it was said, Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
He did not commit sin, and no deceit was found in His mouth;
when reviled, He did not revile in return; when suffering, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to the One who judges justly.
not paying back evil for evil or insult for insult but, on the contrary, giving a blessing, since you were called for this, so that you can inherit a blessing.
Do not be hasty to speak, and do not be impulsive to make a speech before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.
Do not let your mouth bring guilt on you, and do not say in the presence of the messenger that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry with your words and destroy the work of your hands?
But I tell you, everyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. And whoever says to his brother, 'Fool!' will be subject to the Sanhedrin. But whoever says, 'You moron!' will be subject to hellfire.
I tell you that on the day of judgment people will have to account for every careless word they speak.
And the tongue is a fire. The tongue, a world of unrighteousness, is placed among the parts of our [bodies]; it pollutes the whole body, sets the course of life on fire, and is set on fire by hell.
With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men who are made in God's likeness.
Out of the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things should not be this way.