Matthew 5:48

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers

King James Version

Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
New King James Version

“Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
New American Standard Bible

“Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
New International Version

Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
The Amplified Bible

You, therefore, must be perfect [growing into complete maturity of godliness in mind and character, having reached the proper height of virtue and integrity], as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

Therefore, as for you, you shall be those who are complete in your character, even as your Father in heaven is complete in His being.
Phillips’ Modern English

No, you will be perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect.
Williams’ Language of the People

So you, My followers, ought to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is.”
Mt. 5:47 π Mt. 6:1
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  1. Be Perfect; The End Time Men - W.W. Fischer We all are attain to the completeness of personality which is nothing less than the standard height of Christ’s own perfection, the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ and the completeness found in Him.

  2. 7. Going to the Source; Poverty in the Body of Christ - Neil Girrard God sees things as they truly are - light or dark, truth or error, spirit or flesh, life or death, love or selfishness. One reason He has no trouble distinguishing between these things is that He is the one and He is not the other.

  3. Maturing in Christ: Advice to New - and Old - Believers - Neil Girrard The path to spiritual maturity is not just a walk up an aisle or even an overnight journey. There are many things we need to observe in our spiritual journey toward God to be certain we don’t get off the path that leads to life.

  4. Perfect Love; The End Time Men - W.W. Fischer The trite phrase, “Well, no one is perfect,” is a cop-out used by Christians to protect their self-life from dying.

  5. Perfection; The End Time Men - W.W. Fischer The comment - “Well, nobody’s perfect” - usually exposes the shallowness of the speaker’s dedication to Almighty God.

  6. Pyramid or Team Yoking - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) One of the most damaging paradigms in the spiritual realms is that of authority.

  7. Same Old Story: Montanus vs. Ignatius of Antioch - Neil Girrard “Church” splits are almost as old as church history – and the first one reveals a lot of the errors we still practice today.

  8. Second Chronicles 16:9; The End Time Men - W.W. Fischer In order for God to show Himself strong in the behalf of His people, they are required to have a perfect heart toward God.

  9. The Standard of Perfection - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Jesus said that we should be perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect – so why aren’t we perfect?

  10. Traditions of Men; The End Time Men - W.W. Fischer If anyone tries to go further in the Lord than those around them, a man-made tradition of some nice born-again Christian people will employ various techniques and traditions (including prayer) to stop this type of progress toward holiness and perfection in Christ.

  11. The Work of the Wilderness - Neil Girrard If God is leading us, why are we still in the wilderness?
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