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Matthew 5:47
And if you salute your brothers only, what do you more than others? do not even the publicans so?

I. What HAVE we more than others?

1. You have forgiveness of sins.

2. Peace with God.

3. Fellowship with God.

4. You have in expectation a perfect deliverance from evil contact with sin.

5. You have in expectation the resurrection of your bodies.

II. What Do ye more than others?

1. The first obligation is to be thankful.

2. The second obligation is to be boastful: "My soul shall make her boast in the Lord."

3. To be loving towards all men, but especially towards the household of faith.

4. We must do more than others because more has been done for us, and more is expected of us.

(H. McNeile.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

WEB: If you only greet your friends, what more do you do than others? Don't even the tax collectors do the same?

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