5:46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Even the tax collectors 1 do the same, don’t they?
5:47 And if you only greet your brothers, what more do you do? Even the Gentiles do the same, don’t they?
1 sn The tax collectors would bid to collect taxes for the Roman government and then add a surcharge, which they kept. Since tax collectors worked for Rome, they were viewed as traitors to their own people and were not well liked.