Matthew 5:38-42 CSB

Go the Second Mile

38 "You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. a

References for Matthew 5:38

    • r 5:38 - Ex 21:24; Lv 24:20; Dt 19:21
      39 But I tell you, don't resist b an evildoer. On the contrary, if anyone slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.

      References for Matthew 5:39

        • s 5:39 - Or don't set yourself against, or don't retaliate against
          40 As for the one who wants to sue you and take away your shirt, c let him have your coat d as well.

          References for Matthew 5:40

            • t 5:40 - Lit tunic inner garment
            • u 5:40 - Lit robe, or garment outer garment
              41 And if anyone forces e you to go one mile, go with him two.

              References for Matthew 5:41

                • v 5:41 - Roman soldiers could require people to carry loads for them.
                  42 Give to the one who asks you, and don't turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.