33"Again 3you have heard that it was said to those of old, 4'You shall not swear falsely, but 5shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.'34But I say to you, 6Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for 7it is the throne of God,35or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is 8the city of the great King.36And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black.37Let what you say be simply 'Yes' or 'No'; 9anything more than this comes from evil.a
3810"You have heard that it was said, 11'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.'39But I say to you, 12Do not resist the one who is evil. But 13if anyone 14slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.40And 15if anyone would sue you and take your tunic,b let him have your cloak as well.41And if anyone 16forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.4217Give to the one who begs from you, and 18do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.