Matthew 5:38-42 LEB

The Sermon on the Mount: Retaliation

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

    • 5:38 - A quotation from Exod 21:24; Lev 24:20
      39 But I say to you, do not resist the evildoer, but whoever strikes you on the right cheek,b turn the other to him also.

      References for Matthew 5:39

        • · 5:39 - Some manuscripts have "your right cheek"
          40 And the one who wants to go to court with you and take your tunic, {let him have}c your outer garment also.

          References for Matthew 5:40

            • ¸ 5:40 - Literally "leave to him"
              41 And whoever forces you to go one mile,d go with him two.

              References for Matthew 5:41

                • ¹ 5:41 - A Roman mile was originally a thousand paces, but was later fixed at eight stades (1,478.5 meters)
                  42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.