Matthew 5:38-44 NIV

An Eye for an Eye

38 "You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.'a1

References for Matthew 5:38

    • g 5:38 - Exodus 21:24; Lev. 24:20; Deut. 19:21
      39 But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.2

      References for Matthew 5:39

      40 And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well.
      41 If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.
      42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.3

      References for Matthew 5:42

      Love for Enemies

      43 "You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighborb4 and hate your enemy.'5

      References for Matthew 5:43

      44 But I tell you: Love your enemiesc and pray for those who persecute you,6

      References for Matthew 5:44

        • i 5:44 - Some late manuscripts "enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you"