Matthew 5:34-44 NLT

34 But I say, do not make any vows! Do not say, ‘By heaven!’ because heaven is God’s throne.
35 And do not say, ‘By the earth!’ because the earth is his footstool. And do not say, ‘By Jerusalem!’ for Jerusalem is the city of the great King.
36 Do not even say, ‘By my head!’ for you can’t turn one hair white or black.
37 Just say a simple, ‘Yes, I will,’ or ‘No, I won’t.’ Anything beyond this is from the evil one.
38 “You have heard the law that says the punishment must match the injury: ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’a

References for Matthew 5:38

    • 5:38 - Greek the law that says: ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ Exod 21:24; Lev 24:20; Deut 19:21 .
      39 But I say, do not resist an evil person! If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also.
      40 If you are sued in court and your shirt is taken from you, give your coat, too.
      41 If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile,b carry it two miles.

      References for Matthew 5:41

        • 5:41 - Greek milion [4,854 feet or 1,478 meters].
          42 Give to those who ask, and don’t turn away from those who want to borrow.
          43 “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’c and hate your enemy.

          References for Matthew 5:43

            • 5:43 - Lev 19:18 .
              44 But I say, love your enemies!d Pray for those who persecute you!

              References for Matthew 5:44

                • 5:44 - Some manuscripts add Bless those who curse you. Do good to those who hate you. Compare Luke 6:27-28 .