Smiting on the cheek was accounted a grievous injury and insult ( Job 16:10 ; Lamentations 3:30 ; Micah 5:1 ). The admonition ( Luke 6:29 ), "Unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other," means simply, "Resist not evil" ( Matthew 5:39 ; 1 Peter 2:19-23 ). Psalms 3:7 = that God had deprived his enemies of the power of doing him injury.
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Cheek". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".