Luke 6:29

29 1To one who 2strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic[a] either.

Luke 6:29 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 6:29

And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek
The right cheek,

offer also the other;
the left cheek, by turning it to him, that he may smite that likewise, if he thinks fit: by which proverbial expression, Christ teaches patience in bearing injuries and affronts, and not to seek private revenge; but rather, suffer more, than indulge such a temper; and for the same purpose is what follows urged:

and him that taketh away thy cloak, forbid not to take thy coat also:
the phrase is inverted in Matthew;(See Gill on :)(See Gill on :)

Luke 6:29 In-Context

27 "But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.
29 To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either.
30 Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back.
31 And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

Cross References 2

  • 1. For ver. 29, 30, see Matthew 5:39-42; [Romans 12:17]
  • 2. Isaiah 50:6; Lamentations 3:30; Matthew 26:67

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Greek chiton, a long garment worn under the cloak next to the skin