Matthew 5:40
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English Standard Version
And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well.

King James Bible
And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.

American Standard Version
And if any man would go to law with thee, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if a man will contend with thee in judgment, and take away thy coat, let go thy cloak also unto him.

English Revised Version
And if any man would go to law with thee, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.

Webster's Bible Translation
And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.

Weymouth New Testament
If any one wishes to go to law with you and to deprive you of your under garment, let him take your outer one also.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Coat, cloke (χιτῶνα, ἱμάτιον)

The former, the shirt-like under-garment or tunic; the latter, the mantle, or ampler over-garment, which served as a covering for the night, and therefore was forbidden by the Levitical law to be retained in pledge overnight (Exodus 22:26, Exodus 22:27). To yield up this without resistance therefore implies a higher degree of concession.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 6:29 And to him that smites you on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that takes away your cloak forbid not to take your coat also.

1 Corinthians 6:7 Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because you go to law one with another. Why do you not rather take wrong?...

Cross References
Matthew 5:39
But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Matthew 5:41
And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.

Luke 6:29
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.

1 Corinthians 7:36
If anyone thinks that he is not behaving properly toward his betrothed, if his passions are strong, and it has to be, let him do as he wishes: let them marry--it is no sin.

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