Lamentations 3:30
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New International Version
Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him, and let him be filled with disgrace.

New Living Translation
Let them turn the other cheek to those who strike them and accept the insults of their enemies.

English Standard Version
let him give his cheek to the one who strikes, and let him be filled with insults.

New American Standard Bible
Let him give his cheek to the smiter, Let him be filled with reproach.

King James Bible
He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him: he is filled full with reproach.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let him offer his cheek to the one who would strike him; let him be filled with shame.

International Standard Version
He will endure being slapped in the face, bringing him public disgrace.

NET Bible
Let him offer his cheek to the one who hits him; let him have his fill of insults.

New Heart English Bible
Let him give his cheek to him who strikes him; let him be filled with insults.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They should turn their cheeks to the one who strikes them and take their fill of insults.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let him give his cheek to him that smiteth him Let him be filled full with reproach.

New American Standard 1977
Let him give his cheek to the smiter;
            Let him be filled with reproach.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Jod He shall turn his cheek unto him that smites him; he shall be filled with reproach.

King James 2000 Bible
He gives his cheek to him that strikes him: he is filled full with reproach.

American King James Version
He gives his cheek to him that smites him: he is filled full with reproach.

American Standard Version
Let him give his cheek to him that smiteth him; let him be filled full with reproach.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jod. He shall give his cheek to him that striketh him, he shall be filled with reproaches.

Darby Bible Translation
he giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him; he is filled full with reproach.

English Revised Version
Let him give his cheek to him that smiteth him; let him be filled full with reproach.

Webster's Bible Translation
He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him: he is filled full with reproach.

World English Bible
Let him give his cheek to him who strikes him; let him be filled full with reproach.

Young's Literal Translation
He giveth to his smiter the cheek, He is filled with reproach.
Study Bible
Jeremiah's Hope
29Let him put his mouth in the dust, Perhaps there is hope. 30Let him give his cheek to the smiter, Let him be filled with reproach. 31For the Lord will not reject forever,…
Cross References
Job 16:10
"They have gaped at me with their mouth, They have slapped me on the cheek with contempt; They have massed themselves against me.

Isaiah 50:6
I gave My back to those who strike Me, And My cheeks to those who pluck out the beard; I did not cover My face from humiliation and spitting.

Micah 5:1
"Now muster yourselves in troops, daughter of troops; They have laid siege against us; With a rod they will smite the judge of Israel on the cheek.
Treasury of Scripture

He gives his cheek to him that smites him: he is filled full with reproach.

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Job 16:10 They have gaped on me with their mouth; they have smitten me on the …

Isaiah 50:6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked …

Micah 5:1 Now gather yourself in troops, O daughter of troops: he has laid …

Matthew 5:39 But I say to you, That you resist not evil: but whoever shall smite …

Matthew 26:67 Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote …

Luke 6:29 And to him that smites you on the one cheek offer also the other; …

2 Corinthians 11:20 For you suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour …

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Psalm 69:9,20 For the zeal of your house has eaten me up; and the reproaches of …

Psalm 123:3 Have mercy on us, O LORD, have mercy on us: for we are exceedingly …

(30) He giveth his cheek . . .--The submission enjoined reaches its highest point--a patience like that of Job 16:10; we may add, like that of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:39.) It was harder to accept the Divine chastisement when it came through human agents. Not so had Jeremiah once taught and acted (Jeremiah 20:1-6; Jeremiah 28:15). (Comp. Isaiah 1:6.)

Verse 30. - He giveth his cheek. Notice the striking affinity (which is hardly accidental) to Job 16:10; Isaiah 1:6. The ideal of the righteous man, according to these kindred books, contains, as one of its most prominent features, the patient endurance of affliction; and so too does the same ideal, received and amplified by the greatest "Servant of Jehovah" (Matthew 5:39). He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him,.... Either to God that afflicts him, and patiently bears it; see Isaiah 9:13; or rather to men. To be smitten on the cheek is always reckoned a very great affront; to turn the cheek to an injurious man is to give him an opportunity and leave to smite, and signifies the taking of it patiently, and agrees both with our Lord's advice and example, Matthew 5:39;

he is filled full with reproach; has many reproaches, and the reproaches of many upon him; as such must expect, that take Christ's yoke upon them; see Psalm 123:3; and yet revile not again, but esteem reproaches for Christ's sake great riches, and wear them as crowns, and bind them about their necks as chains of gold; esteeming it an honour and a happiness to suffer shame for his name. 30. Messiah, the Antitype, fulfilled this; His practice agreeing with His precept (Isa 50:6; Mt 5:39). Many take patiently afflictions from God, but when man wrongs them, they take it impatiently. The godly bear resignedly the latter, like the former, as sent by God (Ps 17:13).

Caph.3:21-36 Having stated his distress and temptation, the prophet shows how he was raised above it. Bad as things are, it is owing to the mercy of God that they are not worse. We should observe what makes for us, as well as what is against us. God's compassions fail not; of this we have fresh instances every morning. Portions on earth are perishing things, but God is a portion for ever. It is our duty, and will be our comfort and satisfaction, to hope and quietly to wait for the salvation of the Lord. Afflictions do and will work very much for good: many have found it good to bear this yoke in their youth; it has made many humble and serious, and has weaned them from the world, who otherwise would have been proud and unruly. If tribulation work patience, that patience will work experience, and that experience a hope that makes not ashamed. Due thoughts of the evil of sin, and of our own sinfulness, will convince us that it is of the Lord's mercies we are not consumed. If we cannot say with unwavering voice, The Lord is my portion; may we not say, I desire to have Him for my portion and salvation, and in his word do I hope? Happy shall we be, if we learn to receive affliction as laid upon us by the hand of God.
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