Luke 6:29
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New International Version
If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them.

New Living Translation
If someone slaps you on one cheek, offer the other cheek also. If someone demands your coat, offer your shirt also.

English Standard Version
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.

New American Standard Bible
"Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your coat, do not withhold your shirt from him either.

King James Bible
And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If anyone hits you on the cheek, offer the other also. And if anyone takes away your coat, don't hold back your shirt either.

International Standard Version
If someone strikes you on the cheek, offer him the other one as well, and if someone takes your coat, don't keep back your shirt, either.

NET Bible
To the person who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other as well, and from the person who takes away your coat, do not withhold your tunic either.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And to him who strikes you on your cheek, offer the other, and from whoever takes away your cloak, withhold not your coat also.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If someone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other cheek as well. If someone takes your coat, don't stop him from taking your shirt.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And unto the one that smites thee on the one cheek offer also the other, and to the one that takes away thy cloak defend not thy coat also.

King James 2000 Bible
And unto him that smites you on the one cheek offer also the other; and he that takes away your cloak forbid not to take your coat also.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
To him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and from him that taketh away thy cloak withhold not thy coat also.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And to him that striketh thee on the one cheek, offer also the other. And him that taketh away from thee thy cloak, forbid not to take thy coat also.

Darby Bible Translation
To him that smites thee on the cheek, offer also the other; and from him that would take away thy garment, forbid not thy body-coat also.

English Revised Version
To him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and from him that taketh away thy cloke withhold not thy coat also.

Webster's Bible Translation
And to him that smiteth thee on the one cheek, offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke, forbid not to take thy coat also.

Weymouth New Testament
To him who gives you a blow on one side of the face offer the other side also; and to him who is robbing you of your outer garment refuse not the under one also.

World English Bible
To him who strikes you on the cheek, offer also the other; and from him who takes away your cloak, don't withhold your coat also.

Young's Literal Translation
and to him smiting thee upon the cheek, give also the other, and from him taking away from thee the mantle, also the coat thou mayest not keep back.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

6:27-36 These are hard lessons to flesh and blood. But if we are thoroughly grounded in the faith of Christ's love, this will make his commands easy to us. Every one that comes to him for washing in his blood, and knows the greatness of the mercy and the love there is in him, can say, in truth and sincerity, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? Let us then aim to be merciful, even according to the mercy of our heavenly Father to us.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 29. - And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other. This and the following direction is clothed in language of Eastern. picturesqueness, to drive home to the listening crowds the great and novel truths he was urging upon them. No reasonable, thoughtful man would feel himself bound to the letter of these commandments. Our Lord, for instance, himself did not offer himself to be stricken again (John 18:22, 23), but firmly, though with exquisite courtesy, rebuked the one who struck him. St. Paul, too (Acts 23:3), never dreamed of obeying the letter of this charge. It is but an assertion of a great principle, and so, with the exception of a very few mistaken fanatics, all the great teachers of Christianity have understood it.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

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 Matthew 5:39. See Gill on Matthew 5:40.



Luke 6:29 Additional Commentaries
Context
Love Your Enemies
28bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29"Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your coat, do not withhold your shirt from him either. 30"Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:39
But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.

Matthew 5:40
And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.

Luke 6:30
Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.
Treasury of Scripture

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.

unto.

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

smiteth.

Luke 22:64 And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and …

2 Chronicles 18:23 Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near, and smote Micaiah on …

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

Lamentations 3:30 He gives his cheek to him that smites him: he is filled full with reproach.

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

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

John 18:22 And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck …

Acts 23:2 And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite …

1 Corinthians 4:11 Even to this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, …

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

and him.

2 Samuel 19:30 And Mephibosheth said to the king, Yes, let him take all, for as …

Matthew 5:40,41 And if any man will sue you at the law, and take away your coat, …

1 Corinthians 6:7 Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because you go …

Hebrews 10:34 For you had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling …

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