Matthew 5:39
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New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
But I say, do not resist an evil person! If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also.

English Standard Version
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.

Berean Study Bible
But I tell you not to resist an evil person. If someone slaps you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also;

Berean Literal Bible
But I tell you not to resist the evil person. Instead, whoever shall strike you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.

New American Standard Bible
"But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.

King James Bible
But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But I tell you, don't resist an evildoer. On the contrary, if anyone slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.

International Standard Version
But I tell you not to resist an evildoer. On the contrary, whoever slaps you on the right cheek, turn the other to him as well.

NET Bible
But I say to you, do not resist the evildoer. But whoever strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other to him as well.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But I am saying to you, you shall not rise up against an evil person, but whoever strikes you on your right cheek, turn to him also the other.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But I tell you not to oppose an evil person. If someone slaps you on your right cheek, turn your other cheek to him as well.

New American Standard 1977
“But I say to you, do not resist him who is evil; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Jubilee Bible 2000
but I say unto you, That ye resist not with evil, but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

King James 2000 Bible
But I say unto you, That you resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.

American King James Version
But I say to you, That you resist not evil: but whoever shall smite you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.

American Standard Version
but I say unto you, resist not him that is evil: but whosoever smiteth thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I say to you not to resist evil: but if one strike thee on thy right cheek, turn to him also the other:

Darby Bible Translation
But I say unto you, not to resist evil; but whoever shall strike thee on thy right cheek, turn to him also the other;

English Revised Version
but I say unto you, Resist not him that is evil: but whosoever smiteth thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Webster's Bible Translation
But I say to you, That ye resist not evil: but whoever shall strike thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Weymouth New Testament
But I tell you not to resist a wicked man, but if any one strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other to him as well.

World English Bible
But I tell you, don't resist him who is evil; but whoever strikes you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Young's Literal Translation
but I -- I say to you, not to resist the evil, but whoever shall slap thee on thy right cheek, turn to him also the other;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:38-42 The plain instruction is, Suffer any injury that can be borne, for the sake of peace, committing your concerns to the Lord's keeping. And the sum of all is, that Christians must avoid disputing and striving. If any say, Flesh and blood cannot pass by such an affront, let them remember, that flesh and blood shall not inherit the kingdom of God; and those who act upon right principles will have most peace and comfort.
Study Bible
Love Your Enemies
38You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye and tooth for tooth.’ 39But I tell you not to resist an evil person. If someone slaps you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also; 40if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well;…
Cross References
1 Kings 22:24
Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near and struck Micaiah on the cheek and said, "How did the Spirit of the LORD pass from me to speak to you?"

Proverbs 20:22
Do not say, "I will repay evil"; Wait for the LORD, and He will save you.

Proverbs 24:29
Do not say, "Thus I shall do to him as he has done to me; I will render to the man according to his work."

Matthew 5:40
if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well;

Luke 6:7
Looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, the scribes and Pharisees were watching Him closely to see if He would heal on the Sabbath.

Luke 6:29
If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. And if someone takes your cloak, do not withhold your tunic as well.

Luke 6:30
Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what is yours, do not demand it back.

John 18:23
Jesus replied, "If I said something wrong, testify to what was wrong. But if I spoke correctly, why did you strike Me?"

1 Corinthians 6:7
The very fact that you have lawsuits among you means you are thoroughly defeated already. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated?
Treasury of Scripture

But I say to you, That you resist not evil: but whoever shall smite you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.

That.

Leviticus 19:18 You shall not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of …

1 Samuel 24:10-15 Behold, this day your eyes have seen how that the LORD had delivered …

1 Samuel 25:31-34 That this shall be no grief to you, nor offense of heart to my lord, …

1 Samuel 26:8-10 Then said Abishai to David, God has delivered your enemy into your …

Job 31:29-31 If I rejoice at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up …

Proverbs 20:22 Say not you, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he …

Proverbs 24:29 Say not, I will do so to him as he has done to me: I will render …

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

Romans 12:17-19 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the …

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

1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that none render evil for evil to any man; but ever follow that …

Hebrews 12:4 You have not yet resisted to blood, striving against sin.

James 5:6 You have condemned and killed the just; and he does not resist you.

1 Peter 3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise …

whosoever.

1 Kings 22:24 But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah on …

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 …

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 …

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

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

1 Peter 2:20-23 For what glory is it, if, when you be buffeted for your faults, you …

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