New International Version
Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him, and let him be filled with disgrace.
King James Bible
He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him: he is filled full with reproach.
Darby 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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth - He has that love that is not provoked. He is not quarrelsome, nor apt to resent injuries; he suffers long and is kind. Or, it may be rendered, "let him give his cheek."
He is filled full with reproach - Though all this take place, yet let his "trust be in God, who will not cast off for ever." God will take his part, and bring him safely through all hardships.
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People open their mouths to jeer at me; they strike my cheek in scorn and unite together against me.
I offered my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard; I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting.
Marshal your troops now, city of troops, for a siege is laid against us. They will strike Israel's ruler on the cheek with a rod.
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