New International Version
And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat 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.
Darby Bible Translation
and to him that would go to law with thee and take thy body coat, leave him thy cloak also.
World English Bible
If anyone sues you to take away your coat, let him have your cloak also.
Young's Literal Translation
and whoever is willing to take thee to law, and thy coat to take -- suffer to him also the cloak.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And if any man will sue thee at the law - Every where our blessed Lord shows the utmost disapprobation of such litigations as tended to destroy brotherly kindness and charity. It is evident he would have his followers to suffer rather the loss of all their property than to have recourse to such modes of redress, at so great a risk. Having the mind averse from contentions, and preferring peace and concord to temporal advantages, is most solemnly recommended to all Christians. We are great gainers when we lose only our money, or other property, and risk not the loss of our souls, by losing the love of God and man.
Coat - Χιτωνα, upper garment. - Cloke, ἱματιον, under garment. What we call strait coat, and great coat. - See on Luke 6:29 (note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryAgree with Thine Adversary
Eversley, 1861. Windsor Castle, 1867. St. Matthew v. 25, 26. "Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing." This parable our Lord seems to have spoken at least twice, as He did several others. For we find it also in the 12th …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
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The New Form of the Old Law
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.
If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.
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.
1 Corinthians 7:36
If anyone is worried that he might not be acting honorably toward the virgin he is engaged to, and if his passions are too strong and he feels he ought to marry, he should do as he wants. He is not sinning. They should get married.
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