New Living Translation
If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile, carry it two miles.
King James Bible
And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
Darby Bible Translation
And whoever will compel thee to go one mile, go with him two.
World English Bible
Whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.
Young's Literal Translation
'And whoever shall impress thee one mile, go with him two,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:40-41 Where the damage is not great, choose rather to suffer it, though possibly it may on that account be repeated, than to demand an eye for an eye, to enter into a rigorous prosecution of the offender. The meaning of the whole passage seems to be, rather than return evil for evil, when the wrong is purely personal, submit to one bodily wrong after another, give up one part of your goods after another, submit to one instance of compulsion after another. That the words are not literally to be understood, appears from the behaviour of our Lord himself, John 18:22,23.
LibraryThe Fourth Beatitude
'Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.'--MATT. v. 6. Two preliminary remarks will give us the point of view from which I desire to consider these words now. First, we have seen, in previous sermons, that these paradoxes of the Christian life which we call the Beatitudes are a linked chain, or, rather, an outgrowth from a common root. Each presupposes all the preceding. Now, of course, it is a mistake to expect uniformity in the process of building …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Fifth Beatitude
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The Seventh Beatitude
If you are sued in court and your shirt is taken from you, give your coat, too.
Give to those who ask, and don't turn away from those who want to borrow.
A passerby named Simon, who was from Cyrene, was coming in from the countryside just then, and the soldiers forced him to carry Jesus' cross. (Simon was the father of Alexander and Rufus.)
2 Corinthians 5:14
Either way, Christ's love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life.
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