Lamentations 3:30
New International Version
Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him, and let him be filled with disgrace.

New Living Translation
Let them turn the other cheek to those who strike them and accept the insults of their enemies.

English Standard Version
let him give his cheek to the one who strikes, and let him be filled with insults.

Berean Study Bible
Let him offer his cheek to the one who would strike him; let him be filled with reproach.

King James Bible
He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him: he is filled full with reproach.

New King James Version
Let him give his cheek to the one who strikes him, And be full of reproach.

New American Standard Bible
Let him give his cheek to the one who is going to strike him; Let him be filled with shame.

NASB 1995
Let him give his cheek to the smiter, Let him be filled with reproach.

NASB 1977
Let him give his cheek to the smiter; Let him be filled with reproach.

Amplified Bible
Let him give his cheek to the one who strikes him; Let him be filled with reproach.

Christian Standard Bible
Let him offer his cheek to the one who would strike him; let him be filled with disgrace.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let him offer his cheek to the one who would strike him; let him be filled with shame.

American Standard Version
Let him give his cheek to him that smiteth him; let him be filled full with reproach.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He will give his cheek to him who hits him, and he will be filled with reproach

Brenton Septuagint Translation
JOD. He will give his cheek to him that smites him: he will be filled full with reproaches.

Contemporary English Version
we can also learn from insults and hard knocks.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jod. He shall give his cheek to him that striketh him, he shall be filled with reproaches.

English Revised Version
Let him give his cheek to him that smiteth him; let him be filled full with reproach.

Good News Translation
Though beaten and insulted, we should accept it all.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They should turn their cheeks to the one who strikes them and take their fill of insults.

International Standard Version
He will endure being slapped in the face, bringing him public disgrace.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let him give his cheek to him that smiteth him Let him be filled full with reproach.

Literal Standard Version
He gives to his striker the cheek, He is filled with reproach.

NET Bible
Let him offer his cheek to the one who hits him; let him have his fill of insults.

New Heart English Bible
Let him give his cheek to him who strikes him; let him be filled with insults.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jeremiah's Hope
29Let him bury his face in the dust—perhaps there is still hope. 30Let him offer his cheek to the one who would strike him; let him be filled with reproach. 31For the Lord will not cast us off forever.…

Cross References
Job 16:10
They open their mouths against me and strike my cheeks with contempt; they join together against me.

Isaiah 50:6
I offered My back to those who struck Me, and My cheeks to those who tore out My beard. I did not hide My face from scorn and spittle.

Micah 5:1
Now, O daughter of troops, mobilize your troops; for a siege is laid against us! With a rod they will strike the cheek of the judge of Israel.


Treasury of Scripture

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

his

Job 16:10
They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me.

Isaiah 50:6
I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.

Micah 5:1
Now gather thyself in troops, O daughter of troops: he hath laid siege against us: they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek.

filled

Psalm 69:9,20
For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me…

Psalm 123:3
Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.









(30) He giveth his cheek . . .--The submission enjoined reaches its highest point--a patience like that of Job 16:10; we may add, like that of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:39.) It was harder to accept the Divine chastisement when it came through human agents. Not so had Jeremiah once taught and acted (Jeremiah 20:1-6; Jeremiah 28:15). (Comp. Isaiah 1:6.)

Verse 30. - He giveth his cheek. Notice the striking affinity (which is hardly accidental) to Job 16:10; Isaiah 1:6. The ideal of the righteous man, according to these kindred books, contains, as one of its most prominent features, the patient endurance of affliction; and so too does the same ideal, received and amplified by the greatest "Servant of Jehovah" (Matthew 5:39).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Let him offer
יִתֵּ֧ן (yit·tên)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

his cheek
לֶ֖חִי (le·ḥî)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 3895: The cheek, the jaw-bone

to the one who would strike him;
לְמַכֵּ֛הוּ (lə·mak·kê·hū)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5221: To strike

let him be filled
יִשְׂבַּ֥ע (yiś·ba‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7646: To be sated, satisfied or surfeited

with reproach.
בְּחֶרְפָּֽה׃ (bə·ḥer·pāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2781: Contumely, disgrace, the pudenda


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