New Living Translation
"You have heard the law that says the punishment must match the injury: 'An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.'
King James Bible
Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
Darby Bible Translation
Ye have heard that it has been said, Eye for eye and tooth for tooth.
World English Bible
"You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.'
Young's Literal Translation
'Ye heard that it was said: Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:38 Ye have heard - Our Lord proceeds to enforce such meekness and love on those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake (which he pursues to the end of the chapter ) as were utterly unknown to the scribes and Pharisees. It hath been said - In the law, as a direction to judges, in ease of violent and barbarous assaults. An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth - And this has been interpreted, as encouraging bitter and rigorous revenge. Deut 19:21.
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
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an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a hand for a hand, a foot for a foot,
a fracture for a fracture, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. Whatever anyone does to injure another person must be paid back in kind.
You must show no pity for the guilty! Your rule should be life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
"You have heard that our ancestors were told, 'You must not murder. If you commit murder, you are subject to judgment.'
"You have heard the commandment that says, 'You must not commit adultery.'
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