New Living Translation
If you are sued in court and your shirt is taken from you, give your coat, too.
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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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
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But I say, do not resist an evil person! If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also.
If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile, carry it two miles.
If someone slaps you on one cheek, offer the other cheek also. If someone demands your coat, offer your shirt also.
1 Corinthians 7:36
But if a man thinks that he's treating his fiancee improperly and will inevitably give in to his passion, let him marry her as he wishes. It is not a sin.
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