Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.

King James Version

But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Holman Bible

But I tell you, don't resist an evildoer. On the contrary, if anyone slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.

International Standard Version

But I tell you not to resist an evildoer. On the contrary, whoever slaps you on the right cheek, turn the other to him as well.

A Conservative Version

But I say to you, not to resist what is troublesome, but whoever will strike thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

American Standard Version

but I say unto you, resist not him that is evil: but whosoever smiteth thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Amplified

But I say to you, Do not resist the evil man [who injures you]; but if anyone strikes you on the right jaw or cheek, turn to him the other one too.

An Understandable Version

But I tell you, do not offer resistance to an evil person, but whoever hits you on the right side of the face, allow him [to hit you] on the other side also.

Anderson New Testament

But I say to you, Resist not the injurious. But whoever will smite you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Bible in Basic English

But I say to you, Do not make use of force against an evil man; but to him who gives you a blow on the right side of your face let the left be turned.

Common New Testament

But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. But if someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but I say unto you, don't return evil for evil; on the contrary, if any one strike thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other likewise.

Darby Translation

But I say unto you, not to resist evil; but whoever shall strike thee on thy right cheek, turn to him also the other;

Godbey New Testament

But I say unto you, Resist not him that is evil: but whosoever smites thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also:

Goodspeed New Testament

But I tell you not to resist injury, but if anyone strikes you on your right cheek, turn the other to him too;

John Wesley New Testament

But I say unto you, that ye resist not the evil man: but whosoever shall smite thee on the right-cheek, turn to him the other also;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

but I say unto you, That ye resist not with evil, but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Julia Smith Translation

But I say to you not to resist evil: but whosoever shall smite thee with a rod upon thy right cheek, turn to him also the other.

King James 2000

But I say unto you, That you resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But I say to you, do not resist the evildoer, but whoever strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other to him also.

Modern King James verseion

But I say to you, Do not resist evil. But whoever shall strike you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But I say to you, That ye resist not wrong. But whosoever give thee a blow on thy right cheek, turn to him the other.

Moffatt New Testament

But I tell you, you are not to resist an injury: whoever strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other to him as well;

Montgomery New Testament

"But I tell you not to retaliate the injury; but whoever strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other to him also;

NET Bible

But I say to you, do not resist the evildoer. But whoever strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other to him as well.

New Heart English Bible

But I tell you, do not contend with him who wrongs you; but whoever strikes you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.

New simplified Bible

But I tell you, do not resist a wicked person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other to that person.

Noyes New Testament

But I say to you, that ye resist not the evildoer; but whoever smiteth thee on the right cheek, turn to him the other also;

Sawyer New Testament

But I tell you not to resist the evil man; but whoever shall strike you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also;

The Emphasized Bible

But, I, tell you, not to resist evil, - Nay, whoever is smiting thee on the right cheek, turn to him, the other also;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

but I say unto you, Resist not an injurious act; but whosoever shall smite thee on the right cheek, turn to him also the other.

Twentieth Century New Testament

I, however, say to you that you must not resist wrong; but, if any one strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other to him also;

Webster

But I say to you, That ye resist not evil: but whoever shall strike thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Weymouth New Testament

But I tell you not to resist a wicked man, but if any one strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other to him as well.

Williams New Testament

But I tell you not to resist the one who injures you, but if anyone slaps you on one cheek, turn him the other, too;

World English Bible

But I tell you, don't resist him who is evil; but whoever strikes you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Worrell New Testament

but I say to you, Resist not the evil man; but whosoever smites you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also;

Worsley New Testament

but I say unto you, Set not yourselves against him that injures you, but if any one smite thee on thy right cheek, rather turn to him the other also:

Youngs Literal Translation

but I -- I say to you, not to resist the evil, but whoever shall slap thee on thy right cheek, turn to him also the other;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but , and , now , then , also , yet , yea , so , moreover , nevertheless , for , even , , not tr
Usage: 2184

I
ἐγώ 
Ego 
I , my , me , not tr
Usage: 174

say
λέγω 
Lego 
say , speak , call , tell ,
Usage: 1045

ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you , ye , your , not tr ,
Usage: 293

ἀνθίστημι 
Anthistemi 
Usage: 12

not
μή 
me 
not , no , that not , God forbid 9 , lest , neither , no man , but , none , not translated ,
Usage: 493

πονηρός 
Poneros 
Usage: 36

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but , yea , yet , nevertheless , howbeit , nay , therefore , save , not tr ,
Usage: 461

ὅστις ἥτις ὅ6τι 
hostis 
Usage: 112

ῥαπίζω 
Rhapizo 
smite , smite with the palm of hand
Usage: 1

σέ 
Se 
thee , thou , thy house , not tr
Usage: 110

on
ἐπί 
Epi 
on , in , upon , unto , to ,
Usage: 644

thy
σοῦ 
Sou 
thy , thee , thine , thine own , thou , not tr
Usage: 241

δεξιός 
Dexios 
Usage: 36

σιαγών 
Siagon 
Usage: 0

στρέφω 
Strepho 
Usage: 15

to him

him , his , their , he , her , they , same , himself ,
Usage: 0

the other
ἄλλος 
Allos 
other" , another , some , one ,
Usage: 119

Devotionals

Devotionals about Matthew 5:39

References

Context Readings

The Sermon On The Mount: Retaliation

38 "You have heard that it was said, 'AN EYE FOR AN EYE, AND A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH.' 39 "But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. 40 "If anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat also.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 6:7

Actually, then, it is already a defeat for you, that you have lawsuits with one another. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be defrauded?

Isaiah 50:6

I gave My back to those who strike Me, And My cheeks to those who pluck out the beard; I did not cover My face from humiliation and spitting.

Lamentations 3:30

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

1 Peter 3:9

not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing.

Leviticus 19:18

'You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the LORD.

1 Samuel 24:10-15

"Behold, this day your eyes have seen that the LORD had given you today into my hand in the cave, and some said to kill you, but my eye had pity on you; and I said, 'I will not stretch out my hand against my lord, for he is the LORD'S anointed.'

1 Samuel 25:31-34

this will not cause grief or a troubled heart to my lord, both by having shed blood without cause and by my lord having avenged himself. When the LORD deals well with my lord, then remember your maidservant."

1 Samuel 26:8-10

Then Abishai said to David, "Today God has delivered your enemy into your hand; now therefore, please let me strike him with the spear to the ground with one stroke, and I will not strike him the second time."

1 Kings 22:24

Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near and struck Micaiah on the cheek and said, "How did the Spirit of the LORD pass from me to speak to you?"

Job 16:10

"They have gaped at me with their mouth, They have slapped me on the cheek with contempt; They have massed themselves against me.

Job 31:29-31

"Have I rejoiced at the extinction of my enemy, Or exulted when evil befell him?

Proverbs 20:22

Do not say, "I will repay evil"; Wait for the LORD, and He will save you.

Proverbs 24:29

Do not say, "Thus I shall do to him as he has done to me; I will render to the man according to his work."

Micah 5:1

"Now muster yourselves in troops, daughter of troops; They have laid siege against us; With a rod they will smite the judge of Israel on the cheek.

Luke 6:29-30

"Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your coat, do not withhold your shirt from him either.

Luke 22:64

and they blindfolded Him and were asking Him, saying, "Prophesy, who is the one who hit You?"

Romans 12:17-19

Never pay back evil for evil to anyone Respect what is right in the sight of all men.

1 Thessalonians 5:15

See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people.

Hebrews 12:4

You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in your striving against sin;

James 5:6

You have condemned and put to death the righteous man; he does not resist you.

1 Peter 2:20-23

For what credit is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience? But if when you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this finds favor with God.

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