Parallel Verses

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.

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 an evil person [who insults you or violates your rights]; but whoever slaps you on the right cheek, turn the other toward him also [simply ignore insignificant insults or trivial losses and do not bother to retaliate—maintain your dignity, your self-respect, your poise].

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.

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;

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.

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 
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

Usage: 0

the other
ἄλλος 
Allos 
Usage: 119

Devotionals

Devotionals about Matthew 5:39

References

Images Matthew 5:39

Prayers for Matthew 5:39

Context Readings

The Sermon On The Mount: Retaliation

38 You have knowledge that it was said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: 39 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. 40 And if any man goes to law with you and takes away your coat, do not keep back your robe from him.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 6:7

More than this, it is not to your credit to have causes at law with one another at all. Why not put up with wrong? why not undergo loss?

Isaiah 50:6

I was offering my back to those who gave me blows, and my face to those who were pulling out my hair: I did not keep my face covered from marks of shame.

Lamentations 3:30

Let his face be turned to him who gives him blows; let him be full of shame.

1 Peter 3:9

Not giving back evil for evil, or curse for curse, but in place of cursing, blessing; because this is the purpose of God for you that you may have a heritage of blessing.

Leviticus 19:18

Do not make attempts to get equal with one who has done you wrong, or keep hard feelings against the children of your people, but have love for your neighbour as for yourself: I am the Lord.

1 Samuel 24:10-15

Look! you have seen today how the Lord gave you up into my hands even now in the hollow of the rocks: and some would have had me put you to death, but I had pity on you: for I said, Never will my hand be lifted up against my lord, who has been marked with the holy oil.

1 Samuel 25:31-34

Then you will have no cause for grief, and my lord's heart will not be troubled because you have taken life without cause and have yourself given punishment for your wrongs: and when the Lord has been good to you, then give a thought to your servant.

1 Samuel 26:8-10

Then Abishai said to David, God has given up your hater into your hands today; now let me give him one blow through to the earth with his spear, and there will be no need to give him a second.

1 Kings 22:24

Then Zedekiah, the son of Chenaanah, came near and gave Micaiah a blow on the side of the face, saying, Where is the spirit of the Lord whose word is in you?

Job 16:10

Their mouths are open wide against me; the blows of his bitter words are falling on my face; all of them come together in a mass against me.

Job 31:29-31

If I was glad at the trouble of my hater, and gave cries of joy when evil overtook him;

Proverbs 20:22

Do not say, I will give punishment for evil: go on waiting for the Lord, and he will be your saviour.

Proverbs 24:29

Say not, I will do to him as he has done to me; I will give the man the reward of his work.

Micah 5:1

Now you will give yourselves deep wounds for grief; they will put up a wall round us: they will give the judge of Israel a blow on the face with a rod.

Luke 6:29-30

If a man gives you a blow on one side of your face, then let the other side be turned to him; from him who takes away your coat, do not keep back your robe.

Luke 22:64

And, covering his eyes, they said to him, Are you prophet enough to say who gave you that blow?

Romans 12:17-19

Do not give evil for evil to any man. Let all your business be well ordered in the eyes of all men.

1 Thessalonians 5:15

Let no one give evil for evil; but ever go after what is good, for one another and for all.

Hebrews 12:4

Till now you have not given your blood in your fight against sin:

James 5:6

You have given your decision against the upright man and have put him to death. He puts up no fight against you.

1 Peter 2:20-23

What credit is it if, when you have done evil, you take your punishment quietly? but if you are given punishment for doing right, and take it quietly, this is pleasing to God.

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