Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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;

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.

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

Context Readings

The Sermon On The Mount: Retaliation

38 You have heard that it has been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: 39  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. 40 And if any man will sue you at the law, and take away your coat, let him have your cloak also.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 6:7

Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because you go to law one with another. Why do you not rather take wrong? why do you not rather allow yourselves to be defrauded?

Isaiah 50:6

I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked out the beard: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.

Lamentations 3:30

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

1 Peter 3:9

Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but on the contrary blessing; knowing that you are unto this called, that you should inherit a blessing.

Leviticus 19:18

You shall not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children 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 how that the LORD had delivered you today into my hand in the cave: and some bade me kill you: but my eye spared you; and I said, I will not put forth my hand against my lord; for he is the LORD'S anointed.

1 Samuel 25:31-34

That this shall be no grief unto you, nor offence of heart unto my lord, either that you have shed blood without cause, or that my lord has avenged himself: but when the LORD shall have dealt well with my lord, then remember your handmaid.

1 Samuel 26:8-10

Then said Abishai to David, God has delivered your enemy into your hand this day: now therefore let me strike him, I pray you, with the spear even to the earth at once, and I will not strike him the second time.

1 Kings 22:24

But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and struck Micaiah on the cheek, and said, Which way went the spirit of the LORD from me to speak unto you?

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.

Job 31:29-31

If I rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him:

Proverbs 20:22

Say not, I will repay evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save you.

Proverbs 24:29

Say not, I will do so to him as he has done to me: I will render to the man according to his work.

Micah 5:1

Now gather yourself in troops, O daughter of troops: he has laid siege against us: they shall strike the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek.

Luke 6:29-30

And unto him that smites you on the one cheek offer also the other; and he that takes away your cloak forbid not to take your coat also.

Luke 22:64

And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that struck you?

Romans 12:17-19

Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

1 Thessalonians 5:15

See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

Hebrews 12:4

You have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.

James 5:6

You have condemned and killed the just; and he does not resist you.

1 Peter 2:20-23

For what glory is it, if, when you be buffeted for your faults, you shall take it patiently? but if, when you do well, and suffer for it, you take it patiently, this is commendable with God.

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