Parallel Verses

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;

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.

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;

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 was said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. 39  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; 40 and if a man wishes to have a law suit with you, and take away your coat, let him have your cloak also;


Cross References

1 Corinthians 6:7

Now therefore there is a great fault among you, that you go to law one with another. Why not rather suffer injustice? why not rather be defrauded?

1 Corinthians 6:7

Now therefore there is a great fault among you, that you go to law one with another. Why not rather suffer injustice? why not rather be defrauded?

1 Corinthians 6:7

Now therefore there is a great fault among you, that you go to law one with another. Why not rather suffer injustice? why not rather be defrauded?

1 Peter 3:9

not returning evil for evil or railing for railing, but on the contrary blessing [your enemies], because to this you are called, that you may inherit blessing.

1 Peter 3:9

not returning evil for evil or railing for railing, but on the contrary blessing [your enemies], because to this you are called, that you may inherit blessing.

1 Peter 3:9-15

not returning evil for evil or railing for railing, but on the contrary blessing [your enemies], because to this you are called, that you may inherit blessing.

1 Peter 3:9-34

not returning evil for evil or railing for railing, but on the contrary blessing [your enemies], because to this you are called, that you may inherit blessing.

1 Peter 3:9-10

not returning evil for evil or railing for railing, but on the contrary blessing [your enemies], because to this you are called, that you may inherit blessing.

1 Peter 3:9

not returning evil for evil or railing for railing, but on the contrary blessing [your enemies], because to this you are called, that you may inherit blessing.

1 Peter 3:9

not returning evil for evil or railing for railing, but on the contrary blessing [your enemies], because to this you are called, that you may inherit blessing.

1 Peter 3:9-31

not returning evil for evil or railing for railing, but on the contrary blessing [your enemies], because to this you are called, that you may inherit blessing.

1 Peter 3:9

not returning evil for evil or railing for railing, but on the contrary blessing [your enemies], because to this you are called, that you may inherit blessing.

1 Peter 3:9

not returning evil for evil or railing for railing, but on the contrary blessing [your enemies], because to this you are called, that you may inherit blessing.

1 Peter 3:9

not returning evil for evil or railing for railing, but on the contrary blessing [your enemies], because to this you are called, that you may inherit blessing.

Luke 6:29-30

to him that strikes you on the cheek, present also the other; and forbid not him who takes away your cloak to take your coat also.

Luke 22:64

and blindfolding him they asked him, saying, Prophecy who it is that struck you?

Romans 12:17-19

Render evil for evil to no one, provide things honorable in the sight of all men;

1 Thessalonians 5:15

See that no one renders evil for evil, but always pursue the good both one to another and to all.

Hebrews 12:4

You have not yet resisted to blood contending 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 sin and are punished you bear it patiently? But if you do well and suffer and bear it patiently, [this deserves thanks], for it is acceptable to God.

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