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37 When you make a promise, say only “Yes” or “No.” Anything else comes from the devil.

Revenge

38 You know that you have been taught, “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” 39 But I tell you not to try to get even with a person who has done something to you. When someone slaps your right cheek,[a] turn and let that person slap your other cheek.

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  1. 5.39 right cheek: A slap on the right cheek was a bad insult.

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