37 But let your ‘yes’ mean ‘yes,’ and your ‘no’ mean ‘no.’ Anything more than this is from the evil one.(A)

Go the Second Mile

38 “You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.[a](B) 39 But I tell you, don’t resist[b] an evildoer. On the contrary, if anyone slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 5:38 Ex 21:24; Lv 24:20; Dt 19:21
  2. 5:39 Or don’t set yourself against, or don’t retaliate against

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