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Matthew 5:39 New King James Version (NKJV)

39 But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.

New King James Version (NKJV)

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Matthew 5:39 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

39 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.

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Matthew 5:39 Amplified Bible (AMP)

39 But I say to you, do not resist an evil person [who insults you or violates your rights]; but whoever [a]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].

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 5:39 In this context the “slap” is not an act of violence, but more likely an insult or violation of one’s rights.
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Matthew 5:39 New International Version (NIV)

39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.

New International Version (NIV)

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Matthew 5:39 King James Version (KJV)

39 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.

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