An eye for an eye

MATTHEW 5:38

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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In this verse from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells us an eye (figuratively as envy from the jealous side-glance) for an eye, or tit for tat, is the old way of going about dealing with people.

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Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:

— Matthew 5:38

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An eye Ὀφθαλμὸν The eye (literally or figuratively); by implication, vision; figuratively, envy (from the jealous side-glance) G3788
for ἀντὶ Opposite, i.e., instead or because of (rarely in addition to) G473
an eye, ὀφθαλμοῦ The eye (literally or figuratively); by implication, vision; figuratively, envy (from the jealous side-glance) G3788

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