MATTHEW 5:40

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.

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Matthew 5:40 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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And καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
if καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words if
any man τῷ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) any man
will θέλοντί To determine (as an active option from subjective impulse; whereas G1014 properly denotes rather a passive acquiescence in objective considerations), i.e., choose or prefer (literally or figuratively); by implication, to wish, i.e., be inclined to (sometimes adverbially, gladly); impersonally for the future tense, to be about to; by Hebraism, to delight in will
sue κριθῆναι By implication, to try, condemn, punish sue
thee σοι To thee thee
at the law, κριθῆναι By implication, to try, condemn, punish law
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
take away λαβεῖν To take. While G0138 is more violent, to seize or remove. take away
thy σου Of thee, thy thy
coat, χιτῶνά A tunic or shirt coat
let ἄφες To send forth, in various applications (as follow) let
him αὐτῷ The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons him
have ἄφες To send forth, in various applications (as follow) have
thy (No Greek definition. English implied.)
cloke ἱμάτιον· A dress (inner or outer) cloke
also. καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words also

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

  • 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.

  • 40  And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.

  • 41  And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

  • 42  Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.




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