MATTHEW 5:41

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

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Matthew 5:41 Translation & Meaning

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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
whosoever ὅστις Which some, i.e., any that; also (definite) which same whosoever
shall compel to go ἀγγαρεύσει Properly, to be a courier, i.e., (by implication) to press into public service compel go
thee σε Thee thee
a ἕν, One a
mile, μίλιον A thousand paces, i.e., a "mile" mile
go ὕπαγε To lead (oneself) under, i.e., withdraw or retire (as if sinking out of sight), literally or figuratively go
with μετ' Properly, denoting accompaniment; "amid" (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive association, or accusative succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between G0575 or G1537 and G1519 or G4314; less intimate than G1722 and less close than G4862) with
him αὐτοῦ 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
twain. δύο "two" twain

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  • 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.

  • 43  Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.




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