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The Other Cheek


(1a) 1Q: Luke 6:29a = Matt 5:38-41
(1b) Did 1:4a



(1a) 1Q: Luke 6:29a = Matt 5:38-41

/6:29/ If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt.

= Matt 5:38-41
/5:38/ "You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' /39/ But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also; /40/ and if anyone wants to sue you and take your coat, give your cloak as well; /41/ and if anyone forces you to go one mile, go also the second mile.

(1b) Did 1:4a

/4/ Avoid the flesh and bodily passions. If anyone strikes you on your right cheek, turn your other one to him too, and you will be perfect. If someone presses you onto one mile of service, go along with him two. If someone takes your cloak, give him your tunic as well. If someone takes away from you what is yours, do not demand it back (since you cannot do so anyway). /5a/ Give to everyone what he asks of you and do not ask for it back. [Hermeneia]






John Dominic Crossan

Item: 140
Stratum: I (30-60 CE)
Historicity: +


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