Bible Study: “Turn the Other Cheek”

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Scripture

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist one who is evil. But if any one strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also;” (Matt 5:38 – 39 RSV)

What did Jesus meant when He said, “if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also;”?

Explanation

If we interpret this verse plainly and in today’s language, it would mean that we’ll not fight and just let the offender hit you more, inviting him to sin more.

But Bible interpretation does not work that way. As taught, first, we have to understand the literal sense of scripture – what kind/type of language is the writer using/saying during his time. Additionally, it’s important to look at the context of the verse and not take…

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