38“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. 41And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. 42Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.
As a result of His teaching, preaching, and healing the sick throughout Israel, Jesus’ fame attracted great multitudes. After Jesus retreated to the hill country to pray in solitude, He emerged to find a large crowd waiting for Him.
He taught them in this discourse, known as the “Sermon on the Mount.” This body of teaching explains how His kingdom differs from the current world system, announces the arrival of His kingdom, and invites hearers to become a part of it today.
“forces” [angareuō]: to force civilians to carry a load for some distance (in NT times Roman soldiers had the authority to enforce such service)—‘to compel someone to carry a load, to press someone into service’.
Johannes P. Louw and Eugene Albert Nida,
“go” [hupagō]: (1) to leave someone’s presence, go away; (2) to be on the move, esp. in a certain direction, go; (3) as euphemism, to take the journey of death, die.
William Arndt, Frederick W. Danker, and Walter Bauer,
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