Matthew 5:41

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And whosoeuer shall compell thee to goe a mile, goe with him twaine.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Whoever forces you to go one mile, go with him two.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And whosoever shall compel thee to go one mile, go with him two.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And whoever makes you go one mile, go with him two.
- Basic English Bible

And whoever will compel thee to go one mile, go with him two.
- Darby Bible

And whoever shall constrain thee to go one mile, go with him two.
- Webster's Bible

And whoever shall compel you to convey his goods one mile, go with him two.
- Weymouth Bible

Whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.
- World English Bible

and who euer constreyneth thee a thousynde pacis, go thou with hym othir tweyne.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And whoever shall impress thee one mile, go with him two,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:41


Mt 5:41 Compel thee to go one mile. In those days, when there were no stages, railroad trains, postal lines, or regular means of conveyance. It was common for officers traveling to impress men to assist them on the route. It was a necessary, but oppressive, exaction. Christ directs to yield the service, and double it rather refuse it. Mile. A Roman word from "mille", a thousand. A Roman miles was a thousand paces, 1,520 yards.

Discussion for Matthew 5

  • Nature
    Others have a chance to offer compassion to those in pain. What if our suffering is Their test. Is a chance for them to choose to show kindness. Then a opportunity for us to say and show to them that our strength and comfort in those troubling times comes from the Lord. He does not think as we mere humans do but as the mighty Alpha and Omega. The Great I AM. Lean not on our own understanding.
  • Cybrat
    To Devlin if your still reading this, yes it does state in the bible that Jesus is God. Please read, John 1:1 in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. I don't know you, your age, earthly age or Christian age. You made baby Christian for a season one. I won't make an assumption. I was a Christian for many years before I realized "Word" is capitalized! Word is Christ!!! Just replace "Word" with"Christ". I think bc not only was Christ sent here to die for our sins but, also to be the earthly voice of God. If we were to hear the voice of God I believe it would be to much for a human to handle.
  • Wayne
    Devlin, read John chapters 5,8,10. Your answers are there.
  • Tony balogna
    Love this scripture. Our Lord Jesus really lets us know how to please the Father while living in harmony one with another. Among my favorite chapters of Matthew. God bless
  • MockingBird
    Jesus was persecuted , He was reviled ,and all manner was spoken against Him falsely : The religious leaders did it in thinking they were upholding God in their accusations toward Jesus : Jesus was walking in God's will : and so for us who walk in God's will : religious people will do the same toward us . We are a Blessed people : even though we get knocked down for it.
  • Jermontez Jackson
    It doesn't because jesus already knew what was coming.

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