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

  • Pam
    I noticed the are those who look at the beatitudes like commandments. Jesus compacted the commandments into 2; love the Lord with all your heart mind and soul, and love your neighbor as yourself. The beatitudes are love in action as a result of being born again, following Him and bearing fruit.
  • Maria
    The law still stands. Christ said it in v.17. He came to fulfill what was written of him, that he should suffer and be crucified, not to do away with the law. Whosoever breaks one of the least commandments he mentioned in verses 1-16 and teaches others to do the same will not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
  • Walter lee Dillard
    God is a good God and he always knows what we doing and about to do. The words say that what ever he have in store for us we shall receive it in the name of Jesus. We can always depends on God to do what he say he going to do for us all we have to do is believe in him and let him do his work Amen.
  • BSP
    God sees those who are persecuted for doing what is right in His eyes and He is going to bless such ones.
  • Katawanna legget
    god is good all the times he woke us up
  • Otis Dorsey
    If we work for the lord we will be reward

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