Matthew 5:42

Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Giue to him that asketh thee: and from him that would borrow of thee, turne not thou away.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give to him who comes with a request, and keep not your property from him who would for a time make use of it.
- Basic English Bible

To him that asks of thee give, and from him that desires to borrow of thee turn not away.
- Darby Bible

Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee, turn not thou away.
- Webster's Bible

To him who asks, give: from him who would borrow, turn not away.
- Weymouth Bible

Give to him who asks you, and don't turn away him who desires to borrow from you.
- World English Bible

Yyue thou to hym that axith of thee, and turne not awey fro hym that wole borewe of thee.
- Wycliffe Bible

to him who is asking of thee be giving, and him who is willing to borrow from thee thou mayest not turn away.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:42


5:42 Thus much for your behaviour toward the violent. As for those who use milder methods, Give to him that asketh thee - Give and lend to any so far, (but no further, for God never contradicts himself) as is consistent with thy engagements to thy creditors, thy family, and the household of faith. #Luke 6:30|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:42


Mt 5:42 Give to him that asketh thee. Palestine swarmed with blind, lepers, and maimed, who were dependent on charity. Turn not thou away. The Lord does not bid to give to "every" one, not to loan to every one, for this would not be a blessing, but to have a spirit that will be ready to do so whenever it is right.

Discussion for Matthew 5

  • 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.
  • Roddy Williams
    I must say I thank god for the affliction that may come my way. My afflictions makes my walk with the Lord much stronger. The lord never said this walk would be easy. If they persecuted Jesus what makes us any different?
  • Lu2677
    C-Dub, You make a very broad statement by saying "we" forget about what Jesus says. And "we"go straight to what Paul teaches. How do you know that "we" do this?
    Furthermore, Paul was saved, he preached the cross, he lived and died for Jesus, he encourages all in the faith in his letters that scripture gives us, and pointed out their errors. Paul gives us wholesome words.

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