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

  • 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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