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Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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Other Translations of Matthew 5:42
Giue to him that asketh thee: and from him that would borrow of thee, turne not thou away.- King James Version (1611)
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"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
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.
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