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

  • BSP
    Verse 16: Christians must let their light shine by good conduct and putting into practice the teaching found in the Bible. By doing this, they are bringing praise and glory to God.
  • Geraldine Cole
    Yes God loves us all and he wants his children to love and show love to one another thats how the world will no we belong to him by the way we love ye one another
  • Alex
    God is no respector of persons he loves everybody thats y he sends his sun/son and rain/spirit on the good and the bad the just and unjust. His love and mercy is beyond OUR COMPREHENSION. IF I BELIFTED UP I WILL DRAW ALL ALL MEN UNTO ME, There was none righteous no not one but while we the world was yet sinners he died for all of us,that he might rise again in the hearts of EVERYMAN VIA HIS SEED.
  • A disciple
    "Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your REWARD in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you." The word in the original Greek Text indicates Payment, as in Wages or Hire for some work done. Our salvation depends on our finishing the course as overcomers, and enduring true and faithful to the end. Then truly by our fruits we shall be known, of what kind we are!
  • Servant
    If we can take anything from Matt. . Let it be that Christ is trying to teach us about the Royal Law of love .
  • Amelliea
    The lord said let there be light and there was light..... In the beginning god created the heaven and the earth.. For god so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that who ever believed in him should not perish but have a everlasting life....

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