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.

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