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

  • A disciple
    "...so the whole world can see it and want to know what is it that we have that they don't have and they will want to be delivered..." My experience, I'm sorry to say, has never been like that. It was never because I wanted what some Church-people had, that I didn't; that I came to repentance! It was because my real danger was my sins, and my [imagined] life without God, and the Word which I heard
  • Geraldine cole
    Bruce u are so right we the True Believer of God we are the light of the World we Cannot hide our light we must let it shine so the whole world can see it and want to know what is it that we have that they don't have and they will want to be delivered from their sins because of the love that we have shown to them and the way we live our lives thats how God want his Children to live here.
  • Peter
    This chapter is not in parables but spoken as law, in commandment form. As God spoke to Moses only, for the people were in fear, so too did Jesus spoke to those with ears to hear. Jesus absorbed the scriptures, for he spoke of fulfilling the law and not creating a new law. So I do as well, immersing myself in the old and new, for both are relevant. I admire you Irene, even though we disagree.
  • Ella Hall
    We must love no matter what and be forgiven
  • Nicholas worrell NACM
    John 19:28 "i thirst"
  • Irene123
    It's interesting that in this whole chapter - Jesus was teaching only His disciples, and not the multitudes as He usually was in a monologue this long.

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