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

  • Jo Anne R
    If all people in the world would live by Matthew 5 Then the whole word could see and experience the power in the name of Jesus. Amen
  • A disciple
    The Sermon On The Mount is the FOUNDATION of all it means to walk with God, and be a Christian. All those things which He calls "Blessed" are the effects of His grace wrought in us and reflecting in our lives for men to see and glorify our Father. Good works, good character, good fruit, all comes from His goodness filled up and made perfect in us. If we don't do these things then we will perish!
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The is the mother of all teachings of Christ. May God give us the enabling to abide in total. The enabling, of course, is the Holy Spirit.
  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 5:13 for everyone that useth milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness for he is a babe --5:14--but strong meat belongeth to them that are full of age --- even those who by reason of use --- have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil PROVERBS 8:8 all the words of -- MY MOUTH -- are in righteousness there is nothing forward or perverse in them PSALM 119:172 my tongue shall speak of thy word for all thy commandments --- ARE RIGHTEOUSNESS --- PSALM 119:138 thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are --- RIGHTEOUS AND VERY FAITHFUL --- REVELATION 19:10 and I fell at his feet to worship him and he said see thou do it not I am thy fellowservant and of thy brethren that have --- THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS --- worship GOD for the testimony of JESUS is the spirit of prophecy 2 CORINTHIANS 3:8 how shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious --3:9-- for if the ministration of condemnation be glory ---MUCH MORE--- doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory
  • 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!

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