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

  • BSP
    Verse 29: We may have to take drastic measures to get rid of things in our lives that are damaging our relationship with God and making us stumble.
  • Steve morrow
    --- DOES A FALSE WITNESS SIN --- MATTHEW 5:27 YOU HAVE HEARD THAT IT WAS SAID BY THEM OF OLD TIME THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT ADULTERY --5:28-- BIT I SAY UNTO YOU THAT WHOSOEVER LOOKETH ON A WOMAN TO LUST AFTER HER HATH COMMITTED ADULTERY WITH HER ALREADY IN HIS HEART ----- PHILIPPIANS 2:21 FOR ALL SEEK THEIR OWN NOT THE THINGS WHICH ARE JESUS CHRISTS
  • A disciple
    Insight; the history of the "City of the Great KING" is on account of her inhabitants, who have consistently rejected with contempt any and all of God's servants that He sent to her; "How often would I have gathered your children together...and YOU WOULD NOT!" But one thing we always find in the Bible around these things is that in the end God WILL have His way with Israel and they WILL convert!
  • Insight777
    V35, Jesus is teaching an important lesson. He does not say Jerusalem is Gods city but the city of a great king. A king that defines what is religion and law. Jerusalem has been destroyed twice, besieged 23 times, attacked 52 times, captured and recaptured 44 times.
    All of earth is Gods real estate. What is holy to God is the LIFE God placed on a lifeless planet. Kings kill the life God creates.
  • Brother carl
    The desire of the Holy Ghost is to deny the flesh with the mind of Christ to always please the Father. Even though the flesh considers perfection impossible it is Christ Jesus who reminds us that salvation itself is impossible and it is only made a reality by God. Who leads us to repentance, and by his word we receive faith to obey his will to be born again so then our morals can be very good.
  • 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

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