29 (A)And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek, offer also the other, (B)and him that taketh away thy cloak, forbid not to take thy coat also.

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17 (A)Recompense to no man evil for evil: procure things honest in the sight of all men.

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[a]Now therefore there is altogether [b]infirmity in you, that ye go to law one with another: (A)[c]why rather suffer ye not wrong? why rather sustain ye not harm?

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 6:7 Now he goeth further also, and although by granting them private arbiters out of the Congregation of the faithful, he doth not simply condemn, but rather establish private judgments, so that they be exercised without offense, yet he showeth that if they were such as they ought to be, and as it were to be wished, they should not need to use that remedy neither.
  2. 1 Corinthians 6:7 A weakness of mind which is said to be in them that suffer themselves to be overcome of their lusts, and it is a fault that squareth greatly from temperance and moderation, so that he nippeth them which could not put up an injury done unto them.
  3. 1 Corinthians 6:7 This pertaineth chiefly to the other part of the reprehension, to wit, that they went to law even under infidels, whereas they should rather have suffered any loss, than to have given that offense. But yet this is generally true, that we ought rather depart from our right, than try the uttermost of the Law hastily, and upon an affection to revenge an injury. But the Corinthians cared for neither, and therefore he saith that they must repent, unless they will be shut out of the inheritance of God.

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