Matthew 5:39 Commentary - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Verse 39

Resist not evil; bear injuries meekly, without retaliation. Like the foregoing precepts, this rule is intended to be applied to the private intercourse of society. The whole tenor of the Scriptures shows that it is the right and the duty of civil governments to exercise coercion, when necessary to restrain or punish the wicked. Paul appealed to the Roman government when in danger, and accepted the protection of an armed escort. (Acts 23:16-33.)

Consult other comments:

Matthew 5:39 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Matthew 5:39 - The Greek Testament

Matthew 5:39 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Matthew 5:39 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Matthew 5:39 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Matthew 5:39 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Matthew 5:39 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Matthew 5:39 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Matthew 5:39 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Matthew 5:39 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Matthew 5:39 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Matthew 5:39 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Matthew 5:39 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Matthew 5:39 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Matthew 5:39 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Matthew 5:39 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

Matthew 5:39 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Matthew 5:39 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Matthew 5:39 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Matthew 5:39 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Matthew 5:39 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Matthew 5:39 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Matthew 5:39 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Matthew 5:39 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Matthew 5:39 - Combined Bible Commentary

Abbott's Illustrated New Testament