Thursday, November 20, 2014

147. Matthew 5:42

from David Inglis, "After commenting on vv. 6:27-28 Tertullian quotes v. 6:29, although the text given is not exactly as we see it, mainly resulting from Tertullian preceding it with “and bids us, on the contrary:” "to him who smites us on the one cheek, to offer the other also, and to give up our coat to him that takes away our cloak." [6:29] However, Tertullian has the active “to give up our coat” instead of the passive “forbid not to take thy coat,” which is similar to the parallel at Mt 5:40b, which has: “and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also,” although here “cloak” and “coat” are reversed.

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