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DarthEmpty
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DarthEmpty

This sub would really benefit from a Bible bot

photoreceptic
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photoreceptic

What’s Matthew 5:29?

Snowpaw11
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Snowpaw11

I’ve literally never related more

MLG_AntiTurkeyBacon
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MLG_AntiTurkeyBacon

Y’all forgetting [Deuteronomy 17:2-5](https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Deuteronomy+17:2-5&version=NIV&interface=amp) exists?

FYI: I recommend listening to Matthew and not this one

Deprezo
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Deprezo

OTHER CHEEK

pygmyrhino990
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pygmyrhino990

Am I really gonna have to look up the Bible verse myself?

Wutz_appenin
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Wutz_appenin

Which I recently learned it’s about faces and not butts, but works either way.

Azuaron
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Azuaron

Just to unpack the whole “turn the other cheek” verse, since it largely does _not_ mean what modern Christians think it means.

In the Roman Empire, Roman citizens could do basically anything they wanted, and everyone else in the empire were treated barely better than slaves–even if they weren’t “officially” slaves. A common practice was for Romans to slap non-citizens as a show of power, and the non-citizens were expect to grovel (in which case the Roman’s show of power won) or fight back (in which case the Roman would kill them and be “justified”).

So, onto Matthew. Jesus rejects both of those choices, and offers a third option: stand your ground, peacefully, and offer the other cheek. At this point, the Roman could other accept your resistance (and lose face) or slap you again (which essentially marked you as an equal). If the Roman took things too far and really beat you, they could even be arrested for it (as long as you never fight back). It was a powerful show of resilience and resistance against an oppressive force, while maintaining the integrity of love and non-violence.

It was _not_ a message to pretend insults were never said, or accept things the way they are.

TheYoungLung
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TheYoungLung

-But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also- Matthew 5:39

netflixisforkids
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netflixisforkids

I believe the context of this passage is used incorrectly. In the book of proverbs, it reveals that the righteous rush into battle, and throughout the bible iterates the importance of being your brother’s keeper.