An often misquoted verse.

This verse, in Mat 5:38, is so often misquoted by the world. Many believe it is giving a license to take matters into our own hands and render evil for evil. However, these are judgments for civil law and not revenge for personal grievances. The spirit of what Jesus is saying here is radically different from the “sue the shirt off the back of your neighbor” society in which we live.

God’s Word is practical. It makes sense that if someone destroys another’s property, he should make restitution. Nowadays, criminals often destroy property and go to jail without paying any restitution. The victims remain uncompensated for their losses. So if someone steals your ox, he is to restore the ox. If someone steals and wrecks your car, he is to buy you another one…a car for a car, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.

Matthew 5:38 “You have heard that it was said,
‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 

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