140 The Other Cheek

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(1a) 1Q: Luke 6:29a = Matt 5:38-41
(1b) Did 1:4a

Crossan analysis:

Item: 140
Stratum: I (30-60 CE)
Attestation: Single
Historicity: +


(1a) 1Q: Luke 6:29a

If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt.

“τῷ τύπτοντί σε ἐπὶ τὴν σιαγόνα πάρεχε καὶ τὴν ἄλλην, καὶ ἀπὸ τοῦ αἴροντός σου τὸ ἱμάτιον καὶ τὸν χιτῶνα μὴ κωλύσῃς.” (Luke 6:29 GNT-T)

= Matt 5:38-41

"You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' 39 But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also; 40 and if anyone wants to sue you and take your coat, give your cloak as well; 41 and if anyone forces you to go one mile, go also the second mile.

“Ἠκούσατε ὅτι ἐρρέθη· ὀφθαλμὸν ἀντὶ ὀφθαλμοῦ καὶ ὀδόντα ἀντὶ ὀδόντος. ἐγὼ δὲ λέγω ὑμῖν μὴ ἀντιστῆναι τῷ πονηρῷ· ἀλλ᾿ ὅστις σε ῥαπίζει εἰς τὴν δεξιὰν σιαγόνα [σου], στρέψον αὐτῷ καὶ τὴν ἄλλην· καὶ τῷ θέλοντί σοι κριθῆναι καὶ τὸν χιτῶνά σου λαβεῖν, ἄφες αὐτῷ καὶ τὸ ἱμάτιον· καὶ ὅστις σε ἀγγαρεύσει μίλιον ἕν, ὕπαγε μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ δύο.” (Matthew 5:38–41 GNT-T)

(1b) Did 1:4a

Avoid the flesh and bodily passions. If anyone strikes you on your right cheek, turn your other one to him too, and you will be perfect. If someone presses you onto one mile of service, go along with him two. If someone takes your cloak, give him your tunic as well. If someone takes away from you what is yours, do not demand it back–(since you cannot do so anyway). 5a Give to everyone what he asks of you and do not ask for it back … [Hermeneia]

“ἀπέχου τῶν σαρκικῶν ⸂ καὶ σωματικῶν ⸃ ἐπιθυμιῶν. ἐάν τις σοι δῷ ῥάπισμα εἰς τὴν δεξιὰν σιαγόνα, στρέψον αὐτῷ καὶ τὴν ἄλλην, καὶ ἔσῃ τέλειος. ἐὰν ἀγγαρεύσῃ σέ τις μίλιον ἕν, ὕπαγε μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ δύο· ἐὰν ἄρῃ τις τὸ ἱμάτιόν σου, δὸς αὐτῷ καὶ τὸν χιτῶνα· ἐὰν λάβῃ τις ἀπό σου τὸ σόν, μὴ ἀπαίτει· οὐδὲ γὰρ δύνασαι.” (Didache 1:4 AF-T)