Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Matthew 5:40

Context
NETBible

And if someone wants to sue you and to take your tunic, 1  give him your coat also.

XREF

Lu 6:29; 1Co 6:7

NET © Notes

tn Or “shirt” (a long garment worn under the cloak next to the skin). The name for this garment (χιτών, citwn) presents some difficulty in translation. Most modern readers would not understand what a “tunic” was any more than they would be familiar with a “chiton.” On the other hand, attempts to find a modern equivalent are also a problem: “Shirt” conveys the idea of a much shorter garment that covers only the upper body, and “undergarment” (given the styles of modern underwear) is more misleading still. “Tunic” was therefore employed, but with a note to explain its nature.



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