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Matthew 5:42

Context
NETBible

Give to the one who asks you, 1  and do not reject 2  the one who wants to borrow from you.

XREF

De 15:7-14; Job 31:16-20; Ps 37:21,25,26; Ps 112:5-9; Pr 3:27,28; Pr 11:24,25; Pr 19:17; Ec 11:1,2,6; Isa 58:6-12; Da 4:27; Mt 25:35-40; Lu 6:30-36; Lu 11:41; Lu 14:12-14; Ro 12:20; 2Co 9:6-15; 1Ti 6:17-19; Heb 6:10; Heb 13:16; Jas 1:27; Jas 2:15,16; 1Jo 3:16-18

NET © Notes

sn Jesus advocates a generosity and a desire to meet those in dire need with the command give to the one who asks you. This may allude to begging; giving alms was viewed highly in the ancient world (Matt 6:1-4; Deut 15:7-11).

tn Grk “do not turn away from.”



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