Mat 05:38-42 v.41 Go … turn … yield … give.

Imperative: There are four imperatives in the context: Go … turn … yield … give.

Context: 

Mat 05:38  “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’

 

Mat 5:39  But I say to you, Do not resist one who is evil. But if any one strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also;

Mat 5:40  and if any one would sue you and take your coat, let him have your cloak as well;

Mat 5:41  and if any one forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.

Mat 5:42  Give to him who begs from you, and do not refuse him who would borrow from you.

 

GREEK VERBS:   

V-PMA-2P = Verb – Tense: Present/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Plural
41
5217 [e]
hypage
ὕπαγε
go
V-PMA-2S
3326 [e]
met’
μετ’
with
Prep
846 [e]
autou
αὐτοῦ
him
PPro-GM3S
1417 [e]
dyo
δύο  .
two
Adj-ANP
V-AMA-2S = Verb – Tense: Aorist/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Singular
39
4762 [e]
strepson
στρέψον
turn
V-AMA-2S
846 [e]
autō
αὐτῷ
to him
PPro-DM3S
2532 [e]
kai
καὶ
also
Conj
3588 [e]
tēn
τὴν
the
Art-AFS
243 [e]
allēn
ἄλλην  ;
other
Adj-AFS
 
 
40
863 [e]
aphes
ἄφες
yield
V-AMA-2S
846 [e]
autō
αὐτῷ
to him
PPro-DM3S
2532 [e]
kai
καὶ
also
Conj
3588 [e]
to
τὸ
[your]
Art-ANS
2440 [e]
himation
ἱμάτιον  ;
cloak
N-ANS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
42
 3588 [e]
42   
42   τῷ
42   To the [one]
42   Art-DMS
154 [e]
aitounti
αἰτοῦντί
asking of
V-PPA-DMS
4771 [e]
se
σε
you
PPro-A2S
1325 [e]
dos
δός  ;
give
V-AMA-2S
 
  
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S.O.W. QUESTIONS
S. What does it say?
O. What does it say that I need to obey?
W. Who needs to hear this? Generally? Specifically?
DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
What gets your attention?
What human needs or problems relate to the text?
What is it like to have that problem?
What other resources connect to this idea?
What is the solution suggested in the text, if there is one?
What would a camera see if the solution was implemented in my life, in my family’s life, or in my church or community?
What are the steps that I would take on Monday to implement that solution?
CONTEXTUALIZING QUESTIONS 
What does this say to my context as a …
…. person?
… follower of Jesus? 
… to a church? 
… to a community – my neighbors?


RESOURCES
What are the commands of Jesus Christ which we need to obey? In disciple-making, Jesus commanded the following in Matthew 28:20: “teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you…” What are the commands that we are to follow and teach others as identified by Jesus’ use of the imperative mood in the Greek?

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All Scripture quotations are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
A sermon was preached on this command:
03-18-18
Turn … Yield … Go … Give! Matthew 5:38-42
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