38 “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 the evildoer. But whoever strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other to him as well. 40 And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your coat also. 41 And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two. 42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not reject the one who wants to borrow from you.
2 Enoch 50:4Secrets of Enoch
1 I have put every man’s work in writing and none born on earth can remain hidden nor his works remain concealed. 2 I see all things. 3 Now therefore, my children, in patience and meekness spend the number of your days, that you inherit endless life. 4 Endure for the sake of the Lord every wound, every injury, every evil word and attack. 5 If ill-requitals befall you, return (them) not either to neighbour or enemy, because the Lord will return (them) for you and be your avenger on the day of great judgment, that there be no avenging here among men. 6 Whoever of you spends gold or silver for his brother’s sake, he will receive ample treasure in the world to come. 7 Injure not widows nor orphans nor strangers, lest God’s wrath come upon you.
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