Why did Jesus say, for example: "You have heard that it was said; an eye for an eye, and tooth for tooth. But I tell you not to resist an evil person"?

For where was the difference between what had been said and what Jesus was saying? Where is the uniqueness between the two scenarios?

Matthew 5:38 - 39

ESV - 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 one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.

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