Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing.
See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people.
“Have I rejoiced at the extinction of my enemy,
Or exulted when evil befell him?
But Jesus was saying, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” And they cast lots, dividing up His garments among themselves.
Then falling on his knees, he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them!” Having said this, he fell asleep.
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
and we toil, working with our own hands; when we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure;
from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way.
For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps,