Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

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Matthew 5:39
But I tell you, don’t resist an evildoer. On the contrary, if anyone slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.
Luke 6:27
“But I say to you who listen: Love your enemies, do what is good to those who hate you,
Luke 9:55
But He turned and rebuked them,


Romans 13:4
For government is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, because it does not carry the sword for no reason. For government is God’s servant, an avenger that brings wrath on the one who does wrong.
Deuteronomy 32:35
Vengeance belongs to Me; I will repay.
In time their foot will slip,
for their day of disaster is near,
and their doom is coming quickly.”
Psalm 94:1
Lord, God of vengeance—
God of vengeance, appear.
Nahum 1:2
The Lord is a jealous and avenging God;
the Lord takes vengeance
and is fierce in wrath.
The Lord takes vengeance against His foes;
He is furious with His enemies.
Hebrews 10:30
For we know the One who has said, Vengeance belongs to Me, I will repay, and again, The Lord will judge His people.

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Exodus 23:4
“If you come across your enemy’s stray ox or donkey, you must return it to him.
Proverbs 3:30
Don’t accuse anyone without cause,
when he has done you no harm.
Luke 22:50
Then one of them struck the high priest’s slave and cut off his right ear.

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