Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

not avenging yourselves, beloved, but give place to wrath, for it is written, Vengeance is for me, I will repay, says Lord.

New American Standard Bible

Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

Friends, do not avenge yourselves; instead, leave room for His wrath. For it is written: Vengeance belongs to Me; I will repay, says the Lord.

International Standard Version

Do not take revenge, dear friends, but leave room for God's wrath. For it is written, "Vengeance belongs to me. I will pay them back, declares the Lord."

American Standard Version

Avenge not yourselves, beloved, but give place unto the wrath of God : for it is written, Vengeance belongeth unto me; I will recompense, saith the Lord.

Amplified

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave the way open for God’s wrath [and His judicial righteousness]; for it is written [in Scripture], “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.

An Understandable Version

Do not take revenge on someone who has wronged you, but leave it up to God's wrath [to take care of it], for it is written [Deut. 22:35], "The Lord says, I will pay people back [for doing wrong] because taking revenge belongs to me."

Anderson New Testament

Beloved, avenge not yourselves, but give place to the wrath of God; for it is written: Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.

Bible in Basic English

Do not give punishment for wrongs done to you, dear brothers, but give way to the wrath of God; for it is said in the holy Writings, Punishment is mine, I will give reward, says the Lord.

Common New Testament

Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God; for it is written, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay," says the Lord.

Daniel Mace New Testament

dear brethren, avenge not yourselves, but leave that to the resentment of another: for it is written, "vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord."

Darby Translation

not avenging yourselves, beloved, but give place to wrath; for it is written, Vengeance belongs to me, I will recompense, saith the Lord.

Godbey New Testament

avenging not yourselves, beloved, but give place to wrath; for it has been written, Vengeance belongs to me; I will repay, says the Lord.

Goodspeed New Testament

Do not take your revenge, dear friends, but leave room for God's anger, for the Scripture says, "Vengeance belongs to me; I will pay them back, says the Lord."

John Wesley New Testament

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

Julia Smith Translation

Avenging not yourselves, beloved, but give ye place to anger: for it has been written, Vengeance to me; I will repay, says the Lord.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

Do not take revenge yourselves, dear friends, but give place to [God's] wrath, for it is written, "Vengeance [is] mine, I will repay," says the Lord.

Modern King James verseion

not avenging yourselves, beloved, but giving place to wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay, says the Lord."

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves but give room unto the wrath of God. For it is written, "Vengeance is mine, and I will reward, saith the Lord."

Moffatt New Testament

Never revenge yourselves, beloved, but let the Wrath of God have its way; for it is written, Vengeance is mine, I will exact a requital ??the Lord has said it. No,

Montgomery New Testament

Never revenge yourself, beloved, but leave the field clear for God's wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay," says the Lord.

NET Bible

Do not avenge yourselves, dear friends, but give place to God's wrath, for it is written, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay," says the Lord.

New Heart English Bible

Do not seek revenge yourselves, beloved, but give place to God's wrath. For it is written, "Vengeance belongs to me; I will repay, says the Lord."

Noyes New Testament

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather make room for wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord."

Sawyer New Testament

not vindicating yourselves, beloved, but give place to wrath; for it is written, Judgment is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.

The Emphasized Bible

Not avenging, yourselves, beloved, but give place unto their anger; for it is written - Mine, is avenging, I, will recompense; - saith the Lord;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Avenge not yourselves, beloved, but give place unto wrath: for it is written, "Vengeance belongeth to me; I will recompence, saith the Lord."

Twentieth Century New Testament

Never avenge yourselves, dear friends, but make way for the Wrath of God; for Scripture declares--'"It is for me to avenge, I will requite," says the Lord.'

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

Do not be revengeful, my dear friends, but give way before anger; for it is written, "'Revenge belongs to Me: I will pay back,' says the Lord."

Williams New Testament

Stop taking revenge on one another, beloved, but leave a place for God's anger, for the Scripture says, "Vengeance belongs to me; I will pay them back, says the Lord."

World English Bible

Don't seek revenge yourselves, beloved, but give place to God's wrath. For it is written, "Vengeance belongs to me; I will repay, says the Lord."

Worrell New Testament

not avenging yourselves, beloved, but give place to the wrath of God: for it has been written, "Vengeance is Mine; I will recompense," saith the Lord.

Worsley New Testament

Avenge not yourselves, my beloved; but rather give place to the wrath of others: for it is written, "Vengeance belongeth to me, I will recompence, saith the Lord."

Youngs Literal Translation

not avenging yourselves, beloved, but give place to the wrath, for it hath been written, 'Vengeance is Mine,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
G27
ἀγαπητός 
Agapetos 
Usage: 60

ἐκδικέω 
Ekdikeo 
Usage: 4

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

τόπος 
Topos 
Usage: 75

ὀργή 
Orge 
Usage: 35

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

it is written
γράφω 
Grapho 
Usage: 149

ἐκδίκησις 
Ekdikesis 
Usage: 6

is mine
ἐμοί 
Emoi 
me, I, mine, my, 9
Usage: 58

I
ἐγώ 
Ego 
I, my, me, not tr
Usage: 174

will repay
ἀνταποδίδωμι 
Antapodidomi 
Usage: 5

λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Romans 12:19

Context Readings

Living In Love

18 If possible from you, keeping peace with all men, 19 not avenging yourselves, beloved, but give place to wrath, for it is written, Vengeance is for me, I will repay, says Lord. 20 Therefore if thine enemy is hungry, feed him. If he is thirsty, give him to drink. For by doing this thou will heap coals of fire upon his head.


Cross References

Proverbs 24:29

Say not, I will do so to him as he has done to me; I will render to the man according to his work.

Deuteronomy 32:35

Vengeance is mine, and recompense at the time when their foot shall slide. For the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that are to come upon them shall make haste.

Proverbs 20:22

Say thou not, I will recompense evil. Wait for LORD, and he will save thee.

Hebrews 10:30

For we know him who said, Vengeance is for me, I will repay, says Lord. And again, Lord will judge his people.

Leviticus 19:18

Thou shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of thy people, but thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself. I am LORD.

Romans 13:4

For he is a helper of God to thee for what is good. But if thou do what is evil, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is a helper of God, vengeful for wrath to the man who commits evil.

Deuteronomy 32:43

Rejoice, O ye Gentiles, [with] his people. For he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will recompense those who hate him, and will make expiation for his land, for his people.

Matthew 5:39

But I say to you, not to resist what is troublesome, but whoever will strike thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Romans 12:17

rendering to no man evil for evil, premeditating things right in the sight of all men.

1 Samuel 25:26

Now therefore, my lord, as LORD lives, and as thy soul lives, since LORD has withheld thee from blood guiltiness, and from avenging thyself with thine own hand, now therefore let thine enemies, and those who seek evil to my lord, b

1 Samuel 25:33

and blessed be thy discretion, and blessed be thou, who have kept me this day from blood guiltiness, and from avenging myself with my own hand.

Psalm 94:1-3

O LORD, thou God to whom vengeance belongs, thou God to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth.

Proverbs 24:17-19

Rejoice not when thine enemy falls, and let not thy heart be glad when he is overthrown,

Nahum 1:2-3

LORD is a jealous God and avenges. LORD avenges and is full of wrath. LORD takes vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserves [wrath] for his enemies.

Luke 6:27-29

But I say to you, to those who hear, love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you.

Luke 9:55-56

But having turned around, he rebuked them, and said, Ye do not know what kind of spirit ye are.

Romans 12:14

Bless those who persecute you. Bless ye and do not curse.

1 Thessalonians 4:6

not to transgress and to cheat his brother in the affair, because the Lord is vengeful about all these things, as also we forewarned you and solemnly testified.

Ezekiel 25:12

Thus says lord LORD: Because Edom has dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and has greatly offended, and revenged himself upon them,

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