Duties To Enemies
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But "if your enemy is hungry, feed him. For if he is thirsty, give him a drink. If you do this, you will pile burning coals on his head."
If your enemy hungers, give him food to eat; and if he thirsts, give him water to drink.
But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you,
"If you come across your enemy's ox or donkey wandering off, you are to certainly return it to him. If you see your enemy's donkey lying helpless under its load, you must not abandon it; rather, you are certainly to return it to him.
"How blessed are those who are merciful, because it is they who will receive mercy!
Bless those who persecute you. Keep on blessing them, and never curse them.
We wear ourselves out from working with our own hands. When insulted, we bless. When persecuted, we endure.
Do not pay others back evil for evil or insult for insult. Instead, keep blessing them, because you were called to inherit a blessing.
If your enemy hungers, give him food to eat; and if he thirsts, give him water to drink. For you'll be piling burning coals of shame on his head and the LORD will reward you.
"But I say to you who are listening: Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you, and pray for those who insult you. If someone strikes you on the cheek, offer him the other one as well, and if someone takes your coat, don't keep back your shirt, either. read more.
Keep on giving to everyone who asks you for something, and if anyone takes what is yours, do not insist on getting it back. Whatever you want people to do for you, do the same for them.
When slandered, we answer with kind words. Even now we have become the filth of the world, the scum of the universe.
and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who have sinned against us.
Then Peter came up and asked him, "Lord, how many times may my brother sin against me and I have to forgive him? Seven times?" Jesus told him, "I tell you, not just seven times, but 77 times! "That is why the kingdom from heaven may be compared to a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. read more.
When he had begun to settle the accounts, a person who owed him 10,000 talents was brought to him. Because he couldn't pay, his master ordered him, his wife, his children, and everything that he owned to be sold so that payment could be made. Then the servant fell down and bowed low before him, saying, "Be patient with me, and I will repay you everything!' The master of that servant had compassion and released him, canceling his debt. "But when that servant went away, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii. He grabbed him, seized him by the throat, and said, "Pay what you owe!' Then his fellow servant fell down and began begging him, "Be patient with me and I will repay you!' But he refused and had him thrown into prison until he could repay the debt. "When his fellow servants saw what had happened, they were very disturbed and went and reported to their master everything that had occurred. Then his master sent for him and told him, "You evil servant! I canceled that entire debt for you because you begged me. Shouldn't you have had mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?' In anger his master handed him over to the jailers until he could repay the entire debt. This is how my heavenly Father will treat each one of you unless you forgive your brother from your hearts."
"Watch yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him. Even if he sins against you seven times in a day and comes back to you seven times and says, "I repent,' you must forgive him."
"You have heard that it was said, "You must love your neighbor' and hate your enemy. But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, so that you will become children of your Father in heaven, because he makes his sun rise on both evil and good people, and he lets rain fall on the righteous and the unrighteous. read more.
If you love those who love you, what reward will you have? Even the tax collectors do the same, don't they? And if you greet only your relatives, that's no great thing you're doing, is it? Even the unbelievers do the same, don't they? So be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect."
"Have I rejoiced in the destruction of those who hate me, or have I been happy that evil caught up with him? No, I haven't allowed my mouth to sin by asking for his life with a curse.
Don't rejoice when your enemy falls; don't let yourself be glad when he stumbles. Otherwise the LORD will observe and disapprove, and he will turn his anger away from him.
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."
- Blessing Others
- Duties To Neighbours
- Enemies, Christian Response To
- Forgiveness, Application Of
- Forgiving Ones Enemies
- Forgiving Others Who Hurt You
- Forgiving Yourself
- Grace, In Human Relationships
- Kingdom Of God, Characteristics Of
- Loving Your Enemies
- Mercy, Human
- Mercy, Response To God's
- Not Avenging
- People Blessing
- Persecution, Attitudes To
- Persecution, Christian Response
- Repaying Evil For Evil