Bless them that persecute you; bless, and curse not.
bless those that curse you; pray for those who use you despitefully.
1 Peter 3:9
not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing; but on the contrary, blessing others, because ye have been called to this, that ye should inherit blessing.
1 Corinthians 4:12
and labour, working with our own hands. Railed at, we bless; persecuted, we suffer it;
When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said to his father, Bless me me also, my father!
Also take your flocks and your herds, as ye have said, and go; and bless me also.
And Esau said to his father, Hast thou then but one blessing, my father? bless me me also, my father! And Esau lifted up his voice and wept.
At that time Jehovah separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, to stand before Jehovah to do service unto him, and to bless in his name, unto this day.
and the priests the sons of Levi shall come near; for them Jehovah thy God hath chosen to do service unto him, and to bless in the name of Jehovah; and according to their word shall be every controversy and every stroke.
Neither do the passers-by say, The blessing of Jehovah be upon you; we bless you in the name of Jehovah!
Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her:
The blessing of him that was perishing came upon me, and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
Blessed be he that cometh in the name of Jehovah. We have blessed you out of the house of Jehovah.
And now come, I pray thee, curse me this people; for they are mightier than I: perhaps I may be able to smite them, and drive them out of the land; for I know that he whom thou blessest is blessed, and he whom thou cursest is cursed.
He that withholdeth corn, the people curse him; but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.
And he said to them, The kings of the nations rule over them, and they that exercise authority over them are called benefactors.
He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be reckoned a curse to him.
and prepare me a savoury dish such as I love, and bring it to me that I may eat, in order that my soul may bless thee before I die.
Bring me venison, and prepare me a savoury dish, that I may eat, and bless thee before Jehovah, before my death.
And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, in order that he may bless thee before his death.
And Jacob said to his father, I am Esau, thy firstborn. I have done according as thou didst say to me. Arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, in order that thy soul may bless me.
And he also had prepared savoury dishes, and he brought them in to his father, and said to his father, Let my father arise and eat of his son's venison, in order that thy soul may bless me.
And he said, Bring it near to me, that I may eat of my son's venison, in order that my soul may bless thee. And he brought it near to him, and he ate; and he brought him wine, and he drank.
Then Isaac trembled with exceeding great trembling, and said, Who was he, then, that hunted venison and brought it to me? And I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him; also blessed he shall be.
And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and has taken away thy blessing.
And he said, Is it not therefore he was named Jacob, for he has supplanted me now twice? He took away my birthright, and behold, now he has taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?
And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him. And Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand, and I will slay my brother Jacob.
And the people blessed all the men that willingly offered themselves to dwell in Jerusalem.
And he loved cursing; so let it come unto him. And he delighted not in blessing; and let it be far from him.