Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
1 Peter 3:9
not paying back evil for evil or insult for insult but, on the contrary, giving a blessing, since you were called for this, so that you can inherit a blessing.
1 Corinthians 4:12
we labor, working with our own hands. When we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it;
When Esau heard his father’s words, he cried out with a loud and bitter cry and said to his father, “Bless me too, my father!”
Take even your flocks and your herds as you asked and leave, and also bless me.”
Esau said to his father, “Do you only have one blessing, my father? Bless me too, my father!” And Esau wept loudly.
“At that time the Lord set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the Lord’s covenant, to stand before Yahweh to serve Him, and to pronounce blessings in His name, as it is today.
Then the priests, the sons of Levi, will come forward, for Yahweh your God has chosen them to serve Him and pronounce blessings in His name, and they are to give a ruling in every dispute and case of assault.
Then none who pass by will say,
“May the Lord’s blessing be on you.”We bless you in the name of Yahweh.
Her sons rise up and call her blessed.
Her husband also praises her:
The dying man blessed me,
and I made the widow’s heart rejoice.
He who comes in the name
of the Lord is blessed.
From the house of the Lord we bless you.
Please come and put a curse on these people for me because they are more powerful than I am. I may be able to defeat them and drive them out of the land, for I know that those you bless are blessed and those you curse are cursed.”
People will curse anyone who hoards grain,
but a blessing will come to the one who sells it.
But He said to them,“The kings of the Gentiles dominate them, and those who have authority over them are called ‘Benefactors.’
If one blesses his neighbor
with a loud voice early in the morning,
it will be counted as a curse to him.
Then make me a delicious meal that I love and bring it to me to eat, so that I can bless you before I die.”
‘Bring me the game and make a delicious meal for me to eat so that I can bless you in the Lord’s presence before I die.’
Then take it to your father to eat so that he may bless you before he dies.”
Jacob replied to his father, “I am Esau, your firstborn. I have done as you told me. Please sit up and eat some of my game so that you may bless me.”
He had also made some delicious food and brought it to his father. Then he said to his father, “Let my father get up and eat some of his son’s game, so that you may bless me.”
Then he said, “Serve me, and let me eat some of my son’s game so that I can bless you.” Jacob brought it to him, and he ate; he brought him wine, and he drank.
Isaac began to tremble uncontrollably. “Who was it then,” he said, “who hunted game and brought it to me? I ate it all before you came in, and I blessed him. Indeed, he will be blessed!”
But he replied, “Your brother came deceitfully and took your blessing.”
So he said, “Isn’t he rightly named Jacob? For he has cheated me twice now. He took my birthright, and look, now he has taken my blessing.” Then he asked, “Haven’t you saved a blessing for me?”
Esau held a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing his father had given him. And Esau determined in his heart: “The days of mourning for my father are approaching; then I will kill my brother Jacob.”
The people praised all the men who volunteered to live in Jerusalem.
He loved cursing—let it fall on him;
he took no delight in blessing—let it be far from him.