Bless those who persecute you. Keep on blessing them, and never curse them.
Bless those who curse you, and pray for those who insult you.
1 Peter 3:9
Do not pay others back evil for evil or insult for insult. Instead, keep blessing them, because you were called to inherit a blessing.
1 Corinthians 4:12
We wear ourselves out from working with our own hands. When insulted, we bless. When persecuted, we endure.
When Esau realized what his father Isaac was saying, he began to wail out loud bitterly. "Bless me," he cried, "even me, too, my father!"
Take both your sheep and your cattle, just as you demanded and go! And bless me too!"
Then Esau implored his father, "Don't you have even one blessing for me, my father? Bless me, even me too, my father!" Then Esau lifted his voice and wept bitterly.
At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD, to stand in the LORD's presence, to serve, and to bless his name until this day.
Then the priests of the descendants of Levi are to step forward, because the LORD your God chose them to serve and pronounce blessings in his name. Every case of dispute and assault is to be subject to their ruling.
And may those who pass by never tell them, "May the LORD's blessing be upon you. We bless you in the name of the LORD." A Song of Ascents
Her children stand up and encourage her, as does her husband, who praises her:
Those who were about to die blessed me, and I made widows sing for joy.
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD! Let us bless you from the LORD's house.
So come right now and curse this people for me, because there are too many of them for me to handle. Perhaps I'll be able to strike them down and drive them out of the land, since I know that whomever you bless is blessed and whomever you curse is cursed."
People will curse whoever withholds grain, but blessing will come to whoever is selling.
But he told them, "The kings of the unbelievers lord it over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called benefactors.
A friend's loud blessing early in the morning will be thought of as a curse.
Then prepare some food, just the way I like it, and bring it to me so that I can eat and bless you before I die."
"Bring me some game and then prepare some food for me so I can eat and bless you in the presence of the LORD before I die.'
Then you are to take it to your father so that he can eat and bless you before he dies."
"I'm Esau, your firstborn!" Jacob told his father. "I've done what you asked, so please sit up and eat what I caught, so you can bless me."
prepared some delicious food, brought it to his father, and told him, "Can you get up now, father, so you may eat some of your son's game and then bless me?"
"Come closer to me," Isaac replied, "so I can eat some of the game, my son, and then bless you." So Jacob came closer, and Isaac ate. Jacob also brought wine so his father could drink.
At this, Isaac began to tremble violently. "Who then," he asked, "hunted some game and brought it to me to eat before you arrived, so that I've blessed him? Indeed, he is blessed."
Isaac replied, "Your brother came here deceitfully and stole your blessing."
Then he said, "Isn't his name rightly called Jacob?" Esau asked. "He has circumvented me this second time. First, he took away my birthright, and now, look how he also stole my blessing." Then he added, "Haven't you reserved a blessing for me?"
So Esau harbored animosity toward Jacob because of the way his father had blessed him. Esau kept saying to himself, "The time to mourn for my father is very near. That's when I'm going to kill my brother Jacob."
And the people blessed all of the men who volunteered to live in Jerusalem.
He loved to curse may his curses return upon him! He took no delight in blessing others so may blessings be far from him.