Bless those who persecute you; bless, and don't curse.
bless those who curse you, and pray for those who mistreat you.
1 Peter 3:9
not rendering evil for evil, or insult for insult; but instead blessing; knowing that to this were you called, that you may inherit a blessing.
1 Corinthians 4:12
We toil, working with our own hands. When people curse us, we bless. Being persecuted, we endure.
When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with an exceeding great and bitter cry, and said to his father, "Bless me, even me also, my father."
Take both your flocks and your herds, as you have said, and be gone; and bless me also!"
Esau said to his father, "Have you but one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, my father." Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.
At that time Yahweh set apart the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, to stand before Yahweh to minister to him, and to bless in his name, to this day.
The priests the sons of Levi shall come near; for them Yahweh your God has chosen to minister to him, and to bless in the name of Yahweh; and according to their word shall every controversy and every stroke be.
Neither do those who go by say, "The blessing of Yahweh be on you. We bless you in the name of Yahweh." A Song of Ascents.
Her children rise up and call her blessed. Her husband also praises her:
the blessing of him who was ready to perish came on me, and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of Yahweh! We have blessed you out of the house of Yahweh.
Please come now therefore curse me this people; for they are too mighty for me: perhaps I shall prevail, that we may strike them, and that I may drive them out of the land; for I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed."
People curse someone who withholds grain, but blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.
He said to them, "The kings of the nations lord it over them, and those who have authority over them are called 'benefactors.'
He who blesses his neighbor with a loud voice early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse by him.
Make me savory food, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat, and that my soul may bless you before I die."
'Bring me venison, and make me savory food, that I may eat, and bless you before Yahweh before my death.'
You shall bring it to your father, that he may eat, so that he may bless you before his death."
Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau your firstborn. I have done what you asked me to do. Please arise, sit and eat of my venison, that your soul may bless me."
He also made savory food, and brought it to his father. He said to his father, "Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that your soul may bless me."
He said, "Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless you." He brought it near to him, and he ate. He brought him wine, and he drank.
Isaac trembled violently, and said, "Who, then, is he who has taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before you came, and have blessed him? Yes, he will be blessed."
He said, "Your brother came with deceit, and has taken away your blessing."
He said, "Isn't he rightly named Jacob? For he has supplanted me these two times. He took away my birthright. See, now he has taken away my blessing." He said, "Haven't you reserved a blessing for me?"
Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him. Esau said in his heart, "The days of mourning for my father are at hand. Then I will kill my brother Jacob."
The people blessed all the men who willingly offered themselves to dwell in Jerusalem.
Yes, he loved cursing, and it came to him. He didn't delight in blessing, and it was far from him.