Do not pay anyone back evil for evil, but focus your thoughts on what is right in the sight of all people.
1 Thessalonians 5:15
Make sure that no one pays back evil for evil. Instead, always pursue what is good for each other and for everyone else.
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.
But I tell you not to resist an evildoer. On the contrary, whoever slaps you on the right cheek, turn the other to him as well.
Later, after Joseph's brothers faced the reality of their father's death, they asked themselves, "What happens if Joseph decides to hold a grudge against us? What if he pays us back in full for all the wrong things we did to him?"
The leading men of Judah asked, "Why have you invaded us?" They replied, "We're here to arrest Samson. Then we're going to do to him what he did to us."
In response, 3,000 soldiers from the tribe of Judah went down to the caves of the rock of Etam and asked Samson, "Don't you know that the Philistines have us in their control? What have you done to us?" "I did to them what they did to me," he answered.
Don't say, "I'll do to him like he did to me, I'll be sure to pay him back for what he did."
Don't say "I'll avenge that wrong!" Wait on the LORD and he will deliver you.
I won't be showing pity or compassion. I'll repay you according to your behavior while your detestable practices remain among you. And you'll know that I, the LORD, have been attacking you.'"
Daughter of Babylon! You devastator! How blessed will be the one who pays you back for what you have done to us.
But you, LORD, be gracious to me and raise me up so that I may pay them back!