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12 Bible Verses about Repaying Evil For Evil

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Romans 12:17

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.

Matthew 5:39

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.

Genesis 50:15

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?"

Judges 15:10

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."

Judges 15:11

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.

Proverbs 24:29

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."

Ezekiel 7:9

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.'"

Psalm 137:8

Daughter of Babylon! You devastator! How blessed will be the one who pays you back for what you have done to us.

Psalm 41:10

But you, LORD, be gracious to me and raise me up so that I may pay them back!

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