Revenge, And Retaliation
Most Relevant Verses
Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, "VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY," says the Lord.
So the LORD said to him, "Therefore whoever kills Cain, vengeance will be taken on him sevenfold " And the LORD appointed a sign for Cain, so that no one finding him would slay him.
'You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the LORD.
'Vengeance is Mine, and retribution, In due time their foot will slip; For the day of their calamity is near, And the impending things are hastening upon them.'
as when a man goes into the forest with his friend to cut wood, and his hand swings the axe to cut down the tree, and the iron head slips off the handle and strikes his friend so that he dies--he may flee to one of these cities and live;
'Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf; for in its welfare you will have welfare.'
"But if there is any further injury, then you shall appoint as a penalty life for life,
'If a man takes the life of any human being, he shall surely be put to death.
"The judges shall investigate thoroughly, and if the witness is a false witness and he has accused his brother falsely,
"You have heard that it was said, 'AN EYE FOR AN EYE, AND A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH.'
"But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people.
not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing.
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,
But after a while, in the time of wheat harvest, Samson visited his wife with a young goat, and said, "I will go in to my wife in her room." But her father did not let him enter.
If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.
Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.
"But whenever they persecute you in one city, flee to the next; for truly I say to you, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel until the Son of Man comes.
and they got up and drove Him out of the city, and led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city had been built, in order to throw Him down the cliff.
But remember the former days, when, after being enlightened, you endured a great conflict of sufferings,
Does any one of you, when he has a case against his neighbor, dare to go to law before the unrighteous and not before the saints?
But Jesus was saying, "Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing " And they cast lots, dividing up His garments among themselves.
They went on stoning Stephen as he called on the Lord and said, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!"
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;
now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them?
The God who executes vengeance for me, And subdues peoples under me.
and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, "How long, O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?"
BECAUSE HIS JUDGMENTS ARE TRUE AND RIGHTEOUS; for He has judged the great harlot who was corrupting the earth with her immorality, and HE HAS AVENGED THE BLOOD OF HIS BOND-SERVANTS ON HER."
- Retaliation (5 instances)