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Deuteronomy 32:35

Vengeance belongs to Me; I will repay. In time their foot will slip, for their day of disaster is near, and their doom is coming quickly."

Micah 5:15

I will take vengeance in anger and wrath against the nations that have not obeyed [Me].

Hebrews 10:30

For we know the One who has said, Vengeance belongs to Me, I will repay, and again, The Lord will judge His people.

Psalm 58:10

The righteous will rejoice when he sees the retribution; he will wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.

Ezekiel 24:8

In order to stir up wrath and take vengeance, I have put her blood on the bare rock, so that it would not be covered.

Isaiah 34:8

For the Lord has a day of vengeance, a time of paying back [Edom] for its hostility against Zion.

Jeremiah 51:36

Therefore, this is what the Lord says: I am about to plead your case and take vengeance on your behalf; I will dry up her sea and make her fountain run dry.

Ezekiel 25:14

I will take My vengeance on Edom through My people Israel, and they will deal with Edom according to My anger and wrath. So they will know My vengeance." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God .

Psalm 94:1

Lord, God of vengeance- God of vengeance, appear.

Ezekiel 25:15

This is what the Lord God says: "Because the Philistines acted in vengeance and took revenge with deep contempt, destroying [because of their] ancient hatred,

Jeremiah 51:6

Leave Babylon; save your lives, each of you! Don't be silenced by her guilt. For this is the time of the Lord's vengeance- He will pay her what she deserves.

Ezekiel 25:17

I will execute great vengeance against them with furious rebukes. They will know that I am the Lord when I take My vengeance on them."

Lamentations 3:60

You see all their malice, all their plots against me.

Genesis 4:15

Then the Lord replied to him, "In that case, whoever kills Cain will suffer vengeance seven times over." And He placed a mark on Cain so that whoever found him would not kill him.

2 Corinthians 10:6

And we are ready to punish any disobedience, once your obedience is complete.

Isaiah 1:24

Therefore the Lord God of Hosts, the Mighty One of Israel, declares: "Ah, I will gain satisfaction against My foes; I will take revenge against My enemies.

Judges 15:7

Then Samson told them, "Because you did this, I swear that I won't rest until I have taken vengeance on you."

Judges 16:28

He called out to the Lord: "Lord God , please remember me. Strengthen me, God, just once more. With one act of vengeance, let me pay back the Philistines for my two eyes."

1 Samuel 24:12

"May the Lord judge between you and me, and may the Lord take vengeance on you for me, but my hand will never be against you.

Jeremiah 15:15

You know, Lord; remember me and take note of me. Avenge me against my persecutors. In Your patience, don't take me away. Know that I suffer disgrace for Your honor.

Isaiah 59:17

He put on righteousness like a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation on His head; He put on garments of vengeance for clothing, and He wrapped Himself in zeal as in a cloak.

Jeremiah 50:28

[There is] a voice of fugitives and escapees from the land of Babylon announcing in Zion the vengeance of the Lord our God, the vengeance for His temple.

Genesis 4:10

Then He said, "What have you done? Your brother's blood cries out to Me from the ground!

Isaiah 47:3

Your nakedness will be uncovered, and your shame will be exposed. I will take vengeance; I will spare no one.

Jeremiah 20:10

For I have heard the gossip of the multitudes, "Terror is on every side! Report [him]; let's report him!" Everyone I trusted watches for my fall. "Perhaps he will be deceived so that we might prevail against him and take our vengeance on him."

Ezekiel 25:12

This is what the Lord God says: "Because Edom acted vengefully against the house of Judah and incurred grievous guilt by taking revenge on them,

Psalm 149:7

inflicting vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples,

Jeremiah 20:12

Lord of Hosts, testing the righteous and seeing the heart and mind, let me see Your vengeance on them, for I have presented my case to You.

Luke 18:3

And a widow in that town kept coming to him, saying, 'Give me justice against my adversary.'

Genesis 4:24

If Cain is to be avenged seven times over, then for Lamech it will be seventy-seven times!

Jeremiah 51:11

Sharpen the arrows! Fill the quivers! The Lord has put it into the mind of the kings of the Medes because His plan is aimed at Babylon to destroy her, for it is the Lord's vengeance, vengeance for His temple.

Numbers 31:2

"Execute vengeance for the Israelites against the Midianites. After that, you will be gathered to your people."

Jeremiah 50:15

Raise a war cry against her on every side! She has thrown up her hands [in surrender]; her defense towers have fallen; her walls are demolished. Since this is the Lord's vengeance, take out your vengeance on her; as she has done, do the same to her.

Psalm 44:16

because of the voice of the scorner and reviler, because of the enemy and avenger.

From Thematic Bible


Revenge » Forbidden

More verses: Proverbs 24:29

Revenge » Keep others from taking

1 Samuel 26:9

But David said to Abishai, "Don't destroy him, for who can lift a hand against the Lord's anointed and be blameless?"

1 Samuel 24:10

You can see with your own eyes that the Lord handed you over to me today in the cave. [Someone] advised [me] to kill you, but I took pity on you and said: I won't lift my hand against my lord, since he is the Lord's anointed.

1 Samuel 25:24-31

She fell at his feet and said, "The guilt is mine, my lord, but please let your servant speak to you directly. Listen to the words of your servant. My lord should pay no attention to this worthless man Nabal, for he lives up to his name: His name is Nabal, and stupidity is all he knows. I, your servant, didn't see my lord's young men whom you sent. Now my lord, as surely as the Lord lives and as you yourself live, it is the Lord who kept you from participating in bloodshed and avenging yourself by your own hand. May your enemies and those who want trouble for my lord be like Nabal. read more.
Accept this gift your servant has brought to my lord, and let it be given to the young men who follow my lord. Please forgive your servant's offense, for the Lord is certain to make a lasting dynasty for my lord because he fights the Lord's battles. Throughout your life, may evil not be found in you. "When someone pursues you and attempts to take your life, my lord's life will be tucked safely in the place where the Lord your God protects the living. However, He will fling away your enemies' lives like [stones] from a sling. When the Lord does for my lord all the good He promised and appoints you ruler over Israel, there will not be remorse or a troubled conscience for my lord because of needless bloodshed or my lord's revenge. And when the Lord does good things for my lord, may you remember [me] your servant."

Revenge » Forbidden by our lord

Proverbs 24:29

Don't say, "I'll do to him what he did to me; I'll repay the man for what he has done."

Revenge » Punishment for

Amos 1:11-12

The Lord says: I will not relent from punishing Edom for three crimes, even four, because he pursued his brother with the sword. He stifled his compassion, his anger tore [at them] continually, and he harbored his rage incessantly. Therefore, I will send fire against Teman, and it will consume the citadels of Bozrah.

Ezekiel 25:15-17

This is what the Lord God says: "Because the Philistines acted in vengeance and took revenge with deep contempt, destroying [because of their] ancient hatred, therefore this is what the Lord God says: I am about to stretch out My hand against the Philistines, cutting off the Cherethites and wiping out what remains of the coastal peoples. I will execute great vengeance against them with furious rebukes. They will know that I am the Lord when I take My vengeance on them."

Revenge » Instead of taking, we should » Trust in God

Revenge » Exemplified

Acts 23:12

When it was day, the Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves under a curse: neither to eat nor to drink until they had killed Paul.

Judges 16:28-30

He called out to the Lord: "Lord God , please remember me. Strengthen me, God, just once more. With one act of vengeance, let me pay back the Philistines for my two eyes." Samson took hold of the two middle pillars supporting the temple and leaned against them, one on his right hand and the other on his left. Samson said, "Let me die with the Philistines." He pushed with all his might, and the temple fell on the leaders and all the people in it. And the dead he killed at his death were more than those he had killed in his life.

Judges 15:7

Then Samson told them, "Because you did this, I swear that I won't rest until I have taken vengeance on you."

Revenge » Instead of taking, we should » Exhibit love

Revenge » Christ an example of forbearing

1 Peter 2:23

when reviled, He did not revile in return; when suffering, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to the One who judges justly.

Revenge » Exemplified » By samson

Judges 15:7-8

Then Samson told them, "Because you did this, I swear that I won't rest until I have taken vengeance on you." He tore them limb from limb with a great slaughter, and he went down and stayed in the cave at the rock of Etam.

Judges 16:28-30

He called out to the Lord: "Lord God , please remember me. Strengthen me, God, just once more. With one act of vengeance, let me pay back the Philistines for my two eyes." Samson took hold of the two middle pillars supporting the temple and leaned against them, one on his right hand and the other on his left. Samson said, "Let me die with the Philistines." He pushed with all his might, and the temple fell on the leaders and all the people in it. And the dead he killed at his death were more than those he had killed in his life.

Revenge » Instead of taking, we should » Overcome others by kindness

Proverbs 25:21-22

If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; for you will heap coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you.

Revenge » Exemplified » By the chief priests

Acts 23:12

When it was day, the Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves under a curse: neither to eat nor to drink until they had killed Paul.

Acts 7:54-59

When they heard these things, they were enraged in their hearts and gnashed their teeth at him. But Stephen, filled by the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven. He saw God's glory, with Jesus standing at the right hand of God, and he said, "Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!" read more.
Then they screamed at the top of their voices, stopped their ears, and rushed together against him. They threw him out of the city and began to stone him. And the witnesses laid their robes at the feet of a young man named Saul. They were stoning Stephen as he called out: "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!"

Revenge » Be thankful for being kept from taking

1 Samuel 25:32-33

Then David said to Abigail, "Praise to the Lord God of Israel, who sent you to meet me today! Blessed is your discernment, and blessed are you. Today you kept me from participating in bloodshed and avenging myself by my own hand.

Revenge » Instead of taking, we should » Exercise forbearance

Matthew 5:38-41

"You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. But I tell you, don't resist an evildoer. On the contrary, if anyone slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. As for the one who wants to sue you and take away your shirt, let him have your coat as well. read more.
And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two.

Revenge » The wicked are earnest after

Jeremiah 20:10

For I have heard the gossip of the multitudes, "Terror is on every side! Report [him]; let's report him!" Everyone I trusted watches for my fall. "Perhaps he will be deceived so that we might prevail against him and take our vengeance on him."

Revenge » Revenge, the spirit of, manifested » Philistines, toward israel

Ezekiel 25:15

This is what the Lord God says: "Because the Philistines acted in vengeance and took revenge with deep contempt, destroying [because of their] ancient hatred,

Revenge » Revenge, the spirit of, manifested » Ahab, toward micaiah

1 Kings 22:27

and say, 'This is what the king says: Put this guy in prison and feed him only bread and water until I come back safely.' "

Revenge » Exemplified » Simon and levi

Genesis 34:25

On the third day, when they were still in pain, two of Jacob's sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, took their swords, went into the unsuspecting city, and killed every male.

Revenge » Exemplified » Philistines

Ezekiel 25:15

This is what the Lord God says: "Because the Philistines acted in vengeance and took revenge with deep contempt, destroying [because of their] ancient hatred,

Revenge » Exemplified » Edomites

Ezekiel 25:12

This is what the Lord God says: "Because Edom acted vengefully against the house of Judah and incurred grievous guilt by taking revenge on them,

Revenge » Exemplified » Haman

Esther 3:8-15

Then Haman informed King Ahasuerus, "There is one ethnic group, scattered throughout the peoples in every province of your kingdom, yet living in isolation. Their laws are different from everyone else's, so that they defy the king's laws. It is not in the king's best interest to tolerate them. If the king approves, let an order be drawn up authorizing their destruction, and I will pay 375 tons of silver to the accountants for deposit in the royal treasury." The king removed his signet ring from his finger and gave it to Haman son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the enemy of the Jewish people. read more.
Then the king told Haman, "The money and people are given to you to do with as you see fit." The royal scribes were summoned on the thirteenth day of the first month, and the order was written exactly as Haman commanded. [It was intended for] the royal satraps, the governors of each of the provinces, and the officials of each ethnic group and written for each province in its own script and to each ethnic group in its own language. It was written in the name of King Ahasuerus and sealed with the royal signet ring. Letters were sent by couriers to each of the royal provinces [telling the officials] to destroy, kill, and annihilate all the Jewish people-young and old, women and children-and plunder their possessions on a single day, the thirteenth day of Adar, the twelfth month. A copy of the text, issued as law throughout every province, was distributed to all the peoples so that they might get ready for that day. The couriers left, spurred on by royal command, and the law was issued in the fortress of Susa. The king and Haman sat down to drink, while the city of Susa was in confusion.

Revenge » Exemplified » Ahab

1 Kings 22:26

Then the king of Israel ordered, "Take Micaiah and return him to Amon, the governor of the city, and to Joash, the king's son,

Revenge » Exemplified » Joab

2 Samuel 3:27

When Abner returned to Hebron, Joab pulled him aside to the middle of the gateway, as if to speak to him privately, and there Joab stabbed him in the stomach. So Abner died in revenge for the death of Asahel, Joab's brother.

Revenge » Proceeds from a spiteful heart

Ezekiel 25:15

This is what the Lord God says: "Because the Philistines acted in vengeance and took revenge with deep contempt, destroying [because of their] ancient hatred,

Revenge » Revenge, the spirit of, manifested » Herodias, toward john the baptist

Matthew 14:8

And prompted by her mother, she answered, "Give me John the Baptist's head here on a platter!"

Revenge » Revenge, the spirit of, manifested » Jezebel toward elijah

1 Kings 19:2

So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, "May the gods punish me and do so severely if I don't make your life like the life of one of them by this time tomorrow!"

Revenge » Instead of taking, we should » Give place unto wrath

Revenge » Instead of taking, we should » Bless

Revenge » Exemplified » Herodias

Mark 6:19-24

So Herodias held a grudge against him and wanted to kill him. But she could not, because Herod was in awe of John and was protecting him, knowing he was a righteous and holy man. When Herod heard him he would be very disturbed, yet would hear him gladly. Now an opportune time came on his birthday, when Herod gave a banquet for his nobles, military commanders, and the leading men of Galilee. read more.
When Herodias' own daughter came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests. The king said to the girl, "Ask me whatever you want, and I'll give it to you." So he swore oaths to her: "Whatever you ask me I will give you, up to half my kingdom." Then she went out and said to her mother, "What should I ask for?" "John the Baptist's head!" she said.

Revenge » Exemplified » By absalom

2 Samuel 13:23-29

Two years later, Absalom's sheepshearers were at Baal-hazor near Ephraim, and Absalom invited all the king's sons. Then he went to the king and said, "Your servant has just hired sheepshearers. Will the king and his servants please come with your servant?" The king replied to Absalom, "No, my son, we should not all go, or we would be a burden to you." Although Absalom urged him, he wasn't willing to go, though he did bless him. read more.
"If not," Absalom said, "please let my brother Amnon go with us." The king asked him, "Why should he go with you?" But Absalom urged him, so he sent Amnon and all the king's sons. Now Absalom commanded his young men, "Watch Amnon until he is in a good mood from the wine. When I order you to strike Amnon, then kill him. Don't be afraid. Am I not the one who has commanded you? Be strong and courageous!" So Absalom's young men did to Amnon just as Absalom had commanded. Then all [the rest of] the king's sons got up, and each fled on his mule.

Revenge » Rebuked by Christ

Luke 9:54-55

When the disciples James and John saw this, they said, "Lord, do You want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them?" But He turned and rebuked them,

Revenge » Revenge, the spirit of, manifested » Haman, toward the jews

Esther 3:6

And when he learned of Mordecai's ethnic identity, Haman decided not to do away with Mordecai alone. He set out to destroy all of Mordecai's people, the Jews, throughout Ahasuerus' kingdom.

Revenge » Revenge, the spirit of, manifested » Jews toward paul

Acts 23:12

When it was day, the Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves under a curse: neither to eat nor to drink until they had killed Paul.

Revenge » Exemplified » By herodias

Mark 6:19-24

So Herodias held a grudge against him and wanted to kill him. But she could not, because Herod was in awe of John and was protecting him, knowing he was a righteous and holy man. When Herod heard him he would be very disturbed, yet would hear him gladly. Now an opportune time came on his birthday, when Herod gave a banquet for his nobles, military commanders, and the leading men of Galilee. read more.
When Herodias' own daughter came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests. The king said to the girl, "Ask me whatever you want, and I'll give it to you." So he swore oaths to her: "Whatever you ask me I will give you, up to half my kingdom." Then she went out and said to her mother, "What should I ask for?" "John the Baptist's head!" she said.

Revenge » Rebuked by jesus

Luke 9:54-55

When the disciples James and John saw this, they said, "Lord, do You want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them?" But He turned and rebuked them,

Revenge » Revenge, the spirit of, manifested » Sanhedrin, toward the apostles

Acts 5:33

When they heard this, they were enraged and wanted to kill them.

Revenge » Revenge, the spirit of, manifested » Nazarenes, toward Christ

Luke 4:29

They got up, drove Him out of town, and brought Him to the edge of the hill their town was built on, intending to hurl Him over the cliff.

Revenge » Exemplified » James and john

Luke 9:54

When the disciples James and John saw this, they said, "Lord, do You want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them?"

Revenge » Exemplified » Chief priests

Acts 5:33

When they heard this, they were enraged and wanted to kill them.

Revenge » Exemplified » By haman

Esther 3:8-15

Then Haman informed King Ahasuerus, "There is one ethnic group, scattered throughout the peoples in every province of your kingdom, yet living in isolation. Their laws are different from everyone else's, so that they defy the king's laws. It is not in the king's best interest to tolerate them. If the king approves, let an order be drawn up authorizing their destruction, and I will pay 375 tons of silver to the accountants for deposit in the royal treasury." The king removed his signet ring from his finger and gave it to Haman son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the enemy of the Jewish people. read more.
Then the king told Haman, "The money and people are given to you to do with as you see fit." The royal scribes were summoned on the thirteenth day of the first month, and the order was written exactly as Haman commanded. [It was intended for] the royal satraps, the governors of each of the provinces, and the officials of each ethnic group and written for each province in its own script and to each ethnic group in its own language. It was written in the name of King Ahasuerus and sealed with the royal signet ring. Letters were sent by couriers to each of the royal provinces [telling the officials] to destroy, kill, and annihilate all the Jewish people-young and old, women and children-and plunder their possessions on a single day, the thirteenth day of Adar, the twelfth month. A copy of the text, issued as law throughout every province, was distributed to all the peoples so that they might get ready for that day. The couriers left, spurred on by royal command, and the law was issued in the fortress of Susa. The king and Haman sat down to drink, while the city of Susa was in confusion.

Revenge » Exemplified » By the philistines

Ezekiel 25:15

This is what the Lord God says: "Because the Philistines acted in vengeance and took revenge with deep contempt, destroying [because of their] ancient hatred,

Revenge » Exemplified » By the edomites

Ezekiel 25:12

This is what the Lord God says: "Because Edom acted vengefully against the house of Judah and incurred grievous guilt by taking revenge on them,

Revenge » Exemplified » By ahab

1 Kings 22:27

and say, 'This is what the king says: Put this guy in prison and feed him only bread and water until I come back safely.' "

Revenge » Inconsistent with Christian spirit

Revenge » Exemplified » By simeon and levi

Genesis 34:25

On the third day, when they were still in pain, two of Jacob's sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, took their swords, went into the unsuspecting city, and killed every male.

Revenge » Exemplified » By jezebel

1 Kings 19:2

So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, "May the gods punish me and do so severely if I don't make your life like the life of one of them by this time tomorrow!"

Revenge » Exemplified » By joab

2 Samuel 3:27

When Abner returned to Hebron, Joab pulled him aside to the middle of the gateway, as if to speak to him privately, and there Joab stabbed him in the stomach. So Abner died in revenge for the death of Asahel, Joab's brother.

Revenge » Jesus an example of forbearing

1 Peter 2:23

when reviled, He did not revile in return; when suffering, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to the One who judges justly.

Revenge » Exemplified » By james and john

Luke 9:54

When the disciples James and John saw this, they said, "Lord, do You want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them?"

Revenge » Inconsistent with

Topics on Revenge

Revenge, And Retaliation

45;12;19

Friends, do not avenge yourselves; instead, leave room for His wrath. For it is written: Vengeance belongs to Me; I will repay, says the Lord.

Revenge, Examples Of

42;6;11

They, however, were filled with rage and started discussing with one another what they might do to Jesus.

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