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Deuteronomy 32:35

To me belong vengeance and recompense. In due time their feet will slip, because their time of calamity is near and the things prepared for them draw near.

Micah 5:15

I will execute vengeance, anger, and fury on the nations who do not obey."

Hebrews 10:30

For we know the one who said, "Vengeance belongs to me; I will pay them back," and again, "The Lord will judge his people."

Psalm 58:10

The righteous person will rejoice when he sees your vengeance; when he washes his feet in the blood of the wicked.

Ezekiel 24:8

In order to stir up my anger and in order to take vengeance, I set the blood on a bare rock so that it cannot be covered.'

Isaiah 34:8

For the LORD has a day of vengeance, a year of recompense for Zion's cause.

Jeremiah 51:36

Therefore this is what the LORD says: "Look, I'm going to argue your case and take vengeance for you. I'll dry up her sea and make her fountain dry.

Ezekiel 25:14

I'm going to inundate Edom with my retribution, using my people Israel to carry it out! They'll deliver my anger, acting as an agent of my fury. Edom will come to know my vengeance,' declares the Lord GOD.'"

Psalm 94:1

God of vengeance, LORD God of vengeance, display your splendor!

Ezekiel 25:15

"This is what the Lord GOD says: "Because Philistia has made it their practice to carry out retribution, accompanied by extraordinary malice in their personal vendettas vendettas that spring from their everlasting hostility

Jeremiah 51:6

Flee from Babylon, and each of you, escape with your life! Don't be destroyed because of her guilt, for it's time for the LORD's vengeance. He is paying back what is due to her.

Ezekiel 25:17

I'll take vengeance on them, punishing them severely in my anger. They'll know that I am the LORD when I take my vengeance on them."'"

Lamentations 3:60

You examined their plans for vengeance, all of their plots against me.

Genesis 4:15

The LORD told him, "This won't happen, because whoever kills you will suffer seven times the vengeance." Then the LORD placed a sign on Cain so that no one finding him would kill him.

2 Corinthians 10:6

Once your obedience is complete, we will be ready to reprimand every type of disobedience.

Isaiah 1:24

Therefore this is what the Lord GOD of the Heavenly Armies, the one who is Israel's Mighty One, declares: "Now I'll get relief from his enemies and avenge myself on his foes.

Judges 15:7

Samson replied to them, "Because you did this, I'm not going to stop until I get my revenge against you!"

Judges 16:28

Then Samson cried out to the LORD, "Lord GOD, please remember me. And please strengthen me this one time, God, so that I can repay the Philistines right now for my two eyes."

1 Samuel 24:12

May the LORD judge between me and you, and may he take vengeance on you for me, but I won't be attacking you.

Jeremiah 15:15

You are aware LORD, remember me, pay attention to me, and vindicate me in front of those who pursue me. You are patient don't take me away. Know that I suffer insult because of you!

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 wrapped himself in fury like a cloak.

Jeremiah 50:28

"The sound of fugitives and refugees will come from the land of Babylon to declare in Zion the vengeance of the LORD our God, vengeance for his Temple.

Genesis 4:10

"What did you do?" God asked. "Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground.

Isaiah 47:3

Your nakedness will be exposed, and your disgrace will also be seen. I'll take vengeance, and I will spare no mortal.

Jeremiah 20:10

Indeed, I hear many people whispering, "Terror on every side. Denounce him, let's denounce him!" All my close friends watch my steps and say, "Perhaps he will be deceived, and we can prevail against him and take vengeance on him."

Ezekiel 25:12

"This is what the Lord GOD says: "Because Edom has made it their practice to seek extraordinary vengeance against Judah's citizens, and by doing so has incurred extraordinary guilt by taking revenge against them,'

Psalm 149:7

as they bring retribution to nations and punishment to nations,

Jeremiah 20:12

LORD of the Heavenly Armies, who tests the righteous, who sees the inner motives and the heart, let me see you take vengeance on them, for I've committed my case to you.

Luke 18:3

In that city there was also a widow who kept coming to him and saying, "Grant me justice against my adversary.'

Genesis 4:24

For if Cain is being avenged seven times, then Lamech will be avenged 77 times."

Jeremiah 51:11

Sharpen the arrows, fill the quivers! The LORD has stirred up the spirit of the kings of the Medes he has decided to destroy Babylon. Indeed, it's the LORD's vengeance, vengeance for his Temple.

Numbers 31:2

"Be sure to exact vengeance on behalf of the Israelis from the Midianites, after which you'll be taken home to your people."

Jeremiah 50:15

Raise a battle cry against her on every side. She has surrendered, her pillars have fallen, her walls are thrown down. For this is the vengeance of the LORD. Take vengeance on her; as she has done, do to her.

Psalm 44:16

because of the voice of the one who mocks and reviles, because of the enemy and the avenger.

From Thematic Bible


Revenge » Forbidden

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.

More verses: Proverbs 24:29

Revenge » Keep others from taking

1 Samuel 26:9

David told Abishai, "Don't destroy him. Who can raise his hand to strike the LORD's anointed and remain innocent?

1 Samuel 24:10

Look, this very day you saw with your own eyes that the LORD gave you into my control in the cave, and one of my men told me to kill you, but I had pity on you and responded, "I won't lift my hand against his majesty because he's the LORD's anointed.'

1 Samuel 25:24-31

She fell at his feet and pleaded, "Your majesty, let the guilt be on me alone, and please let your servant speak to you. Listen to the words of your servant. Please, your majesty, don't pay attention to this worthless man Nabal, for he's just like his name. Nabal is his name and folly is his constant companion. But I, your servant, didn't see your majesty's young men whom you sent. Now, your majesty, as the LORD lives and as you live, the LORD has kept you from shedding blood and from delivering yourself by your own actions. Now, may your enemies and those seeking to do evil to your majesty be like Nabal. read more.
Now let this present that your servant has brought to your majesty be given to the young men who follow your majesty. Please forgive the offense of your servant. For the LORD will certainly make a strong dynasty for your majesty, for your majesty is fighting the LORD's battles. May evil not be found in you for all of your life. If anyone should arise to pursue you and seek your life, may the life of your majesty be bound up with the LORD your God in a bundle of the living, and may he sling out the lives of your enemies from the pocket of a sling. When the LORD does for your majesty all the good that he promised concerning you and appoints you Commander-in-Chief over Israel, this shouldn't be an obstacle or stumbling block for your majesty's conscience, that he poured out blood without cause or that your majesty delivered himself. When the LORD does good things for your majesty, remember your servant."

Revenge » Forbidden by our lord

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."

Revenge » Punishment for

Amos 1:11-12

This is what the LORD says: "For three transgressions of Edom and now for a fourth I will not turn away; because he pursued his brother with a sword, refusing to be compassionate. His anger was raging continuously; he kept up his unending wrath. So I will send down fire upon Teman, and it will devour the fortified citadels of Bozrah."

Ezekiel 25:15-17

"This is what the Lord GOD says: "Because Philistia has made it their practice to carry out retribution, accompanied by extraordinary malice in their personal vendettas vendettas that spring from their everlasting hostility this is what the Lord GOD says: "Look out! I'm raising my clenched fist in Philistia's direction. I'm going to execute the Cherethites and destroy what's left of the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea. I'll take vengeance on them, punishing them severely in my anger. They'll 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 7:54

While they were listening to these things, they became more and more furious and began to grind their teeth at him.

Acts 23:12

In the morning, the Jewish leaders formed a conspiracy and took an oath not to eat or drink anything before they had killed Paul.

Judges 16:28-30

Then Samson cried out to the LORD, "Lord GOD, please remember me. And please strengthen me this one time, God, so that I can repay the Philistines right now for my two eyes." Then Samson grabbed the two middle pillars upon which the house rested and braced himself against them with one pillar in his right hand and the other in his left. Then Samson said, "Let me die with the Philistines!" He strained with all his strength until the building collapsed on the officials and every person in it. As a result, the dead whom he killed at his death were more than those whom he killed during his lifetime.

Judges 15:7

Samson replied to them, "Because you did this, I'm not going to stop until I get my revenge against you!"

Revenge » Instead of taking, we should » Exhibit love

Revenge » Christ an example of forbearing

1 Peter 2:23

When he was insulted, he did not retaliate. When he suffered, he did not threaten. It was his habit to commit the matter to the one who judges fairly.

Revenge » Exemplified » By samson

Judges 15:7-8

Samson replied to them, "Because you did this, I'm not going to stop until I get my revenge against you!" So he attacked them ruthlessly in a massive slaughter, then left to live in the caves of Etam.

Judges 16:28-30

Then Samson cried out to the LORD, "Lord GOD, please remember me. And please strengthen me this one time, God, so that I can repay the Philistines right now for my two eyes." Then Samson grabbed the two middle pillars upon which the house rested and braced himself against them with one pillar in his right hand and the other in his left. Then Samson said, "Let me die with the Philistines!" He strained with all his strength until the building collapsed on the officials and every person in it. As a result, the dead whom he killed at his death were more than those whom he killed during his lifetime.

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

Proverbs 25:21-22

If your enemy hungers, give him food to eat; and if he thirsts, give him water to drink. For you'll be piling burning coals of shame on his head and the LORD will reward you.

Revenge » Exemplified » By the chief priests

Acts 23:12

In the morning, the Jewish leaders formed a conspiracy and took an oath not to eat or drink anything before they had killed Paul.

Acts 7:54-59

While they were listening to these things, they became more and more furious and began to grind their teeth at him. But Stephen, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked straight into heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. He said, "Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!" read more.
But they shouted out loud, stopped listening, and together they all rushed at him, ran him outside of the city, and began to stone him to death. Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul. As they continued to stone Stephen, he kept praying, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!"

Revenge » Be thankful for being kept from taking

1 Samuel 25:32-33

David told Abigail, "Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who sent you to meet me today. Blessed be your good judgment, and blessed be you, who today stopped me from shedding blood and delivering myself by my own actions.

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 not to resist an evildoer. On the contrary, whoever slaps you on the right cheek, turn the other to him as well. If anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat as well. read more.
And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go two with him.

Revenge » The wicked are earnest after

Jeremiah 20:10

Indeed, I hear many people whispering, "Terror on every side. Denounce him, let's denounce him!" All my close friends watch my steps and say, "Perhaps he will be deceived, and we can prevail against him and take vengeance on him."

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

Ezekiel 25:15

"This is what the Lord GOD says: "Because Philistia has made it their practice to carry out retribution, accompanied by extraordinary malice in their personal vendettas vendettas that spring from their everlasting hostility

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

1 Kings 22:27

Give him this order: "Place him in prison on survival rations of bread and water only until I come back safely.'"

Revenge » Exemplified » Simon and levi

Genesis 34:25

Three days later, while they were still in pain, Jacob's sons Simeon and Levi, two of Dinah's brothers, each grabbed a sword and entered the city unannounced, intending to kill all the males.

Revenge » Exemplified » Philistines

Ezekiel 25:15

"This is what the Lord GOD says: "Because Philistia has made it their practice to carry out retribution, accompanied by extraordinary malice in their personal vendettas vendettas that spring from their everlasting hostility

Revenge » Exemplified » Edomites

Ezekiel 25:12

"This is what the Lord GOD says: "Because Edom has made it their practice to seek extraordinary vengeance against Judah's citizens, and by doing so has incurred extraordinary guilt by taking revenge against them,'

Revenge » Exemplified » Haman

Esther 3:8-15

Then Haman told King Ahasuerus, "There is a certain people scattered and divided among the people throughout the provinces of your kingdom. Their laws are different than all the other people, they don't obey the king's laws, and it's not in the king's best interest to leave them alone. If the king approves, let it be decreed that they're to be destroyed, and I'll measure out 10,000 silver talents and bring it to the king's treasury for those who will do the work." The king removed his signet ring from his hand and gave it to Hammedatha the Agagite's son Haman, the enemy of the Jewish people. read more.
The king told Haman, "The silver is given to you, along with the people, to do with them as you see fit." The king's scribes were summoned on the thirteenth day of the first month, and all that Haman commanded was written to the regional authorities of the king, to the governors who were over each province, and to the officials of each people. This order was translated in the name of King Ahasuerus into the language of each province and bore the seal of the king's signet ring. Letters were sent by couriers to all of the king's provinces to annihilate, to kill, and to destroy all the Jewish people, both young and old, women and children, and to confiscate their goods on a single day the thirteenth day of the twelfth month of Adar. A copy of the letter was to be issued as an edict in every province and published to all the people, telling them to be ready for that day. The couriers went out, urged on by the king's command, and the edict was issued in Susa the capital. The king and Haman sat down to drink, while the city of Susa was thrown into confusion.

Revenge » Exemplified » Ahab

1 Kings 22:26

Then the king of Israel ordered, "Take Micaiah and place him in the custody of Amon, the city governor. Hand him over to Joash, the king's son.

Revenge » Exemplified » Joab

Revenge » Proceeds from a spiteful heart

Ezekiel 25:15

"This is what the Lord GOD says: "Because Philistia has made it their practice to carry out retribution, accompanied by extraordinary malice in their personal vendettas vendettas that spring from their everlasting hostility

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

Matthew 14:8

Prompted by her mother, she said, "Give me, right here on a platter, the head of John the Baptist."

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

1 Kings 19:2

Jezebel sent a messenger to tell Elijah, "May the gods do the same to me and even more if tomorrow about this time I haven't made you like one of those prophets you had killed."

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 bore a grudge against John and wanted to kill him. But she couldn't do it because Herod was afraid of John. He knew that John was a righteous and holy man, and so he protected him. Whenever he listened to John, he did much of what he said. In fact, he liked listening to him. An opportunity came during Herod's birthday celebration, when he gave a banquet for his top officials, military officers, and the most important people of Galilee. read more.
When the daughter of Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests. So the king told the girl, "Ask me for anything you want, and I'll give it to you." He swore with an oath to her, "I'll give you anything you ask for, up to half of my kingdom." So she went out and asked her mother, "What should I ask for?" Her mother replied, "The head of John the Baptist."

Revenge » Exemplified » By absalom

2 Samuel 13:23-29

Two full years later, Absalom took some men to Baal-hazor near Ephraim to shear his sheep. He also invited all of the king's sons to come. Absalom had gone to the king to ask him, "I've brought some men to shear the sheep. Won't you please come and join me, along with your senior staff?" But King David declined, saying to Absalom, "No, my son, we won't all go, since that would be too much trouble for you." Although Absalom begged David, he would not go, even though he did give his blessing. read more.
So Absalom responded, "If you aren't coming, please allow my brother Amnon to accompany us." The king asked, "Why should he go with you?" But Absalom kept begging David until he sent Amnon and all of David's sons to accompany Absalom. Then Absalom instructed his young men, "Please keep watching Amnon until he's drunk. Then I'll tell you, "Attack Amnon!' As soon as I do, kill him and don't be afraid! You have your orders, so be strong and brave!" So Absalom's young men did to Amnon just as they had been ordered, but the rest of David's sons jumped up, mounted their mules, and escaped.

Revenge » Rebuked by Christ

Luke 9:54-55

When his disciples James and John observed this rejection, they asked, "Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them?" But he turned and rebuked them,

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

Esther 3:6

Because they had told him who the people of Mordecai were, Haman found it unacceptable to kill only Mordecai. So Haman sought to destroy all of Mordecai's people, the Jewish people, who were in all the kingdom of Ahasuerus.

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

Acts 23:12

In the morning, the Jewish leaders formed a conspiracy and took an oath not to eat or drink anything before they had killed Paul.

Revenge » Exemplified » By herodias

Mark 6:19-24

So Herodias bore a grudge against John and wanted to kill him. But she couldn't do it because Herod was afraid of John. He knew that John was a righteous and holy man, and so he protected him. Whenever he listened to John, he did much of what he said. In fact, he liked listening to him. An opportunity came during Herod's birthday celebration, when he gave a banquet for his top officials, military officers, and the most important people of Galilee. read more.
When the daughter of Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests. So the king told the girl, "Ask me for anything you want, and I'll give it to you." He swore with an oath to her, "I'll give you anything you ask for, up to half of my kingdom." So she went out and asked her mother, "What should I ask for?" Her mother replied, "The head of John the Baptist."

Revenge » Rebuked by jesus

Luke 9:54-55

When his disciples James and John observed this rejection, they asked, "Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them?" But he turned and rebuked them,

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

Acts 5:33

When the Council heard this, they became furious and wanted to kill them.

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

Luke 4:29

They got up, forced Jesus out of the city, and led him to the edge of the hill on which their city was built, intending to throw him off.

Revenge » Exemplified » James and john

Luke 9:54

When his disciples James and John observed this rejection, they asked, "Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them?"

Revenge » Exemplified » Chief priests

Acts 5:33

When the Council heard this, they became furious and wanted to kill them.

Revenge » Exemplified » By haman

Esther 3:8-15

Then Haman told King Ahasuerus, "There is a certain people scattered and divided among the people throughout the provinces of your kingdom. Their laws are different than all the other people, they don't obey the king's laws, and it's not in the king's best interest to leave them alone. If the king approves, let it be decreed that they're to be destroyed, and I'll measure out 10,000 silver talents and bring it to the king's treasury for those who will do the work." The king removed his signet ring from his hand and gave it to Hammedatha the Agagite's son Haman, the enemy of the Jewish people. read more.
The king told Haman, "The silver is given to you, along with the people, to do with them as you see fit." The king's scribes were summoned on the thirteenth day of the first month, and all that Haman commanded was written to the regional authorities of the king, to the governors who were over each province, and to the officials of each people. This order was translated in the name of King Ahasuerus into the language of each province and bore the seal of the king's signet ring. Letters were sent by couriers to all of the king's provinces to annihilate, to kill, and to destroy all the Jewish people, both young and old, women and children, and to confiscate their goods on a single day the thirteenth day of the twelfth month of Adar. A copy of the letter was to be issued as an edict in every province and published to all the people, telling them to be ready for that day. The couriers went out, urged on by the king's command, and the edict was issued in Susa the capital. The king and Haman sat down to drink, while the city of Susa was thrown into confusion.

Revenge » Exemplified » By the philistines

Ezekiel 25:15

"This is what the Lord GOD says: "Because Philistia has made it their practice to carry out retribution, accompanied by extraordinary malice in their personal vendettas vendettas that spring from their everlasting hostility

Revenge » Exemplified » By the edomites

Ezekiel 25:12

"This is what the Lord GOD says: "Because Edom has made it their practice to seek extraordinary vengeance against Judah's citizens, and by doing so has incurred extraordinary guilt by taking revenge against them,'

Revenge » Exemplified » By ahab

1 Kings 22:27

Give him this order: "Place him in prison on survival rations of bread and water only until I come back safely.'"

Revenge » Inconsistent with Christian spirit

Revenge » Exemplified » By simeon and levi

Genesis 34:25

Three days later, while they were still in pain, Jacob's sons Simeon and Levi, two of Dinah's brothers, each grabbed a sword and entered the city unannounced, intending to kill all the males.

Revenge » Exemplified » By jezebel

1 Kings 19:2

Jezebel sent a messenger to tell Elijah, "May the gods do the same to me and even more if tomorrow about this time I haven't made you like one of those prophets you had killed."

Revenge » Exemplified » By joab

Revenge » Jesus an example of forbearing

1 Peter 2:23

When he was insulted, he did not retaliate. When he suffered, he did not threaten. It was his habit to commit the matter to the one who judges fairly.

Revenge » Exemplified » By james and john

Luke 9:54

When his disciples James and John observed this rejection, they asked, "Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them?"

Revenge » Inconsistent with

Topics on Revenge

Revenge, And Retaliation

45;12;19

Do not take revenge, dear friends, but leave room for God's wrath. For it is written, "Vengeance belongs to me. I will pay them back, declares the Lord."

Revenge, Examples Of

42;6;11

The others were furious and began to discuss with each other what they could do to Jesus.

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