19 Bible Verses about Turning The Other Cheek
Most Relevant Verses
To him who strikes you on the cheek, offer also the other; and from him who takes away your cloak, don't withhold your coat also.
See that no one returns evil for evil to anyone, but always follow after that which is good, for one another, and for all.
Finally, be all like-minded, compassionate, loving as brothers, tenderhearted, courteous, not rendering evil for evil, or insult for insult; but instead blessing; knowing that to this were you called, that you may inherit a blessing. For, "He who would love life, and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit.
Don't seek revenge yourselves, beloved, but give place to God's wrath. For it is written, "Vengeance belongs to me; I will repay, says the Lord."
But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing back; and your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind toward the unthankful and evil.
But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you,
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.
Bless those who persecute you; bless, and don't curse.
We toil, working with our own hands. When people curse us, we bless. Being persecuted, we endure.
Therefore "If your enemy is hungry, feed him. If he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in doing so, you will heap coals of fire on his head."
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat. If he is thirsty, give him water to drink:
When he had said this, one of the officers standing by slapped Jesus with his hand, saying, "Do you answer the high priest like that?" Jesus answered him, "If I have spoken evil, testify of the evil; but if well, why do you beat me?"
Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near, and struck Micaiah on the cheek, and said, "Which way did the Spirit of Yahweh go from me to speak to you?" Micaiah said, "Behold, you shall see on that day, when you shall go into an inner room to hide yourself."
David said to Abishai, "Don't destroy him; for who can put forth his hand against Yahweh's anointed, and be guiltless?" David said, "As Yahweh lives, Yahweh will strike him; or his day shall come to die; or he shall go down into battle and perish. Yahweh forbid that I should put forth my hand against Yahweh's anointed; but now please take the spear that is at his head, and the jar of water, and let us go."
- Blessing Others
- Duties To Enemies
- Forgiving Others Who Hurt You
- Loving Your Enemies
- People Blessing
- Persecution, Attitudes To
- Persecution, Christian Response
- Repaying Evil For Evil
- Revenge, And Retaliation
- Self Defence