Scriptures on "Vengeance"
Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD. (Leviticus 19:18)
Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong,
but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.
Love your enemies, do
good to those who hate you.
You have heard that it was said, "Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth." But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. (Matthew 5:38-39)
If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic. (Luke 6:29)
Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. (Luke 6:30)
Do to others as you would have them do to you. (Luke 6:31)
Love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. (Luke 6:35)
If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. (Matthew 18:15)
But if he will not listen,, take one or two others along, so that " every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses." (Matthew 18:16)
If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen to the church, treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector. (Matthew 18:17)
Do not say, "I'll pay you back for this wrong!" Wait for the LORD, and he will deliver you. (Proverbs 20:22)
Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord. (Romans 12:19)
Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when he stumbles, do not let your heart rejoice. (Proverbs 24:17)
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat;
if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap
burning coals on his head and the LORD will reward you.
Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. (1 Peter 3:9)
And one of them struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his right ear. But Jesus answered, No more of this. And he touched the man's ear and healed him. (Luke 22:50-51)
Put your sword back in its place, Jesus said to him, for all who draw the sword will die by the sword. (Matthew 26:52)
When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. (1 Peter 2:23)
Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing. (Luke 23:34)
**Copyright, 2002, Brian Campbell (Permission is granted to copy for personal use only.)