18 ‘You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.
47 It is God who avenges me, and subdues the peoples under me;
48 He delivers me from my enemies. You also lift me up above
3 Do not take me away with the wicked and with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace to their neighbors, but evil is in their hearts.
4 Give to them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavors; give them according to the work of their hands; render to them what they deserve.
5 Because they do not regard the works of the LORD, nor the operation of His hands, he shall destroy them and not build them up.
1 Do not fret because of evildoers, nor be envious of the workers of iniquity.
2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
3 Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.
4 In God (I will praise His word), in God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?
PSALM 59:9-13, 16-17
9 I will wait for You, O You his Strength; for God is my defense;
10 My God of mercy shall come to meet me; God shall let me see my desire on my enemies.
11 Do not slay them, lest my people forget; scatter them by Your power, and bring them down, O Lord our shield.
12 For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips, let them even be taken in their pride, and for the cursing and lying which they speak.
13 Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be; and let them know that God rules in Jacob to the ends of the earth…
16 But I will sing of Your power; yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning; for You have been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble.
17 To You, O my Strength, I will sing praises; for God is my defense, my God of mercy.
7 He rules by His power forever; his eyes observe the nations; do not let the rebellious exalt themselves…
10 O God, how long will the adversary reproach? Will the enemy blaspheme Your name forever?
11 Why do You withdraw Your hand, even Your right hand? Take it out of Your bosom and destroy them.
1 O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongs– O God, to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth!
2 Rise up, O Judge of the earth; render punishment to the proud.
3 LORD, how long will the wicked, how long will the wicked triumph?
4 They utter speech, and speak insolent things; all the workers of iniquity boast in themselves.
5 They break in pieces Your people, O LORD, and afflict Your heritage.
6 They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.
7 Yet they say, “The LORD does not see, nor does the God of Jacob understand.”
8 Understand, you senseless among the people; and you fools, when will you be wise?
9 He who planted the ear, shall He not hear? He who formed the eye, shall He not see?
10 He who instructs the nations, shall He not correct, he who teaches man knowledge?
11 The LORD knows the thoughts of man, that they are futile.
12 Blessed is the man whom You instruct, O LORD, and teach out of Your law,
13 That You may give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit is dug for the wicked.
14 For the LORD will not cast off His people, nor will He forsake His inheritance.
15 But judgment will return to righteousness, and all the upright in heart will follow it.
16 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?
17 Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul would soon have settled in silence.
18 If I say, “My foot slips,” your mercy, O LORD, will hold me up.
19 In the multitude of my anxieties within me, your comforts delight my soul.
20 Shall the throne of iniquity, which devises evil by law, have fellowship with You?
21 They gather together against the life of the righteous, and condemn innocent blood.
22 But the LORD has been my defense, and my God the rock of my refuge.
23 He has brought on them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; the LORD our God shall cut them off.
10 Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns; the world also is firmly established, it shall not be moved; he shall judge the peoples righteously.”
11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and all its fullness;
12 Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it. Then all the trees of the woods will rejoice before the LORD.
13 For He is coming, for He is coming to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with His truth.
1 Do not keep silent, O God of my praise!
2 For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful have opened against me; they have spoken against me with a lying tongue.
3 They have also surrounded me with words of hatred, and fought against me without a cause.
4 In return for my love they are my accusers, but I give myself to prayer.
5 Thus they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.
6 Set a wicked man over him, and let an accuser stand at his right hand.
7 When he is judged, let him be found guilty, and let his prayer become sin.
8 Let his days be few, and let another take his office.
9 Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
10 Let his children continually be vagabonds, and beg; let them seek their bread also from their desolate places.
11 Let the creditor seize all that he has, and let strangers plunder his labor.
12 Let there be none to extend mercy to him, nor let there be any to favor his fatherless children.
13 Let his posterity be cut off, and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.
14 Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the LORD, and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.
15 Let them be continually before the LORD, that He may cut off the memory of them from the earth;
16 Because he did not remember to show mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.
17 As he loved cursing, so let it come to him; as he did not delight in blessing, so let it be far from him.
18 As he clothed himself with cursing as with his garment, so let it enter his body like water, and like oil into his bones.
19 Let it be to him like the garment which covers him, and for a belt with which he girds himself continually.
20 Let this be the LORD’S reward to my accusers, and to those who speak evil against my person.
21 But You, O GOD the Lord, deal with me for Your name’s sake; because Your mercy is good, deliver me.
22 For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.
23 I am gone like a shadow when it lengthens; I am shaken off like a locust.
24 My knees are weak through fasting, and my flesh is feeble from lack of fatness.
25 I also have become a reproach to them; when they look at me, they shake their heads.
26 Help me, O LORD my God! Oh, save me according to Your mercy,
27 That they may know that this is Your hand– that You, LORD, have done it!
28 Let them curse, but You bless; when they arise, let them be ashamed, but let Your servant rejoice.
29 Let my accusers be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own disgrace as with a mantle.
30 I will greatly praise the LORD with my mouth; yes, I will praise Him among the multitude.
31 For He shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those who condemn him.
1 The LORD said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”
84 How many are the days of Your servant? When will You execute judgment on those who persecute me?
85 The proud have dug pits for me, which is not according to Your law.
86 All Your commandments are faithful; they persecute me wrongfully; help me!
87 They almost made an end of me on earth, but I did not forsake Your precepts.
88 Revive me according to Your lovingkindness, so that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth.
17 Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;
18 Lest the LORD see it, and it displease Him, and He turn away His wrath from him.
19 Do not fret because of evildoers, nor be envious of the wicked;
20 For there will be no prospect for the evil man; the lamp of the wicked will be put out.
21 My son, fear the LORD and the king; do not associate with those given to change;
22 For their calamity will rise suddenly, and who knows the ruin those two can bring?
23 These things also belong to the wise: it is not good to show partiality in judgment.
24 He who says to the wicked, “You are righteous,” him the people will curse; nations will abhor him.
25 But those who rebuke the wicked will have delight, and a good blessing will come upon them.
26 He who gives a right answer kisses the lips.
27 Prepare your outside work, make it fit for yourself in the field; and afterward build your house.
28 Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause, for would you deceive with your lips?
29 Do not say, “I will do to him just as he has done to me; I will render to the man according to his work.”
30 I went by the field of the lazy man, and by the vineyard of the man devoid of understanding;
31 And there it was, all overgrown with thorns; its surface was covered with nettles; its stone wall was broken down.
32 When I saw it, I considered it well; I looked on it and received instruction:
33 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest;
34 So shall your poverty come like a prowler, and your need like an armed man.
38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’
39 “But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.
40 “If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also.
41 “And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.
42 “Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’
44 “But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,
45 “that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
46 “For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?
47 “And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so?
48 “Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
1 Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart,
2 saying: “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man.
3 “Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, ‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’
4 “And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man,
5 ‘yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.'”
6 Then the Lord said, “Hear what the unjust judge said.
7 “And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them?
8 “I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”
17 Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men.
18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.
19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.
20 Therefore “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.”
21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
56 ” the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them.”…
1 THESSALONIANS 5:15
15 See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all.
2 THESSALONIANS 1:6-9
6 …it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you,
7 and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels,
8 in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9 These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,
30 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine; I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The Lord will judge His people.”
11 Do not speak evil of one another, brethren. He who speaks evil of a brother and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.
12 There is one Lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy. Who are you to judge another?
1 PETER 2:20-24
20 For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God.
21 For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps:
22 “Who committed no sin, nor was deceit found in His mouth”;
23 who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously;
24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness– by whose stripes you were healed.
1 PETER 3:8-22
8 Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous;
9 not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing.
10 For “He who would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit.
11 Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.
12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers; but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
13 And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good?
14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. “And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.”
15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;
16 having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed.
17 For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.
18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,
19 by whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison,
20 who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.
21 There is also an antitype which now saves us– baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
22 who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, angels and authorities and powers having been made subject to Him.