You can’t love God and yet, revenge the sins of others.
When God comes into our lives, He pours his love into our hearts.
Immediately, we learn to love others and endure all our hurts and pains.
God’s love comforts us in our trials and teaches us to love our enemies.
More than ten years ago, before I gave my life to Christ, I took vengeance on one of my friends.
She was my girlfriend for about three years.
We were very fond of each other and in a very serious relationship.
In the first few months after we started dating, she was already cheating on me.
This continued for several years until the last one that broke the camel’s back.
I was so hurt because, despite my commitment and love, she was unconcerned.
I could remember, I had to beg and cry in her hostel to stop cheating on me.
But she was cold and just wanted to live her life on her terms.
And that’s when I said to myself, “I will pay her back the same way.”
I continued in the relationship for another year without minding all her actions.
I had already made up my mind to retaliate in the most terrible way. And I did.
I broke up with her when she needed me most.
The truth is, I behaved horribly and shamefully.
As Christians, we mustn’t pay back evil for evil.
Despite your hurt, God says, “vengeance is mine.”
I have put together bible verses about revenge to assist you.
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Vengeance is mine bible verses.
Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”[a] says the Lord.
It is mine to avenge; I will repay.
In due time their foot will slip;
their day of disaster is near
and their doom rushes upon them.”
For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”[a] and again, “The Lord will judge his people.”[b]
Do not say, “I’ll do to them as they have done to me;
I’ll pay them back for what they did.”
Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!”
Wait for the Lord, and he will avenge you.
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.
‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.
But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.
1 Thessalonians 4:6
and that in this matter no one should wrong or take advantage of a brother or sister.[a] The Lord will punish all those who commit such sins, as we told you and warned you before.
Rejoice, you nations, with his people,[a][b]
for he will avenge the blood of his servants;
he will take vengeance on his enemies
and make atonement for his land and people.
For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.
Romans 12:14 — Bible verse about revenge and forgiveness
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
More bible verses about revenge and retribution
“But to you who are listening, I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
29 If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them.
Do not gloat when your enemy falls;
when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice,
18 or the Lord will see and disapprove
and turn his wrath away from them.
1 Samuel 25:33
May you be blessed for your good judgment and for keeping me from bloodshed this day and from avenging myself with my own hands.
The Lord is a jealous and avenging God;
the Lord takes vengeance and is filled with wrath.
The Lord takes vengeance on his foes
and vents his wrath against his enemies.
3 The Lord is slow to anger but great in power;
the Lord will not leave the guilty unpunished.
His way is in the whirlwind and the storm,
and clouds are the dust of his feet.
The Lord is a God who avenges.
O God who avenges, shine forth.
2 Rise up, Judge of the earth;
pay back to the proud what they deserve.
3 How long, Lord, will the wicked,
how long will the wicked be jubilant?
“This is what the Sovereign Lord says: ‘Because Edom took revenge on Judah and became very guilty by doing so,
13 therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will stretch out my hand against Edom and kill both man and beast. I will lay it waste, and from Teman to Dedan they will fall by the sword.
1 Peter 3:9
Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
2 Corinthians 8:20-21
We want to avoid any criticism of the way we administer this liberal gift. 21 For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of man.
1 Peter 3:16
keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.
1 Peter 2:23
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.
He was oppressed and afflicted,
yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
so he did not open his mouth.
Do not revenge: What the scripture teaches us.
1. An eye for an eye is a sin
There are no two ways about it.
You cannot revenge the sins of others and yet be on God’s side.
And that’s because God himself is love.
He has demonstrated his affection and unfailing love towards us from the beginning of the world.
He sent his only begotten son to die for our transgressions.
If he could forgive and let go of all our sins, why then must we repay those that hurt us?
The truth is, there is no joy in paying back.
Though you feel happy about your actions, you have separated yourself from the love of God.
When your friends or family members hurt you, learn to endure and even pray for them.
The scripture says,
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
2. Love your enemies. Forgive them.
Initially, it was difficult to love those that intentionally hurt me.
But, I have found out that forgiving others becomes easy as I continually practice it.
A few months ago, I was left disappointed by a friend in the bank.
Despite my frustration, I knew it was a plan from the devil.
I quickly said in my heart, “I forgive you.”
I wasn’t concerned if he would apologize or not (he never did).
But I was more concerned about keeping God’s commandments.
I have vowed in my heart to love my enemies and never wish them evil.
God is my refuge, and as long as I live, he will avenge those that hurt me.
The scripture says,
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
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