The Bible supports measured justice. So, clearly, anyone who tries to get revenge shows himself unwilling to allow God to be God in his own life and in the life of the person he wants to get even with. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. But how then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so? But some of that is going to happen here on earth. We invite you to check them out in the links below.
The driver is guilty of unlawful killing. Remember your job is to obey. The Rape of Dinah 1 One day Dinah, the daughter of Jacob and Leah, went to visit some of the Canaanite women. Police officers have been killed and military coups have been attempted. But despite the fact that it was written by 40 or more people thousands of years ago, we still find great wisdom and fresh ideas in the Bible. I say this to your shame Is it so, that there is not among you one wise man who will be able to decide between his brethren, but brother goes to law with brother, and that before unbelievers? But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, … But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of… Vengeance.
Learn to defeat ill designs against you, either to change them, or to preserve your own peace. I will pay them back, declares the Lord. If the world is judged by you, are you not competent to constitute the smallest law courts? Like playing poker: I see your insult and I raise you a poke in the eye! Denounce him; yes, let us denounce him! A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason. For you showed sympathy to the prisoners and accepted joyfully the seizure of your property, knowing that you have for yourselves a better possession and a lasting one. It makes their conscience burn. The lawsuit in this verse might be a legitimate case, but I think there is also an overtone in this passage that suggests that it might even be an unfair settlement. Jesus also has something to say about the subject of revenge, and unlike his contemporary, he meant this teaching for both men and women.
If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Generally speaking, God forbids vengeance by people against other people. It drives dictators and justifies genocide. This video from our friends at the Bible Project might help explain some confusing things in the Bible. Anyone and everyone is welcome to look inside.
And there are many other traditions that they observe, such as the washing of cups and pots and copper vessels and dining couches. You might be surprised to learn that archaeologists have unearthed pornographic figurines from biblical times. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. Now the Gibeonites were not of the people of Israel but of the remnant of the Amorites. If anyone killed Cain he would be avenged by God sevenfold. Revenge is the opposite of mercy.
The indulgence of revenge tends to make men more savage and cruel. Some of these come from the Baal cult, which for several centuries was the main rival for the hearts and minds of the ancient Israelites. Matthew 5:40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. In fact, God has a special agent he uses for that very purpose. If thy revengeful heart cannot forgive.
We are supposed to and forgive them. This is what the child of God knows when something happens to him, even at the hands of a persecutor who seeks to hurt him for no rational reason. We need to pray our hearts will be in the right place. So, their lives must have overlapped by many centuries. Avenge not yourselves, beloved, but give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance belongeth unto me; I will recompense, saith the Lord. Paul and the author of that Epistle, but its strength as an argument for the identity of the two is much diminished by the fact that other marked coincidences are found in the literature of this age, which seem to point to the conclusion that forms of text were current perhaps confined to a few familiar quotations of which no direct representations have come down to us.
Revenge is now used in an ill sense, for the infliction of pain maliciously or illegally; avenge for inflicting just punishment. Sometimes He gets revenge directly. Premier consists of Premier Christian Media Trust registered as a charity no. And those that embrace religion, must expect to meet with enemies in a world whose smiles seldom agree with Christ's. Maybe Peter thought he was being generous asking about forgiving seven times for the same offense.