Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
If I rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him: ... Neither have
I suffered my mouth
to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Luke 6:28 Bless
them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully
Then said Jesus, Father
, forgive them; for they know not
what they do. And they
parted his raiment, and cast lots.
And he kneeled
down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord
, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell
1 Corinthians 4:12
, working with our own hands: being reviled
, we bless; being persecuted
, we suffer it: ... Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, [and are
] the offscouring of all things unto this day.
1 Thessalonians 5:15 See
render evil for evil unto any [man
]; but ever
follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and
to all [men
the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these
things ought not so to be.
1 Peter 2:21
hereunto were ye called: because
Christ also suffered for us
us an example, that ye should follow his steps: ... Who, when he was
reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened
to him that judgeth righteously:
1 Peter 3:9
evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that
ye are thereunto called
, that ye should inherit a blessing.