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Revenge


1. Forbidden by our Lord. Le 19:18; Pr 24:17,29; Mt 5:39-41; Ro 12:17,19; 1Th 5:15; 1Pe 3:9.

2. Christ an example of forbearing. Isa 53:7; 1Pe 2:23.

3. Rebuked by Christ. Lu 9:54,55.

4. Inconsistent with Christian spirit. Lu 9:55.

5. Proceeds from a spiteful heart. Eze 25:15.

6. Instead of taking, we should

a. Trust in God. Pr 20:22; Ro 12:16.

b. Exhibit love. Le 19:18; Lu 6:35.

c. Give place to wrath. Ro 12:19.

d. Exercise forbearance. Mt 5:38-41.

e. Bless. Ro 12:14.

f. Overcome others by kindness. Pr 25:21,22; Ro 12:20.

7. Keep others from taking. 1Sa 24:10; 25:24-31; 26:9.

8. Be thankful for being kept from taking. 1Sa 25:32,33.

9. The wicked are earnest after. Jer 20:10.

10. Punishment for. Eze 25:15-17; Am 1:11,12.

11. Exemplified

a. Simon and Levi. Ge 34:25.

b. Samson. Jdj 15:7,8; 16:28-30.

c. Joab. 2Sa 3:27.

d. Absalom. 2Sa 13:23-29.

e. Jezebel. 1Ki 19:2.

f. Ahab. 1Ki 22:26.

g. Haman. Es 3:8-15.

h. Edomites. Eze 25:12.

i. Philistines. Eze 25:15.

j. Herodias. Mr 6:19-24.

k. James and John. Lu 9:54.

l. Chief priests. Ac 5:33.

m. Jews. Ac 7:54,59; 23:12.