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Daily Bible Verse - Romans 12:19 - Do not take revenge

NIV Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord.
KJV Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
NASB Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, "VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY," says the Lord.
Romans 12:19


In His divine time, the wrath of God will come (Col. 3:6), and just retribution awaits the unforgiven.

MacArthur, J. (1996, c1991, c1994). Romans (201). Chicago: Moody Press.


Jesus taught us to love our enemies (Matt. 5:44). We must forgive one another, not merely "up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven" (Matt. 18:22). Only by love, forgiveness, and mercy can the vicious cycle of hatred and revenge be broken.

Youngblood, R. F., Bruce, F. F., Harrison, R. K., & Thomas Nelson Publishers. (1995). Nelson's new illustrated Bible dictionary. Rev. ed. of: Nelson's illustrated Bible dictionary.; Includes index. Nashville: T. Nelson.

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