|If a man pays back evil for good, |
evil will never leave his house.
|Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.|
|He who returns evil for good, |
Evil will not depart from his house.
|Proverbs 17:13 |
A curse rests upon the house of any man who repays a kindness with an injury. David repaid his loyal general, Uriah, with treachery, and, as a result, brought misery upon his house (2 Sam. 12:9, 10).
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The wise do not return evil for good. The NT teaches us to go beyond this, even to return good for evil (Rom. 12:17, 21).
The Open Bible : New King James Version. 1998, c1997. Includes indexes. (electronic ed.) (Pr 17:13). : Thomas Nelson Publishers.