DEFINITION OF VENGENCE

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VENGEANCE– Punishment in retaliation for an injury or offense; repayment for a wrong suffered. The Levitical law prescribed, “You shall not take vengeance” (Lev 19:18). Only God was qualified to take vengeance, because His acts were based on His holiness, righteousness, and justice, which punishes sin and vindicates the oppressed and the poor in spirit (Deut 32:35; Rom 12:19).

LEVITICUS 19:18– Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I am the LORD. 

 

DEUTERONOMY 32:35– To me belongeth vengeance and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste. 

ROMANS 12:19– Dearly beloved avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written. Vengeance is mine: I will repay, saith the LORD.

 

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