God's Words of Comfort


A Portion of God's Holy Word Regarding:

Hatred – Revenge – Scorn – Vengeance – Retaliation – Retribution – Grudge

"You must not hate your fellow citizen in your heart. If your neighbor does something wrong, tell him about it, or you will be partly to blame. Forget about the wrong things people do to you, and do not try to get even. Love your neighbor as you love yourself. I am the Lord." Leviticus 19:17-18 (NCV™)
"Vengeance is Mine, and recompense, for the time when their foot shall slip; because the day of their calamity is at hand, their doom comes swiftly." Deuteronomy 32:35 (NRSV)
Hear, O our God, for we are despised. Turn back their taunt on their own heads and give them up to be plundered in a land where they are captives. Nehemiah 4:4 (ESV)
Send them to destruction, O Lord; let their evil designs be the cause of their fall; let them be forced out by all their sins; because they have gone against Your authority. Psalms 5:10 (BBE)
It is God who avenges me, And subdues the peoples under me; He delivers me from my enemies. You also lift me up above those who rise against me; You have delivered me from the violent man. Psalms 18:47-48 (NKJV)

Give them according to their deeds, And according to the wickedness of their endeavors; Give them according to the work of their hands; Render to them what they deserve. Psalms 28:4 (NKJV)

Bristlecone Pine in WinterRest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. Psalms 37:7 (KJV)
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Psalms 51:10 (KJV)
The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance. He shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked; So that men shall say, "Most assuredly there is a reward for the righteous. Most assuredly there is a God who judges the earth." Psalms 58:10-11 (WEB)
Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head. Those who want to cut me off, being my enemies wrongfully, are mighty… Deliver me out of the mire, and don't let me sink. Let me be delivered from those who hate me, and out of the deep waters… Charge them with crime upon crime. Don't let them come into Your righteousness. Let them be blotted out of the book of life, And not be written with the righteous. Psalms 69:4, 14, 27-28 (HNV)
O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongs--O God, to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth! Psalms 94:1 (NKJV)
He loved to curse—may he be cursed! He hated to give blessings—may no one bless him! He cursed as naturally as he dressed himself; may his own curses soak into his body like water and into his bones like oil! May they cover him like clothes and always be around him like a belt! Psalms 109:17-19 (GNT)
Let my haters be clothed with shame, covering themselves with shame as with a robe. Psalms 109:29 (BBE)

The stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner. Psalms 118:22 (WEB)
I am unimportant and despised, but I do not neglect Your teachings. Psalms 119:141 (GNT)
The Lord will vindicate His people, and have compassion on His servants. Psalms 135:14 (NRSV)
Keep me from the trap that they have laid for me and from the snares of evildoers! Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by safely. Psalms 141:9-10 (ESV)
There are six things which the LORD hates; Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood; A heart that devises wicked schemes, Feet that are swift in running to mischief, A false witness who utters lies, And he who sows discord among brothers. Proverbs 6:16-19 (HNV)
Hatred stirs up trouble, but love forgives all wrongs. Proverbs 10:12 (NCV™)
Whoever hides hatred has lying lips, And whoever spreads slander is a fool. Proverbs 10:18 (NKJV)
Arrogance produces only quarreling, but those who take advice gain wisdom. Proverbs 13:10 (GOD’S WORD®)
The poor man is hated even by his neighbor, but the man of wealth has numbers of friends. Proverbs 14:20 (BBE)
He who has no respect for his neighbor is a sinner, but he who has pity for the poor is happy. Proverbs 14:21 (BBE)
Circular CloudsIt is better to eat vegetables with those who love you than to eat meat with those who hate you. Proverbs 15:17 (NCV™)
Whoever forgives someone's sin makes a friend, but gossiping about the sin breaks up friendships. Proverbs 17:9 (NCV™)
A foolish man's lips are a cause of fighting, and his mouth makes him open to blows. Proverbs 18:6 (BBE)
A person with good sense is patient, and it is to his credit that he overlooks an offense. Proverbs 19:11 (GOD’S WORD®)
It is an honor for a man to keep from fighting, but the foolish are ever at war. Proverbs 20:3 (BBE)
Don't ever say, "I'll get you for that!" Wait for God; He'll settle the score. Proverbs 20:22 (The Message)
Better to dwell in a corner of a housetop, Than in a house shared with a contentious woman… Better to dwell in the wilderness, Than with a contentious and angry woman. Proverbs 21:9, 19 (NKJV)
Making foolish plans is sinful, and making fun of wisdom is hateful. Proverbs 24:9 (NCV™)
Don't rejoice when your enemy falls. Don't let your heart be glad when he is overthrown; Lest the LORD see it, and it displease Him, And He turn away His wrath from him. Proverbs 24:17-18 (HNV)
Don't give evidence against others without good reason, or say misleading things about them. Don't say, "I'll do to them just what they did to me! I'll get even with them!" Proverbs 24:28-29 (GNT)
If your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them a drink. You will make them burn with shame, and the Lord will reward you. Proverbs 25:21-22 (GNT)
Like a clay pot covered with cheap silver, so is smooth talk that covers up an evil heart. Whoever is filled with hate disguises it with his speech, but inside he holds on to deceit. When he talks charmingly, do not trust him because of the seven disgusting things in his heart. His hatred is deceitfully hidden, but his wickedness will be revealed to the community. Whoever digs a pit will fall into it. Whoever rolls a stone will have it roll back on him. A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth causes ruin. Proverbs 26:23-28 (GOD’S WORD®)
A man who assists a thief must really hate himself! For he knows the consequence but does it anyway. Proverbs 29:24 (TLB)
A time to love, And a time to hate; A time for war, And a time for peace. Ecclesiastes 3:8 (WEB)
BandW Devils PostpileKeep your temper under control; it is foolish to harbor a grudge. Ecclesiastes 7:9 (GNT)
"Look! It is written in front of Me. I will not be silent, but I will repay. I will repay you in full." Isaiah 65:6 (GOD’S WORD®)
Let Your wrath be let loose on the nations which have no knowledge of You, and on the families who give no worship to Your name. Jeremiah 10:25 (BBE)
It will be clear to you that I am the Lord when My face is turned against them. Ezekiel 15:7 (BBE)
"Tell them, 'As sure as I am the living God, I take no pleasure from the death of the wicked. I want the wicked to change their ways and live. Turn your life around! Reverse your evil ways!'" Ezekiel 33:11 (The Message)
The day of the Lord is coming quickly on all nations: as you have done it will be done to you; the reward of your acts will come on your head. Obadiah 15 (BBE)
The LORD will take vengeance on His adversaries, and He reserveth wrath for His enemies. Nahum 1:2 (KJV)
"Blessed are you when they have insulted and persecuted you, and have said every cruel thing about you falsely for My sake. Be joyful and triumphant, because your reward is great in the Heavens; for so were the Prophets before you persecuted." Matthew 5:11-12 (WNT)
"Come to terms quickly with your enemy before it is too late and you are dragged into court, handed over to an officer, and thrown in jail. I assure you that you won't be free again until you have paid the last penny." Matthew 5:25-26 (NLT)
"You have heard that it was said, "An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also; and if anyone wants to sue you and take your coat, give your cloak as well; and if anyone forces you to go one mile, go also the second mile. Give to everyone who begs from you, and do not refuse anyone who wants to borrow from you." Matthew 5:38-42 (NRSV)
"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your friends, hate your enemies.' But now I tell you: love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may become the children of your Father in Heaven. For He makes His sun to shine on bad and good people alike, and gives rain to those who do good and to those who do evil" Matthew 5:43-45 (GNT)
Slow Motion Water"Have you never read in the Scriptures," said Jesus, "'The Stone which the builders rejected has been made the Cornerstone: this Cornerstone came from the Lord, and is wonderful in our eyes?'" Matthew 21:42 (WNT)
"Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father, who is in Heaven, may also forgive you your transgressions. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in Heaven forgive your transgressions." Mark 11:25-26 (WEB)
"Do to others as you would have them do to you." Luke 6:31 (NRSV)
"For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them." Luke 9:56 (KJV)
"If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. But because you are not of the world, since I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.... He who hates Me, hates My Father also." John 15:18-19, 23 (WEB)
Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and flogged Him. The soldiers twisted thorns into a crown, and put it on His head, and dressed Him in a purple garment. They said, "Hail, King of the Jews!" and they struck Him with their hands. John 19:1-3 (WEB)
Give blessing and not curses to those who are cruel to you. Romans 12:14 (BBE)
Repay no one evil for evil. Respect what is honorable in the sight of all men. If it is possible, as much as it is up to you, be at peace with all men. Don't seek revenge yourselves, beloved, but give place to God's wrath. For it is written, "Vengeance belongs to Me; I will repay, says the Lord." Romans 12:17-19 (WEB)
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21 (KJV)
Love is not rude, is not selfish, and does not get upset with others. Love does not count up wrongs that have been done. 1 Corinthians 13:5 (NCV™)
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. Ephesians 4:26-27 (NKJV)
Get rid of your bitterness, hot tempers, anger, loud quarreling, cursing, and hatred. Be kind to each other, sympathetic, forgiving each other as God has forgiven you through Christ. Ephesians 4:31-32 (GOD’S WORD®)
I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 (WEB)
Get along with each other, and forgive each other. If someone does wrong to you, forgive that person because the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:13 (NCV™)
CA WlidflowersSee that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to all. 1 Thessalonians 5:15 (NRSV)

Since indeed God deems it just to repay with affliction those who afflict you, and to grant rest with us to you who are afflicted, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from Heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance upon those who do not know God and upon those who do not obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus. They shall suffer the punishment of eternal destruction and exclusion from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His might, when He comes on that day to be glorified in His saints, and to be marveled at in all who have believed, because our testimony to you was believed. 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10 (RSV)

We know Him who said, "Vengeance belongs to Me," says the Lord, "I will repay." Again, "The Lord will judge His people." It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Hebrews 10:30-31 (WEB)
It is God's will that by doing what is right you should thus silence the ignorant talk of foolish persons. 1 Peter 2:15 (WNT)
He committed no sin, and no one ever heard a lie come from his lips. When He was insulted, He did not answer back with an insult; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but placed His hopes in God, the righteous Judge. 1 Peter 2:22-23 (GNT)
Do not repay evil for evil or abuse for abuse; but, on the contrary, repay with a blessing. It is for this that you were called—that you might inherit a blessing. 1 Peter 3:9 (NRSV)
If anyone says, "I am living in the light," but hates a Christian brother or sister, that person is still living in darkness. Anyone who loves other Christians is living in the light and does not cause anyone to stumble. Anyone who hates a Christian brother or sister is living and walking in darkness. Such a person is lost, having been blinded by the darkness. 1 John 2:9-11 (NLT)
Everyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderers have eternal life in them. This is how we know what real love is: Jesus gave His life for us. So we should give our lives for our brothers and sisters. Suppose someone has enough to live and sees a brother or sister in need, but does not help. Then God's love is not living in that person. 1 John 3:15-17 (NCV™)
He who doesn't love doesn't know God, for God is love. 1 John 4:8 (WEB)
Those who say, "I love God," and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen. The commandment we have from Him is this: those who love God must love their brothers and sisters also. 1 John 4:20-21 (NRSV)
From His mouth there comes a sharp sword with which He will smite the nations; and He will Himself be their Shepherd, ruling them with a scepter of iron; and it is His work to tread the winepress of the fierce anger of God, the Ruler of all. Revelation 19:15 (WNT)
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