12:17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil; consider what is good before all people. 1
12:18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all people. 2
12:19 Do not avenge yourselves, dear friends, but give place to God’s wrath, 3 for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay,” 4 says the Lord.
12:20 Rather, if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in doing this you will be heaping burning coals on his head. 5
12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
1 tn Here ἄνθρωπος (anqrwpo") is used as a generic and refers to both men and women.
2 tn Here ἄνθρωπος (anqrwpo") is used as a generic and refers to both men and women.
3 tn Grk “the wrath,” referring to God’s wrath as the remainder of the verse shows.
4 sn A quotation from Deut 32:35.
5 sn A quotation from Prov 25:21-22.