“This is what the sovereign Lord says: ‘Edom
“This is what the sovereign Lord says: ‘The Philistines
for jealousy kindles
Samson said to them, “Because you did this,
before the vindictive enemy who ridicules and insults me.
You must not take vengeance or bear a grudge
If Cain is to be avenged seven times as much, then Lamech seventy-seven times!”
in order to take
Samson called to the Lord, “O Master, Lord,
and the avenger of blood finds him outside the borders of the town of refuge, and the avenger of blood kills the slayer, he will not be guilty of blood,
A copy of the edict was to be presented as law throughout each and every province and made known to all peoples, so that the Jews might be prepared on that
From the mouths of children and nursing babies you have ordained praise on account of your adversaries,
Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?” Before our very eyes may the shed blood of your servants be avenged among the nations!
Listen! Fugitives and refugees are coming from the land of Babylon. They are coming to Zion to declare there how the Lord our God is getting revenge, getting revenge for what they have done to his temple.
The Lord is a zealous
Do not avenge yourselves, dear friends, but give place to God’s wrath,
then the community must judge between the slayer and the avenger of blood according to these decisions.