The Lord is a zealous
“If a man strikes his male servant or his female servant with a staff so that he or she
“This is what the sovereign Lord says: ‘Edom
If Cain is to be avenged seven times as much, then Lamech seventy-seven times!”
before the vindictive enemy who ridicules and insults me.
However, if the injured servant
You must not take vengeance or bear a grudge
Samson said to them, “Because you did this,
May the Lord judge between the two of us, and may the Lord vindicate me over you, but my hand will not be against you.
From the mouths of children and nursing babies you have ordained praise on account of your adversaries,
O Lord our God, you answered them. They found you to be a forgiving God, but also one who punished their sinful deeds.
Therefore, the sovereign Lord who commands armies,
To arouse anger, to take vengeance, I have placed her blood on an exposed rock so that it cannot be covered up.
But the Lord said to him, “All right then,
I will bring on you an avenging sword, a covenant vengeance.
Cry out, O nations, with his people, for he will avenge his servants’ blood; he will take vengeance against his enemies, and make atonement for his land and people.
You will destroy the family of your master Ahab.
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
I will surely punish them for doing such things!” says the Lord. “I will surely bring retribution on such a nation as this!”