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On Wrongs, Injuries, Revenge and Vengeance

   Lev 19:18   Thou shall not avenge, nor bear any grudge against 
   the children of thy people, but thou shall love thy neighbor as 

   Prov 25:21-22   If thy enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; 
   and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink; for you shall 
   heap coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord shall reward thee.  

   Prov 24:29    Say not, I will do to him as he hath done to me; I 
   will render to the man according to his work.

   Prov 20:22   Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on 
   the Lord, and he will save thee.

   Matthew 5:38-47    You have heard that it was said, "An eye 
   for an eye and a tooth for a tooth." But I tell you not 
   to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right 
   cheek, turn the other to him also. If anyone wants to sue 
   you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. 
   And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. 
   Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to 
   borrow from you do not turn away. You have heard that it 
   was said, "You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy." 
   But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who 
   curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those 
   who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be 
   sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the 
   evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the 
   unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward 
   have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And 
   if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than 
   others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? 

   Rom 12:17  Recompense to no man evil for evil.  {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. 

   I Th 5:15   See that none render evil for evil unto any man; 
   but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and 
   to all men. 

   I Pet 3:9   Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for 
   railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are 
   thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. 

   Revenge is a common passion; it is the sin of the 
   uninstructed.  -- The savage deems it noble; but the religion of 
   Christ, which is the sublime civilizer, emphatically condemns 
   it.  Why?  Because religion ever seeks to ennoble man;  and 
   nothing so debases him as revenge.


   Revenge is the abject pleasure of an abject mind.


   By taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in 
   passing over it, he is superior.


   He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green, which 
   otherwise would heal and do well.


   Revenge, at first, though sweet, bitter, ere long, back on 
   itself recoils.


   Revenge is barren of itself; itself is the dreadful food it 
   feeds on; its delight is murder; its satiety despair.


   In revenge a man is but even with his enemies; but it is a 
   princely thing to pardon, for Soloman saith, "It is the glory 
   of a man to pass over a transgression."


   Revenge is no valor, but to bear.


   Hath any wronged thee?  Be bravely revenged.  -- Slight it, and 
   the work is begun; forgive it, and it is finished. 


   Revenge is like a boomerang.  Although for a time it flies in 
   the direction in which it is hurled, it takes a sudden curve, 
   and, returning, hits your own head the heavest blow of all.

   A spirit of revenge is the very spirit of the devil;  -- 
   nothing can be more opposite to the temper Christianity was 
   designed to promote.  If your revenge be not satisfied, it will 
   give you torment now; if it be, it will give you greater 
   hereafter.  None is a greater self-tormentor than a malicious 
   and revengeful man, who turns the poison of his own temper in 
   upon himself.

                                               J. M. Mason

   No man ever did a designed injury to another, but at the same 
   time he did a greater to himself.


   Slight small injuries, and they will become none at all.


   He who has injured thee was either stronger or weaker than 
   thee.  -- If weaker, spare him; if stronger, spare thyself.


   As a Christian should do no injuries to others, so he should 
   forgive the injuries others do to him. -- This is to be like 
   God, who is a good-giving, and a sin-forgiving God.



   Christianity commands us to pass by injuries; policy, to let 
   them pass by us.


   Neither give nor take offense.

   They hurt themselves that wrong others.

  Forbear resenting injuries.


   The offender never pardons.

   He invites future injuries who rewards past ones.

   The remedy for injuries is not to remember them.


   Chiefly be thou ware of this, an unforgiving spirit.

                                         M. Tupper

   Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are 
   your duty.



   The noblest remedy of injuries is oblivion.

   To forgive a wrong is the best revenge.

   It costs more to revenge injuries than to bear them.

   The best sort of revenge is not to be like him who did the 


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