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Want to know what the Bible says about Retribution? Here are 177 Bible verses about Retribution from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Romans 12:19 NIV
Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.
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Galatians 6:7 NIV
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
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Hebrews 10:30 NIV
For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.”
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Romans 13:4 NIV
For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.
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Matthew 16:27 NIV
For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.
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Matthew 5:38-39 NIV
38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.
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Exodus 21:23-25 NIV
23 But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, 24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 25 burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.
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Deuteronomy 32:35 NIV
It is mine to avenge; I will repay.
    In due time their foot will slip;
their day of disaster is near
    and their doom rushes upon them.
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John 3:36 NIV
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.
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Genesis 9:6 NIV
“Whoever sheds human blood,
    by humans shall their blood be shed;
for in the image of God
    has God made mankind.
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2 Thessalonians 1:9 NIV
They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might
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Jude 1:7 NIV
In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.
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Romans 1:18 NIV
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness,
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Matthew 3:12 NIV
His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
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Revelation 19:15 NIV
Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.
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Galatians 6:7-8 NIV
7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.
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Revelation 11:18 NIV
The nations were angry,
    and your wrath has come.
The time has come for judging the dead,
    and for rewarding your servants the prophets
and your people who revere your name,
    both great and small
and for destroying those who destroy the earth.”
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2 Peter 3:9 NIV
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
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Leviticus 19:18 NIV
“‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.
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Psalm 94:3 NIV
How long, Lord, will the wicked,
    how long will the wicked be jubilant?
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177 Bible Verses about Retribution

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