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Want to know what the Bible says about vengeance? Here are 110 Bible verses about vengeance 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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Ezekiel 25:17 NIV
I will carry out great vengeance on them and punish them in my wrath. Then they will know that I am the Lord, when I take vengeance on them. ’”
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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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2 Thessalonians 1:6 NIV
God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you
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Ephesians 4:26-27 NIV
26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold.
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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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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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Revelation 21:8 NIV
But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars —they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
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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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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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1 Thessalonians 5:15 NIV
Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.
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1 Samuel 24:12 NIV
May the Lord judge between you and me. And may the Lord avenge the wrongs you have done to me, but my hand will not touch you.
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1 Timothy 5:8 NIV
Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
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Exodus 21:24-25 NIV
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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Matthew 26:52-54 NIV
52 “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword. 53 Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? 54 But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?”
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Proverbs 25:26 NIV
Like a muddied spring or a polluted well
    are the righteous who give way to the wicked.
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Genesis 9:5-6 NIV
5 And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal. And from each human being, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of another human being.
6 “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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Deuteronomy 28:47-48 NIV
47 Because you did not serve the Lord your God joyfully and gladly in the time of prosperity, 48 therefore in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and dire poverty, you will serve the enemies the Lord sends against you. He will put an iron yoke on your neck until he has destroyed you.
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Luke 13:3 NIV
I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.
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James 2:24 NIV
You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone.
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