K For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me. They encircle me with words of hate, and attack me without cause. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. 26 Many people want the friendship of a ruler, but the Lord is the only one who judges people fairly. thePassionTranslation.com, The Passion Translation (TPT). ‣ G M ‣ When a man's ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? ‣ If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Now the people of Bethel had sent Sharezer and Regem-melech and their men to entreat the favor of the Lord, saying to the priests of the house of the Lord of hosts and the prophets, “Should I weep and abstain in the fifth month, as I have done for so many years?” Then the word of the Lord of hosts came to me: “Say to all the people of the land and the priests, When you fasted and mourned in the fifth month and in the seventh, for these seventy years, was it for me that you fasted? 25 Fear can be a trap, but if you trust in the Lord, you will be safe. Y For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. V To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. 24 You are your own worst enemy when you partner with a thief, for a curse of guilt will come upon you when you fail to report a crime. Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. Q For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name's sake, and you have not grown weary. T ‣ You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Do not even the Gentiles do the same? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? Publisher: OpenBible.info. And with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. N P ‣ ‣ But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. “If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey going astray, you shall bring it back to him. You will not be able to tell the truth even when people threaten you. But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Geocoding Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. Or “when under oath to testify but you do not talk.”. “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. ‣ ‣ You will not be able to tell the truth even when people threaten you. Rediscover God's grace in a time of lingering chaos and uncertainty. Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. W ‣ To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.”. Topical Bible ‣ Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. ... Be sober-minded; be watchful. All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. R “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. ‣ A Psalm of David. Publication date: Jan 29, 2015. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; ... “If I have rejoiced at the ruin of him who hated me, or exulted when evil overtook him. For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. But when you place your confidence in the Lord. I ‣ ‣ It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. ‣ Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 25 Fear can be a trap, but if you trust in the Lord, you will be safe. “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands. ‣ The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. ‣ 24 You are your own worst enemy if you take part in a crime. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. You will cause yourself more pain and trouble than any ten foes! ... For you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you. Love never ends. Blog, A Bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. D But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. F ‣ 25 Fear and intimidation is a trap that holds you back. Contact me: openbibleinfo (at) gmail.com. And falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” And when he had said this, he fell asleep. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. “You shall not oppress a sojourner. And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink, for you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! S And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments. So that you may be sons of your Father who is 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. H B “‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. Copyright © 2006 by Bible League International, Easy-to-Read Version (ERV). He leads me beside still waters. [a]25 Fear and intimidation is a trap that holds you back.But when you place your confidence in the Lord,you will be seated in the high place.26 Everyone curries favor with leaders.But God is the judge, and justice comes from him. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. And we labor, working with our own hands. If you see the donkey of one who hates you lying down under its burden, you shall refrain from leaving him with it; you shall rescue it with him. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, ... A Psalm of David. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.