For we know Him who said, “ Vengeance is Mine, I will repay.” And again, ... For it is the vengeance of the Lord, vengeance for His temple. Rather than seeking to show wrath, we are to “give place unto wrath.” Instead of trying to punish or retaliate against those who have been malicious, we are to leave it in God’s hands. “I shall repay.” It is beyond human capability to understand the mind of God and the immense power and ability of God. The context of this quote is that Israel has abandoned God. Do not seek a wife. I have returned their way upon their heads, declares the Lord GOD.”. Revenge not yourselves, my dearly beloved; but give place unto wrath, for it is written: Revenge is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord. After all, calling the cops and pressing charges is “vengeance”. d the L ord takes vengeance on his adversaries and e keeps wrath for his enemies . For I have trodden them in My anger, And trampled them in My fury; Their blood is sprinkled upon My garments, And I have stained all My robes. Deu 32:26 I would have said, “I will cut them to pieces; I will wipe them from human memory,” So I will make them jealous with those who are no people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation… Revenge Peoples Who Fled. This launches directly into Romans 13, the often misused passage on government. For the form of this world is passing away. "Saith" is an obsolete way of saying "says"As in..."Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord", which means "Vengeance is mine, says the Lord." They have oppressed the poor and needy, and have extorted from the sojourner without justice. He who has ears, let him hear. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. So why does Paul use this to tell his listeners not to take vengeance? God had raised Israel to be blessed, and they repaid God with evil. God looks for a judge. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Paul is not saying that all Christians always and forever should never ever take vengeance (and that those who did in the Old Testament were wrong). ( Log Out /  Darby Bible Translation not avenging yourselves, beloved, but give place to wrath; for it is written, Vengeance [belongs] to me, I will recompense, saith the Lord… God sees wickedness. God could not find anyone to “uphold” justice. … From Leviticus in the Old Testament to Romans in the New, both Christians and Jews have been told to never seek vengeance against one another, “but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord”. When we become overwhelmed with what others have done wrong, we become filled with anger and find ourselves focused on hate. In all these passages, God is not wanting individuals to take a back seat role. Paul adamantly believes this. Eze 22:30 And I sought for a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the breach before me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none. God is the ultimate judge and when we seek revenge, we are taking His place. Titus 1:4 | View whole chapter | See verse in context To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord … Instead, Paul is saying “Hey look, God is coming back soon so we just have to wait. Elsewhere, God is appalled because He cannot find any human agents to execute judgment: Isa 59:14 Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands far away; for truth has stumbled in the public squares, and uprightness cannot enter.

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