“Repay no evil for evil”

I’m about to go out of town for a few days. I want this to be a reminder to anyone coming here with malice in their hearts..

9Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. 11Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. 12Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 13Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.

14Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 16Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be conceited. 17Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. 18If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 19Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” 20To 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.” 21Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Romans 12:9-21, English Standard Version.


  1. Thanks, Geof, for those words. My parents had me memorize that passage as a child, and it has always stuck with me, particularly during this difficult time in our family. It is always good to be reminded of how God wants us to react in these situations, and not to let Satan take hold of our thoughts and actions. I think I’ll get my children memorizing this passage this summer! Have a great trip!!

  2. “A worthless person. a wicked man walketh with a perverse mouth.
    > He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his
    > fingers;
    > Perverseness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually;
    > he soweth discord.” Prov 6:12-14

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