January 27, 2016
What Does The Bible Say About Enemies?
Exodus 23:4 “If you meet your enemy’s ox or his donkey going astray, you shall bring it back to him.
Exodus 23:5 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.
Acts 7: 60 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.
Romans 12:20 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.”
1Samuel 26:21 Then Saul said, “I have sinned. Return, my son David, for I will no more do you harm, because my life was precious in your eyes this day. Behold, I have acted foolishly, and have made a great mistake.”
Job 31:29 “If I have rejoiced at the ruin of him who hated me, or exulted when evil overtook him
Proverbs 24:17 Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles,
Job 31:30 I have not let my mouth sin by asking for his life with a curse
Proverbs 26:26 though his hatred be covered with deception, his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.
Psalms 59:9 O my Strength, I will watch for you, for you, O God, are my fortress.
Psalms 18:48 who delivered me from my enemies; yes, you exalted me above those who rose against me; you rescued me from the man of violence.
Psalms 60:12 With God we shall do valiantly; it is he who will tread down our foes.
Psalms 136:24 and rescued us from our foes, for his steadfast love endures forever;
Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
Matthew 5:44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
Mark 11:25 And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”
Colossians 3:13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
Luke 23:34 And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.
Romans 12:19 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.”
Luke 17:4 and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”