THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Exodus (Author Moses)

23:5If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him.

Job (Author Job and/or Moses)

31:29If I rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him:

31:30Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.

Psalms (Author Moses, David, Solomon, Asaph, Heman, Ethan, sons of Korah, compiled by Ezra)

35:1Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.

35:2Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help.

35:3Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.

35:4Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt.

35:5Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase them.

35:6Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the LORD persecute them.

35:7For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul.

35:8Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall.

35:9And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in his salvation.

35:10All my bones shall say, LORD, who is like unto thee, which deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him?

35:11False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.

35:12They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul.

35:13But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.

35:14I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.

35:15But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not:

35:16With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth.

35:17Lord, how long wilt thou look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions.

35:18I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people.

35:19Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause.

35:20For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.

35:21Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it.

35:22This thou hast seen, O LORD: keep not silence: O Lord, be not far from me.

35:23Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord.

35:24Judge me, O LORD my God, according to thy righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me.

35:25Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up.

35:26Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonour that magnify themselves against me.

35:27Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.

35:28And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.

Proverbs (Author Solomon)

24:17Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:

24:18Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.

25:21If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:

25:22For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.

Matthew (Author Matthew)

5:43Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

5:44But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

5:45That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

5:46For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

5:47And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

5:48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Luke (Author Luke)

6:27But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,

6:28Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

6:29And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also.

6:30Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.

6:31And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

6:32For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.

6:33And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.

6:34And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.

6:35But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

6:36Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

Romans (Author Paul)

12:14Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

12:20Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.



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