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Those who pay back evil for good are against me because I try to do right.
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They that render evil for good, have detracted me, because I followed goodness.
Psalm 7:4 If I have rendered to them that repaid me evils, let me deservedly fall empty before my enemies.
Psalm 35:12 They repaid me evil for good: to the depriving me of my soul.
Psalm 109:3-5 They have spoken against me with deceitful tongues; and they have compassed me about with words of hatred; and have fought against me without cause. . . .
1 Samuel 19:4-6 And Jonathan spoke good things of David to Saul, his father: and said to him: Sin not, O king, against thy servant, David, because he hath not sinned against thee, and his works are very good towards thee. . . .
1 Samuel 23:5,12 David, therefore, and his men, went to Ceila, and fought against the Philistines, and brought away their cattle, and made a great slaughter of them: and David saved the inhabitants of Ceila. . . .
1 Samuel 25:16,21 They were a wall unto us, both by night and day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep. . . .
Jeremiah 18:20 Shall evil be rendered for good, because they have digged a pit for my soul? Remember that I have stood in thy sight, to speak good for them, and to turn away thy indignation from them.
Matthew 5:10 Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
John 10:32 Jesus answered them: Many good works I have shewed you from my Father. For which of those works do you stone me?
1 Peter 3:13,17,18 And who is he that can hurt you, if you be zealous of good? . . .
1 Peter 4:14-16 If you be reproached for the name of Christ, you shall be blessed: for that which is of the honour, glory and power of God, and that which is his Spirit resteth upon you. . . .
1 John 3:12 Not as Cain, who was of the wicked one and killed his brother. And wherefore did he kill him? Because his own works were wicked: and his brother's just.
ContextDo Not Rebuke Me in Your Anger
…19But my enemies live, and are stronger than I: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied. 20They that render evil for good, have detracted me, because I followed goodness.21For sake me not, O Lord my God: do not thou depart from me.…
1 John 3:12
Not as Cain, who was of the wicked one and killed his brother. And wherefore did he kill him? Because his own works were wicked: and his brother's just.
They repaid me evil for good: to the depriving me of my soul.
Instead of making me a return of love, they detracted me: but I gave myself to prayer.
And they repaid me evil for good: and hatred for my love.
Hear the word of the Lord, you that tremble at his word: Your brethren that hate you, and cast you out for my name's sake, have said: Let the Lord be glorified, and we shall see in your joy: but they shall be confounded.
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