New Living Translation
Bless those who persecute you. Don't curse them; pray that God will bless them.
King James Bible
Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
Darby Bible Translation
Bless them that persecute you; bless, and curse not.
World English Bible
Bless those who persecute you; bless, and don't curse.
Young's Literal Translation
Bless those persecuting you; bless, and curse not;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:14 Curse not - No, not in your heart.
LibraryThird Sunday after Epiphany
Text: Romans 12, 16-21. 16 Be not wise in your own conceits. 17 Render to no man evil for evil. Take thought for things honorable in the sight of all men. 18 If it be possible, as much as in you lieth, be at peace with all men. 19 Avenge not yourselves, beloved, but give place unto the wrath of God: for it is written, Vengeance belongeth unto me; I will recompense, saith the Lord. 20 But if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him to drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire …
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. II
Sunday Before Lent
November the Twenty-Eighth How to Fight Evil
The Sacrifice of the Body
But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!
Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you.
1 Corinthians 4:12
We work wearily with our own hands to earn our living. We bless those who curse us. We are patient with those who abuse us.
1 Peter 3:9
Don't repay evil for evil. Don't retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will bless you for it.
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