100 Bible Verses about Eye For An Eye

Exodus 21:24 ESV / 518 helpful votes

Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,

Matthew 5:38-39 ESV / 449 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Matthew 5:38 ESV / 439 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’

Deuteronomy 19:21 ESV / 404 helpful votes

Your eye shall not pity. It shall be life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

Romans 12:17-19 ESV / 327 helpful votes

Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 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.”

Exodus 21:23-25 ESV / 249 helpful votes

But if there is harm, then you shall pay life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

Leviticus 24:20 ESV / 234 helpful votes

Fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; whatever injury he has given a person shall be given to him.

Exodus 21:22-25 ESV / 223 helpful votes

“When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, so that her children come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall surely be fined, as the woman's husband shall impose on him, and he shall pay as the judges determine. But if there is harm, then you shall pay life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

Leviticus 24:19-20 ESV / 191 helpful votes

If anyone injures his neighbor, as he has done it shall be done to him, fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; whatever injury he has given a person shall be given to him.

Exodus 21:1-36 ESV / 175 helpful votes

“Now these are the rules that you shall set before them. When you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall serve six years, and in the seventh he shall go out free, for nothing. If he comes in single, he shall go out single; if he comes in married, then his wife shall go out with him. If his master gives him a wife and she bears him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall be her master's, and he shall go out alone. But if the slave plainly says, ‘I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free,’ ...

Matthew 5:38-42 ESV / 171 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.

Proverbs 20:22 ESV / 135 helpful votes

Do not say, “I will repay evil”; wait for the Lord, and he will deliver you.

1 Thessalonians 5:15 ESV / 134 helpful votes

See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.

Matthew 5:39 ESV / 133 helpful votes

But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Luke 6:29 ESV / 130 helpful votes

To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either.

Luke 23:34 ESV / 129 helpful votes

And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.

Leviticus 24:18 ESV / 125 helpful votes

Whoever takes an animal's life shall make it good, life for life.

Exodus 21:12 ESV / 124 helpful votes

“Whoever strikes a man so that he dies shall be put to death.

Romans 12:19 ESV / 119 helpful votes

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.”

Leviticus 24:19-22 ESV / 118 helpful votes

If anyone injures his neighbor, as he has done it shall be done to him, fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; whatever injury he has given a person shall be given to him. Whoever kills an animal shall make it good, and whoever kills a person shall be put to death. You shall have the same rule for the sojourner and for the native, for I am the Lord your God.”

Matthew 5:17 ESV / 116 helpful votes

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.

Matthew 5:38-40 ESV / 113 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well.

Leviticus 24:19-21 ESV / 113 helpful votes

If anyone injures his neighbor, as he has done it shall be done to him, fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; whatever injury he has given a person shall be given to him. Whoever kills an animal shall make it good, and whoever kills a person shall be put to death.

Leviticus 24:17 ESV / 112 helpful votes

“Whoever takes a human life shall surely be put to death.

Leviticus 24:19 ESV / 108 helpful votes

If anyone injures his neighbor, as he has done it shall be done to him,

Proverbs 13:3 ESV / 106 helpful votes

Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 106 helpful votes

You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.

Romans 12:10-21 ESV / 103 helpful votes

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. ...

Matthew 7:2 ESV / 103 helpful votes

For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.

Exodus 21:22 ESV / 90 helpful votes

“When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, so that her children come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall surely be fined, as the woman's husband shall impose on him, and he shall pay as the judges determine.

Luke 6:38 ESV / 88 helpful votes

Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

Matthew 5:38-48 ESV / 88 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you. ...

Exodus 21:22-24 ESV / 88 helpful votes

“When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, so that her children come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall surely be fined, as the woman's husband shall impose on him, and he shall pay as the judges determine. But if there is harm, then you shall pay life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,

Matthew 5:1-48 ESV / 83 helpful votes

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. ...

Exodus 21:23 ESV / 82 helpful votes

But if there is harm, then you shall pay life for life,

Matthew 5:43-44 ESV / 81 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Leviticus 19:34 ESV / 80 helpful votes

You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

Matthew 5:9 ESV / 78 helpful votes

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Leviticus 24:1-23 ESV / 72 helpful votes

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Command the people of Israel to bring you pure oil from beaten olives for the lamp, that a light may be kept burning regularly. Outside the veil of the testimony, in the tent of meeting, Aaron shall arrange it from evening to morning before the Lord regularly. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations. He shall arrange the lamps on the lampstand of pure gold before the Lord regularly. “You shall take fine flour and bake twelve loaves from it; two tenths of an ephah shall be in each loaf. ...

Deuteronomy 19:16-21 ESV / 71 helpful votes

If a malicious witness arises to accuse a person of wrongdoing, then both parties to the dispute shall appear before the Lord, before the priests and the judges who are in office in those days. The judges shall inquire diligently, and if the witness is a false witness and has accused his brother falsely, then you shall do to him as he had meant to do to his brother. So you shall purge the evil from your midst. And the rest shall hear and fear, and shall never again commit any such evil among you. ...

Jeremiah 25:28 ESV / 70 helpful votes

“And if they refuse to accept the cup from your hand to drink, then you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts: You must drink!

1 John 3:15 ESV / 69 helpful votes

Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

Leviticus 24:21 ESV / 69 helpful votes

Whoever kills an animal shall make it good, and whoever kills a person shall be put to death.

Matthew 5:44 ESV / 65 helpful votes

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Proverbs 31:1-31 ESV / 65 helpful votes

The words of King Lemuel. An oracle that his mother taught him: What are you doing, my son? What are you doing, son of my womb? What are you doing, son of my vows? Do not give your strength to women, your ways to those who destroy kings. It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to take strong drink, lest they drink and forget what has been decreed and pervert the rights of all the afflicted. ...

Deuteronomy 19:19-21 ESV / 65 helpful votes

Then you shall do to him as he had meant to do to his brother. So you shall purge the evil from your midst. And the rest shall hear and fear, and shall never again commit any such evil among you. Your eye shall not pity. It shall be life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

Leviticus 24:17-22 ESV / 65 helpful votes

“Whoever takes a human life shall surely be put to death. Whoever takes an animal's life shall make it good, life for life. If anyone injures his neighbor, as he has done it shall be done to him, fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; whatever injury he has given a person shall be given to him. Whoever kills an animal shall make it good, and whoever kills a person shall be put to death. ...

1 Peter 3:9 ESV / 64 helpful votes

Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.

Luke 6:27 ESV / 64 helpful votes

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

Deuteronomy 19:19 ESV / 62 helpful votes

Then you shall do to him as he had meant to do to his brother. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.

Exodus 21:15 ESV / 62 helpful votes

“Whoever strikes his father or his mother shall be put to death.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 61 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Romans 12:21 ESV / 61 helpful votes

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Numbers 35:31 ESV / 61 helpful votes

Moreover, you shall accept no ransom for the life of a murderer, who is guilty of death, but he shall be put to death.

Genesis 9:5-6 ESV / 61 helpful votes

And for your lifeblood I will require a reckoning: from every beast I will require it and from man. From his fellow man I will require a reckoning for the life of man. “Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image.

Romans 12:17 ESV / 60 helpful votes

Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.

Deuteronomy 19:20 ESV / 60 helpful votes

And the rest shall hear and fear, and shall never again commit any such evil among you.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 59 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Matthew 4:1-25 ESV / 57 helpful votes

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple ...

Exodus 21:25 ESV / 57 helpful votes

Burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

Romans 12:14 ESV / 56 helpful votes

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.

Matthew 5:42 ESV / 56 helpful votes

Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 53 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

Micah 6:8 ESV / 53 helpful votes

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Luke 6:35 ESV / 52 helpful votes

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.

Matthew 6:1-34 ESV / 52 helpful votes

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. ...

Matthew 5:48 ESV / 52 helpful votes

You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Matthew 5:45 ESV / 52 helpful votes

So that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

Exodus 34:6 ESV / 52 helpful votes

The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness,

Matthew 6:22 ESV / 51 helpful votes

“The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light,

Exodus 21:7 ESV / 51 helpful votes

“When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she shall not go out as the male slaves do.

Matthew 5:3 ESV / 49 helpful votes

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

2 Kings 6:17 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see.” So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

Psalm 33:18 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love,

Psalm 119:18 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.

Deuteronomy 19:18-21 ESV / 47 helpful votes

The judges shall inquire diligently, and if the witness is a false witness and has accused his brother falsely, then you shall do to him as he had meant to do to his brother. So you shall purge the evil from your midst. And the rest shall hear and fear, and shall never again commit any such evil among you. Your eye shall not pity. It shall be life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

Luke 18:13 ESV / 46 helpful votes

But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’

Luke 6:30 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back.

Matthew 7:3 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?

John 3:16-17 ESV / 45 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Matthew 5:27 ESV / 45 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’

Matthew 1:1-7:29 ESV / 45 helpful votes

The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram, and Ram the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, ...

Proverbs 22:9 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.

Psalm 17:8 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings,

Deuteronomy 32:10 ESV / 45 helpful votes

“He found him in a desert land, and in the howling waste of the wilderness; he encircled him, he cared for him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.

John 14:6 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Proverbs 23:6 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Do not eat the bread of a man who is stingy; do not desire his delicacies,

Proverbs 10:10 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Whoever winks the eye causes trouble, but a babbling fool will come to ruin.

Job 17:7 ESV / 42 helpful votes

My eye has grown dim from vexation, and all my members are like a shadow.

Matthew 5:2 ESV / 39 helpful votes

And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:

1 John 2:16 ESV / 25 helpful votes

For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world.

John 3:16 ESV / 25 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Proverbs 15:3 ESV / 24 helpful votes

The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 21 helpful votes

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

John 15:12 ESV / 14 helpful votes

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

Matthew 7:5 ESV / 14 helpful votes

You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.

Ephesians 1:18 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Romans 12:20 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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.”

Luke 11:34 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness.

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