12 Bible Verses about Eye For An Eye

Matthew 5:38-39 ESV / 126 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.

Exodus 21:24 ESV / 116 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:17-19 ESV / 85 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.”

Matthew 5:38 ESV / 65 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:15 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:10-21 ESV / 23 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.

Proverbs 13:3 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:29 ESV / 12 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.

Isaiah 1:1-31 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

Deuteronomy 19:21 ESV / 6 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.

Exodus 21:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Exodus 19:21 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And the Lord said to Moses, “Go down and warn the people, lest they break through to the Lord to look and many of them perish.

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