"How should we treat our enemies?" (Alleged Contradiction #E8100)
But 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 …
Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD. Let them melt away as waters which run continually: when he bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces.
See also: Exodus 23:4; Proverbs 25:21; Luke 6:35; and Psalm 35:6, 8; 55:15; 68:23; 69:22-28; 83:9-10, 15-17; 109:6-14; 139:22; Lamentations 3:64-66; and I Corinthians 16:22
God wants us to love our enemies and not return evil for evil. Vengeance is not ours–that is God’s job. Someday God will destroy His enemies, which is what Psalm 58:6-7 is talking about.
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
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