1 Samuel 24:10-12 Behold, this day thine eyes have seen how
that the LORD had delivered thee to day into mine hand in the cave:
and some bade me kill thee: but mine eye spared
thee; and I said, I will not put forth mine hand against my lord;
for he is the LORD'S anointed. Moreover, my father, see, yea,
see the skirt of thy robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the
skirt of thy robe, and killed thee not, know thou and see that there is neither evil nor transgression in mine hand, and I have
not sinned against thee; yet thou huntest my soul to take it. The
LORD judge between me and thee, and the LORD avenge me of thee: but
mine hand shall not be upon thee.
1 Samuel 26:9 And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not: for
who can stretch forth his hand against the LORD'S anointed, and be
1 Samuel 26:23 The LORD render to every man his righteousness
and his faithfulness: for the LORD delivered thee into my
hand to day, but I would not stretch forth mine hand against the
2 Samuel 1:14-17 And David said unto him, How wast thou not
afraid to stretch forth thine hand to destroy the LORD'S anointed?
And David called one of the young men, and said, Go near, and
fall upon him. And he smote him that he died. And David said unto
him, Thy blood be upon thy head; for thy mouth hath testified
against thee, saying, I have slain the LORD'S anointed. And David
lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son:
2 Samuel 16:9-13 Then said Abishai the son of Zeruiah unto
the king, Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? let me go
over, I pray thee, and take off his head. And the king said, What
have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah? so let him curse, because
the LORD hath said unto him, Curse David. Who shall then say,
Wherefore hast thou done so? And David said to Abishai, and to all
his servants, Behold, my son, which came forth of my bowels, seeketh
my life: how much more now may this Benjamite do it?
let him alone, and let him curse; for the LORD hath bidden him. It
may be that the LORD will look on mine affliction, and that the LORD
will requite me good for his cursing this day. And as David and his
men went by the way, Shimei went along on the hill's side over
against him, and cursed as he went, and threw stones at him, and
cast dust. ...
2 Samuel 19:23 Therefore the king said unto Shimei, Thou
shalt not die. And the king sware unto him.
1 Kings 2:8-9 And, behold, thou hast with thee Shimei
the son of Gera, a Benjamite of Bahurim, which cursed me with a
grievous curse in the day when I went to Mahanaim: but he came down
to meet me at Jordan, and I sware to him by the LORD, saying, I will
not put thee to death with the sword. Now therefore hold him not
guiltless: for thou art a wise man, and knowest what thou
oughtest to do unto him; but his hoar head bring thou down to the
grave with blood.
Exodus 23:4-5 If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray,
thou shalt surely bring it back to him again. If thou see the ass of him
that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him,
thou shalt surely help with him.
Proverbs 19:11 The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it
is his glory to pass over a transgression.
Proverbs 24:17 Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not
thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:
Proverbs 24:29 Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I
will render to the man according to his work.
Proverbs 25:21-22 If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat;
and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: For thou shalt heap coals of
fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.
Ecclesiastes 7:21 Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken;
lest thou hear thy servant curse thee:
Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain
Matthew 5:39-41 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but
whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him
have thy cloke also. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go
with him twain.
Matthew 5:43-48 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love
thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 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; That ye may be the children
of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil
and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye
love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the
same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others?
do not even the publicans so? ...
Matthew 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
Matthew 6:14-15 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly
Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses,
neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Matthew 18:21-35 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft
shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus
saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy
times seven. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king,
which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon,
one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch
as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and
children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. ...
Mark 11:25-26 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought
against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your
trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in
heaven forgive your trespasses.
Luke 6:27-37 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do
good to them which hate you, Bless them that curse you, and pray for them
which despitefully use you. And unto him that smiteth thee on the one
cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not
to take thy coat also. Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him
that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. And as ye would that
men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. ...
Luke 11:4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that
is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from
Luke 17:3-4 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against
thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against
thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee,
saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
Romans 12:14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
Romans 12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things
honest in the sight of all men.
Romans 12:19-21 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather
give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will
repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he
thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his
head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
1 Corinthians 4:12-13 And labour, working with our own hands: being
reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: Being defamed, we
intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the
offscouring of all things unto this day.
Ephesians 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted,
forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Colossians 3:13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if
any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also
Philemon 1:10-18 I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have
begotten in my bonds: Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now
profitable to thee and to me: Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive
him, that is, mine own bowels: Whom I would have retained with me, that in
thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel: But
without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it
were of necessity, but willingly. ...
1 Peter 3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but
contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should
inherit a blessing.