What does Vengeance mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
נָקָ֖ם vengeance. 5
נָקָם֙ vengeance. 4
ἐκδίκησιν a revenging 3
נִקְמַ֖ת vengeance. 2
נָקָ֣ם vengeance. 2
נִקְמָֽתְךָ֙ vengeance. 2
ἐκδίκησις a revenging 2
נְקָמָ֥ה vengeance. 1
נִקְמַ֤ת vengeance. 1
נִקְמַת֙ vengeance. 1
נִקְמָתִ֜י vengeance. 1
נְקָמָה֙ vengeance. 1
נִקְמָתֵ֑ךְ vengeance. 1
נִקְמָתָ֔ם vengeance. 1
נִקְמָתִ֖י vengeance. 1
נְקָמ֣וֹת vengeance. 1
נִקְמַת־ vengeance. 1
נְ֭קָמָה vengeance. 1
נִקְמָתִ֔י vengeance. 1
נִקְמַ֨ת vengeance. 1
נָקָֽם vengeance. 1
נְקָמֹ֖ת vengeance. 1
וְאִנָּקְמָ֧ה to avenge 1
וְנִקַּמְתִּי֙ to avenge 1
לְהִנָּקֵ֖ם to avenge 1
יֻקָּ֑ם to avenge 1
וְאִנָּקְמָ֖ה to avenge 1
וְהִנָּ֤קֶם to avenge 1
הִנָּ֣קְמוּ to avenge 1
תִקֹּ֤ם to avenge 1
נָקָ֑ם vengeance. 1
נֹקֵ֤ם to avenge 1
נְקֹ֗ם to avenge 1
וְ֝נֹקֵ֗ם to avenge 1
וְנָקָם֙ vengeance. 1
נָקָ֔ם vengeance. 1
נְקַם־ vengeance. 1
נְקָמ֥וֹת vengeance. 1

Definitions Related to Vengeance

H5359


   1 Vengeance.
      1a Vengeance (by God, by Samson, by enemies of Judah).
      

H5360


   1 Vengeance.
      1a Vengeance (by God, by Israel, by enemies of Israel).
      

G1557


   1 a revenging, Vengeance, punishment.
   Additional Information: In 2 Cor 7:11—meeting out of justice; doing justice to all parties.
   See Luke 18:3, 21:22.
   The word also has the sense of acquittal and carries the sense of vindication.
   —Vincent III p. 329.
            

H5358


   1 to avenge, take Vengeance, revenge, avenge oneself, be avenged, be punished.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to avenge, take Vengeance.
         1a2 to entertain revengeful feelings.
      1b (Niphal).
         1b1 to avenge oneself.
         1b2 to suffer Vengeance.
      1c (Piel) to avenge.
      1d (Hophal) to be avenged, Vengeance be taken (for blood).
      1e (Hithpael) to avenge oneself.
      

Frequency of Vengeance (original languages)

Frequency of Vengeance (English)

Dictionary

Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Vengeance
An injured party's desire for retribution or repayment from those who harmed him or to demonstrate his innocence against false accusations. Vengeance demonstrates God's righteousness in compensating the wrong with right. He takes vengeance against the murderers of the helpless (Psalm 94:1-6 ) and enemies of his people (Joel 3:19-21 ). The idea of vengeance is incorporated into Israel's moral code, making them as his people accountable for their infractions. Vengeance most frequently translates the Hebrew naqam and is used of God (Isaiah 1:24 ) and human beings (Exodus 20:20-21 ) in meting out legally deserved punishments. Personal vengeance from a designated family member was required to avenge an unlawful death (Numbers 35:19-21 ). In cases of uncertainty over unintentional death, the perpetrator could find protection from the victim's surviving relatives in the cities of refuge (Numbers 35:22-29 ). As Israel developed from a loose confederation into a kingdom, carrying out vengeance became a state function (Deuteronomy 24:16 ). The lex talonis, requiring "life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth" (Exodus 21:23-25 ), is widely understood as prohibiting disproportionate punishment. Still basic to this principle is that wrongs had to be avenged. Without the perpetrator's execution the land remained defiled (Deuteronomy 19:11-13 ). Vengeance reflects a sense of justice in restoring the right. It was also a national function, as Israel retaliated against its neighbors. Samson kills three thousand Philistines for blinding him (Judges 14-16 ). God is the avenger of last resort in destroying the Egyptians as Israel's enemies (Exodus 15:1-18 ; Deuteronomy 32:35-36 ). Vengeance is approached differently in the New Testament. Government remains as the executor of divine vengeance against law breakers (1 Peter 2:14 ), but personal vengeance is prohibited. Jesus requires that an ethic of helping one's enemies replace retaliation (Matthew 5:38-48 ). Similarly Paul forbids returning evil for evil and seeking personal vengeance (Romans 12:17-21 ). This apparent dissimilarity lead Marcion in the second century, Schleiermacher in the eighteenth century, and some scholars since then to conclude that the Old Testament religion was inferior to that of the New Testament. Such a view characterizing the Old Testament as absolute demand for vengeance overlooks Joseph's forgiving his brothers (Genesis 45:1-4 ) and David's sparing the lives of Saul (1 Samuel 26 ) and later Saul's family (2 Samuel 9:9-13 ). God does not completely destroy Israel but forgives them, preserving a remnant in spite of their transgressions (Micah 7:18-20 ). Divine vengeance in the Old Testament is not to be understood as God's desire for self-gratification in exacting punishment, but as an expression of displeasure over all unrighteousness to restore the original balance (Joel 3:19-21 ). Vengeance anticipated redemption. The relative seeking revenge was called the ga'al haddam [ Numbers 35:19 ), the avenger or redeemer of blood. This provides a necessary background for understanding Christ's death as satisfying God's vengeance to provide redemption. Divine retributive righteousness seeking revenge against the sinner becomes in Christ redemptive. Forgiveness rather than vengeance is the basis for Christian morality. Vengeance incapable of being placated is reserved for Christ's and the church's enemies who unbelievingly reject its resolution in Christ's death.
David P. Scaer
See also Accursed ; Devote, Devoted ; Judgment ; Justice ; Providence of God ; Punishment ; Worship ; Wrath of God
Bibliography . H. McKeating, Exp T, 74:239-45; G. E. Mendenhall, The Tenth Generation .
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Vengeance
The word ‘vengeance’ (ἐκδίκησις), with its corresponding substantive ‘avenger’ (ἔκδικος, 1 Thessalonians 4:6, Romans 13:4), is an essentially NT word and never carries with it the suggestion of arbitrary or vindictive reprisals: it is always a just retribution, and a retribution inflicted by God Himself or His instruments (1 Peter 2:14). If the idea of wrath is associated with the use of the word, as in Romans 3:5; Romans 13:4, such ‘wrath’ (ὀργή) is the eternal righteousness or justice of God acting in harmony with His revealed will. In both Romans 12:19 and Hebrews 10:30 the words’ Vengeance is mine; I will repay’ are quoted somewhat loosely from Deuteronomy 32:35 (ἐν ἡμέρᾳ ἐκδικήσεως ἀνταποδώσω). The verb (ἐκδικέω) occurs in the parable of the Unjust Judge (Luke 18:3; Luke 18:7-8) in the sense of affording protection from a wrong-doer and so vindicating the right of the injured person. It is then applied by our Lord to the Divine vindication of the ‘elect,’ the phrase used being ποιεῖν τὴν ἐκδίκησιν τῶν ἐκλεκτῶν, which suggests the protection of persevering saints as well as the just penalty inflicted on their aggressors.
In the ethics of Christianity the Golden Rule solves the problem of private and personal revenge. Revenge at the bidding of momentary passion or as the gratification of a selfish emotion is resolutely condemned by the teaching of Christ, and forgiveness takes the place of the old savage law of retaliation (see Matthew 5:38-48). Of the assertion ‘Vengeance is mine,’ W. H. Moberly (in Foundations, London, 1912, p. 280) writes: ‘This limits, but at the same time consecrates, the notion of retribution. The disinterested infliction of retribution is sometimes a moral necessity’; and he further quotes T. H. Green (Principles of Political Obligation, § 183): ‘Indignation against wrong done to another has nothing in common with a desire to revenge a wrong done to oneself. It borrows the language of private revenge just as the love of God borrows the language of sensuous affection.’
Punishment, if it is to carry any moral weight, must involve the vindication of law, and consequently the new ethic of Christianity which controlled the conduct of the Apostolic Church is based on love, which rules out of revenge the element of private and personal malevolence (see some cogent remarks by J. S. Mackenzie, Manual of Ethics4, London, 1900, p. 404 f.). The repetition of the quotation from Deuteronomy 32:35, in the form in which it comes to us in two such representative Christian writings as the Epistles to the Romans and the Hebrews, shows clearly that the Christian consciousness had grasped the idea of punishment as in effect a Divine prerogative. The private individual has not to assume judicial functions which properly belong to a recognized legal tribunal or ‘powers’ regarded as Divinely ordained (Romans 13:1-6).
On the relation of the subject to war, E. Will-more (J. Hibbert Journal xiii. [1] 340) describes how the doubts of a friend-a Territorial soldier-as to the moral Tightness of war (based on ‘Vengeance is mine,’ etc.) were resolved by reading of the atrocities of Belgium and the nature of German atheism. ‘Vengeance belongs to God,’ he wrote; ‘then we are God’s instruments.’ War as a method of giving expression to the law of international righteousness is admittedly repugnant to the Christian conscience; but until the method is superseded as the result of a consensus gentium, a Christian nation is not absolved from the duty of vindicating either by offensive or by defensive warfare the eternal principles of right and justice.
R. Martin Pope.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Vengeance (2)
VENGEANCE.—The word ‘vengeance’ (ἐκδίκησις) occurs in Authorized and Revised Versions of the Gospels only in Luke 21:22, where it refers to God’s providential punishment of sin. ἐκδίκησις occurs also in the phrase ποιεῖν ἐκδίκησιν (Authorized and Revised Versions ‘avenge’) in the parable of the Unjust Judge (Luke 18:7-8), and the corresponding verb ἐκδικέω (also rendered ‘avenge’; cf. (Revised Version margin) ‘do me justice of’) is found in the same parable (Luke 18:3; Luke 18:5). Outside the Gospels these words and the cognate ἔκδικος occur exactly a dozen times. Some of the passages will call for reference in the course of this article. We are not left, however, to the very rare use of this small group of words for our Lord’s teaching on vengeance. We gather it from several passages of direct instruction, from His continual insistence on an unrevengeful, a forgiving, loving spirit, and from His own conduct throughout His ministry, but especially at its close.
Our word ‘vengeance’ is closely related to two others,—‘avenge’ and ‘revenge,’—between which, at least in modern usage, an important distinction is made. Both have to do with the redress of wrong. In ‘avenge’ the idea of the justice of the redress or punishment is prominent. In ‘revenge,’ on the other hand, the predominant thought is that of the infliction of punishment or pain, not necessarily unjust, for the gratification of resentful or malicious feelings (note, e.g., in Jeremiah 15:15 the substitution in Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 of ‘avenge’ for Authorized Version ‘revenge,’ and on the other hand the retention of ‘avenge’ in Romans 12:19). ‘Vengeance’ leans, now to the one, now to the other of these meanings. It may be just, it may be malicious; even when it is just, the motive may be wrong.
1. The aim of Christ was to create in His disciples a new attitude towards those who had wronged them. Evidently He was preparing them, at least in part, for injuries that must come to them as His followers (Matthew 5:10 ff.); but His teaching has, of course, a much wider application. The permission, even encouragement, of retaliation by the OT, and still more the interpretations, exaggerations, limitations of the scribes and Pharisees, Christ swept away with an authority which astounded His hearers. He denounced the attitude of retaliation and hatred, and commanded His disciples to accept the sufferings which fell to their lot. But this was more than a demand for a new attitude. It was the exorcizing of an evil spirit, and the opening of the doors of the heart to a new spirit. An attitude may be merely external and mechanical. Christ wants more. The negative must have a corresponding positive or be morally worthless. Forgiveness and benevolence must take the place of vengeance; love, not hatred, must be the motive of thought and act. ‘Enemy’ must be blotted out of the vocabulary of the follower of Christ, at least as a category in which any of his fellow-men may be included. Others may hate and persecute him; he must love and pray for them, and do them good. It is this new spirit that is the supreme moral difficulty; it is here that all questions of interpretation and application must find their solution. We must remember, not only Christ’s ‘resist not,’ but also His ‘pray for,’ and His ‘love.’
This teaching of Christ is found constantly throughout the Gospels. He pronounced ‘blessed’ the meek, the merciful, the peacemakers, the persecuted (Matthew 5:5; Matthew 5:7; Matthew 5:9-10 ff.). He rebuked James and John when they would have called down fire from heaven on the Samaritan village that would not receive Him (Luke 9:51 ff.). He taught His disciples to forgive a sinning but penitent brother, not with a niggard, but with a generous and inexhaustible forgiveness (Luke 17:3 f., cf. Matthew 18:21 ff.). He even makes God’s forgiveness of a man depend on the man’s forgiveness of his fellow (Matthew 6:14; Matthew 18:35, Mark 11:25 f.). He taught His disciples to pray that they might be forgiven as they forgave others (Matthew 6:12, Luke 11:4). He warned the Twelve, as He sent them out on their mission (Matthew 10), that they would suffer hatred, persecution, even death, for His sake; and charged them to be, in the midst of wolves, ‘wise as serpents and harmless as doves’ (Matthew 10:16), in the endurance of their sufferings to have no fear, but to rely on God.
2. His own conduct during His ministry is the best commentary on His teaching. It is true that there is much denunciation of evil (e.g. Matthew 23), that He upbraided for their unbelief the cities where He had wrought His great miracles (Matthew 11:20 ff. ||), that He swept the Temple clear of those who had robbed it of its sanctity (John 2:14 ff., Matthew 21:12 ff. ||). But these are echoes of the Divine wrath; they are not in any single instance the expression of personal anger, of retaliation, of hatred. On the other hand, we have His patient endurance of all manner of personal abuse, His heart-broken lament over Jerusalem (Matthew 23:37 ||), His bearing during and after His trial (Matthew 26, 27), and above all, His prayer on the cross: ‘Father, forgive them: for they know not what they do’ (Luke 23:34).
3. This teaching of Christ, forbidding vengeance, requiring forgiveness and love, is built on a firm religious basis. His aim as a religious Teacher, as the Sent of God, was to renew the sin-broken fellowship between men and God, to make men sons of God; but the indispensable condition of sonship is unity of nature. The essence of the Divine nature is love, and the highest manifestation of the Divine love is forgiveness and benevolence. The spirit of malevolence, of retaliation, of vindictive dealing with men, is alien to the spirit of God. Therefore it must be banned out of the heart of those who would be sons of God, and replaced by the spirit of forgiveness, of ungrudging love. It is this conception of the essential love of God issuing in forgiveness, in love, that is the basis of the high demands of Christ, and the inspiration and possibility of our response (Matthew 5:43-45; Matthew 5:48; Matthew 18:23-35, Luke 6:35. Note, also, how Christ links the Second Commandment to the First as ‘like unto it,’ Matthew 22:39 ||).
4. If the teaching of Christ seem at first sight impracticable, destructive of moral order, and delivering wrong-doers from the fear of punishment, the answer to these objections is not far to seek. In the first place, liberation from the spirit of vengeance is a moral triumph for the sufferer of wrong. Revenge is evil. It belongs at best to a lower stage of morality and of the knowledge of God. It cannot justify itself to those who have seen God in the face of Jesus Christ. The sons of God must be like the Son of God, like God Himself, who loves and forgives without limit. Further, love is the most potent moral force that the world has ever known. To meet wrong with revenge may be a satisfaction, and may seem a right thing to the natural man. Vengeance may accomplish its object, may fully punish and even crush the wrong-doer. But it does not conquer him, it does not crush the wrong out of his heart, it does not make him ashamed of his sin, it does not win him to good and to God. Love does—not always indeed, but often—and nothing else can. Love is a heaping of coals of fire on an enemy’s head (Romans 12:20), the kindling of a burning shame in his heart, the overcoming of evil with good, the triumph of God. See art. Retaliation.
5. There is a further and a very solemn strain in the teaching of Christ, in which we find the final answer to the fear that moral anarchy may arise from the exorcism of the spirit of vengeance. The clearest expression of it is found outside the Gospels (Romans 12:19): ‘Avenge not yourselves, beloved, but give place unto wrath [1]: for it is written, Vengeance belongeth unto me; I will recompense, saith the Lord.’ To avenge ourselves is to assume the prerogative of God. So Christ teaches, e.g., in the parable of the Unjust Judge: ‘Shall not God avenge his own elect?… I say unto you, that he will avenge them speedily’ (Luke 18:7 f.). It is in this light that we must read all Christ’s words of denunciation, His parables of Judgment, His judicial acts (such as the cleansing of the Temple), His lament over impenitent Jerusalem. ‘It shall be more tolerable … in the day of judgment’ (Matthew 10:15; cf. Matthew 10:33; Matthew 11:20 ff; Matthew 12:36 f., Matthew 16:3 f., John 8:44). The moral order of the world will be vindicated by Him whose right alone it is to mete out vengeance to evildoers, who alone has adequate knowledge and wisdom to do justice to sin.
It would, of course, be easy to hold this teaching of Christ in a wrong spirit, to cherish a sense of satisfaction that, even if we may not avenge ourselves, yet vengeance is certainly in store for wrong-doers. This would be entirely contrary to the spirit of Christ. It would be the old evil spirit of vengeance in a new form, a more subtle and therefore a worse form. It would mean an utter absence of the love which Christ inculcates, which desires and prays for the good of the enemy. It would be the conquest of ourselves by evil, not of the evil in others by good. But, on the other hand, the moral sense which God has implanted in us, and which He has strengthened by His revelation of Himself, could not rest satisfied unless it were assured that evil shall not go unpunished, that unrepented wrong shall receive its due reward from an all-wise and, let us add, an all-loving God.
Literature.—Grimm-Thayer, Lex. s. vv.; EGT [2] , ad locc. cit.; Maclaren, Expositions of Holy Scripture, ‘Matthew’; Tholuck, Com. on Sermon on the Mount; Goebel, Parables; Sanday-Headlam, Romans; Moule, Romans; Stevens, Teaching of Jesus; Wendt, Teaching of Jesus; Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible , artt. ‘Anger (Wrath) of God,’ ‘Avenge,’ ‘Ethics,’ ‘Forgiveness,’ ‘Goel’; JE [3] , artt. ‘Forgiveness,’ ‘Goel,’ ‘Retaliation.’
Charles S. Macalpine.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Vengeance
The English word vengeance is a principal translation of several Hebrew words related to the stem nqm and of ekdikeo (and cognates) in the Septuagint (or earliest Greek Old Testament) and in the New Testament. Behind the Hebrew usage of nqm stands a sense of the solidarity and integrity of the community which, having been damaged by an offense, must be restored by some deed of retaliation or punishment. The range of meaning of the motif, however, extends beyond “vengeance” and/or “punishment” to a sense of “deliverance.”
Human revenge against an enemy or enemies is demonstrated in a broad range of circumstances in the Old Testament documents (Genesis 4:23-24 ; Jeremiah 20:10 ). Samson's reaction to his enemies (Judges 15:7 ) is so described. Vengeance might be punishment directed toward another who has committed adultery with one's wife (Proverbs 6:32-34 ) or toward a whole ethnic group such as the Philistines (1 Samuel 18:25 ). On occasion, the enemies of the people of God are described as acting vengefully (Ezekiel 25:12 ,Ezekiel 25:12,25:15 ,Ezekiel 25:15,25:17 ). In the context of loving one's neighbor, human revenge toward fellow Hebrews was forbidden (Leviticus 19:17-18 ; compare Deuteronomy 32:35 ), but nqm may be used of legitimate punishment for a wrong ( Exodus 21:20 ; compare Exodus 21:23-25 ; Leviticus 24:19 ; Deuteronomy 19:21 ).
As an activity of God on behalf of His people, nqm is sometimes best understood as retribution ( Judges 11:36 ). David was often the recipient of such favor (2 Samuel 4:8 ; 2 Samuel 22:48 ; Psalm 18:47 ). The motif occurs in this sense in the prayers of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 11:20 ; Jeremiah 15:15 ; Jeremiah 20:12 ) and of the psalmist (Psalm 58:10 ; Psalm 79:10 ; Psalm 94:1 ). Note that deliverance is involved in several of these instances. The wrath of God was exhibited toward Babylon ( Jeremiah 51:6 ,Jeremiah 51:6,51:11 ,Jeremiah 51:11,51:36 ; Isaiah 47:3 ; Ezekiel 24:7-9 ). In the song of Moses, such retribution is attributed to God alone (Deuteronomy 32:35 ,Deuteronomy 32:35,32:41 ,Deuteronomy 32:41,32:43 ). Yet, the wrath of God might be extended toward the people of Israel because of their sin (Leviticus 26:25 ).
Nqm has a sense of eschatological deliverance. This can be combined with an expression of God's wrath against Israel's enemies ( Isaiah 34:8 ). The parallel Isaianic phrases “day of vengeance” and “year of my redemption” have the same import (Isaiah 63:4 ; compare Isaiah 61:1-3 ).
In the New Testament, the motif of “vengeance” (ekdikeo and cognates) occurs on relatively few occasions. Of the evangelists, Luke alone uses both the verb and the noun. In Jesus' parable of the unjust judge, a widow's persistent request for vindication from her enemy is grudgingly granted. Luke displayed the parable as a worst-case model of God's vindication (“deliverance”) of His people ( Luke 18:1-8 ). In another teaching of Jesus, “vengeance” has an eschatological dimension which is reflective of Isaiah 63:4 ( Luke 21:22 ). A further Lukan example is found in Stephen's speech this time retribution (Acts 7:24 ).
Paul forbade human vengeance much in the way of Deuteronomy 32:35 (compare Leviticus 19:18 ), asserting that the Lord is the Avenger of wrong (Romans 12:19 ; 1 Thessalonians 4:6-7 ). In the Corinthian correspondence, Paul used both noun and verb in the sense of “punishment.” The usage seems designed to bring about repentance (2 Corinthians 7:10-11 ; 2 Corinthians 10:5-6 ). On one occasion, Paul wrote of the ruler of a state as a servant of God, “a revenger to execute wrath upon him who doeth evil” (Romans 13:4 ). Once, he wrote of the eschatological wrath (judgment) of God (2 Thessalonians 1:7-8 ; compare Isaiah 66:15 ; Psalm 79:6 ).
The author of Hebrews also cited the Deuteronomic prohibition against human vengeance (Hebrews 10:30 ; Deuteronomy 32:35 ; compare Romans 12:19 ; Leviticus 19:18 ), and the author of 1Peter referred to human governors as persons sent by God to punish evildoers (1 Peter 2:14 ; compare Romans 13:4 ).
In Hebraic fashion, the author of Revelation viewed God as the Avenger who vindicates His people against their enemies (Revelation 6:10 ; Revelation 19:2 ). Both of these usages have eschatological overtones (compare Isaiah 63:1-6 ). See Avenger ; Punishment; Wrath.
Donald E. Cook
Webster's Dictionary - Vengeance
(1):
(n.) Punishment inflicted in return for an injury or an offense; retribution; - often, in a bad sense, passionate or unrestrained revenge.
(2):
(n.) Harm; mischief.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Vengeance
1: ἐκδίκησις (Strong's #1557 — Noun Feminine — ekdikesis — ek-dik'-ay-sis ) lit., "(that which proceeds) out of justice," not, as often with human "vengeance," out of a sense of injury or merely out of a feeling of indignation. The word is most frequently used of Divine "vengeance," e.g., Romans 12:19 ; Hebrews 10:30 . For a complete list see AVENGE , B, No. 2. The judgements of God are holy and right (Revelation 16:7 ), and free from any element of self-gratification or vindictiveness.
Notes: (1) Dike, "justice," is translated "vengeance" in the AV of Acts 28:4 and Jude 1:7 : see JUSTICE. (2) In Romans 3:5 , AV, orge, "wrath" (RV), is rendered "vengeance;" see ANGER , WRATH.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - he Who Once, in Righteous Vengeance
Hymn for Matins on July 1, feast of the Most Precious Blood. The author is unknown, but it was written in the 17th century. Of the four translations the one given in Britt is by E. Caswell. The fifth verse reads:
When before the Judge we tremble,
Conscious of His broken laws;
May this Blood, In that dread hour,
Cry aloud, and plead our cause;
Bid our guilty terrors cease,
Be our pardon and our peace.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Vengeance
In Deuteronomy 32:35 Romans 12:19 Hebrews 10:30 Jude 1:7 , means retributive justice- a prerogative of God with which those interfere who seek to avenge themselves. So also in Acts 28:4 ; though many suppose that the islanders meant the goddess of justice, Dike, whom the Greeks and Romans regarded as a daughter of Jupiter, and feared as an independent, just, and unappeasable deity.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sins That Cry to Heaven For Vengeance
Sins which on account of their manifest and heinous malice, cry, as it were, for vengeance, and call on Divine Justice to punish them signally. They are
wilful murder
sins against nature
oppression of the poor, of widows, and of orphans
defrauding laborers of their wages
King James Dictionary - Vengeance
VENGEANCE, n. venj'ance. L. vindico.
The infliction of pain on another, in return for an injury or offense. Such infliction, when it proceeds from malice or more resentment, and is not necessary for the purposes of justice, is revenge, and a most heinous crime. When such infliction proceeds from a mere love of justice, and the necessity of punishing offenders for the support of the laws, it is vengeance, and is warrantable and just. In this case, vengeance is a just retribution, recompense or punishment. In this latter sense the word is used in Scripture, and frequently applied to the punishments inflicted by God on sinners.
To me belongeth vengeance and recompense. Deuteronomy 32 .
The Lord will take vengeance on his adversaries. Nahum 1 .
With a vengeance, in familiar language, signifies with great violence or vehemence as, to strike one with a vengeance.
Formerly, what a vengeance, was a phrase used for what emphatical.
But what a vengeance makes thee fly?

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Avenge - ) To take Vengeance. ) To take Vengeance for; to exact satisfaction for by punishing the injuring party; to vindicate by inflicting pain or evil on a wrongdoer. ) To treat revengefully; to wreak Vengeance on. ) Vengeance; revenge
Vengeance - Vengeance, n. When such infliction proceeds from a mere love of justice, and the necessity of punishing offenders for the support of the laws, it is Vengeance, and is warrantable and just. In this case, Vengeance is a just retribution, recompense or punishment. ...
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The Lord will take Vengeance on his adversaries. ...
With a Vengeance, in familiar language, signifies with great violence or vehemence as, to strike one with a Vengeance. ...
Formerly, what a Vengeance, was a phrase used for what emphatical. ...
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Vengeance - Vengeance demonstrates God's righteousness in compensating the wrong with right. He takes Vengeance against the murderers of the helpless (Psalm 94:1-6 ) and enemies of his people (Joel 3:19-21 ). The idea of Vengeance is incorporated into Israel's moral code, making them as his people accountable for their infractions. Vengeance most frequently translates the Hebrew naqam and is used of God (Isaiah 1:24 ) and human beings (Exodus 20:20-21 ) in meting out legally deserved punishments. Personal Vengeance from a designated family member was required to avenge an unlawful death (Numbers 35:19-21 ). As Israel developed from a loose confederation into a kingdom, carrying out Vengeance became a state function (Deuteronomy 24:16 ). Vengeance reflects a sense of justice in restoring the right. Vengeance is approached differently in the New Testament. Government remains as the executor of divine Vengeance against law breakers (1 Peter 2:14 ), but personal Vengeance is prohibited. Similarly Paul forbids returning evil for evil and seeking personal Vengeance (Romans 12:17-21 ). Such a view characterizing the Old Testament as absolute demand for Vengeance overlooks Joseph's forgiving his brothers (Genesis 45:1-4 ) and David's sparing the lives of Saul (1 Samuel 26 ) and later Saul's family (2 Samuel 9:9-13 ). Divine Vengeance in the Old Testament is not to be understood as God's desire for self-gratification in exacting punishment, but as an expression of displeasure over all unrighteousness to restore the original balance (Joel 3:19-21 ). Vengeance anticipated redemption. This provides a necessary background for understanding Christ's death as satisfying God's Vengeance to provide redemption. Forgiveness rather than Vengeance is the basis for Christian morality. Vengeance incapable of being placated is reserved for Christ's and the church's enemies who unbelievingly reject its resolution in Christ's death
Vengeance - , "(that which proceeds) out of justice," not, as often with human "vengeance," out of a sense of injury or merely out of a feeling of indignation. The word is most frequently used of Divine "vengeance," e. ...
Notes: (1) Dike, "justice," is translated "vengeance" in the AV of Acts 28:4 and Jude 1:7 : see JUSTICE. (2) In Romans 3:5 , AV, orge, "wrath" (RV), is rendered "vengeance;" see ANGER , WRATH
Avengeance - ) Vengeance
Retribution - See Vengeance
Revenge - See Vengeance
Avenging - See Vengeance
Revenge (2) - —See Vengeance
Revengeance - ) Vengeance; revenge
Vengement - ) Avengement; penal retribution; Vengeance
Ultion - ) The act of taking Vengeance; revenge
Revenge - ) To inflict injury for, in a spiteful, wrong, or malignant spirit; to wreak Vengeance for maliciously. ) To take Vengeance; - with...
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(n. ) The act of revenging; Vengeance; retaliation; a returning of evil for evil
Avenging - Executing Vengeance taking satisfaction for an injury by the punishment of the offender vindicating
Oath - The appeal to God in an oath, implies that the person imprecates his Vengeance and renounces his favor if the declaration is false, or if the declaration is a promise, the person invokes the Vengeance of God if he should fail to fulfill it
Jezreel, Day of - The time predicted for the execution of Vengeance for the deeds of blood committed there (Hosea 1:5 )
Avenger - ) One who takes Vengeance
Avengement - Vengeance punishment the act of taking satisfaction for an injury in inflicting pain or evil on the offender satisfaction taken revenge
Ate - ) The goddess of mischievous folly; also, in later poets, the goddess of Vengeance
Ate - ) The goddess of mischievous folly; also, in later poets, the goddess of Vengeance
Antiphrasis - ) The use of words in a sense opposite to their proper meaning; as when a court of justice is called a court of Vengeance
Wanion - ) A word of uncertain signification, used only in the phrase with a wanion, apparently equivalent to with a Vengeance, with a plague, or with misfortune
Jerubba'al, - (contender with Baal ), the surname of Gideon, which he acquired in consequence of destroying the altar of Baal, when his father defended him from the Vengeance of the Abiezrites
Maranatha - This word was used in anathematizing persons for great crimes as much as to say, "may the Lord come quickly to take Vengeance on thee for thy crimes
Sins That Cry to Heaven For Vengeance - Sins which on account of their manifest and heinous malice, cry, as it were, for Vengeance, and call on Divine Justice to punish them signally
Avenge, Avenger - ...
B — 2: ἐκδίκησις (Strong's #1557 — Noun Feminine — ekdikesis — ek-dik'-ay-sis ) "vengeance," is used with the verb poieo, "to make," i. , to avenge, in Luke 18:7,8 ; Acts 7:24 ; twice it is used in statements that "vengeance" belongs to God, Romans 12:19 ; Hebrews 10:30 . In Luke 21:22 , it is used of the "days of Vengeance" upon the Jewish people; in 1 Peter 2:14 , of civil governors as those who are sent of God "for Vengeance on evildoers" (AV, "punishment"); in 2 Corinthians 7:11 , of the "self-avenging" of believers, in their godly sorrow for wrong doing, RV, "avenging," for AV, "revenge. " See PUNISHMENT , Vengeance
Unripe - He fix'd his unripe Vengeance to defer
Maranatha - This word has been used in anathematizing persons for great crimes; as much as to say, "May the Lord come quickly to take Vengeance of thy crimes
Gaal - Gaal and his brethren were driven out of Shechem, and terrible Vengeance was taken upon the disaffected city
Vengeance - The English word Vengeance is a principal translation of several Hebrew words related to the stem nqm and of ekdikeo (and cognates) in the Septuagint (or earliest Greek Old Testament) and in the New Testament. The range of meaning of the motif, however, extends beyond “vengeance” and/or “punishment” to a sense of “deliverance. Vengeance might be punishment directed toward another who has committed adultery with one's wife (Proverbs 6:32-34 ) or toward a whole ethnic group such as the Philistines (1 Samuel 18:25 ). The parallel Isaianic phrases “day of Vengeance” and “year of my redemption” have the same import (Isaiah 63:4 ; compare Isaiah 61:1-3 ). ...
In the New Testament, the motif of “vengeance” (ekdikeo and cognates) occurs on relatively few occasions. In another teaching of Jesus, “vengeance” has an eschatological dimension which is reflective of Isaiah 63:4 ( Luke 21:22 ). ...
Paul forbade human Vengeance much in the way of Deuteronomy 32:35 (compare Leviticus 19:18 ), asserting that the Lord is the Avenger of wrong (Romans 12:19 ; 1 Thessalonians 4:6-7 ). ...
The author of Hebrews also cited the Deuteronomic prohibition against human Vengeance (Hebrews 10:30 ; Deuteronomy 32:35 ; compare Romans 12:19 ; Leviticus 19:18 ), and the author of 1Peter referred to human governors as persons sent by God to punish evildoers (1 Peter 2:14 ; compare Romans 13:4 )
Overtake - Vengeance shall overtake the wicked
Tophet - Child sacrifice was practiced at Tophet, leading the prophet to declare a slaughter of people there when God would come in Vengeance (Jeremiah 19:6-11 )
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The daring crime, behold the Vengeance too
Scourge - ) Hence, a means of inflicting punishment, Vengeance, or suffering; an infliction of affliction; a punishment
Angry - Or chain the angry Vengeance of the waves
Thigh - 1: μηρός (Strong's #3382 — Noun Masculine — meros — may-ros' ) occurs in Revelation 19:16 ; Christ appears there in the manifestation of His judicial capacity and action hereafter as the executor of Divine Vengeance upon the foes of God; His name is spoken of figuratively as being upon His "thigh" (where the sword would be worn; cp
Kinsman - In the case of a murder committed, the kinsman should seek Vengeance. According to the imagery of ancient people, the blood of the murdered man cried up from the ground for Vengeance, and the cry was heard loudest by that member of the clan who stood nearest to the dead in kinship; therefore, the closest of kin followed through with the blood avenger responsibility (compare Genesis 4:1-16 , especially Genesis 4:10 ). See Vengeance ...
The kinsman was also responsible to redeem the estate which his nearest relative might have sold because of poverty (Leviticus 25:25 ; Ruth 4:4 )
Revenge - According to modern usage, to inflict pain deliberately and maliciously, contrary to the laws of justice and humanity, in return for injury, pain or evil received to wreak Vengeance spitefully on one who injures or offends. We say, to revenge an injury or insult, or with the reciprocal pronoun, to revenge ourselves on an enemy or for an injury, that is, to take Vengeance or satisfaction. Revenge is dictated by passion Vengeance by justice
Curse - CURSE, To utter imprecations to affirm or deny with imprecations of divine Vengeance. Condemnation sentence of divine Vengeance on sinners
Acceptable Year of the Lord - The Lord Jesus at the beginning of His ministry entered into the synagogue at Nazareth, and on the prophecy by Isaiah being handed to Him read from Isaiah 61 , the passage, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord " — leaving off in the middle of a sentence, for the next words are, "and the day of Vengeance of our God" Luke 4:18,19 ; Isaiah 61:1,2 . " The Vengeance will be executed for the deliverance of Israel in a coming day; but when our Lord spoke there was the fullest grace for his hearers: it was the acceptable year of Jehovah
Adversary - The Lord shall take Vengeance on his adversaries
Lamech - Lamech acknowledged his Vengeance (sign of violence), for some injury he had received, but intimated his belief that God would watch over him as He had over the life of Cain
Vengeance (2) - VENGEANCE. —The word ‘vengeance’ (ἐκδίκησις) occurs in Authorized and Revised Versions of the Gospels only in Luke 21:22, where it refers to God’s providential punishment of sin. We are not left, however, to the very rare use of this small group of words for our Lord’s teaching on Vengeance. ...
Our word ‘vengeance’ is closely related to two others,—‘avenge’ and ‘revenge,’—between which, at least in modern usage, an important distinction is made. ‘Vengeance’ leans, now to the one, now to the other of these meanings. Forgiveness and benevolence must take the place of Vengeance; love, not hatred, must be the motive of thought and act. This teaching of Christ, forbidding Vengeance, requiring forgiveness and love, is built on a firm religious basis. In the first place, liberation from the spirit of Vengeance is a moral triumph for the sufferer of wrong. Vengeance may accomplish its object, may fully punish and even crush the wrong-doer. There is a further and a very solemn strain in the teaching of Christ, in which we find the final answer to the fear that moral anarchy may arise from the exorcism of the spirit of Vengeance. The clearest expression of it is found outside the Gospels (Romans 12:19): ‘Avenge not yourselves, beloved, but give place unto wrath [1]: for it is written, Vengeance belongeth unto me; I will recompense, saith the Lord. The moral order of the world will be vindicated by Him whose right alone it is to mete out Vengeance to evildoers, who alone has adequate knowledge and wisdom to do justice to sin. ...
It would, of course, be easy to hold this teaching of Christ in a wrong spirit, to cherish a sense of satisfaction that, even if we may not avenge ourselves, yet Vengeance is certainly in store for wrong-doers. It would be the old evil spirit of Vengeance in a new form, a more subtle and therefore a worse form
Viper - Nay, so terrible was the nature of these creatures, that they were very commonly thought to be sent as executioners of divine Vengeance upon mankind, for enormous crimes which had escaped the course of justice. Paul, Acts xxviii, whom the people of Melita, when they saw the viper leap upon his hand, presently concluded to be a murderer; and as readily made a god of him when, instead of having his hand inflamed, or falling down dead, one or other of which is usually the effect of these bites, he without any harm shook the reptile into the fire: it being obvious enough to imagine that he must stand in a near relation at least to the gods themselves, who could thus command the messengers of their Vengeance, and counterwork the effects of such powerful agents
Vengeance - The word ‘vengeance’ (ἐκδίκησις), with its corresponding substantive ‘avenger’ (ἔκδικος, 1 Thessalonians 4:6, Romans 13:4), is an essentially NT word and never carries with it the suggestion of arbitrary or vindictive reprisals: it is always a just retribution, and a retribution inflicted by God Himself or His instruments (1 Peter 2:14). In both Romans 12:19 and Hebrews 10:30 the words’ Vengeance is mine; I will repay’ are quoted somewhat loosely from Deuteronomy 32:35 (ἐν ἡμέρᾳ ἐκδικήσεως ἀνταποδώσω). Of the assertion ‘Vengeance is mine,’ W. [1] 340) describes how the doubts of a friend-a Territorial soldier-as to the moral Tightness of war (based on ‘Vengeance is mine,’ etc. ‘Vengeance belongs to God,’ he wrote; ‘then we are God’s instruments
Anathema Maranatha - " Maranatha signifies, "The Lord cometh," or, "will come;" that is, to take Vengeance
Brimstone - An image of every visitation of God's Vengeance on the ungodly, especially of the final one (Deuteronomy 29:23; Job 18:15; Psalms 11:6; Isaiah 34:9; Ezekiel 38:22; Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:10; Revelation 21:8)
Zipporah - Zipporah as a Midianitess had delayed the circumcision of her son; her perversity well nigh brought divine Vengeance on Moses
Sacred - ) Solemnly devoted, in a bad sense, as to evil, Vengeance, curse, or the like; accursed; baleful
Whoop - ) A shout of pursuit or of war; a very of eagerness, enthusiasm, enjoyment, Vengeance, terror, or the like; an halloo; a hoot, or cry, as of an owl
Naboth - Elijah, however, did not fear to denounce against the king and queen the Vengeance of One "higher than they," 1 Kings 21:1-29 2 Kings 9:24-26,36 Ecclesiastes 5:8
Calamity - When used of a nation, it represents a “political or military event”: “To me belongeth Vengeance, and recompense; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste” ( Holofernes - According to the Book of Judith, Holofernes was the general entrusted by Nehuchadnezzar, ‘king of Nineveh,’ with the task of wreaking Vengeance on ‘all the earth’ ( Jdt 2:1 ; Jdt 2:4 )
Avenger, Avenger of Blood - The word to him is "Avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord. Now it is the day of grace; but there is a day of Vengeance coming for those that "know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ
Abigail - Taking on herself the blame of Nabal's insult to David's messengers, she promptly, and with a discreet woman's tact, averted David's just anger by liberally supplying the wants of his forces, and by deprecating in person at his feet the shedding of blood in Vengeance. He hearkened to her prayer and accepted her person; and rejoiced at being "kept back" by her counsel from taking into his own hand God's prerogative of Vengeance (1 Samuel 25:26; 1 Samuel 25:36-3809; 1 Samuel 25:39; compare Romans 12:19)
Reward - When evil or suffering is return for injury or wickedness, reward signifies to punish with just retribution, to take Vengeance on, according to the nature of the case. ...
I will render Vengeance to my enemies and will reward them that hate me
Nabal - Nabal, inflamed with wine, returned an insolent answer, and David was prevented from wreaking terrible Vengeance only by the timely arrival of Abigail, Nabal’s wife, with large gifts and abundant flattery
Jotham (1) - After his address, Jotham flees to Beer, fearing the Vengeance of Abimelech, and we hear of him no more
Bent - Psalm 7:12 (b) GOD has His judgment prepared for the ungodly, and all the evidence against them is in His hands so that He is ready to execute His Vengeance on them at the right time
Thunder - , and Vengeance
Praise of God - We praise God for all his glorious acts of every kind, that regard either us or other men; for his very Vengeance, and those judgments which he sometimes sends abroad in the earth; but we thank him, properly speaking, for the instances of his goodness alone, and for such only of these as we ourselves are some way concerned in
Eternal - 2 Timothy 2 ...
What shall I do, that I may have eternal life? Matthew 19 ...
Suffering the Vengeance of eternal fire
Execute - To perform to inflict as, to execute judgment or Vengeance
Anathema - It is probable in this passage there is an allusion to the form of the Jews, who when unable to inflict so great a punishment as the crime deserved, devoted the culprit to the immediate vindictive retribution of divine Vengeance, both in this life and in a future state
Obedience - ...
Government must compel the obedience of individuals otherwise who will seek its protection or fear its Vengeance?...
Joel - He inveighs against the sin's and impieties of the people, and threatens them with divine Vengeance; he exhorts to repentance, fasting, and prayer; and promises the favour of God to those who should be obedient
Simeon - He was associated with Levi in the terrible act of Vengeance against Hamor and the Shechemites (34:25,26)
Barak - The son of Abinoam; he lived at a time when the Canaanite kingdom of Hazor, having recovered from its overthrow by Joshua ( Joshua 11:10-15 ), was taking Vengeance by oppressing Israel
Visit - 6, is rendered "visiteth (with wrath)" in Romans 3:5 , RV, AV, "taketh (vengeance)
Mephibosheth - David subsequently took care to exempt him from the number of the descendants of Saul given up to the Vengeance of the Gibeonites, 2 Samuel 21:1-14 , though another Mephibosheth, a son of Saul was slain, 2 Samuel 21:8
Abel - "The blood of Abel" called from the ground for Vengeance, Genesis 4:10 ; but the blood of Christ claims forgiveness and salvation for his people, Hebrews 12:24 1 John 1:7 ...
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Imprecation, Imprecatory Psalms - These include: (1) the principle that Vengeance belongs to God (Deuteronomy 32:35 ; Psalm 94:1 ) that excludes personal retaliation and necessitates appeal to God to punish the wicked (compare Romans 12:19 ); (2) the principle that God's righteousness demands judgment on the wicked (Psalm 5:6 ; Psalm 11:5-6 ); (3) the principle that God's covenant love for the people of God necessitates intervention on their part (Psalm 5:7 ; Psalm 59:10 ,Psalms 59:10,59:16-17 ); and (4) the principle of prayer that believers trust God with all their thoughts and desires
Visitation - ) Special dispensation; communication of divine favor and goodness, or, more usually, of divine wrath and Vengeance; retributive calamity; retribution; judgment
Levi - Levi, with his brother Simeon, took the lead in the dreadful Vengeance inflicted upon the Shechemites for the defilement of their sister Dinah
Sodom - Sodom is often held up as a warning to sinners to escape the terrible Vengeance of God
Lamech - The...
most satisfactory, perhaps, is that Lamech had accidentally or in...
self-defense killed a man, and was exposed to the Vengeance of "the...
avenger of blood;" but quiets the fears of his wives by saying of...
Cain under heavy penalties, Genesis 4:15 , much more would he guard...
the life of Lamech who was comparatively innocent
e'Sau - Mention of his unhappy marriages may be found in (Genesis 26:34 ) The next episode in the life of Esau is the loss of his father's covenant blessing, which Jacob secured through the craft of his mother, and the anger of Esau, who vows Vengeance
Names of God - The following are found in Holy Scripture: ...
Almighty, Genesis 17:1
Benign, II Esdras 9:17
Blessed, Genesis 14:20
Creator, 2Machabees 1:24
Everlasting, Isaiah 40:28
Father, Matthew 6:9
First and Last, Isaiah 44:6
God of Peace, Romans 15:33
God of Vengeance, Psalms 93:1
Great, Psalms 76:14
Helper, Isaiah 50:9
Hidden, Isaiah 45:15
Holy, Apocalypse 4:8
Hope, Romans 15:13
I am who am, Exodus 3:14
Immortal, 1 Timothy 1:17
Invisible, Colossians 1:15
Jealous, Exodus 20:5
Judge, Psalms 7:12
Just, Isaiah 45:21
Life Eternal, 1 John 5:20
Living God, Daniel 6:26
Lord of Hosts, Isaiah 5:7
Lord, Psalms 117:27
Merciful, Exodus 34:6
Most High, Luke 1:32
Most Strong, Genesis 46:3
Protector, Psalms 30:3
Redeemer, Psalms 18:15
Salvation, Apocalypse 19:1
Saviour, Psalms 24:5
Spirit, John 4:24
Strength, Apocalypse 7:12
True, Jeremiah 10:10
In his celebrated treatise, The Names of God (New York, 1912), Lessius has many others, not taken from Scripture but principally from the liturgy, with brief explanations
Render - ...
4: δίδωμι (Strong's #1325 — Verb — didomi — did'-o-mee ) "to give," is translated "rendering" in 2 Thessalonians 1:8 , RV (AV, "taking"), of the Divine execution of Vengeance at the revelation of Christ from heaven hereafter
God, Names of - The following are found in Holy Scripture: ...
Almighty, Genesis 17:1
Benign, II Esdras 9:17
Blessed, Genesis 14:20
Creator, 2Machabees 1:24
Everlasting, Isaiah 40:28
Father, Matthew 6:9
First and Last, Isaiah 44:6
God of Peace, Romans 15:33
God of Vengeance, Psalms 93:1
Great, Psalms 76:14
Helper, Isaiah 50:9
Hidden, Isaiah 45:15
Holy, Apocalypse 4:8
Hope, Romans 15:13
I am who am, Exodus 3:14
Immortal, 1 Timothy 1:17
Invisible, Colossians 1:15
Jealous, Exodus 20:5
Judge, Psalms 7:12
Just, Isaiah 45:21
Life Eternal, 1 John 5:20
Living God, Daniel 6:26
Lord of Hosts, Isaiah 5:7
Lord, Psalms 117:27
Merciful, Exodus 34:6
Most High, Luke 1:32
Most Strong, Genesis 46:3
Protector, Psalms 30:3
Redeemer, Psalms 18:15
Salvation, Apocalypse 19:1
Saviour, Psalms 24:5
Spirit, John 4:24
Strength, Apocalypse 7:12
True, Jeremiah 10:10
In his celebrated treatise, The Names of God (New York, 1912), Lessius has many others, not taken from Scripture but principally from the liturgy, with brief explanations
Anger - A violent passion of the mind excited by a real or supposed injury usually accompanied with a propensity to take Vengeance, or to obtain satisfaction from the offending party
Abel - Abel's blood calls for Vengeance, but Christ's blood carries with it the idea of forgiveness ( Matthew 23:35 ; Luke 11:51 ; 1 John 1:7 )
Leopard - ...
Revelation 13:2 (a) This animal represents the antichrist, who though pretending to be a man of peace will really be a cruel monster, killing all his enemies, violating his oath and showing swift and certain Vengeance on those who belong to JESUS CHRIST
Abihu - It had a vastly more important meaning,—this instance of Vengeance is a standing example of that divine wrath which shall consume all who pretend to serve God, except with incense kindled from the one altar and offering by which he for ever perfects them that are sanctified
Joha'Nan - (Jeremiah 41:11-16 ) Fearing the Vengeance of the Chaldeans, the captains, with Johanan at their head, notwithstanding the warnings of Jeremiah, retired into Egypt
Lamech - Possibly his reasoning is: I slew a youth for a wound and bruise he inflicted on me; as I did it under provocation, not as Cain without provocation and in cold blood, since Cain was protected by God's threat of sevenfold Vengeance, I am sure of seventy and sevenfold Vengeance on any assailant
Antediluvians - ...
The genealogy in Genesis 4:1 is framed by two accounts of violence—1) the murder of Abel by Cain and God's promise of seven-fold Vengeance on anyone who harmed Cain ( Genesis 4:8-16 ), and Genesis 4:2 ) the war song of Lamech, threatening seventy-seven fold Vengeance for any injury (Genesis 4:23-24 )
Imprecatory Psalms - Hatred being excluded, a desire for just Vengeance and reparation to be executed by the Almighty is not in itself unlawful
Habacuc, Book of - The book ends in a beautiful lyric ode in which God is represented as appearing in judgment, to execute Vengeance on the nation's foes and to ensure His people's salvation
Oven - ...
Image of consuming Vengeance (Malachi 4:1)
Avenger - Vengeance could be exercised only before the murderer reached the city of refuge or after the court either at the victim's hometown or at the murder site judged the case (Numbers 35:12 ). The avenger could not touch the killer in the city of refuge, but if the killer left the city of refuge for any reason, the avenger could reap Vengeance even against the unintentional killer (Numbers 35:22-28 )
Require - 1), also denotes "to demand, require," Luke 11:50,51 , of executing Vengeance for the slaughter of the prophets (cp
Murder - Such are followed with many instances of divine Vengeance, 2 Samuel 12:9-10 ; their lives are often shortened, Psalms 55:23 ; and judgments of their sin are oftentimes transmitted to posterity, Genesis 49:7
Oded - When the Israelites led away 200,000 Jews captive to Samaria, "Oded went out before the host and said, Because Jehovah was angry with Judah, He hath delivered them into your hands, and ye have slain them in a rage that reacheth up into heaven (calling for divine Vengeance on yourselves); and now ye purpose to keep the children of Judah bondmen
Penuel - ) The men of Penuel, like those of Succoth, as living on the great army route between Canaan and the East, would not help Gideon through fear of Midian's Vengeance
Earthquake - The effects of God's power, wrath, and Vengeance are compared to earthquakes, Psalms 18:7 ; Psalms 46:2 ; Psalms 114:4
Jabesh-Gilead - It is first mentioned in connection with the Vengeance taken on its inhabitants because they had refused to come up to Mizpeh to take part with Israel against the tribe of Benjamin (Judges 21:8-14 )
Jotham - Having delivered his warning, Jotham fled to Beer from the Vengeance of Abimelech (9:7-21)
Example - Hebrews 4 ...
Sodom and Gomorrah--are set forth for an example,suffering the Vengeance of eternal fire
Jude, Epistle of - The style of the epistle is that of an "impassioned invective, in the impetuous whirlwind of which the writer is hurried along, collecting example after example of divine Vengeance on the ungodly; heaping epithet upon epithet, and piling image upon image, and, as it were, labouring for words and images strong enough to depict the polluted character of the licentious apostates against whom he is warning the Church; returning again and again to the subject, as though all language was insufficient to give an adequate idea of their profligacy, and to express his burning hatred of their perversion of the doctrines of the gospel
Strangled - They do not shed the blood, and it does not therefore call for Vengeance from the ground
Net - A net is also the image of God's Vengeance, which surprises in a moment and inextricably the sinner, when he least expects (Lamentations 1:13; Ezekiel 12:13; Hosea 7:12)
Midian, Midianites - For this reason God commanded Moses to execute a war of Vengeance against them (Numbers 31:3 ; compare Joshua 13:21 )
Mine - Used as a pronominal adjective in the predicate; as, "Vengeance is mine; I will repay
Eli - " God deferred the execution of his Vengeance many years
Mouse - It is known what spoil was made by mice in the fields of the Philistines, 1 Samuel 6:5-6 , &c, after this people had brought into the country the ark of the Lord; so that they were obliged to take the resolution to send it back, accompanied with mice and emerods of gold, as an atonement for the irreverence they had committed, and to avert from their land the Vengeance that pursued them
Jezebel - " Jehu was to be the instrument of Vengeance
Sin (2) - That eternal Vengeance is inconsistent with God's gospel revelation of Himself as love. But the New Testament abounds in statements of judicial Vengeance being exercised by God (Romans 12:19; Hebrews 10:30; 1 Thessalonians 4:6; 2 Thessalonians 1:8)
Blood - The blood of the murdered "crieth for Vengeance" (Genesis 4:10 )
Cord - Henderson in his commentary says: "The meaning is that the persons described were not satisfied with ordinary modes of provoking the Deity, and the consequent ordinary approach of his Vengeance, but, as it were, yoked themselves in the harness of iniquity, and, putting forth all their strength, drew down upon themselves, with accelerated speed, the load of punishment which their sins deserved
Aretas - for the Vengeance that the latter had taken on Herod Antipas for divorcing his sister in favour of Herodias
Imagination - Thou hast seen all their Vengeance, and all their imaginations against me
Wash - ...
When the word is used figuratively to express Vengeance, the imagery is a bit more gruesome: “… He shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked” ( Blood - The blood of a bird or animal was to be poured upon the ground and covered up, Leviticus 17:13; and the blood of a man cried for Vengeance against the murderer
Tooth - If the offender be out of his power, he may wreak his Vengeance on a relation, and, in some cases, on any man in the tribe
Nahum - ...
Summary of the book...
Nahum opens his book with striking word-pictures showing that God takes Vengeance on those who fight against him, though he protects those who trust in him (1:1-15)
Jael - Besides the commendation of her real faith, though not of the treachery with which her act was alloyed, we should remember that the agents who execute God's righteous purposes are regarded in Scripture as God's "sanctified ones," not in respect to their own character and purposes, but in respect to God's work; so the Medes who executed His Vengeance on Babylon (Isaiah 13:3; Psalms 137:9)
Zephaniah, the Book of - In all this the Chaldaeans' name, the executioners of God's Vengeance on Judah, is not mentioned as in Jeremiah, for the latter being nearer the fulfillment prophesies more explicitly
Jacob - He escaped from the angry pursuit of Laban, from a meeting with Esau, and from the Vengeance of the Canaanites provoked by the murder of Shechem; and in each of these three emergencies he was aided and strengthened by the interposition of God, and in sign of the grace won by a night of wrestling with God his name was changed at Jabbok into Israel
Step - 58:10: “The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the Vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked
Clothe - Often the figurative garment is an abstract quality: “For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, … he put on garments of Vengeance for clothing …” ( Seal - Moses says, Deuteronomy 32:34 , that God keeps sealed up in his treasuries, under his own seal, the instruments of his Vengeance
Gibeah - ), the scene of the awful outrage upon the Levite’s concubine, and of the conflict in which the assembled tribes executed such terrible Vengeance upon Benjamin
Archelaus - On his return from Rome the ethnarch sought Vengeance against his enemies (cf
Abel - In Hebrews 12:24 the ‘blood of sprinkling’ ‘speaketh something better than the blood of Abel,’ in that the latter cried for Vengeance ( Genesis 4:10 )
ja'Cob - He escaped from the angry pursuit of Laban, from a meeting with Esau, and from the Vengeance of the Canaanites provoked by the murder of Shechem; and in each of these three emergencies he was aided and strengthened by the interposition of God, and in sign of the grace won by a night of wrestling with God his name was changed at Jabbok into Israel
Gethsemane - In these passages, however, He is the inflicter, not the sufferer, of Vengeance; but in righteous retribution the scene of blood shedding of Christ and His people shall be also the scene of God's avenging His and their blood on the anti-Christian foe (Revelation 19:14)
Innocents - Heaven’s Vengeance soon fell on the blood-stained usurper, dyed with so many inhuman crimes, and he passed away from earth under the maledictions of his down-trodden people
Abel - The comparison here is between the sacrifice offered by Christ and that offered by Abel, and not between the blood of Christ calling for mercy and the blood of the murdered Abel calling for Vengeance, as has sometimes been supposed
Elijah - For while it will be "to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe," it is no less said to be "in flaming fire, taking Vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ
Enemy - ...
One might be an “enemy” of God: “… The Lord will take Vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies” ( Accursed - Maranatha, a Syriac word, signifying the Lord cometh, was added to the sentence, to express their persuasion that the Lord God would come to take Vengeance upon that guilt which they, circumstanced as they were, had not the power to punish, 1 Corinthians 16:22
Succoth - The men of Succoth, as living on this great army route between Canaan and the East, and having regard only to self and no concern for Israel's deliverance and no compassion for the sufferings of Gideon's gallant little band, would give no bread to their brethren lest they should incur the Vengeance of Midian; nay more, they added insolence to unkindness
Abel - The blood of Abel cried out from the ground for Vengeance (cf
Dioscorus, the Monk - As depositaries of dangerous secrets, they had become formidable to Theophilus, who resolved to wreak Vengeance upon them
World - This through the east just Vengeance hurld, and lost poor Antony the world
Abel - The blood of Abel cried out from the ground for Vengeance (cf
Victor, Claudius Marius - The serpent is discerned by Eve, who urges Adam to take Vengeance on him
Persecution - The Scriptures are also full of examples of evil persons persecuting the good and righteous persons for various reasons, such as jealousy for a godly sacrifice (Genesis 4:2-10 ); revenge for a godly humanitarian deed done (1 Samuel 21:1-19 ); Vengeance for action against heathen worship (1 Kings 19:2 , ; Jezebel against Elijah ); Vengeance for warnings against idolatry and ungodly living, as exemplified by opposition to the messages of Jeremiah and John the Baptist (Jeremiah 37 ; Matthew 4:1-12 ); Vengeance against preaching the gospel and condemnation of rebellion against God (Acts 7:54-60 ); opposition to the Jerusalem church for its stand for Jesus (Acts 8:1 ; 11:19 ), to the Thessalonian Christians for their stand for Christ (1 Thessalonians 3:3-4 ) to Paul for his faithfulness to the Lord Jesus (2 Corinthians 11:16-33 ; cf
Midianite - A terrible Vengeance was denounced against them
Esdraelon - Hosea prophesied Vengeance on the house of Jehu for his role in the slaughter at Jezreel (Hosea 1:4-5 )
Kinsman-Redeemer - The idea that God is a kinsman to Israel can be defended by those passages of Scripture that identify him as Israel's Creator and Father (Exodus 4:22-23 ; Deuteronomy 32:6 ), Deliverer (Exodus 20:2 ), owner of the land (Leviticus 25:23 ), the one who hears innocent blood crying out for Vengeance (Deuteronomy 19:10 ; 21:6-9 ), and the King who has made his covenant with the people (Exodus 6:2-8 )
Jephthah, Jephthae - His daughter coincided with this view, seeing that the Lord had taken Vengeance on their enemies
Jezreel - Ahab had here a palace; and this city became famous on account of his seizure of Naboth's vineyard, 1 Kings 21:1-29 ; and the Vengeance executed on Ahab, 2 Kings 9:10,14-37 10:1-11
Golden Rule - Impartiality in judgment and forbidding Vengeance is applicable to a "brother" ( Leviticus 19:17 ). Vengeance and retaliation are prohibited (Matthew 5:38-41 ; Luke 6:27-29 )
Punishment - Other words translated ‘punishment’ are δίκη (2 Thessalonians 1:9 RV_), ἐκδίκησις (1 Peter 2:14, ‘vengeance’ in RV_), and ἐπιτιμία (2 Corinthians 2:6). Roman magistrates, under the supremacy of the Emperor, in so far as they administered just laws, are regarded as executors of the Divine wrath or Vengeance against evil-doers, and submission to their jurisdiction is made imperative on members of the Apostolic Church (1 Peter 2:14; cf
Arm - It is interesting to recall here the means by which Jeremiah escaped the Vengeance of his political enemies, especially as the narrative reveals the affection inspired by the prophet amongst some of the courtiers ( Jeremiah 38:12 )
Destructionists - remarks, that the wicked are compared to combustible materials, as brands, tares, &c, which the fire utterly consumes: so Sodom and Gomorrah suffer "the Vengeance of eternal fire," that is, they are destroyed forever: and the phrases, "the worm that dieth not, and the fire which is not quenched," are placed in opposition to entering into life, and denote the termination of existence, Mark 9:43
Hinnom - These they correctly interpreted figuratively, as representing the Vengeance, which God would take on his enemies and the oppressors of his people
Nahum (2) - "consolation" and "vengeance", to Israel and Israel's foe respectively. The two themes alternate in Nahum 1; as the prophecy advances, Vengeance on Assyria predominates
Goel - If the thirst of Vengeance is quenched by a price paid to the family of the deceased, this tribute is called thliluasa, or, ‘the price of blood;' but neither princes nor usdens accept such compensation, as it is an established law among them to demand blood for blood. " "When a man or woman is murdered," says Malcolm, "the moment the person by whom the act was perpetrated is discovered, the heir-at-law to the deceased demands Vengeance for the blood
Osee, Book of - Here God reproaches Israel with her manifold sins, which culminated in a violation of her Covenant with God, and cry out for Vengeance
Hittites - sought Vengeance against the "vile Kheta," as he called them, and encountered and defeated them in the great battle of Kadesh, four centuries after Abraham
Hosea, Book of - Here God reproaches Israel with her manifold sins, which culminated in a violation of her Covenant with God, and cry out for Vengeance
Discharge - To throw off or out to let fly to give vent to as, to discharge a horrible oath to discharge fury or Vengeance
Gedaliah - His death is commemorated in the Jewish calendar as a national calamity; and many Jews under Johanan, fearing Babylon's Vengeance, fled to Egypt, forcing Jeremiah with them (Jeremiah 41:18)
Enoch - " While mankind were living in open rebellion against Heaven, and provoking the divine Vengeance daily by their ungodly deeds, he obtained the exalted testimony, "that he pleased God
Noah - Peter calls Noah a preacher of righteousness, because before the deluge he was incessantly preaching and declaring to men, not only by his discourses, but by the building of the ark, in which he was employed a hundred and twenty years, that the cloud of divine Vengeance was about to burst upon them
Dinah - Jacob rebuked them for this, because of the Vengeance it was liable to bring upon his house
Refuge, Cities of - They prefer this mode of self-vengeance
Retribution (2) - Vengeance). Further, all desire for personal Vengeance now is forbidden (Sermon on the Mount, Luke 9:51 ff. * Kill, Killing - Moses' killing of an Egyptian was considered a crime by Pharaoh (Exodus 2:14-15 ), as was Joab's blood Vengeance against Abner (2 Samuel 3:30 ; cf. Punishment was often regarded as God's Vengeance on the crime
Preaching - ” When He punishes the people of the world, He puts on the garment of Vengeance, as it is said ( Isaiah 59:17 ): “He put on garments of Vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak
Censer - In the prophetic symbolism this censer holds (1) the lire which burns the incense that is added to the prayers of the saints, and (2) the fire, or hot ashes, of God’s Vengeance, which are cast upon a hostile and impenitent world
Belshazzar - His crowning guilt, which made the cup overflow in Vengeance, was his profaning the vessels of Jehovah's temple to be the instrument of revelry to himself, his princes, wives, and concubines, drinking out of them in honor of his idols
Baasha - " Though the instrument of God's Vengeance on the seed of Jeroboam who both "sinned and made Israel to sin," "leaving not to Jeroboam any that breathed," he walked in the same sinful way
Hananiah - Hananiah's namesake in New Testament is a similar warning in stance of God' s Vengeance on the man "whosoever loveth and maketh a lie" (Acts 5); a foretaste of the final retribution (Revelation 22:15)
Eagle - " Its preying on decomposing carcass symbolizes the divine retributive principle that, where corruption is, there Vengeance shall follow
Esther, Book of - Esther and Mordecai may not have acted well in wishing a second day of Vengeance, and in killing the sons of Haman, and petitioning to have them hanged on the gallows: how few can have power over their enemies without abusing it! The good behaviour of the Jews forms no part of the book:they are cared for whether good or bad
Zacharias - As Zacharias' prayer for Vengeance is the judicial side of God's word by His prophets (Revelation 6:9-11; Luke 18:7), so Stephen's prayer is the gospel loving side of it (Acts 7:60)
Blasphemy - ) Here was the blasphemy, in ascribing the works of Jesus, wrought evidently the Spirit of JEHOVAH, to the agency of Satan; was blasphemy with a Vengeance, and from its peculiar malignity unpardonable
Complete - In the NASB, for example, shâlam is represented with such words as: “fulfill, make up, restore, pay, repay, full, whole, wholly, entire, without harm, friendly, peaceably, to be at peace, make peace, safe, reward, retribution, restitution, recompense, Vengeance, bribe, peace offering
Edom, Edomites - This deepened the old-time enmity, and called forth bitter denunciations and predictions of Vengeance from Israel’s prophets (cf
Judgments of God - ...
Pontius Pilate, who condemned our blessed Saviour to death, was not long afterwards deposed from his office, banished from his country, and died by his own hands; the divine Vengeance overtaking him soon after his crime. About the same time, Urbanus, governor of Palestine, who had signalized himself by tormenting and destroying the disciples of Jesus, met with his due reward; for almost immediately after the cruelties committed, the divine Vengeance overtook him. They ripped open his belly, and ate his liver: the divine Vengeance, however, pursued all those who had been guilty of this crime; their teeth came out, their tongues rotted, and they lost their sight. But these impieties remained not long unpunished, and Julian had no sooner profaned the sacred utensils, than he felt the effects of divine Vengeance
Trial-at-Law - No account was taken of the motive; nor was it necessary to bring home crimes like murder to the actual perpetrator of the deed, still less to mete out Vengeance by the exact measure of the wrong. Among the heathen Arabs the most honoured tribes were such as could boast, ‘Never is blood of us poured forth without Vengeance’ (Hamâsa, ed. But murder was not the only crime that called for Vengeance in blood. ...
In this system of reprisals there were at least the germs of social justice; for the very ferocity of the Vengeance deterred men from wrong-doing. The actual execution of justice was left to the injured party, and in the case of ‘manifest’ crimes like open murder and house-breaking ancient codes interposed no check on summary Vengeance; but where the least doubt existed, and the accused claimed the privilege of trial, society demanded clear evidence of his guilt, at the same time seeking to control the fierce impulses of the avenger by limiting punishment to the responsible wrong-doer, and making the penalty correspond as nearly as possible to the gravity of the offence; in other words, replacing the principle of unrestricted Vengeance by the ius talionis-‘an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. Thus the patriarchal legends of Israel claim among that people’s ancestors the Bedouin chieftain Lamech, whose standard of Vengeance was a life for a bruise, and seventy-and-seven lives for one (Genesis 4:23 f
Circoncelliones - Usacius, who was a Catholic, and a religious man, having lost his life in an engagement with the barbarians, the Donatists did not fail to triumph in his death, as an effect of the Vengeance of heaven
Lamentations, Book of - Cry for Vengeance (Lamentations 1:21-22 )...
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Abel - The shedding of Abel's blood is the first, as that of Jesus is the last and crowning guilt which brought the accumulated Vengeance on the Jews (Luke 11:51; Matthew 23:34-35-38)
Strife - 34:8 rı̂yb signifies a “case” already argued and won and awaiting justice: “For it is the day of the Lord’s Vengeance, and the year of recompenses for the controversy of Zion
Lamb - It is used only by the Apostle John, (a) in the plural, in the Lord's command to Peter, John 21:15 , with symbolic reference to young converts; (b) elsewhere, in the singular, in the Apocalypse, some 28 times, of Christ as the "Lamb" of God, the symbolism having reference to His character and His vicarious Sacrifice, as the basis both of redemption and of Divine Vengeance
Porphyrius, Patriarch of Antioch - His efforts to obtain the recognition of the Antiochenes proving fruitless, while Chrysostom's spiritual power in exile became the greater for all his efforts to crush it, Porphyry's exasperation drove him to take Vengeance on Chrysostom
Elijah - Assured by Elijah that he was ready to show himself to Ahab (though this latter had in vain sought him in many kingdoms to wreak Vengeance on him for the prolonged drought), he reported Elijah's appearance, and the prophet and king were soon face to face. ...
Jezebel let him know that her Vengeance was at hand; and at the threat of this terrible woman, the prophet, lately so bold, fled the country
Elijah - Assured by Elijah that he was ready to show himself to Ahab (though this latter had in vain sought him in many kingdoms to wreak Vengeance on him for the prolonged drought), he reported Elijah's appearance, and the prophet and king were soon face to face. ...
Jezebel let him know that her Vengeance was at hand; and at the threat of this terrible woman, the prophet, lately so bold, fled the country
Sam'Son - Samson revenged himself by taking 300 foxes (or rather jackals) and tying them together two by two by the tails, with a firebrand between every pair of tails, and so he let them loose into the standing corn of the Philistines, which was ready for harvest, The Philistines took Vengeance by burning Samson's wife and her father; but he fell hip upon them in return, and smote them with a great slaughter," after which he took refuge on the top of the rock of Etam, in the territory of Judah
Uriah - His case was made a plea for not killing Jeremiah, as the notorious condition of the state showed that his murder did no good to Jehoiakim, but only added sin to sin and provoked God's Vengeance
Kin - This, it must be emphasized, was in no sense a matter of private Vengeance
Nahum - The jealous, patient Lord takes Vengeance on His adversaries (Nahum 1:1-3 )
Smoke - ...
Revelation 9:2 (c) Probably we should consider that this expression is used in most of the passages in Revelation to illustrate the terrible power of GOD in executing Vengeance on His enemies
Take Away - Another secondary use of this word is “to transfer” a thing, concept, or emotion, such as “take Vengeance” ( Goat - עתודים , a word which never occurs but in the plural, and means, the best prepared, or choicest of the flock; and metaphorically princes, as, Zechariah 10:3 , "I will visit the goats, saith the Lord," that is, I will begin my Vengeance with the princes of the people
Elect, Election - Luke does not make any mention in this part of his record of the elect, but curiously enough he makes a reference to the Vengeance of God being wreaked (ἡμέραι ἐκδικήσεως, Luke 21:22) on the unfortunate city, which reminds us of the words of Jesus contained in another passage in the same Gospel. The subject of the prayers of those who appeal (τῶν βοώντων αὐτῷ) ‘day and night’ is that, in the first place, they may lie delivered from injustice; and, secondly, that they may soon see the Vengeance of God active on their behalf against those who oppress them (cf. also the reference to the cry of Abel’s blood for Vengeance, cf. φωνῇ μεγάλῃ, Revelation 6:10, and ἠμέρας καἰ νυκτός, Luke 18:7) appeal for Vengeance on their enemies and oppressors is not in harmony with the voice of that blood by which they were redeemed (αἶμα ῥαντισμοῦ, Hebrews 12:24)
the Importunate Widow - You never hear from their lips a demand for Vengeance against any adversary of theirs but one. I got Vengeance done at last on mine adversary. Take no rest until you have got Vengeance done on yours
Micaiah - Thou shalt see in the day when thou shalt go into an inner chamber to hide," namely, from the Vengeance of those misled by thee to their defeat
Anger - ...
People may, however, react to sin in the way that God doesin holiness and without desire for personal Vengeance (Romans 12:19-21 )
Calf, Golden - ]'>[2] by taking summary Vengeance on the backsliders, 3000 of whom fell by their swords
Inquisition - was one of the many victims that were sacrificed on this occasion to the Vengeance of the public, which his incredible barbarities had raised to a dreadful degree of vehemence and fury
Micah, Book of - God will execute such Vengeance as will not previously have been heard of
Excommunication - Whole families, and even provinces, were prohibited from engaging in any religious exercise, and cursed with the most tremendous denunciations of divine Vengeance
Destructionists - So the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah are said to have suffered the Vengeance of an eternal fire; that is, they were so effectually consumed, or destroyed, that they could never be rebuilt; the phrase, eternal fire, signifying the irrevocable destruction of those cities, not the degree or duration of the misery of the inhabitants who perished. And is it credible that this was the termination of torment that our Lord held up to his disciples as an object of dread? Can this be the destruction of body and soul in hell? Is it credible that everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power, should constitute only a part, and a small part, of future punishment; and such too, as, after a series of torment, must, next to being made happy, be the most acceptable thing that could befall them? Can this be the object threatened by such language, as recompensing tribulation, and taking Vengeance in flaming fire? 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 : Is it possible that God should threaten them with putting an end to their miseries? Moreover, this destruction is not described as the conclusion of a succession of torments, but as taking place immediately after the last judgment
Joab - Thou answeredst them, O Lord our God; Thou wast a God that forgavest them, but Thou tookest Vengeance of their inventions. And Joab was just the instrument to glut himself in the divine Vengeance. Under forgiveness, and then under Vengeance, as David says, and had such a good right to say
Absalom - And, then, as the divine Vengeance would have it to be, that wrongdoer to one of David's fairest daughters was one of David's favourite sons. There was military success, and extended empire, and great wealth, and great and far-sounding glory in David's day in Israel; but beneath it all the whole ground was mined and filled to the lip with gun-powder, and the divine tinder all the time was surely burning its way to the divine Vengeance on David's house. And then let us set on the other side David and all those fathers and mothers on whom God took Vengeance, and said, Now, therefore, the sword shall never depart from thine house
Habakkuk - - Habakkuk complains of the moral disorganization around, and cries to Jehovah for help (Habakkuk 1:2-4); Jehovah in reply denounces swift Vengeance (Habakkuk 1:5-11) by the Chaldeans
Baal (1) - It was laid aside for Jeroboam's calves, under Jehoram, Ahab's son (2 Kings 3:2), and under Jehu (2 Kings 10:28); but for the most part prevailed until the Lord in Vengeance removed the ten tribes from their land (2 Kings 17:16)
Fire - " He shall come "in flaming fire, taking Vengeance on them that, know not God and obey not the gospel" (2 Thessalonians 1:8)
Anger, Angry - See INDIGNATION , Vengeance , WRATH
Babylon - Well might we expect Jehovah to bring down Vengeance on her crimes
Eye - The Old Testament law of retribution limited Vengeance of personal loss to “an eye for an eye” (Leviticus 24:20 )
Arment - His whole being is aroused to take Vengeance on those who know not GOD, and obey not His Gospel
Dinooth, Dinothus, Abbat of Bangor Iscoed - Augustine's prediction was levelled, not against this institution in particular, but the British church and people at large; "if they would not preach the way of life to the English nation, they should at their hands undergo the Vengeance of death
Captives - This dreadful calamity Samson had to endure from the unrelenting Vengeance of his enemies
Atonement - We have, therefore, to take care that we do not represent him as hard to be mollified, with a thirst of Vengeance to be slaked by the suffering of a victim
Judgment Day - These refer to the wrath of God, judgment, judging, condemn, punishment, penalty, Vengeance, judgment seat, destruction, and ruin
Oath - a solemn invocation of a superior power, admitted to be acquainted with all the secrets of our hearts, with our inward thoughts as well as our outward actions, to witness the truth of what we assert, and to inflict his Vengeance upon us if we assert what is not true, or promise what we do not mean to perform
Hand - sometimes denotes the Vengeance of God: "The hand of the Lord was heavy upon them of Ashdod," after they had taken the ark, 1 Samuel 5:6-7
Ahithophel - And, after that, our hearts stand still as we watch how the Vengeance of God came down on David's head, and how the Vengeance of God travelled, as it always does, on stepping-stones which David laid for it with his own hands. He should have said-what, indeed, had he got his great head and his deep heart for but to say it with them?-Vengeance is not mine
Esther - Also Vengeance is more prominent than devotion
Oath - A solemn affirmation, wherein we appeal to God as a witness of the truth of what we say, and with an imprecation of his Vengeance, or a renunciation of his favour, if what we affirm be false, or what we promise be not performed
Nonconformists - One, in his sermon before the House of Commons, told them, that the Nonconformists ought not to be tolerated, but to be cured by Vengeance
Absalom - As Simeon and Levi avenged on Hamor their sister Dinah's violation, so Absalom after two years' dark, silent hatred, took Vengeance on Amnon at a sheepshearing feast at Baal Hazor to which he invited all the king's sons (2 Samuel 13)
Cry - ’ Here the verb is used of crying for Vengeance (cf
Gideon - Gideon pursues them across the Jordan; he halts during the pursuit, both at Succoth and at Penuel, in order to refresh his three hundred followers; in each case food is refused him by the inhabitants; after threatening them with Vengeance on his return, he presses on, overtakes the Midianite host, and is again victorious; he then first punishes the inhabitants of Succoth and Penuel, and next turns his attention to the Midianite chiefs, Zebah and Zalmunna
a'Braham - Abraham accompanied them, and is represented as an interlocutor in a dialogue with Jehovah, in which he pleaded in vain to avert the Vengeance threatened to the devoted cities of the plain
Justice - ]'>[2] has ‘Justice’ instead of ‘vengeance. On the other hand, the rights of each member of the family were jealously safeguarded by all the rest; if harm or injury of any kind were sustained by any member, all the members were bound to avenge him; in the case of death the law of blood-revenge laid upon all the duty of taking Vengeance by slaying a member of the murderer’s family, preferably, but not necessarily, the murderer himself
Alexander the Coppersmith - I must not even let myself say, Vengeance is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord. No, I must rather say, 'Let thy Vengeance fall on me rather
Obadiah - Obadiah in distrustful fear (for Scripture records the failings as well as the graces of its heroes, for our learning) regarded the message as tantamount to his destruction, supposing the Spirit would carry Elijah elsewhere and so Ahab, disappointed of his victim, would wreak his Vengeance on Obadiah
Blood - The avenger, or goel (derived from a Hebrew root "pollution," implying that he was deemed polluted until the blood of his slain kinsman was expiated), was nearest of kin to the man slain, and was bound to take Vengeance on the manslayer
Touch - ...
The biblical expression "to lay hands on" can mean to exact Vengeance on
Ammon, Ammonites - When David succeeded Saul in power, Hanun, the son of Nahash, provoked him to war, with the result that Rabbah, the Ammonite capital, was stormed and taken, the Ammonites were reduced to vassalage, and terrible Vengeance was wreaked upon them ( 2 Samuel 10:1-19 ; 2 Samuel 11:1-27 ; 2 Samuel 12:1-31 )
Antioch - A dreadful Vengeance might be expected to have followed these scenes; but the real or affected clemency of Julian contented itself with shutting up the cathedral, and confiscating its wealth
Heaven - Instead of the land of Canaan, we have heaven; for the earthly Jerusalem, we have the heavenly, the city of the living God; in place of the congregation of Israel after the flesh, we have the general assembly and church of the first-born, that is, all true believers "made perfect;" for just men in the imperfect state of the old dispensation, we have just men made perfect in evangelical knowledge and holiness; instead of Moses, the mediator of the old covenant, we have Jesus the Mediator of the new and everlasting covenant; and instead of the blood of slaughtered animals, which was sprinkled upon the Israelites, the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the sanctuary, to make a typical atonement, we have the blood of the Son of God, which was shed for the remission of the sins of the whole world; that blood which doth not, like the blood of Abel, call for Vengeance but for mercy, which hath made peace between heaven and earth, effected the true and complete atonement for sin, and which therefore communicates peace to the conscience of every sinner that believes the Gospel
Jehu - Yet, though Jehu had been the instrument in the hand of God for taking Vengeance on the profane house of Ahab, we find him accused in Scripture of not entirely forsaking the sins of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin in worshipping the golden calves, 2 Kings 10:29 ; 2 Kings 10:32-362
Ptolemae'us, - A sudden paralysis hindered his design; but when he returned to Alexandria he determined to inflict on the Alexandrine Jews the Vengeance for his disappointment
Fire - in Authorized Version , fire is the instrument with which Christ, at His Second Advent, executes Vengeance on Gentile and Jewish enemies of the Gospel. In answer to the prayers of suffering saints, the angel fills the censer with fire from the altar, and casts the burning contents on the earth, as a sign that the Divine Vengeance is about to descend upon it (Revelation 8:5; cf. ...
(γ) The only parallel to the expression Eternal Fire, used in the Synoptic Gospels to denote the future punishment of the wicked, is found in Judges 1:7, where the writer declares that the cities of the Plain are ‘set forth as an example, suffering the Vengeance (Revised Version ‘punishment’) of eternal fire’ (πῦρ αἰώνιον)
Fire - in Authorized Version , fire is the instrument with which Christ, at His Second Advent, executes Vengeance on Gentile and Jewish enemies of the Gospel. In answer to the prayers of suffering saints, the angel fills the censer with fire from the altar, and casts the burning contents on the earth, as a sign that the Divine Vengeance is about to descend upon it (Revelation 8:5; cf. ...
(γ) The only parallel to the expression Eternal Fire, used in the Synoptic Gospels to denote the future punishment of the wicked, is found in Judges 1:7, where the writer declares that the cities of the Plain are ‘set forth as an example, suffering the Vengeance (Revised Version ‘punishment’) of eternal fire’ (πῦρ αἰώνιον)
Jehoiakim - ...
Jehoiakim gained by it only adding sin to sift, as the argument of the elders in Jeremiah's behalf implies, the notorious prostration of the state at the time intimating that heavier Vengeance would ensue if Jeremiah too, as was threatened, should be slain
Patience - Every thing conspired to render the provocation heinous; the nature of the offence, the meanness and obligation of the offenders, the righteousness of his cause, the grandeur of his person; and all these seemed to call for Vengeance
Feet - ...
Isaiah 7:20 (a) In this way GOD is warning Israel that He will send the King of Assyria to execute terrible Vengeance on them, even to the smallest details of their lives
Corban - One may say to him: If thou hadst known that thou wast transgressing such commandments as these, “Thou shalt not take Vengeance nor bear a grudge”; “Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thy heart”; “Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself” Fire - Speaking to the church concerning the unjust sufferings the people of God endure from the ungodly, he saith, "Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; and to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus should be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming fire taking Vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ; who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his power, when he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe
Altar - Philippians 2:17, 2 Timothy 4:6) representing the life or ψυχή-and hears them crying, like the blood of Abel, for Vengeance (Revelation 6:9-10; cf
Altar - Philippians 2:17, 2 Timothy 4:6) representing the life or ψυχή-and hears them crying, like the blood of Abel, for Vengeance (Revelation 6:9-10; cf
Talents - It is, in fact, held by many that in the parable of the Pounds we have two parables blended together, one of which described how a nobleman was opposed in his efforts to obtain a kingdom by his fellow-citizens, and how, having received the kingdom, he executed Vengeance upon them. The opposition of the Jews to the Messianic claims of Jesus, and the Vengeance that is to come upon them at the Parousia, are also suggested
Drink - On the day of the Lord's Vengeance the sword "will devour till it is satisfied, till it has quenched its thirst with blood" (Jeremiah 46:10 )
Joel - (3) Whereas the Jews considered the day of the Lord as a time of punishment upon their enemies, Joel make it clear that although God controls the destinies of other nations, His people, with a responsibility to live in accordance with their relationship with Him, are not exempt from His Vengeance
Advocate - "The day of Vengeance (said Jesus) is in my heart, and the year of my redeemed is come
Almsgiving - If, on the one hand, He combines (Matthew 6:2; Matthew 6:5; Matthew 6:16) Almsgiving, Prayer, and Fasting, as in Tobit 12:8, and describes Almsgiving as providing a treasure in the heavens which faileth not (Luke 12:33), as in Sirach 40:17; yet, on the other hand, He explicitly condemns (Matthew 6:2) the notion countenanced in Luke 6:33-366 [2] that alms may be done to gain a reputation for piety; while in Matthew 5:45 He directly contradicts both the precept and the doctrine of Sirach 12:5-7 ‘Give not to the ungodly … for the Most High hateth sinners, and will repay Vengeance
Blood - "The voice of thy brother's blood crieth;" the murder committed on him crieth for Vengeance
Hannah - And even when some might think your person respected, it may be to this extent, to the great and gracious extent of forgiveness; while, all the time, a sharp Vengeance is taken on your inventions. Elkanah and Hannah invented a sin against married life on Mount Ephraim, and, while they were forgiven for it, all the time the Vengeance that was taken on it, and on them on account of it broke every bone in their body and every hard spot in their heart
Tyre - (Ochus) took fearful Vengeance
Cherub (1) - ) As the redeemed will hereafter be one with Christ in His executing Vengeance on the ungodly (Revelation 19:11-16), so the Cherubim (Revelation 15:7; Ezekiel 10:7)
Family - Many laws provide for the Vengeance and protection of the injured and defenceless by their next-of-kin
Samuel, Books of - God protects His benevolent and faithful leader from the Vengeance of evil enemies (1 Samuel 21:10-22:23 )
Old - Golden - We value the service of that judge who brings the Vengeance of the law upon the lawbreaker
Augustinus, Archbaptist of Canterbury - Thereupon Augustine broke up the conference with an angry threat that, if the British clergy would not accept peace with their brethren, they must look for war with their foes, and if they would not proclaim the way of life to the Saxons, they would suffer deadly Vengeance at their hands
Thessalonians, Epistles to the - He will take Vengeance on those who know not God, and on those who have not obeyed the gospel
Philistia - After the Babylonian captivity (Ezekiel 25:15-17) the Philistines vented their "old hatred" on the Jews, for which God as He foretold "executed Vengeance on them with furious rebukes, and destroyed the remnant," namely, by Psammetichus, Necho (Jeremiah 25:20), and Nebuchadnezzar who overran their cities on his way to Egypt (Jeremiah 47), and finally by Alexander the Great, as foretold (Zechariah 9:5-6, "the king shall perish from Gaza"; Alexander bound Betis the satrap to his chariot by thongs thrust through his feet, and dragged round the city; the conqueror slew 10,000, and sold the rest as slaves: Zephaniah 2:4-5)
Eagle - What Job says concerning the eagle, which is to be understood in a literal sense, "Where the slain are, there is he," our Saviour turns into a fine parable: "Wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together," Matthew 24:28 ; that is, Wherever the Jews are, who have corruptly fallen from God, there will be the Romans, who bore the eagle as their standard, to execute Vengeance upon them, Luke 17:37
Offices of Christ - ’ ‘Christ executeth the office of a king in calling out of the world a people to Himself, and giving them officers, laws, and censures, by which He visibly governs them; in bestowing saving grace upon His elect, rewarding their obedience, and correcting them for their sing, preserving and supporting them under all their temptations and sufferings, restraining and overcoming all their enemies, and powerfully ordering all things for His own glory and their good; and also in taking Vengeance on the rest, who know not God, and obey not the gospel
Abraham - This brought upon them the Vengeance of Chedorlaomer, who had in league with him four other kings
Draw - To produce to bring, as an agent or efficient cause usually followed by a modifying word as, piety draws down blessings crimes draw down Vengeance vice draws on us many temporal evils war draws after it a train of calamities
Thessalonians, Second Epistle to the - ...
Salutation (Acts 1:1-2 ); thanksgiving (with prayer) for their growth in faith and love in the midst of affliction patiently endured, with assurance of God’s Vengeance upon their persecutors ( Acts 1:3-12 ); warning that the ‘day of the Lord’ is not yet, but must be heralded by certain signs ( Acts 2:1-12 ); renewed thanksgiving, exhortation, and prayer ( Acts 2:13-17 )
Angels - Bad angels are permitted to try believers now, as Job; good angels are God's ministers of Vengeance on the bad (Revelation 12:8-9; Revelation 20:1-2)
Guilt - The same spirit is to be observed in Jeremiah’s repeated prayers for Vengeance on those who spent their time in devising means to destroy him and his work (cf
Arrest - ¶ Benedictus - Their idea of God’s salvation is political mainly: Vengeance on their enemies rather than undisturbed devotion is the thing they long for
Hopkinsians - "Is God unrighteous who taketh Vengeance?" saith the Apostle
Adultery - In the next place there was offered unto God what was termed an execration offering, not in order to propitiate his mercy, but to invoke his Vengeance on the guilty
Moab - ...
The daughters of Moab, mentioned in Jeremiah 25:9-21 were those with whom Israel "began whoredom," but the main guilt was Midian's, and on Midian fell the Vengeance (Numbers 25:16-18; Numbers 31:1-18)
Atonement - Also, "as taking delight in executing Vengeance on sin, or yielding to the extremity of suffering what He withheld on considerations of mercy
Esther - At the same time Scripture does not hide from us the fact of her not being above the vindictiveness of the age and the country, in her requesting that Haman's ten sons should be hanged, and a second day given the Jews to take Vengeance on the enemies who had sought to kill them
Nahum - ]'>[1] does not preserve the sequence of thought) is the point of passage to the section dealing with His particular acts, in which section either the text is corrupt through the displacement of some of the verses, or the two messages, of deliverance to Judah ( Nahum 1:13 ; Nahum 1:15 , Nahum 2:2 ) and of Vengeance upon Israel ( Nahum 1:11 f
Covenant - The Scriptures allude to the cutting of animals asunder; denoting that, in the same manner, the perjured and covenant-breaker should be cut asunder by the Vengeance of God, Jeremiah 34:18
Stoning - ...
The method which an enraged crowd took of executing Vengeance with the weapons lying readiest to their hand came to be employed afterwards as a regular and legal method of inflicting the death-sentence on a criminal
Head - It was on this peak that Elijah and Elisha saw the mighty power of GOD, and the enemies of GOD saw the wrath of GOD, as well as His wonderful display of Vengeance
Gnostics - This notion was supported by the same argument which infidels have often urged, that the God of the Jews is represented as a God of Vengeance and of cruelty; but it was also a natural consequence of their fundamental principle, that the author of good cannot in any manner be the author of evil
Isaiah - It is worthy of remark, that no such promises are intermingled with the denunciations of divine Vengeance against Babylon, although they occur in the threatenings against every other people
Patriarchs, the - To escape his Vengeance Jacob fled to Mesopotamia on his father's instructions
Jephthah - Her filial obedience, patriotic devotion, and self sacrificing piety shine brightly in her reply: "My father (compare Isaac's reverent submission, Genesis 22:6-7; Genesis 22:10), do to me according to that which hath proceeded out of thy mouth, forasmuch as the Lord hath taken Vengeance for thee of
John the Apostle - John as a "son of thunder" (Mark 3:17) was not the soft and feminine character that he is often portrayed, but full of intense, burning zeal, ready to drink the Lord's bitter cup and to be baptized with His fiery baptism (Isaiah 58:1; Jeremiah 23:29; Matthew 20:22; Luke 12:49-50), impatient of anyone in separation from Jesus' company, and eager for fiery Vengeance on the Samaritans who would not receive Him (Luke 9:49; Luke 9:53-54)
David - The Chronicler deletes the narrative of Solomon's taking Vengeance on David's enemies (1 Kings 2 ) and does not report the sins of Solomon which, according to Kings, were ultimately the reason for the break-up of the kingdom (1 Kings 11 )
Family Life And Relations - While Exodus 20:5 is frequently cited as showing God's Vengeance to the fourth generation, the following verse adds that his mercy embraces the myriads who love him
Hospitality - Every stranger met in the open is assumed to be an enemy: he will owe his safety either to his own prowess or to fear that his tribe will exact Vengeance if he is injured
Silence - There is not even the faintest trace of anger against those who have wreaked their Vengeance upon Him
Atonement - They deprecated the Vengeance of a probably angry and self-vengeful being
Jacob - And though he was supported with the assurance of the divine protection, and the renewal of the blessing of Abraham by God himself, in his remarkable vision at Bethel, and solemnly devoted himself to his service, wishing only for food and raiment, and vowing to profess the worship of God, and pay tithe unto him should he return back in peace, Genesis 28:10-22 ; yet he was forced to engage in a tedious and thankless servitude of seven years, at first for Rachel, with Laban, who retaliated upon him the imposition he had practised on his own father; and substituted Leah, whom he hated, for Rachel, whom he loved; and thereby compelled him to serve seven years more; and changed his wages several times during the remainder of his whole servitude of twenty years; in the course of which, as he pathetically complained, "the drought consumed him by day, and the frost by night, and the sleep departed from his eyes," in watching Laban's flocks, Genesis 31:40 ; and at last he was forced to steal away, and was only protected from Laban's Vengeance, as afterward from Esau's, by divine interposition
Numbers, the Book of - So Moses' death is foreannounced as to follow the Vengeance upon Midian (Numbers 31:2)
Job - Job had been freely and fully forgiven of God, but Vengeance was still being taken of God on all Job's inventions, as God's way has always been with His best saints, and always will be
Enoch Book of - Cry of souls of dead for Vengeance (viii. 1, 2); the Head of Days on the throne of His glory, books of the living opened, Vengeance of righteous at hand (xlvii
Donatus And Donatism - 317 Ursacius was bidden hold his hand, and Caecilian was exhorted to treat his opponents kindly, and leave Vengeance to God. Let us leave Vengeance to God
Tertullianus, Quintus Septimius Florens - —This section, dealing with minor points of objection to the Christians, opens with an impassioned protest on behalf of men who, actuated by the principle "Idem sumus imperatoribus qui et vicinis nostris," never took Vengeance for the wrongs done to them. Had Christianity tolerated repaying evil with evil, what secret Vengeance could have been wrought in a single night with a torch or two! Or, had they determined to act as open enemies, what numbers and resources would they have had! "We are but of yesterday," is Tertullian's proud boast (cf
Paul Apprehended of Christ Jesus - And if you belong to the same mental and moral and spiritual seed of Israel as Paul, your sense of sin will yet come to you with a Vengeance
James - Thus the Jews wreaked their Vengeance on him, exasperated at his prophecy of their national doom in his epistle, which was circulated not only in Jerusalem but by those who came up to the great feasts, among "the twelve tribes scattered abroad" to whom it is addressed
Law - ...
An important law is the lex talionis, "life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth" (Exodus 21:22-25 ; Leviticus 24:19-20 ; Deuteronomy 19:15-21 ), which is sometimes misunderstood as a barbaric justification of personal Vengeance and maiming
Zechariah, Prophecy of - Here the 'burden' is announced, God's Vengeance that will come upon the nations in order that Israel may have possession of Syria
Jeroboam - Naturally, Jeroboam became their king, and they wreaked their Vengeance on Adoniram the collector in chief of taxes for those hated works
Ibas, Bishop of Edessa - As the reading of the document ended, wild maledictions burst forth, invoking every kind of Vengeance, temporal and eternal, on the head of this "second Iscariot," this "veritable Satan
Jacob - ...
The state of feeling aroused by the Vengeance executed on Shechem made it desirable for Jacob to continue his journey
Soul - the ministers of my Vengeance) require of thee thy soul’ (2 Corinthians 1:23,)
Gregorius (32) Turonensis, Bishop of Tours - Martin; and Gregory alone of the bishops dared to rebuke Chilperic for his unjust conduct towards Praetextatus, and to protect Praetextatus from the Vengeance of Fredegund (v
Saul - )...
David would not take Vengeance out of God's hands (Psalms 35:1-3; Psalms 17:4; Acts 13:21,; Psalms 94:23; Romans 12:19)
Soul - the ministers of my Vengeance) require of thee thy soul’ (Luke 12:18-21)
War, Holy War - ...
Lamech and his song of Vengeance is an aberration in the history of man (Genesis 4:23-24 )
Revelation, Theology of - The trumpets are in part God's answer to their cry for Vengeance (6:9-10; 8:1-6), as are the string of judgments that round off the book: of humanity (16:5-7), of Babylon (17:6; 18:24-19:2), and of the evil trio (19:19-21; 20:9-10)
Justice (2) - As a protest against the once prevalent opinion that God, in punishing, desires merely to exact Vengeance without any regard to the sinner’s repentance, it has its justification
Fire - His righteousness will take Vengeance on the unrighteous sinners who had no use for Him on the earth
Zechariah, the Book of - ) The Roman buyers (qonehen , KJV "possessors"), did "not hold themselves guilty," as they were but the instruments of God's righteous Vengeance (Jeremiah 50:7)
Jacob - Of Jacob, and of Rebekah his mother, it may truly be said, Thou, O Lord, wast a God that forgavest them, though Thou tookest Vengeance on their inventions
Nebuchadnezzar - It would look like that; God took such unheard-of Vengeance on Nebuchadnezzar's inventions
Thessalonians Epistles to the - They who wilfully sin against the body, the dwelling-place of the Spirit, lay themselves open to the Vengeance of God (1 Thessalonians 4:1-8)
David - To escape from the Vengeance of Saul, David fled to Ramah (1 Samuel 19:12-18 ) to Samuel, who received him, and he dwelt among the sons of the prophets, who were there under Samuel's training
David - Taking the sword of his late antagonist, Goliath, which was wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod, he makes for Gath , hoping to find refuge on foreign soil; but he is recognized by the Philistines, and fearing that they would take Vengeance on him for killing their hero Goliath, he simulates madness (cf
Jesuits - Frederick the Great, of Prussia, was the only monarch who showed a disposition to afford them protection; but in 1773 the order was entirely suppressed by Pope Clement XIV, who is supposed to have fallen a victim to their Vengeance
Plagues of Egypt - ...
At length, after Pharaoh had repeatedly abused the gracious respites and warnings vouchsafed to him and his servants, a sorer set of plagues, affecting themselves, began to be inflicted; and Moses now, for the first time, appears as the executioner of divine Vengeance; for in the presence of Pharaoh, by the divine command, he sprinkled ashes of the furnace toward heaven, and it became a boil, breaking forth with blains upon man and upon beast
Antiochus - However, divine Vengeance soon overtook him: he fell from his chariot, and bruised all his limbs
Redemption (2) - Outside the Law, and in relation to Jehovah, both terms are used of simple salvation or deliverance, especially when attended by impressive displays of power, or the assertion or vindication of righteousness, or Vengeance upon enemies
Holiness Purity - The blood of the martyrs cries for the Divine Vengeance, and the holiness of God must always express itself in the form of intense antagonism to the suffering of the innocent and the sin of the oppressor
Brethren of the Lord (2) - 1), and in a passage not now extant ascribes the sufferings endured by the Jews during the siege of Jerusalem to Divine Vengeance for his murder (Origen, circa (about) Celsum, i
Ephraim (4) the Syrian - But this met with such fierce opposition on the part of the people and such an eager desire for martyrdom that the embassy withdrew in haste and Julian threatened Edessa with bitter Vengeance upon his return
Hell - There is nothing of the morbid curiosity and unpleasant lingering on horrors, to say nothing of the sense of gloating over Vengeance and cruelty, that we find in so many kindred passages
Immortality - In Hebrews 6:9 the souls of the martyrs are seen under the altar, crying for Vengeance
Isidorus Pelusiota, an Eminent Ascetic - Similarly he wrote to Cyril: Put a stop to these contentions: do not involve the living Church in a private Vengeance prosecuted out of duty to the dead, nor entail on her a perpetual division [3] under pretence of piety" (i
Hell - There is nothing of the morbid curiosity and unpleasant lingering on horrors, to say nothing of the sense of gloating over Vengeance and cruelty, that we find in so many kindred passages
Elisha - There Elisha anointed Jehu, by the hand of one of the children of the prophets, to take Vengeance on Ahab's guilty seed, having been witness of that monarch's wicked seizure of Naboth's vineyard and of Elijah's awful sentence on him (2 Kings 9:26)
Roman Empire - He took a terrible Vengeance
Eschatology (2) - a Vengeance of Jahweh exercised upon all rebel Gentiles and upon the transgressors of the covenant in Israel), and if the collective unit of the nation was practically displaced by the individual, it is clear that the idea of universal judgment must have come to have for its counterpart the idea of universal resurrection
Sirach - In Sirach 39:28 the ‘spirits’ are identified with forces whereby God wreaks Vengeance on evil-doers; this theme is also worked out in the Midrash (e
Day of Judgment - It is an integral point of His teaching, not in the sense that it was an opportunity for God to wreak Vengeance upon the enemies of the Jews, but in that it expressed the outcome of life, which is always to be lived in view of an impending eternity
Psalms (2) - There were indeed elements in it which He could not have appropriated—cries for Vengeance upon foes (Psalms 41:11 (10), cf
Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs - The angel who intercedes (so β) for Israel brings him back to earth, and arms him, and bids him execute Vengeance on Shechem (v
Forgiveness (2) - But the idea of not only abstaining from Vengeance, but actually restoring an offender to a relation of kindly regard, on the ground of human brotherhood and for the sake of helping an erring one to regain his forfeited position, was quite alien to the spirit of ancient morals
Millenarians - " "When the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven, with his mighty angels, in flaming fire, taking Vengeance on them that know not God," &c
Reformation - The pope thought the emperor to be too clement, and alleged that it was his duty to execute Vengeance upon the heretical faction
Expiation - Shall we account for it by saying that sacrifices were offered for the benefit of the worshipper, but exclude the notion of expiation? But here we are obliged to confine the benefit to reconciliation and the taking away of sins, and that by the appointed means of the shedding of blood, and the presentation of blood in the holy place, accompanied by the expressive ceremony of imposition of hands upon the head of the victim; the import of which act is fixed, beyond all controversy, by the priests confessing over that victim the sins of all the people, and at the same time imprecating upon its head the Vengeance due to them, Leviticus 16:21
Confession - It means not merely a hope of deliverance from danger or from Vengeance, but a federal title to positive happiness, purchased by the merits, and declared to mankind by the Gospel of Christ Jesus our Lord
Marcion, a 2nd Century Heretic - On unredeemed souls no punishment would be inflicted by Marcion's good God—he would merely abandon them to the Vengeance of the Demiurge; but Tertullian shewed that if direct punishment were inconsistent with perfect goodness such abandonment must be equally so
Pelagianism And Pelagius - Jerome was regarded as a chief mover in the prosecution of Pelagius and apparently by way of Vengeance a violent and outrageous assault was made upon his monastery at Bethlehem which was ascribed to some of the Pelagian party with what justice it is not easy to ascertain