You shall not take vengeance or
bear a grudge against the sons of
your own people, but you shall
love your neighbor as yourself: I
am the Lord.
The vexation of a fool is known at
once, but the prudent ignores an
A soft answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Do not say, I will repay evil;
wait for the Lord,
and he will deliver you.
For if you forgive others their
trespasses, your heavenly Father
will also forgive you, but if you
do not forgive others their
trespasses, neither will your
Father forgive your trespasses.
For I see that you are in the gall
of bitterness and in the bond of
Be angry and do not sin; do not
let the sun go down on your anger,
Let all bitterness and wrath and
anger and clamor and slander be
put away from you, along with all
malice. Be kind to one another,
tenderhearted, forgiving one
another, as God in Christ forgave
In these you too once walked, when
you were living in them. But now
you must put them all away: anger,
wrath, malice, slander, and
obscene talk from your mouth.
But if you have bitter jealousy
and selfish ambition in your
hearts, do not boast and be false
to the truth.