Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good.
Have I rejoiced over my enemy's distress, or become excited when trouble came his way?
I have not allowed my mouth to sin by asking for his life with a curse.
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
[[Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, because they do not know what they are doing."]] And they divided His clothes and cast lots.
Then he knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, "Lord, do not charge them with this sin!" And saying this, he fell asleep.
1 Corinthians 4:12
we labor, working with our own hands. When we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it;
1 Corinthians 4:13
when we are slandered, we entreat. We are, even now, like the world's garbage, like the filth of all things.
1 Thessalonians 5:15
See to it that no one repays evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good for one another and for all.
Out of the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things should not be this way.
1 Peter 2:21-23
For you were called to this, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in His steps.
He did not commit sin, and no deceit was found in His mouth;
when reviled, He did not revile in return; when suffering, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to the One who judges justly.
1 Peter 3:9
not paying back evil for evil or insult for insult but, on the contrary, giving a blessing, since you were called for this, so that you can inherit a blessing.