if I have done harm to one at peace with me or have plundered my adversary without cause,
They repay me evil for good, making me desolate.
They surround me with hateful words and attack me without cause.
In return for my love they accuse me, but I continue to pray.
They repay me evil for good, and hatred for my love.
Jonathan spoke well of David to his father Saul. He said to him: "The king should not sin against his servant David. He hasn't sinned against you; in fact, his actions have been a great advantage to you.
He took his life in his hands when he struck down the Philistine, and the LORD brought about a great victory for all Israel. You saw it and rejoiced, so why would you sin against innocent blood by killing David for no reason?"
Saul listened to Jonathan's advice and swore an oath: "As surely as the LORD lives, David will not be killed."
Then David and his men went to Keilah, fought against the Philistines, drove their livestock away, and inflicted heavy losses on them. So David rescued the inhabitants of Keilah.
Then David asked, "Will the citizens of Keilah hand me and my men over to Saul?" "They will," the LORD responded.
They were a wall around us, both day and night, the entire time we were herding the sheep.
David had just said, "I guarded everything that belonged to this man in the wilderness for nothing. He was not missing anything, yet he paid me back evil for good.
Should good be repaid with evil? Yet they have dug a pit for me. Remember how I stood before You to speak good on their behalf, to turn Your anger from them.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness, because the kingdom of heaven is theirs.
Jesus replied, "I have shown you many good works from the Father. Which of these works are you stoning Me for?"
And who will harm you if you are passionate for what is good?
For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil.
For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring you to God, after being put to death in the fleshly realm but made alive in the spiritual realm.
If you are ridiculed for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
None of you, however, should suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a meddler.
But if [anyone suffers] as a Christian, he should not be ashamed, but should glorify God with that name.
unlike Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil, and his brother's were righteous.