New International Version
Do not say, "I'll do to them as they have done to me; I'll pay them back for what they did."
King James Bible
Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work.
Darby Bible Translation
Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me, I will render to the man according to his work.
World English Bible
Don't say, "I will do to him as he has done to me; I will render to the man according to his work."
Young's Literal Translation
Say not, 'As he did to me, so I do to him, I render to each according to his work.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Be not a witness - Do not be forward to offer thyself to bear testimony against a neighbor, in a matter which may prejudice him, where the essential claims of justice do not require such interference; and especially do not do this in a spirit of revenge, because he has injured thee before.
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LibraryThe Sluggard's Garden
'I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; 31. And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.'--PROVERBS xxiv. 30, 31. This picture of the sluggard's garden seems to be intended as a parable. No doubt its direct simple meaning is full of homely wisdom in full accord with the whole tone of the Book of Proverbs; but we shall scarcely do justice to this saying of the wise …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Epistle xxxvi. To Maximus, Bishop of Salona .
A Treatise on Good Works
But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.
Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord.
Do not say, "I'll pay you back for this wrong!" Wait for the LORD, and he will avenge you.
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