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Vengeance

In De 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.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
VENGEANCE

ven'-jans.

See AVENGE; GOEL; RETRIBUTION; REVENGE.

Greek
1557. ekdikesis -- vengeance, vindication
... vengeance, vindication. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: ekdikesis
Phonetic Spelling: (ek-dik'-ay-sis) Short Definition: a defense, vengeance ...
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5098. timoria -- punishment, vengeance
... punishment, vengeance. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: timoria Phonetic
Spelling: (tee-mo-ree'-ah) Short Definition: punishment, penalty ...
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3709. orge -- impulse, wrath
... Feminine Transliteration: orge Phonetic Spelling: (or-gay') Short Definition: anger,
wrath, passion Definition: anger, wrath, passion; punishment, vengeance. ...
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1349. dike -- right (as self-evident), justice (the principle, a ...
... a) (originally: custom, usage) right, justice, (b) process of law, judicial hearing,
(c) execution of sentence, punishment, penalty, (d) justice, vengeance. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5358. naqam -- to avenge, take vengeance
... 5357, 5358. naqam. 5359 . to avenge, take vengeance. Transliteration: naqam
Phonetic Spelling: (naw-kam') Short Definition: avenge. Word Origin a prim. ...
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5360. neqamah -- vengeance
... 5359, 5360. neqamah. 5361 . vengeance. Transliteration: neqamah Phonetic Spelling:
(nek-aw-maw') Short Definition: vengeance. Word Origin fem. ...
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5359. naqam -- vengeance
... 5358, 5359. naqam. 5360 . vengeance. Transliteration: naqam Phonetic Spelling:
(naw-kawm') Short Definition: vengeance. Word Origin ...
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Library

Whether Vengeance is Lawful?
... OF VENGEANCE (FOUR ARTICLES) Whether vengeance is lawful? Objection 1: It seems
that vengeance is not lawful. For whoever usurps what is God's sins. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether vengeance is lawful.htm

Whether Vengeance is a Special virtue?
... OF VENGEANCE (FOUR ARTICLES) Whether vengeance is a special virtue? Objection
1: It seems that vengeance is not a special and distinct virtue. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether vengeance is a special.htm

Of Vengeance (Four Articles)
... OF VENGEANCE (FOUR ARTICLES). We must now consider vengeance, under which head there
are four points of inquiry: (1) Whether vengeance is lawful? ...
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Hell; Or, the Vengeance of God.
... Hymns. Book 2. Composed on Divine Subjects. Hymn 2:44. Hell; or, The vengeance
of God. 1 With holy fear and humble song, The dreadful ...
/.../watts/hymns and spiritual songs/hymn 2 44 hell or the.htm

The Vengeance of Heaven
... BOOK V CHAPTER LX THE VENGEANCE OF HEAVEN. Raro antecedentem scelestum Deseruit
pede Poena claudo."Horace. ... What a delicious thing is vengeance! ...
/.../chapter lx the vengeance of.htm

The Vengeance of Rome
... CHAPTER XXXV THE VENGEANCE OF ROME. WE cannot find out what effect this
epistle had upon the clergy to whom it was sent. But the ...
/.../bevan/three friends of god/chapter xxxv the vengeance of.htm

Of the Patience and Vengeance of God, the Worship of Demons, and ...
... the divine institutes. Book II. Of the Origin of Error. Chap. XVIII."Of the Patience
and Vengeance of God, the Worship of Demons, and False Religions. ...
/.../lactantius/the divine institutes/chap xviii of the patience and.htm

Whether Vengeance Should be Taken on those who have Sinned ...
... OF VENGEANCE (FOUR ARTICLES) Whether vengeance should be taken on those
who have sinned involuntarily? Objection 1: It seems that ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether vengeance should be taken.htm

Whether Vengeance Should be Wrought by Means of Punishments ...
... OF VENGEANCE (FOUR ARTICLES) Whether vengeance should be wrought by means
of punishments customary among men? Objection 1: It seems ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether vengeance should be wrought.htm

What Vengeance Overtook those who on Account of the Oracle Raised ...
... Book II. Chapter LIV."What Vengeance overtook those who on Account of
the Oracle raised the Persecution. "But why need I longer ...
/.../the life of constantine/chapter liv what vengeance overtook those.htm

Thesaurus
Vengeance (63 Occurrences)
...VENGEANCE. ven'-jans. ...Vengeance (63 Occurrences). Luke 21:22 For these are days of
vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. ...
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Revenge (13 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To inflict injury for, in a spiteful, wrong, or malignant spirit; to wreak
vengeance for maliciously. 3. (vi) To take vengeance; -- with. ...
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Avenge (27 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To take vengeance for; to exact satisfaction for by punishing the injuring
party; to vindicate by inflicting pain or evil on a wrongdoer. ...
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Belongeth (36 Occurrences)
... Romans 12:19 Avenge not yourselves, beloved, but give place unto the wrath 'of God':
for it is written, Vengeance belongeth unto me; I will recompense, saith ...
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Avenges (4 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 32:43 Sing aloud, O ye nations, of His people; for He doth avenge the
blood of His servants, and doth render vengeance to His adversaries, and doth ...
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Avenged (34 Occurrences)
... Psalms 18:47 The ?God who hath avenged me, and hath subjected the peoples to me;
(DBY). Psalms 58:10 The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance. ...
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Furious (28 Occurrences)
... judgment. (YLT). Proverbs 6:34 For jealousy 'is' the fury of a man, And he
doth not spare in a day of vengeance. (See RSV). Proverbs ...
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Avenger (18 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary. 1. (n.) One who avenges or vindicates; as, an avenger
of blood. 2. (n.) One who takes vengeance. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ...
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Wrathful (11 Occurrences)
... Ezekiel 25:17 I will execute great vengeance on them with wrathful rebukes; and
they shall know that I am Yahweh, when I shall lay my vengeance on them. ...
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Wreak (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (vt) To execute in vengeance or passion; to inflict; as, to wreak vengeance on
an enemy. ... 4. (vt) Revenge; vengeance; furious passion; resentment. ...
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Concordance
Vengeance (63 Occurrences)

Luke 21:22
For these are days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Acts 7:24
Seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him who was oppressed, striking the Egyptian.
(See NAS)

Acts 28:4
And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.
(KJV WBS)

Romans 3:5
But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man)
(KJV WBS)

Romans 12:19
Don't seek revenge yourselves, beloved, but give place to God's wrath. For it is written, "Vengeance belongs to me; I will repay, says the Lord."
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

2 Corinthians 7:11
For behold, this same thing, that you were made sorry in a godly way, what earnest care it worked in you. Yes, what defense, indignation, fear, longing, zeal, and vengeance! In everything you demonstrated yourselves to be pure in the matter.
(WEB DBY)

2 Thessalonians 1:8
giving vengeance to those who don't know God, and to those who don't obey the Good News of our Lord Jesus,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Hebrews 10:30
For we know him who said, "Vengeance belongs to me," says the Lord, "I will repay." Again, "The Lord will judge his people."
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 Peter 2:14
or to governors, as sent by him for vengeance on evildoers and for praise to those who do well.
(WEB ASV DBY)

Revelation 6:10
And now in loud voices they cried out, saying, "How long, O Sovereign Lord, the holy One and the true, dost Thou delay judgment and the taking of vengeance upon the inhabitants of the earth for our blood?"
(WEY YLT)

Revelation 16:5
And I heard the angel of the waters say, "Righteous art Thou, who art and wast, the holy One, because Thou hast thus taken vengeance.
(WEY)

Revelation 18:20
Rejoice over her, O Heaven, and you saints and Apostles and Prophets; for God has taken vengeance upon her because of you."
(WEY)

Revelation 19:2
True and just are His judgments, because He has judged the great Harlot who was corrupting the whole earth with her fornication, and He has taken vengeance for the blood of His bondservants which her hands have shed."
(WEY)

Genesis 4:15
Yahweh said to him, "Therefore whoever slays Cain, vengeance will be taken on him sevenfold." Yahweh appointed a sign for Cain, lest any finding him should strike him.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 21:21
only if he remain a day, or two days, he is not avenged, for he 'is' his money.
(See NAS)

Leviticus 19:18
"'You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people; but you shall love your neighbor as yourself. I am Yahweh.
(WEB JPS ASV YLT NAS RSV)

Leviticus 26:25
I will bring a sword upon you, that will execute the vengeance of the covenant; and you will be gathered together within your cities: and I will send the pestilence among you; and you will be delivered into the hand of the enemy.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV)

Numbers 31:2
Execute the vengeance of the sons of Israel against the Midianites -- afterwards thou art gathered unto thy people.'
(YLT NAS NIV)

Numbers 31:3
Moses spoke to the people, saying, "Arm men from among you for the war, that they may go against Midian, to execute Yahweh's vengeance on Midian.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 32:35
Vengeance is mine, and recompense, at the time when their foot slides; for the day of their calamity is at hand. The things that are to come on them shall make haste."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Deuteronomy 32:41
if I whet my glittering sword, My hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to my adversaries, and will recompense those who hate me.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 32:43
Rejoice, you nations, with his people, for he will avenge the blood of his servants. He will render vengeance to his adversaries, And will make expiation for his land, for his people.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 10:13
and the sun standeth still, and the moon hath stood -- till the nation taketh vengeance 'on' its enemies; is it not written on the Book of the Upright, 'and the sun standeth in the midst of the heavens, and hath not hasted to go in -- as a perfect day?'
(YLT RSV)

Judges 11:36
She said to him, "My father, you have opened your mouth to Yahweh; do to me according to that which has proceeded out of your mouth, because Yahweh has taken vengeance for you on your enemies, even on the children of Ammon."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)

Judges 16:28
And Samson calleth unto Jehovah, and saith, 'Lord Jehovah, remember me, I pray Thee, and strengthen me, I pray Thee, only this time, O God; and I am avenged -- vengeance at once -- because of my two eyes, on the Philistines.'
(YLT)

1 Samuel 18:25
And Saul said: 'Thus shall ye say to David: The king desireth not any dowry, but a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to be avenged of the king's enemies.' For Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines.
(See NAS)

1 Samuel 20:16
So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David: 'The LORD even require it at the hand of David's enemies.'
(See RSV)

1 Samuel 25:26
and now, my lord, Jehovah liveth, and thy soul liveth, in that Jehovah hath withheld thee from coming in with blood, and to save thy hand to thee -- now let thine enemies be as Nabal, even those seeking evil unto my lord.
(See RSV)

1 Samuel 25:31
that this shall be no grief to you, nor offense of heart to my lord, either that you have shed blood without cause, or that my lord has avenged himself. When Yahweh has dealt well with my lord, then remember your handmaid."
(See RSV)

2 Samuel 4:8
and bring in the head of Ish-Bosheth unto David in Hebron, and say unto the king, 'Lo, the head of Ish-Bosheth, son of Saul, thine enemy, who sought thy life; and Jehovah doth give to my lord the king vengeance this day, of Saul and of his seed.'
(YLT NAS)

2 Samuel 22:48
even the God who executes vengeance for me, who brings down peoples under me,
(WEB JPS ASV YLT NAS RSV)

Psalms 18:47
even the God who executes vengeance for me, and subdues peoples under me.
(WEB JPS ASV YLT NAS RSV)

Psalms 58:10
The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance. He shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Psalms 79:10
Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?" Let it be known among the nations, before our eyes, that vengeance for your servants' blood is being poured out.
(WEB YLT NAS)

Psalms 94:1
Yahweh, you God to whom vengeance belongs, you God to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Psalms 99:8
You answered them, Yahweh our God. You are a God who forgave them, although you took vengeance for their doings.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Psalms 149:7
To execute vengeance on the nations, and punishments on the peoples;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 6:34
For jealousy arouses the fury of the husband. He won't spare in the day of vengeance.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Isaiah 34:8
For Yahweh has a day of vengeance, a year of recompense for the cause of Zion.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 35:4
Tell those who have a fearful heart, "Be strong. Don't be afraid. Behold, your God will come with vengeance, God's retribution. He will come and save you.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 47:3
Your nakedness shall be uncovered, yes, your shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and will spare no man."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 59:17
He put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation on his head; and he put on garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a mantle.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 61:2
to proclaim the year of Yahweh's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 63:4
For the day of vengeance was in my heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 11:20
But, Yahweh of Armies, who judges righteously, who tests the heart and the mind, I shall see your vengeance on them; for to you have I revealed my cause.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 15:15
Thou, Thou hast known, O Jehovah, Remember me, and inspect me, And take vengeance for me of my pursuers, In Thy long-suffering take me not away, Know -- I have borne for Thee reproach.
(YLT NAS RSV)

Jeremiah 20:12
But, Yahweh of Armies, who tests the righteous, who sees the heart and the mind, let me see your vengeance on them; for to you have I revealed my cause.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 46:10
For that day is a day of the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, a day of vengeance, that he may avenge him of his adversaries: and the sword shall devour and be satiate, and shall drink its fill of their blood; for the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, has a sacrifice in the north country by the river Euphrates.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 50:15
Shout against her all around: she has submitted herself; her bulwarks are fallen, her walls are thrown down; for it is the vengeance of Yahweh: take vengeance on her; as she has done, do to her.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 50:28
The voice of those who flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of Yahweh our God, the vengeance of his temple.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 51:6
Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and save every man his life; don't be cut off in her iniquity: for it is the time of Yahweh's vengeance; he will render to her a recompense.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 51:11
Make sharp the arrows; hold firm the shields: Yahweh has stirred up the spirit of the kings of the Medes; because his purpose is against Babylon, to destroy it: for it is the vengeance of Yahweh, the vengeance of his temple.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 51:36
Therefore thus says Yahweh: Behold, I will plead your cause, and take vengeance for you; and I will dry up her sea, and make her fountain dry.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Lamentations 3:60
You have seen all their vengeance and all their devices against me.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 16:38
And I have judged thee -- judgments of adultresses, And of women shedding blood, And have given thee blood, fury, and jealousy.
(See NIV)

Ezekiel 24:8
That it may cause wrath to come up to take vengeance, I have set her blood on the bare rock, that it should not be covered.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Ezekiel 25:12
Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Because Edom has dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and has greatly offended, and revenged himself on them;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Ezekiel 25:14
I will lay my vengeance on Edom by the hand of my people Israel; and they shall do in Edom according to my anger and according to my wrath; and they shall know my vengeance, says the Lord Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 25:15
Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Because the Philistines have dealt by revenge, and have taken vengeance with despite of soul to destroy with perpetual enmity;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 25:17
I will execute great vengeance on them with wrathful rebukes; and they shall know that I am Yahweh, when I shall lay my vengeance on them.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Micah 5:15
I will execute vengeance in anger, and wrath on the nations that didn't listen."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nahum 1:2
Yahweh is a jealous God and avenges. Yahweh avenges and is full of wrath. Yahweh takes vengeance on his adversaries, and he maintains wrath against his enemies.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Nahum 1:9
What do you plot against Yahweh? He will make a full end. Affliction won't rise up the second time.
(See RSV)

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