Romans 12:19

“Dearely beloued, auenge not your selues, but rather giue place vnto wrath: for it is written, Uengeance is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord.”

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Other Translations

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but [rather] give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance [is] mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
- King James Version

Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath {of God,} for it is written, "VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY, says the Lord."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Avenge not yourselves, beloved, but give place unto the wrath `of God': for it is written, Vengeance belongeth unto me; I will recompense, saith the Lord.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not give punishment for wrongs done to you, dear brothers, but give way to the wrath of God; for it is said in the holy Writings, Punishment is mine, I will give reward, says the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

not avenging yourselves, beloved, but give place to wrath; for it is written, Vengeance [belongs] to me, *I* will recompense, saith the Lord.
- Darby Bible

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place to wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
- Webster's Bible

Do not be revengeful, my dear friends, but give way before anger; for it is written, "`Revenge belongs to Me: I will pay back,' says the Lord."
- Weymouth Bible

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."
- World English Bible

Ye moost dere britheren, not defendynge you silf, but yyue ye place to wraththe; for it is writun, The Lord seith, To me veniaunce, and Y schal yelde.
- Wycliffe Bible

not avenging yourselves, beloved, but give place to the wrath, for it hath been written, `Vengeance [is] Mine,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 12:19


12:19 Dearly beloved - So he softens the rugged spirit. Revenge not yourselves, but leave that to God. Perhaps it might more properly be rendered, leave room for wrath; that is, the wrath of God, to whom vengeance properly belongs. #Deut 32:35|


People's Bible Notes for Romans 12:19


Ro 12:19 Beloved, avenge not yourselves. If we are injured, we are to leave the matter in the hands of God and give place unto wrath. He sees and resents the injuries of his children. For it is written. See De 32:35. Vengeance [is] mine . . . saith the Lord. The Lord claims it as his prerogative to avenge what needs to be avenged. When we do it, we trample on the divine rights.

Discussion for Romans 12

  • I, even I, am that Michael Isaac Dale:
    Hearken now, ye men, unto my Holy Father. No lie is of the truth: and no truth is of a liar. Know ye not that the wicked, full of envy as they await condemnation, shew false strength and courage as they desire to lead ye to their own eternal damnation? For they who hate Christ hate his chosen. So hate pride and learn of Christ. Confess your sins then believe the truth. Turn yourselves and live ye.
  • Pixel Boss YT
    This is a great chapter!
  • CHIGOZIE
    The scripture teaches me to trust in God's promises, esp. when i see or hear others testify of the work of God in their lives to be faithful wait for my turn, though there may be lots of trials, temptations challenges, but with the patience in job fervent prayers in righteousness sincerity, the answer is certain.
  • Lilian
    Amen praise the Lord
  • Lauren
    This chapter means so much to me; it shows how to live a true Christian life, and how to stand in the service of God, and I love every aspect of it.
  • J.J. Simms
    It is our job as Christians to be dutiful, like-minded and business focused on the Life of Christ. we know and accept that this world is wicked but we are not to be a part of the wickedness. in every darkness even the smallest light shines bright, it is our job to be as bright as we can.

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