Photo Credit: ©GettyImages/Prostock-Studio. And now, knowing he will soon die and not see the Promised Land, Moses rebukes the people: For I know how rebellious and stiff-necked you are. A sinless man went to Golgotha and died so that all repentant sinners could be saved. I want to be vindicated. We have a tendency to want justice for ourselves; to be treated fairly. You should be jealous that the flesh robbed you of your bible reading and prayer. Proverbs 22:8 He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail. The reason why you don’t care about the flesh is that you don’t love the spiritual nature inside you. But no one was standing on behalf of the person. Or is it righteous anger? All Rights Reserved. This is twisted love – how can you love something that is trying to destroy your life? Again, "The Lord will judge his people." The verse above says that those who sin will fail to be angry. He has been teaching them not to “repay anyone evil for evil. The cross was unfair. I love how both the NIV and KJV begin with God: “To me” and “It is mine.”. Moses was the scribe, but God authored the words “Vengeance is mine, and I will repay. All rights reserved. What is your fleshly desire that instead of being angry, you’re showing so much grace to it? 100 Bible Verses about Vengeance Is Mine Romans 12:19 ESV / 35 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” And should we never take a case to court to clear our name if we are slandered or abused? What Is the Meaning of Lazarus and the Rich Man? And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel? Moses is preparing to pass the baton to a new generation of Israelites led by a next-generation leader, Joshua. God has never told us we will be treated fairly on earth. World English Bible For we know him who said, "Vengeance belongs to me," says the Lord, "I will repay." – Romans 11:36, Paul quotes Deuteronomy 32:35 in his letter to the Romans. Doesn’t it feel good when you conquered your flesh? Likewise, can you not picture that the devil and the flesh are laughing and the holy spirit is grieving whenever your flesh wins? For it is written: “Vengeance is Mine; I will repay, says the Lord.” Berean Literal Bible never avenging yourselves, beloved; instead give place to wrath, for it has been written: "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay, says the Lord." Jeremiah 51: 34-36 Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured me, he hath crushed me, he hath made me an empty vessel, he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my delicates, he hath cast me out. 2 Thessalonians 1:8 | View whole chapter | See verse in context In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If someone hurts us, we must not become absorbed in proving who is right (vindication). The violence done to me and to my flesh be upon Babylon, shall the inhabitant of Zion say; and my blood upon the inhabitants of Chaldea, shall Jerusalem say. (NIV), Most versions use the words “vengeance” and “recompense,” what is known as “pay back” in today’s vernacular. And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, and were sore afraid. I don't remember those specific words in the Bible, but a couple of thoughts come to mind….At Hebrews 10:26-31 and Romans 12:17-21 it says: Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. 2. The word ‘Deuteronomy’ is ‘eleh ha-devarim’ in Hebrew” meaning “‘these are the words.’”. How to Find Hope, Joy, Peace, and Love This Advent. ", Paul would have used the Greek which is “ekdikēsis” or “vengeance, vindication.” “Vindication” is a little different, meaning “acquittal, clearing, exculpation, exoneration.”. Lord, help me to place all of that aside in favor of the one true treasure which is Your Sovereign grace. In your Son’s precious, perfect name, amen. He found something that was a problem, that became a burden for him. It doesn’t deserve an extra hour of sleep. 1375 Lafayette St, Santa Clara, CA 95050. You’re too busy gathering the rewards that your flesh wants (love life, catching up on Netflix, career, money, etc) instead of heavenly things. Copyright © 2020 Bible Baptist Church International. If we hear anyone blaspheming the name of God, we should all get angry. When we see these two definitions side-by-side, we can take the phrase to mean: 1. We fail our Christian walk because we lack vengeance on our flesh. He withheld vengeance from Nineveh when Jonah preached truth to them and they turned to God. And his disciples remembered that it was written. We do not seek vengeance against our flesh because we’re too busy feeling angry instead of finding something in our flesh that makes us angry. Behold what the scripture says—man shall not smite, neither shall he judge; for judgment is mine, saith the Lord, and vengeance is mine also, and I will repay (Mormon 8:19-20). Where does the phrase “Vengeance is mine saith the Lord” originate, and what does it mean? This is twisted love – how can you love something that is trying to destroy your life? Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. And then it says, “I will repay.” So God’s wrath is treated as a repayment to man for something man has done. And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables; And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Proverbs 27:4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?