What is your attitude when someone wrongs you? I know my first thought is sometimes revenge but this is not what God instructs us to do. God calls us to show love for our enemies and those that hurt us. Jesus Christ showed love for enemies while hanging on the cross. Let us Christians show the same love and compassion for the world by treating our enemies gently and with truth and love. Feel free to use these Bible Verses about enemies for a topical Bible Study, a devotional or Sunday school class. Please add any other of your favorite Bible Verses about showing love for enemies to the comments below so this may be a better resource to those that find it.
10 Bible Verses About Enemies
Romans 12:17-19 #1 Bible Verses About Enemies- Peace
Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. 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.
Matthew 5:44-46 -Love for Enemies
“But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you in order that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. “For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax-gatherers do the same?
Proverbs 15:1– Gentleness
A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.
Ephesians 4:15– Truth Scripture on Enemies
but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him, who is the head, even Christ,
Proverbs 16:7– #5 Bible Verse About Enemies- Peace
When a man’s ways are pleasing to the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
More Scriptures on Peace
Romans 14:17-19 Building One Another Up
for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. For he who in this way serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men. So then let us pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.
2 Timothy 2:22 Pursue Righteousness
Now flee from youthful lusts, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
Psalm 138:7 – God will deal with Enemies
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, Thou wilt revive me; Thou wilt stretch forth Thy hand against the wrath of my enemies, And Thy right hand will save me.
Wondrously show Thy lovingkindness, O Savior of those who take refuge at Thy right hand From those who rise up against them.
Luke 23:34 #10 Bible Verses About Enemies- Forgiveness- Jesus Christ is our Example
But Jesus was saying, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” And they cast lots, dividing up His garments among themselves.
I pray that these Bible Verses about enemies were helpful to you today. If God spoke to you through one of the scriptures, I pray that you will study this Bible Verses and ask God to open your heart up to acting on the scripture.
Holy Bible, New American Standard Version