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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Naves Topical Index

Leviticus 19:18; Proverbs 24:29; Romans 12:17; Romans 12:19; 1 Thessalonians 5:15; 1 Peter 3:9

Jesus an example of forbearing
1 Peter 2:23

Rebuked by Jesus
Luke 9:54-55

Inconsistent with a Christian spirit
Luke 9:55

Proceeds from a spiteful heart
Ezekiel 25:15

Punishment for
Ezekiel 25:15-17; Amos 1:11-12


By Simeon and Levi
Genesis 34:25

By Samson
Judges 15:7-8; Judges 16:28-30

By Joab
2 Samuel 3:27

By Absalom
2 Samuel 13:23-29

By Jezebel
1 Kings 19:2

By Ahab
1 Kings 22:27

By Haman
Esther 3:8-15

By the Edomites
Ezekiel 25:12

By the Philistines
Ezekiel 25:15

By Herodias
Mark 6:19-24

By James and John
Luke 9:54

By the chief priests
Acts 5:33

By the Jews
Acts 7:54-59; Acts 23:12

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

REVENGE, verb transitive revenj'. [Latin vindex, vindico. See Vindicate.]

1. To inflict pain or injury in return for an injury received.

[Note. this word and avenge were formerly used as synonymous, and it is so used in the common version of the Scripture, and applied to the Supreme Being. 'O Lord - revenge me of my persecutors.' Jeremiah 15:15. In consequence of a distinction between avenge and revenge which modern usage has introduced, the application of this word to the Supreme Being appears extremely harsh, irreverent and offensive. revenge is now used in an ill sense, for the infliction of pain maliciously or illegally; avenge for inflicting just punishment.]

2. According to modern usage, to inflict pain deliberately and maliciously, contrary to the laws of justice and humanity, in return for injury, pain or evil received; to wreak vengeance spitefully on one who injures or offends. We say, to revenge an injury or insult, or with the reciprocal pronoun, to revenge ourselves on an enemy or for an injury, that is, to take vengeance or satisfaction.

3. To vindicate by punishment of an enemy.

The gods are just and will revenge our cause.

[According to modern usage, avenge should here be substituted for revenge ]

REVENGE, noun revenj'.

1. Return of an injury; the deliberate infliction of pain or injury or a person in return for an injury received from him.

2. According to modern usage, a malicious or spiteful infliction of pain or injury, contrary to the laws of justice and christianity, in return for an injury or offense. revenge is dictated by passion; vengeance by justice.

3. The passion which is excited by an injury done or an affront given; the desire of inflicting pain on one who has done an injury; as, to glut revenge

REVENGE, as the word is now understood, is always contrary to the precepts of Christ.

The indulgence of revenge tends to make men more savage and cruel.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

REVENG'ED, participle passive Punished in return for an injury; spitefully punished. The injury is revenged

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

REVENGEFUL, adjective revenj'ful.

1. full of revenge or a desire to inflict pain or evil for injury received; spiteful; malicious; wreaking revenge.

If thy revengeful heart cannot forgive.

2. Vindictive; inflicting punishment.

May my hands never brandish more revengeful steel.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

REVENGEFULLY, adverb revenj'fully. By way of revenge; vindictively; with the spirit of revenge.

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REVENGEFULNESS, noun revenj'fulness. Vincidtiveness.

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REVENGELESS, adjective revenj'less. Unrevenged.

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REVENGEMENT, noun revenj'ment. Revenge; return of an injury. [Little used.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. One who revenges; one who inflicts pain on another spitefully in return for an injury.

2. One who inflicts just punishment for injuries. [Less proper.]