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Genesis 4:1-26

1 Adam had sexual intercourse with his wife Eve. She became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said: »With the help of Jehovah I have brought forth a man.« 2 Later she gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. 3 As time went by, Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to Jehovah. 4 But Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn (firstlings) of his flock. Jehovah looked with favor on Abel and his offering. 5 He did not look with favor on Cain and his offering. So Cain became very angry, and his face was downcast (he had a bad attitude). 6 Jehovah said to Cain: »Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? 7 »If you do what is right, will not your attitude improve? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door. It desires to have you, but you must master it.« 8 While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. 9 Jehovah asked Cain: »Where is your brother Abel?« »I do not know,« he replied. »Am I my brother’s keeper?« 10 Jehovah said: »What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood (life) cries out to me from the ground. 11 »Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. 12 »When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer (vagabond) on the earth.« 13 Cain said to Jehovah: »My punishment is more than I can bear. 14 »You are driving me from the land today. I will be hidden from your presence. I will be a restless (homeless) wanderer on the earth. And whoever finds me will kill me.« 15 Jehovah replied to him: »If anyone kills Cain, he will suffer vengeance seven times over.« Then Jehovah put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him. 16 Cain went out from Jehovah’s presence and lived in the land of Nod (Fugitiveness). Nod is east of Eden. 17 Cain had intercourse with his wife. She became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Later Cain built a city. He named it after his son Enoch. 18 To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad was the father of Mehujael, and Mehujael was the father of Methushael, and Methushael was the father of Lamech. 19 Lamech married two women, one named Adah and the other Zillah. 20 Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who live in tents and raise livestock. 21 His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father of all who play the harp and flute. 22 Zillah also had a son, Tubal-Cain, who forged all kinds of tools out of copper and iron. Tubal-Cain’s sister was Naamah. 23 Lamech said to his wives: »Adah and Zillah, listen to me; wives of Lamech, hear my words. I have killed a man for wounding me, a young man for injuring me. 24 »If Cain is avenged seven times, then Lamech seventy-seven times.« 25 Adam had intercourse with his wife again, and she gave birth to a son and named him Seth. She said: »God has granted me another child in place of Abel, since Cain killed him.« 26 Seth also had a son, and he named him Enosh. At that time men began to call on (proclaim) the name of Jehovah.

Exodus 21:24-25

24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 25 »burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.

Leviticus 26:1-46

1 »‘Do not make idols or set up statues, stone pillars, or carved stones to worship. I am Jehovah your God! 2 »‘Keep the religious festivals and honor the place where I am worshiped. I am Jehovah. 3 »‘If you live according to my laws and obey my commands, 4 »‘I will send you rain at the proper time. Then the land will produce crops and the trees will bear fruit. 5 »‘Your crops will be so plentiful that you will still be harvesting grain when it is time to pick grapes. You will still be picking grapes when it is time to plant grain. You will have all you want to eat and you will live in safety in your land. 6 »‘I will give you peace in your land. You can sleep without being afraid of anyone. I will get rid of the dangerous animals in the land. And there will be no more war there. 7 »‘You will be victorious over your enemies. 8 »‘Five of you will be able to defeat a hundred, and a hundred will be able to defeat ten thousand. 9 »‘I will bless you and give you many children. I will keep my part of the covenant that I made with you. 10 »‘Your harvests will be so plentiful that they will last for a year. Even after that you will have to throw away what is left of the old harvest to make room for the new! 11 »‘I will live among you in my sacred tent, and I will never turn away from you. 12 »‘So I will live among you and be your God, and you will be my people. 13 »‘I am Jehovah your God. I brought you out of Egypt so that you are no longer slaves of the Egyptians. I have broken their power over you and made you live as a free people. 14 »‘If you will not listen to me and obey all these commandments, 15 if you reject my laws and look at my rules with disgust, if you reject my promise by disobeying my commandments, 16 then this is what I will do to you: I will terrorize you with disease and fever. You will suffer from eye problems and depression. You will plant your crops and get nothing because your enemies will eat them. 17 »‘I will condemn you so that you will go down in defeat in front of your enemies. Those who hate you will be your rulers. You will run away even when no one is chasing you. 18 »‘If you still will not listen to me, I will discipline you seven times for your sins. 19 »‘I will crush your arrogance. You will have no rain, and your land will be as hard as cement. 20 »‘Your strength will be spent uselessly. Your land will not yield its produce and the trees of the land will not yield their fruit. 21 »‘If you act with hostility against me and are unwilling to obey me I will increase the plague on you seven times according to your sins. 22 »‘I will send wild animals among you. They will rob you of your children. They will destroy your cattle, and make you so few that your roads will be deserted. 23 »‘If this discipline does not help and you still resist, 24 »‘I will resist you. I will punish you seven times for your sins. 25 »‘I will bring war on you to get revenge for my promise you rejected. When you gather in your cities, I will send plagues on you and you will fall under the control of your enemy. 26 »‘I will destroy your food supply. Ten women will need only one oven to prepare your food. You will eat and go away hungry. 27 »‘If in spite of this you do not listen to me and still resist me, 28 »‘I will resist you with great fury. I will discipline you seven times for your sins. 29 »‘You will eat the bodies of your sons and daughters. 30 »‘I will destroy your worship sites. I will cut down your incense altars and pile your dead bodies on top of your dead idols. I will view you with disgust. 31 »‘I will make your cities deserted and ruin your sacred places. I will no longer accept the soothing aroma from your sacrifices. 32 »‘I will make your land so deserted that your enemies will be shocked as they settle in it. 33 »‘I will scatter you among the nations. War will follow you. Your country will be in ruins. Your cities will be deserted. 34 »‘Then the land will enjoy its time to honor Jehovah while it lies deserted. You will be in your enemies' land. Then the land will joyfully celebrate its time to honor Jehovah. 35 »‘All the days it lies deserted, it will celebrate the time to honor Jehovah it never celebrated while you lived there. 36 »‘I will fill those who are left in the land of their enemies with despair. The sound of a windblown leaf will make them run. They will run away and fall, but no one will be chasing them. 37 »‘They will stumble over each other. Yet no one will be after them. They will not be able to stand up to their enemies. 38 »‘They will be destroyed among the nations. The land of their enemies will devour them. 39 »‘Those who are left will waste away in the lands of their enemies because of their sins and the sins of their ancestors. 40 »‘However if they confess their sins and the sins of their ancestors and the treacherous things they did to oppose me, 41 »‘I will oppose them and bring them into the lands of their enemies. Then, if they humble their uncircumcised hearts and accept their guilt, 42 »‘I will remember my promise to Jacob, Isaac, and Abraham. I will also remember the land. 43 »‘The land, abandoned by them, will enjoy its time to honor Jehovah while it lies deserted without them. They must accept their guilt because they rejected my rules and looked at my laws with disgust. 44 »‘Even when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them or look at them with disgust. I will not reject or cancel my promise to them, because I am Jehovah their God. 45 »‘For their well being, I will remember the promise to their ancestors. I brought them out of Egypt to be their God while nations looked on. I am Jehovah!’« 46 These are the laws, rules, and instructions Jehovah gave to the Israelites through Moses on Mount Sinai.

Proverbs 25:26

26 A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.

Matthew 5:19

19 »Whoever disobeys even the least of the commandments and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. On the other hand whoever obeys and teaches others to obey the Law will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

2 Corinthians 2:10-11

10 Whoever you forgive, I also forgive. What I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, for your sakes I have forgiven it in the presence of Christ, 11 that no advantage may be gained over us by Satan: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

Deuteronomy 28:1-68

1 »Carefully obey Jehovah your God. Faithfully follow all his commandments that I give you today. If you do this Jehovah your God will place you high above all the other nations in the world. 2 »These are all the blessings that will come to you and stay close to you because you obey Jehovah your God: 3 »Jehovah will bless your towns and your fields. 4 »Jehovah will bless you with many children, with abundant crops, and with many cattle and sheep. 5 »Jehovah will bless your grain crops and the food you prepare from them. 6 »Jehovah will make you successful in your daily work. 7 »Jehovah will cause your enemies who rise up against you to be struck before you: they shall come out against you one-way, and shall flee before you seven ways. 8 »Jehovah will command the blessing upon you in your barns and in all that you put your hand to, and He will bless you in the land Jehovah your God gives you. 9 »Jehovah will establish you as a holy people to himself. He swore this to you, if you obey the commandments of Jehovah your God and walk in His ways. 10 »All the peoples of the earth will see that you are called by the name of Jehovah, and they will be afraid of you. 11 »Jehovah will make you abound in prosperity, in the offspring of your body and in the offspring of your animals and in the produce of your ground, the land that Jehovah swore to your fathers to give you. 12 »Jehovah will open for you his good storehouse. The skies will give rain to your land in due season. It will bless all the work of your hand. You will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow. 13 »Jehovah will make you the head and not the tail, and you only will be above, and you will not be underneath. If you listen to the commandments of Jehovah your God, which I charge you today, to observe them carefully, 14 and do not turn aside from any of the words I command you today, to the right or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them. 15 »If you do not obey Jehovah your God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes with which I charge you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you: 16 »Cursed will you be in the city, and cursed will you be in the country. 17 »Your basket and your kneading bowl will be cursed. 18 »Cursed will be the offspring of your body and the produce of your ground, the increase of your herd and the young of your flock. 19 »Jehovah will curse everything you do! 20 »If you do evil and reject Jehovah, he will bring on you trouble, confusion, and rebuke in everything you do. Soon you will be quickly and completely destroyed. 21 »He will plague you with disease after disease on you until there is not one of you left in the land. 22 »Jehovah will strike you with infectious diseases, with swelling and fever. He will send drought and scorching winds to destroy your crops. These disasters will be with you until you die. 23 »The sky above will look like copper and the ground below will be as hard as iron. 24 Jehovah will send dust storms and sandstorms on you from the sky until you are destroyed. 25 »Jehovah will cause you to be stricken before your enemies. You will go out one way against them, and flee seven ways from them. You will be an object of horror to all the kingdoms of the earth. 26 »Your body will be food to all birds of the air, and to the beasts of the earth. And no man shall frighten them away. 27 »Jehovah will strike you with the boils of Egypt and with tumors and with the scab and with the itch, from which you cannot be healed. 28 »You will become insane and go blind. Jehovah will make you so confused, 29 that even in bright sunshine you will have to feel your way around like a blind person. You will tell day from night! For the rest of your life, people will beat and rob you. No one will be able to stop them. 30 »A man will be engaged to a woman, but before they can get married, enemy soldiers will rape her. Some of you will build houses, but never get to live in them. If you plant a vineyard, you will not be around long enough to enjoy the first harvest. 31 »Your cattle will be killed while you watch. You will not get to eat any of the meat. Your donkeys and sheep will be stolen. No one will be around to force your enemies to give them back. 32 »Your sons and daughters will be dragged off to a foreign country. And you will stand there helpless. Even if you watch for them until you go blind, you will never see them again. 33 »A foreign nation will take all the crops that you have worked so hard to grow. You will receive nothing but constant oppression and harsh treatment. 34 »You will lose your mind (experience insanity) because of all the suffering. 35 »Jehovah will strike you on the knees and legs with sore boils. From the sole of your foot to the crown of your head they will not heal. 36 »Jehovah will bring you and your king, whom you set over you, to a nation that neither you nor your fathers have known. There you will serve other gods made of wood and stone. 37 »You will become a thing of revulsion. All the nations where Jehovah will send you will make an example of you and laugh at you. 38 »You will plant many crops in your fields, but harvest little for locusts will destroy your crops. 39 »You will plant vineyards and tend them but will not drink the wine from them. Worms will eat them. 40 »You will have olive trees throughout all your coasts, but you shall not anoint with the oil, for your olive shall drop off its fruit. 41 »Even your infant sons and daughters will be taken as prisoners of war. 42 »Locusts will take over all your trees and the fruit of your land. 43 »The alien who is living among you will be lifted up higher and higher over you, while you go down lower and lower. 44 »They will be able to make loans to you, but you won't be able to make loans to them. They will be the head, and you will be the tail. 45 »All these disasters will come on you. They will be with you until you are destroyed. This is because you did not obey Jehovah your God and keep all the laws that he gave you. 46 »Everyone will look at you and your descendants and realize that Jehovah has placed you under a curse for a very long time. 47 »You did not serve Jehovah your God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things. 48 »You will serve your enemies whom Jehovah will send against you, in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in the lack of all things. He will put an iron yoke on your neck until he has destroyed you. 49 »Jehovah will bring a nation against you from far away, from the end of the earth, as the eagle swoops down, a nation whose language you will not understand, 50 a nation of fierce countenance who will have no respect for the old, nor show favor to the young. 51 »They will eat the offspring of your animals and the crops from your fields until you are destroyed. They will leave you no grain, no new wine, no olive oil, no calves from your herds, and no lambs or kids from your flocks. They will continue to do this until you are completely desolate. 52 »They will blockade all your cities until the high, fortified walls you trust come down everywhere in your land. They will blockade all the cities everywhere in the land that Jehovah your God is giving you. 53 »Because of the hardships your enemies will make you suffer during the blockade, you will eat the flesh of your own children, the sons and daughters, whom Jehovah your God has given you. 54 »The kindest and most sensitive man among you will become stingy toward his brother, the wife he loves, and the children he still has left. 55 »He will give none of them any of the flesh of his children that he is eating. It will be all that he has left. These are hardships your enemies will make you suffer during the blockade of all your cities. 56 »The kindest and most sensitive woman among you, so sensitive and tender that she would not even step on an ant, will become stingy toward the husband she loves or toward her own son or daughter. 57 »She will not share with them the afterbirth from her body and the children she gives birth to. She will secretly eat them out of dire necessity. These are hardships your enemies will make you suffer during the blockade of your cities. 58 »You might not faithfully obey every word of the teachings that are written in this book. You might not respect this glorious and awe inspiring name: JEHOVAH your God. 59 »If so, Jehovah will strike you and your descendants with unimaginable plagues. They will be terrible continuing plagues. They will be severe and lingering diseases. 60 »He will bring all the diseases of Egypt that you dreaded. They will cling to you. 61 »Jehovah will also bring you every kind of sickness and plague not written in this Book of the Law. They will continue until you are dead. 62 »You were at one time as numerous as the stars in the sky. But only a few of you will be left. This is because you did not obey Jehovah your God. 63 »Jehovah was very glad to make you prosperous and numerous. Now Jehovah will be more than glad to destroy you and wipe you out. You will be torn out of the land you are about to enter and possess. 64 »Jehovah will scatter you among all the people of the world. He will scatter you from one end of the earth to the other. There you will serve gods made of wood and stone that neither you nor your ancestors ever knew. 65 »You will find no peace among those nations. There will be no place to call your own. There Jehovah will give you an unsettled mind, failing eyesight, and despair. 66 »Your life will always be in danger. Day and night you will be filled with terror. You will live in constant fear of death. 67 »Your hearts will pound with fear at everything you see. Every morning you will wish for evening. Every evening you will wish for morning. 68 »Jehovah will send you back to Egypt in ships, even though he said that you would never have to go there again. There you will try to sell yourselves to your enemies as slaves. But no one will want to buy you.

Matthew 26:52-54

52 Jesus told him: »Put your sword in its place. Those who take up the sword will perish by the sword. 53 »Do you think I cannot ask my Father for help? He would send me more than twelve legions of angels. 54 »How then will the scriptures be fulfilled, that it must happen this way?«

Luke 10:27

27 He answered: »Love Jehovah your God with all your heart and with all your life, with all your strength and with all your mind. (Feelings and total existence) (Might and total thinking capacity) And you should love your neighbor as yourself.« (Deuteronomy 6:5) (Leviticus 19:18)

Romans 12:19

19 Dearly beloved, do not avenge yourselves, instead leave room for divine punishment, for it is written: Vengeance is mine; I will repay, says Jehovah. (Deuteronomy 32:35)

Luke 6:27-29

27 »I tell you who listen, love your enemies and do good to those who hate you. 28 »Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who despitefully use you. 29 »When someone slaps you on one cheek offer the other. Give your coat to the one who takes your topcoat.

Matthew 5:38-39

38 »You have heard it said, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. 39 »But I tell you, do not resist a wicked person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other to that person.

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