Do not retaliate

Matthew 5:38-48

You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye, and a
tooth for a tooth. But I say to you, Do not resist the evil man [who injures
you]; but if anyone strikes you on the right jaw or cheek,
turn to him the other one too. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your undershirt
(tunic), let him have your coat also. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two
[miles]. Give to him who keeps on begging from you, and do not turn
away from him who would borrow [at interest] from you. You have heard that it was said, You shall love your neighbor
and hate your enemy; But I tell you, Love your enemies and pray for those who
persecute you, To show that you are the children of your Father Who is in
heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the wicked and on the good, and makes the rain
fall upon the upright and the wrongdoers [alike]. For if you love those who love you, what reward can you have?
Do not even the tax collectors do that? And if you greet only your brethren, what more than others
are you doing? Do not even the Gentiles (the heathen) do that? You, therefore, must be perfect [growing into complete
maturity of godliness in mind and character, having reached the proper height of
virtue and integrity], as your heavenly Father is perfect. (Matthew 5:38-48 AMP)

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