New Living Translation (NLT)
17 Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. 18 Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.
19 Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say,
“I will take revenge;
I will pay them back,”
says the Lord.
“If your enemies are hungry, feed them.
If they are thirsty, give them something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap
burning coals of shame on their heads.”
21 Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.
Fight the Darkness
Have we laid down and died
Have we so lost our way
That while we are yet breathing
We have already passed away
Have we lost the will to do good
Are we traveling in the dark
Has the light of righteousness
Lost its eternal spark
And while we all complain and sit
And never lift a hand
Has the music stopped playing
Is it time to pay the band
Or is there one more verse to play
One last chance to overcome
Or perhaps a final chorus left
To sing and not succumb
©2017 by William Pierce
Give us joy! Fill us with a gladness for Your will and Your way.
Shine Your light into the darkness and lead us home.
Thank You, Lord!