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When they hurled their insults at him [Jesus], he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.
1 Peter 2:23 NIV
A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.
Proverbs 19:11 NIV
... “Why have you treated us like this? Why didn’t you call us when you went to fight Midian?” And they challenged him vigorously. But he answered them ...
Judges 8:1-2 NIV
...When the men of Ephraim heard Gideon’s answer, their anger subsided.
Judges 8:3 NLT
If you listen to constructive criticism, you will be at home among the wise. If you reject discipline, you only harm yourself ...
Proverbs 15:31-32 NLT
Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing.
Proverbs 12:18 NLT
So why do you condemn another believer? Why do you look down on another believer? ... we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. ... Yes, each of us will give a personal account to God. So let’s stop condemning each other. ...
Romans 14:10,12-13 NLT
God, You are good. You are loving. You are full of grace and mercy. Jesus, thank You for all You have done to replace cutting words with words of life. We ask You to set us free from words that bring death. Lead us to love others with Your love. Amen!
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