Turn the other cheek

Forgive anyone who offends you (Colossians 3:13; NLT).

Love your enemies! Do good to them (Luke 6:35; NLT).

Pray for those who hurt you. (Luke 6:28; NLT).

Do not resist an evil person. If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also (Matthew 5:39; NLT).

Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone (Leviticus 19:18; NIV).

Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing (Luke 23:34; NLT).



You taught me to forgive
All those who hurt me,
Even when they don’t apologise.

Then you showed me
How to pray for them,
And love them,
For they do not understand
The harm they’ve done.

Now, you want me
To turn the other cheek,
Rather than rebuking
Those who hurt me;

And this step
Is the hardest of them all, Lord –
Just as it was for you,
Upon the cross.


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