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8 Bible Verses About an Eye for an Eye

Here are 8 Bible verses about an eye for an eye from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Proverbs 20:22 KJV

Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

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Exodus 21:22-25 KJV

If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman’s husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

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Romans 12:17-19 KJV

Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

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Deuteronomy 19:21 KJV

And thine eye shall not pity; but life shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

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Exodus 21:24 KJV

Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,

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Leviticus 24:17 KJV

And he that killeth any man shall surely be put to death.

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Leviticus 24:19-22 KJV

And if a man cause a blemish in his neighbour; as he hath done, so shall it be done to him; Breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth: as he hath caused a blemish in a man, so shall it be done to him again. And he that killeth a beast, he shall restore it: and he that killeth a man, he shall be put to death. Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country: for I am the LORD your God.

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Matthew 5:38 KJV

Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:

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