Where does the phrase “Vengeance is mine saith the Lord” originate, and what does it mean? Vengeance is mine, and recompense, for the time when their foot shall slip; for the day of their calamity is at hand, and their doom comes swiftly. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (KJV) This means that God's honor is not up to us to defend in the ultimate sense---not that we should not lovingly, graciously speak out when we can, if He is dishonored. At the appointed time their foot will move unsteadily, For the day of their disaster is near, And the events in readiness for them do make haste. Romans 12:19 in the Vulgate Bible says:est enim mihi vindictam ego retribuam dicit Dominuswhich is "For vengeance is mine, I shall repay, says the Lord." (ESV) To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste. The statement is used to oppose the death penalty, to oppose personal retribution, to oppose any negative repercussions towards those who do evil. …never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Leaving Vengeance to the Lord “Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, ‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.’ To the contrary, ‘if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.’” - Romans 12:19-20. Discover hundreds of well-known phrases, quotations and idioms from the King James Version of the Bible. Deuteronomy 32:35 Vengeance is mine, and retribution. But these interpretations appear to be stretching the text too… Often Christians repeat the cliché “vengeance is mine saith the Lord” in order to prove some sort of political or social point. In the Bible is a remarkable statement: "'Vengeance is Mine,' says the Lord, 'I will repay.'" Romans 12:19 Do not avenge yourselves, beloved, but yield place to the wrath; for it is written: “Vengeance is mine; I will repay, says Jehovah. But this is a huge difference between the Christian and the Islamist.