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Don’t rejoice when your enemies fall

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Don’t rejoice when your enemies fall

Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign LORD. Say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked. Don’t rejoice when your enemies fall; don’t be happy when they stumble. For the Lord will be displeased with you... 

Jesus said: For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the “Religious types”, you yourself will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven...  “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ (and)  “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous...  Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.  

(Proverbs 18:23, Ezekiel 33:11, Proverbs 24:17-18, Matthew 5:20-48)

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