1 Peter 3:8-12

1 Peter 3:8–12 (ASV 1901)

8Finally, be ye all likeminded, compassionate, loving as brethren, tenderhearted, humbleminded: 9not rendering evil for evil, or reviling for reviling; but contrariwise blessing; for hereunto were ye called, that ye should inherit a blessing. 10For,

He that would love life,

And see good days,

Let him refrain his tongue from evil,

And his lips that they speak no guile:

11And let him turn away from evil, and do good;

Let him seek peace, and pursue it.

12For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous,

And his ears unto their supplication:

But the face of the Lord is upon them that do evil.

Scripture Testimony Index stories for this passage

All Simon Zhoa ever wanted, right from when he was just a boy, was vengeance against the man who violated his mother. This hateful quest remained in Simon until he met God and things changed!
When Mary Slessor's work was interrupted by a bout of illness. The loving-kindness and care shown her by two Christian families; Dr. Robertson and his wife and the hospitable Macgregors during her convalescence left her so thankful that she described that period of rest as “perfect a fortnight as ever I spent.”
After Ben's death, the Townsends were urged by many to sue the physicians who attended to and under treated their son. But even with an assurance of victory in the courts, the Townsends chose forgiveness; they chose to not be bitter or take revenge.
Once when Brother Yun was arrested, he was horribly and shamefully treated. While he was tempted to lash out, the Lord stopped him and reminded him to "not repay anyone evil for evil."