Everyone has heard the saying, “Two wrongs don’t make a right.” That is what this Scripture is saying. Instead of paying evil for good, we should do good to people who mistreat us.

It is human nature to retaliate, but God doesn’t want this. Remember the saying, love your enemies. God will punish the evildoers.


Everybody loves a two-faced hypocrite. You know anyone who speaks out of both sides of their mouth—the ones who pretend to be the friend of everyone and genuinely are the friends of no one.

The ones who seek compromise at the expense of truth. The Bible strongly condemns such acts of hypocrisy.


When someone pretends to be a Christian or put on an act, this lifestyle is wholly detrimental to the cause of the Lord and to the truth itself. There are seen as those who do not value the truth.

And if it isn’t essential to them, why should anyone else take it seriously? In 1 Thessalonians 5:15 (NIV), the Bible says, “Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and everyone else.”


So as you continue to read further, you will find more educating information about this topic.

Two wrongs don’t make a right bible verse

1. Romans 12:17

Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.


2. Romans 12:19

Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord.

3. Proverbs 15:1

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

4. Matthew 5:39

But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.

5. Proverbs 24:29

Do not say, ‘I’ll do to them as they have done to me; I’ll pay them back for what they did.

6. Exodus 14:14

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.

7. Romans 12:21

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Do not do evil bible verse

8. Romans 12:21


9. Romans 12:9

Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.

10. Proverbs 3:7

Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.

11. Psalm 34:14

Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.

12. Proverbs 8:13

The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.

13. Romans 12:2

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

14. 1 Peter 3:9

Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.

15. Proverbs 10:9

Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.

16. 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22

But test everything; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.

17. Ephesians 4:29

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

Bible verse about repaying evil with good

18. 1 Peter 3:9

Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.

19. Proverbs 20:22

Do not say, ‘I’ll pay you back for this wrong!’ Wait for the Lord, and he will avenge you.

20. Proverbs 25:21-22

If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you.

21. Romans 12:14

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

22. Matthew 5:44

But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.

Bible verse about making wrongs right

23. Isaiah 1:17

Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.

24. Romans 12:19

Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord.

25. Psalm 9:9

The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

26. Amos 5:24

But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream

27. Proverbs 31:8-9

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.

28. Romans 3:1-31

Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision? Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God? By no means! Let God be true though every one were a liar, as it is written, “That you may be justified in your words, and prevail when you are judged.” But if our unrighteousness serves to show the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unrighteous to inflict wrath on us? (I speak in a human way.) …

29. Colossians 3:17

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

30. 2 Corinthians 5:10

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.

31. Matthew 5:23-24

So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

32. Jude 1:23

Save others by snatching them out of the fire; to others show mercy with fear, hating even the garment stained by the flesh.

33. Romans 1:18-21 

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

34. John 3:16

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

35. James 3:6 

And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell.

36. 1 Timothy 6:9 

But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.

37. Psalm 23:1-6 

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. …

38. Genesis 18:25 

Far be it from you to do such a thing, to put the righteous to death with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as the wicked! Far be that from you! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just?

Two Wrongs don’t make a Right Proverb

If someone says, ‘Two wrongs don’t make a right,’ they mean that you should not harm a person who has done harm to you, even if you think that person deserves it.

Are two wrongs don’t make a right in the bible

Yes! We live in a time when men prefer to call right, wrong, and wrong right.  A time when evil is called good and good is called evil. Jesus also spoke of times just like these in Matthew, chapter 24. The apostle Paul wrote of these times in II Timothy, chapter 3.

Here’s what the bible says about equality, Ephesians 5:21 “Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ.” faith, … There is neither Jew nor Greek, male nor female, slave nor free, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

Do not Repay Evil for Evil

It is not right to repay evil for evil; the bible says if you repay good with evil, evil will never leave your house.

Starting a quarrel with anyone is like opening a floodgate, so stop before a dispute occurs. Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent are detestable to the LORD.

What does the Bible say about Fighting Evil with Evil?

The Bible condemns paying evil for evil. Here’s what it says: “Never pay back evil for evil to anyone—respect what is right in the sight of all men. If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.

Never take your revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, ‘VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,’ says the Lord.”

It is never in our power and might revenge a single soul. So do not buy the idea of being vengeful, no matter the level of hurt, leave it all to God.


Keep your standards high. Jesus never stooped to his enemies’ level. Stay focused on what God has called you to do.

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