The phrase ‘an eye for an eye’ has often been misappropriated in the Bible by those who wish the holy Word to sound bloodthirsty. Yet, as in this passage written by Paul to the church in Rome. The Epistle to the Romans is the sixth book in the New Testament, and the longest of the thirteen Pauline epistles. Biblical scholars agree that it was composed by Paul the Apostle to explain that salvation is offered through the gospel of Jesus Christ. What is meant here is not intended literally, but rather as a figurative description of the simple principle of justice, that those who are wronged or have wronged will find their recompense or punishment meted out in equal measure; no more, no less. For our God is a God of fairness, whether here or in the life beyond.
And we pray:
Lord my Father, blessed be Your name upon high, and glory be to You, my Heavenly Father, for showing mercy to the weak and punishment for the wicked. In Your Word and truth I trust Lord, all shall be brought to justice, we reap what we sow. Your Kingdom in the beyond is pure and perfect, without malice or hate, lead us Father in Love. For in You is the power, and in me is this faith. Amen.