||"See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I
kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that
can deliver out of my hand. For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say,
I live for ever. If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take
hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will
reward them that hate me. I will make mine arrows drunk with
blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the
slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the
enemy. Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people: for he will avenge
the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his
adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his
||"Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them
also that hate him flee before him. As smoke is driven away, so drive
them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish
at the presence of God."
||"For, lo, thine enemies, O LORD, for, lo, thine enemies
shall perish ..."
||"God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth,
and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his
adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies."
||"For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and
all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and
the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of
hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. But unto you
that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in
his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes
under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith
the LORD of hosts."
||"As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so
shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send
forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things
that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into
a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth."
||"The fear of the Lord is to hate evil."
||"Ye that love the Lord, hate evil ..."
||"He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that
believeth not shall be damned."
||"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to
condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth
not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name
of the only begotten Son of God."
||"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and
shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead,
thou shalt be saved."
The answer is: the Almighty gives the true believer power to
overcome sin, to become pure, to put away the things which alienate us
from Him: those cherished sins which distanced Him and made us His