Prov. 18:19 A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city, and their contentions separate them like bars of a castle.
1 Peter 3:11AMP…Let him search for peace (harmony; undisturbedness from fears, agitating passions, and moral conflicts) and seek it eagerly. [Do not merely desire peaceful relations with God, with your fellowmen, and with yourself, but pursue, go after them!]
Psalm 119:165AMP Great peace have they who love Your law; nothing shall offend them or make them stumble.
Mark 11:25AMP And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him and let it drop (leave it, leet it go), in order that your Father who is in heaven may also forgive you your own failings and shortcoming and let them drop.
Mark 11:26 But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your failings and shortcomings.
Matthew 24:10AMP And then many will be offended and repelled and will begin to distrust and desert [Him Whom they ought to trust and obey]and will stumble and fall away and betray one another and pursue one another with hatred.
Matthew 24:12 And the love of the great body of people will grow cold…
Luke 17:1NKJV Then He said to the disciples, “It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come!
Mark 4:13-17AMP parable of the four kinds of grounds/stony ground-no real root in the Word of God or Will of God..shallow living, easily offended/fall away from the blessing of God
Proverbs 19:11AMP Good sense makes a man restrain his anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression or offense.
2Sam. 10:1NKJV It happened after this that the king of the people of Ammon died, and Hanun his son reigned in his place.
2Sam. 10:2 Then David said, “I will show kindness to Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father showed kindness to me.” So David sent by the hand of his servants to comfort him concerning his father. And David’s servants came into the land of the people of Ammon.
2Sam. 10:3 And the princes of the people of Ammon said to Hanun their lord, “Do you think that David really honors your father because he has sent comforters to you? Has David not rather sent his servants to you to search the city, to spy it out, and to overthrow it?”
2Sam. 10:4 Therefore Hanun took David’s servants, shaved off half of their beards, cut off their garments in the middle, at their buttocks, and sent them away.
2Sam. 10:5 When they told David, he sent to meet them, because the men were greatly ashamed. And the king said, “Wait at Jericho until your beards have grown, and then return.”
Romans12:19AMP Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave the way open for [God’s] wrath; for it is written, Vengeance is Mine, I will repay (requite), says the Lord.
Romans 12:14AMP Bless those who persecute you [who are cruel in their attitude toward you]; bless and do not curse them.
Romans 12:17AMP Repay no one evil for evil…
Romans 12:21AMP Do not let yourself be overcome by evil, but overcome (master) evil with good.
1 Peter 3:9AMP Never return evil for evil or insult for insult scolding, tongue-lashing berating), but on the contrary blessing [praying for their welfare, happiness, and protection, and try pitying and loving them}. For know that to this you have been called, that you may inherit a blessing.
Numbers 12:1-2AMP Now Miriam and Aaron talked against Moses [their brother] because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite woman.
Numbers 12:2 And they said, Has the Lord indeed spoken only by Moses? Has He not spoken also by us? And the Lord heard it.
Numbers 12:3 Now the man Moses was very meek (gentle, kind, and humble) or above all the men on the face of the earth.
Col. 3:13Message Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you.
Col. 3:14 And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.
Col. 3:15 Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness.
1Th. 4:11 and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you,
Ephesians 4:2-3 (Nlt)
Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.