Twelve Steps with Scripture

Step 9

Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
Matthew 5:23-24

Mathew 5:9
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Psalm 126:5-6
Those who sow in tears will reap with cries of joy. 6 Those who go forth weeping, carrying sacks of seed, Will return with cries of joy, carrying their bundled sheaves.

Hebrews 12:14-15
Strive for peace with everyone, and for that holiness without which no one will see the Lord. 15 3See to it that no one be deprived of the grace of God, that no bitter root spring up and cause trouble, through which many may become defiled,

Matthew 7:12
"Do to others whatever you would have them do to you. This is the law and the prophets.

Matthew 12:35-37
A good person brings forth good out of a store of goodness, but an evil person brings forth evil out of a store of evil. 36 25I tell you, on the day of judgment people will render an account for every careless word they speak. 37 By your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned."

Luke 6:27-30
"But to you who hear I say, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29 To the person who strikes you on one cheek, offer the other one as well, and from the person who takes your cloak, do not withhold even your tunic. 30 Give to everyone who asks of you, and from the one who takes what is yours do not demand it back.

Romans 12:18-21
If possible, on your part, live at peace with all. 19 Beloved, do not look for revenge but leave room for the wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord." 20 Rather, "if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals upon his head." 21 Do not be conquered by evil but conquer evil with good.

Romans 14:19
Let us then pursue what leads to peace and to building up one another.

Romans 15:2
let each of us please our neighbor for the good, for building up

Romans 15:5-6
May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to think in harmony 2 with one another, in keeping with Christ Jesus, 6 that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 8:1-3
Now in regard to meat sacrificed to idols: we realize that "all of us have knowledge"; knowledge inflates with pride, but love builds up. 2 If anyone supposes he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. 3 But if one loves God, one is known by him.

Galatians 6:7-10
Make no mistake: God is not mocked, for a person will reap only what he sows, 8 because the one who sows for his flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one who sows for the spirit will reap eternal life from the spirit. 9 Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up. 10 So then, while we have the opportunity, let us do good to all, but especially to those who belong to the family of the faith. 5

Philippians 1:9-11
And this is my prayer: that your love may increase ever more and more in knowledge and every kind of perception, 10 to discern what is of value, so that you may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ for the glory and praise of God.

Philippians 4:2
I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche 2 to come to a mutual understanding in the Lord.

Colossians 3:12-13
Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if one has a grievance against another; as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do.

Colossians 3: 18-21
Wives, be subordinate to your husbands, as is proper in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives, and avoid any bitterness toward them. 20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this is pleasing to the Lord. 21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, so they may not become discouraged.

Colossians 4:5-6
Conduct yourselves wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. 6 Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you know how you should respond to each one.

1 Thessalonians 5:15
See that no one returns evil for evil; rather, always seek what is good (both) for each other and for all.

Philemon 8-17
Therefore, although I have the full right 8 in Christ to order you to do what is proper, I rather urge you out of love, being as I am, Paul, an old man, 9 and now also a prisoner for Christ Jesus. 10 I urge you on behalf of my child Onesimus, whose father I have become in my imprisonment, 11 who was once useless to you but is now useful 10to (both) you and me. 12 I am sending him, that is, my own heart, back to you. 13 I should have liked to retain him for myself, so that he might serve 11 me on your behalf in my imprisonment for the gospel, 14 but I did not want to do anything without your consent, so that the good you do might not be forced but voluntary. 15 Perhaps this is why he was away from you for a while, that you might have him back forever, 16 no longer as a slave but more than a slave, a brother, beloved especially to me, but even more so to you, as a man and in the Lord. 17 So if you regard me as a partner, welcome him as you would me.

James 3:17-18
But the wisdom from above is first of all pure, then peaceable, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without inconstancy or insincerity. 18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace for those who cultivate peace.

1 Peter 1:22
Since you have purified yourselves by obedience to the truth for sincere mutual love, love one another intensely from a (pure) heart.

1 John 3:17-19
If someone who has worldly means sees a brother in need and refuses him compassion, how can the love of God remain in him? 18 Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth. 19 (Now) this is how we shall know that we belong to the truth and reassure our hearts before him

Psalm 51:14-17
Restore my joy in your salvation; sustain in me a willing spirit. 15 I will teach the wicked your ways, that sinners may return to you. 16 Rescue me from death, God, my saving God, that my tongue may praise your healing power. 17 Lord, open my lips; my mouth will proclaim your praise.

Psalm 90:17
May the favor of the Lord our God be ours. Prosper the work of our hands! Prosper the work of our hands!

Proverbs 3:27
Refuse no one the good on which he has a claim when it is in your power to do it for him.

Proverbs 12:18-20
The prating of some men is like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise is healing. 19 Truthful lips endure forever, the lying tongue, for only a moment. 20 Deceit is in the hands of those who plot evil, but those who counsel peace have joy.

Proverbs 15:1-4
A mild answer calms wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. 2 The tongue of the wise pours out knowledge, but the mouth of fools spurts forth folly. 3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good. 4 A soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse one crushes the spirit.

Proverbs 16:6-7
By kindness and piety guilt is expiated, and by the fear of the LORD man avoids evil. 7 When the LORD is pleased with a man's ways, he makes even his enemies be at peace with him.

Proverbs 16:20-24
He who plans a thing will be successful; happy is he who trusts in the LORD! 21 The wise man is esteemed for his discernment, yet pleasing speech increases his persuasiveness. 22 Good sense is a fountain of life to its possessor, but folly brings chastisement on fools. 23 The mind of the wise man makes him eloquent, and augments the persuasiveness of his lips. 24 Pleasing words are a honeycomb, sweet to the taste and healthful to the body.

Proverbs 25:11
Like golden apples in silver settings are words spoken at the proper time.

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