Bill Mounce

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ἐκδικήσω, ἐξεδίκησα, -, -, -
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to avenge, take revenge; to grant justice, get justice
pr. to execute right and justice; to punish, 2 Cor. 10:6; Rev. 6:10; 19:2; in NT to right, avenge a person, Lk. 18:3, 5; Rom. 12:9*

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Luke 18:3 There was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, ‘Vindicate (ekdikēson | ἐκδίκησον | aor act imperative 2 sg) me against my adversary.’
Luke 18:5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will vindicate (ekdikēsō | ἐκδικήσω | fut act ind 1 sg) her, so that by her coming she will not ultimately wear me out.’”
Romans 12:19 Never avenge (ekdikountes | ἐκδικοῦντες | pres act ptcp nom pl masc) yourselves, dear friends, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”
2 Corinthians 10:6 And we are ready to avenge (ekdikēsai | ἐκδικῆσαι | aor act inf ) every act of disobedience, whenever your obedience becomes complete.
Revelation 6:10 And they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, before you bring judgment and avenge (ekdikeis | ἐκδικεῖς | pres act ind 2 sg) our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”
Revelation 19:2 because true and just are his judgments. For he has judged the great prostitute who corrupted the earth with her immorality, and has avenged (exedikēsen | ἐξεδίκησεν | aor act ind 3 sg) the blood of his servants shed by her hand.”