Bill Mounce

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ἐκδίκησις, εως, ἡ
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justice; vengeance; punishment
vengeance, punishment, retributive justice, Lk. 21:22; Rom. 12:19; 2 Cor. 7:11; 1 Pet. 2:14; ἐκδικησιν ποιειν, to vindicate, avenge, Lk. 18:7, 8; διδόναι ἐκδικησιν, to inflict vengeance, Acts 7:24; 2 Thess. 1:8; Heb. 10:30*

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Luke 18:7 Will not God certainly vindicate his elect, who cry to him day and night, and have patience with them?
Luke 18:8 I tell you, he will vindicate them without delay; but will the Son of Man, when he comes, find faith on earth?”
Luke 21:22 for these are days of vengeance (ekdikēseōs | ἐκδικήσεως | gen sg fem), so that everything that has been written may be fulfilled.
Acts 7:24 And seeing one of them being treated unjustly, he defended him and brought justice (ekdikēsin | ἐκδίκησιν | acc sg fem) to the one being mistreated by striking down the Egyptian.
Romans 12:19 Never avenge yourselves, dear friends, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance (ekdikēsis | ἐκδίκησις | nom sg fem) is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”
2 Corinthians 7:11 For see what eagerness this very thing — this sadness as God intended — has produced in you; what defense of yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what deep concern, what punishment! (ekdikēsin | ἐκδίκησιν | acc sg fem) In everything you have proved yourselves to be innocent in this matter.
2 Thessalonians 1:8 in flaming fire, inflicting punishment (ekdikēsin | ἐκδίκησιν | acc sg fem) on those who do not know God, and who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
Hebrews 10:30 For we know the one who said, “Vengeance (ekdikēsis | ἐκδίκησις | nom sg fem) belongs to me, I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.”
1 Peter 2:14 or to governors as those sent by him for the punishment (ekdikēsin | ἐκδίκησιν | acc sg fem) of those who do evil and the praise of those who do good.