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In response to Luke, however, I would assert that the kings actions, contrary to what you said, were not out of revenge. The king acted in recognition of a great injustice and chose to rectify that by applying justice. Revenge is an emotional response. Justice is calculated, rational, and right. I disagree that “revenge can and should be used as it would be just.” Revenge cannot be used for what is just. That is a contradiction. Furthermore, you seem to imply that because the master was angry, we can assume he was acting out of revenge. But that is not true. This is an example of righteous anger-of justified anger. Later on you say that God will likewise show that same anger and revenge to us. But again, I do not believe it is revenge. It is his justice which he will inflict. God is a just God, not a God which acts out of emotion.