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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
In Deuteronomy 32:35 Romans 12:19 Hebrews 10:30 Jude 1:7 , means retributive justice- a prerogative of God with which those interfere who seek to avenge themselves. So also in Acts 28:4; though many suppose that the islanders meant the goddess of justice, Dike, whom the Greeks and Romans regarded as a daughter of Jupiter, and feared as an independent, just, and unappeasable deity.
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Vengeance'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/v/vengeance.html. 1859.