"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." NIV
"Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." KJV
Getting even is such a response of the natural man. Our first instinct is to seek revenge on those who threaten or hurt us in some way. The Word of God plainly tells us it is our responsibility to keep the natural man bound up and allow our new man to act in the ways we were taught by Christ. Repaying evil for evil only creates more evil. Overcoming evil with good causes the evil to stop. If there is ever any question as to how to handle a situation where evil comes attacking, remember that we are to do good instead of trying to get even with evil.
Heavenly Father, forgive us for allowing the natural man to rule in situations where we are threatened, hurt, or taunted by evil actions of others. Help us to do what You have given us the power to do, respond to that evil with goodness. We pray in the name of Jesus, Amen.