Here's a passage that shows God himself implementing the "eye for an eye" morality:
Originally Posted by CWH
2 Samuel 12:11 "Thus says the LORD, 'Behold, I will raise up evil against you from your own household; I will even take your wives before your eyes, and give them to your companion, and he shall lie with your wives in broad daylight. 12 'Indeed you did it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel, and under the sun.'"David had taken the wife of Uriah and had sex with her, so God said he would cause the same thing to happen to David's wives.
And here's another example:
Judges 1:6 But Adonibezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes. 7 And Adonibezek said, Threescore and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my table: as I have done, so God hath requited me. And they brought him to Jerusalem, and there he died.Adonibezek said that GOD had done to him what he did to others when he cut off their thumbs and big toes. And here is another example of Solomon following the same principle:
1 Samuel 15:33 And Samuel said, As thy sword hath made women childless, so shall thy mother be childless among women. And Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before the LORD in Gilgal.And here Christ states that this is a general principle that God follows:
Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.And in Revelation we see the same principle in action yet again:
Revelation 16:6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.This is one of the most fundamental principles taught in the Bible. I don't understand why I needed to explain it.