Proverbs 17 is a chapter in the Book of Proverbs that speaks to the folly of fools, and the value of wisdom. It also specifically warns against returning "evil for good."
For example, verses 12 and 13 state:
Let a man meet a she-bear robbed of her cubs
rather than a fool in his folly.
|“|| Whoever loves transgression loves strife;
he who makes his door high seeks destruction.
- ESV version is quoted here.
- Proverbs 17:19-20 (ESV)