209 occurrences in 14 translations

'Cruel' in the Bible

And he said to Abram, Truly, your seed will be living in a land which is not theirs, as servants to a people who will be cruel to them for four hundred years;

And Abram said, The woman is in your power; do with her whatever seems good to you. And Sarai was cruel to her, so that she went running away from her.

If you are cruel to my daughters, or if you take other wives in addition to my daughters, then though no man is there to see, God will be the witness between us.

And he saw that it was, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast has put him to death; without doubt Joseph has come to a cruel end.

And Israel said, Why were you so cruel to me as to say to him that you had a brother?

Simeon and Levi are brothers [equally headstrong, deceitful, vindictive, and cruel]; their swords are weapons of violence.

Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.

But the more cruel they were to them, the more their number increased, till all the land was full of them. And the children of Israel were hated by the Egyptians.

And God said, Truly, I have seen the grief of my people in Egypt, and their cry because of their cruel masters has come to my ears; for I have knowledge of their sorrows;

For now, truly, the cry of the children of Israel has come to me, and I have seen the cruel behaviour of the Egyptians to them.

And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.

If you are cruel to them in any way, and their cry comes up to me, I will certainly give ear;

If anyone does wrong, and is untrue to the Lord, acting falsely to his neighbour in connection with something put in his care, or something given for a debt, or has taken away anything by force, or has been cruel to his neighbour,

Causing sin to come on him, then he will have to give back the thing he took by force or got by cruel acts, or the goods which were put in his care or the thing he came on by chance,

Do not be cruel to your neighbour or take what is his; do not keep back a servant's payment from him all night till the morning.

And he will be with him as a servant working for payment year by year; his master is not to be cruel to him before your eyes.

How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we were living in Egypt for a long time; and the Egyptians were cruel to us and to our fathers:

Then we went on from Horeb, through all that great and cruel waste which you saw, on our way to the hill-country of the Amorites, as the Lord gave us orders; and we came to Kadesh-barnea.

Who was your guide through that great and cruel waste, where there were poison-snakes and scorpions and a dry land without water; who made water come out of the hard rock for you;

And the Egyptians were cruel to us, crushing us under a hard yoke:

And when we cried to the Lord, the God of our fathers, the Lord heard our voice and looked on our affliction and our labor and our [cruel] oppression;

And your food will be the fruit of your body, the flesh of the sons and daughters which the Lord your God has given you; because of your bitter need and the cruel grip of your haters.

The man who is most tender among you and extremely particular and well-bred, his eye shall be cruel and grudging of food toward his brother and toward the wife of his bosom and toward those of his children still remaining,

And will not give to any of them the flesh of his children which will be his food because he has no other; in the cruel grip of your haters on all your towns.

And to her baby newly come to birth, and to the children of her body; for having no other food, she will make a meal of them secretly, because of her bitter need and the cruel grip of your haters on all your towns.

Then the Lord your God will make your punishment, and the punishment of your seed, a thing to be wondered at; great punishments and cruel diseases stretching on through long years.

And the Lord your God will put all these curses on those who are against you, and on your haters who put a cruel yoke on you.

Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.

Then the Lord gave them judges, as their saviours from the hands of those who were cruel to them.

And whenever the Lord gave them judges, then the Lord was with the judge, and was their saviour from the hands of their haters all the days of the judge; for the Lord was moved by their cries of grief because of those who were cruel to them.

Then the children of Israel made prayer to the Lord; for he had nine hundred iron war-carriages, and for twenty years he was very cruel to the children of Israel.

And I took you out of the hands of the Egyptians and out of the hands of all who were cruel to you, and I sent them out by force from before you and gave you their land;

And Jephthah said to them, I and my people were in danger, and the children of Ammon were very cruel to us, and when I sent for you, you gave me no help against them.

And they said, You have never been untrue to us or cruel to us; you have taken nothing from any man.

Now this man was named Nabal, and his wife's name was Abigail: she was a woman of good sense and pleasing looks: but the man was cruel and evil in his ways; he was of the family of Caleb.

He was a trouble to Israel all through the days of Solomon. And this is the damage Hadad did: he was cruel to Israel while he was ruler over Edom.

Your father put a hard yoke on us: if you will make the conditions under which your father kept us down less cruel, and the weight of the yoke he put on us less hard, then we will be your servants.

But Elisha was in his house, and the responsible men were seated there with him; and before the king got there, Elisha said to those who were with him, Do you see how this cruel and violent man has sent to take away my life?

Your father put a hard yoke on us: if you will make the conditions under which your father kept us down less cruel, and the weight of the yoke he put on us less hard, then we will be your servants.

Then Asa was angry with the seer, and put him in prison, burning with wrath against him because of this thing. And at the same time Asa was cruel to some of the people.

And you yourself will undergo the cruel pains of a disease in your stomach, so that day by day your inside will be falling out because of the disease.

And it came to pass, from day to day, and at the time when the second year was drawing to a close, that his bowels fell out by reason of his sickness, and he died in cruel sufferings. And his people made no burning for him, like the burning of his fathers.

And you did signs and wonders on Pharaoh and all his servants and all the people of his land; for you saw how cruel they were to them. So you got yourself a name as it is today.

And so you gave them up into the hands of their haters who were cruel to them: and in the time of their trouble, when they made their prayer to you, you gave ear to them from heaven; and in your great mercy gave them saviours, who made them free from the hands of their haters.

Or, Get me out of the power of my hater? or, Give money so that I may be free from the power of the cruel ones?

What profit is it to you to be cruel, to give up the work of your hands, looking kindly on the design of evil-doers?

The evil man is in pain all his days, and the number of the years stored up for the cruel is small.

I am broken by his wrath, and his hate has gone after me; he has made his teeth sharp against me: my haters are looking on me with cruel eyes;

Why are you cruel to me, like God, for ever saying evil against me?

If you say, How cruel we will be to him! because the root of sin is clearly in him:

Because he has been cruel to the poor, turning away from them in their trouble; because he has taken a house by force which he did not put up;

This is the punishment of the evil-doer from God, and the heritage given to the cruel by the Ruler of all.

The great beasts have not gone over it, and the cruel lion has not taken that way.

Thou art become cruel to me: with thy strong hand thou opposest thyself against me.

Because the hand of the cruel is hard on them, men are making sounds of grief; they are crying out for help because of the arm of the strong.

She is cruel to her young ones, as if they were not hers; her work is to no purpose; she has no fear.

He is so cruel that no one is ready to go against him. Who then is able to keep his place before me?

You will send destruction on those whose words are false; the cruel man and the man of deceit are hated by the Lord.

O Lord my God, I put my faith in you; take me out of the hands of him who is cruel to me, and make me free;

You have made clear your strength even out of the mouths of babies at the breast, because of those who are against you; so that you may put to shame the cruel and violent man.

The evil-doer in his pride is cruel to the poor; let him be taken by the tricks of his invention.

Be my saviour from the lion's mouth; let me go free from the horns of the cruel oxen.

Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.

My enemies ask this cruel question about me, 'When will he finally die and be forgotten?'

The cruel words of my haters are like a crushing of my bones; when they say to me every day, Where is your God?

Why is your face covered, and why do you give no thought to our trouble and our cruel fate?

I am troubled because of the voice of the cruel ones, because of the loud cry of the evil-doers; for they put a weight of evil on me, and they are cruel in their hate for me.

Evil is there; cruel rule and deceit are ever in the streets.

But you, O God, will send them down into the underworld; the cruel and the false will be cut off before half their days are ended; but I will have faith in you.

Have mercy on me, O God, for man is attempting my destruction; every day he makes cruel attacks against me.

The purposes of your hearts are evil; your hands are full of cruel doings on the earth.

Take me out of the hands of the cruel ones, O my God; keep me safe from those who come up against me.

Because they are cruel to him against whom your hand is turned; they make bitter the grief of him who is wounded by you.

Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

Their thoughts are deep with evil designs; their talk from their seats of power is of cruel acts.

O God, how long will those who are against us say cruel things? will the hater go on looking down on your name for ever?

Keep this in mind, O Lord, that your haters have said cruel things, and that your name has been looked down on by a people of evil behaviour.

Keep in mind your undertaking; for the dark places of the earth are full of pride and cruel acts.

O Lord, God of my salvation, I have been crying to you for help by day and by night:

Cruel rulers are not your allies, those who make oppressive laws.

Until his word [to his cruel brothers] came true, until the word of the Lord tried and tested him.

Others sat in darkness and gloom- prisoners in cruel chains-

When they are diminished and are humbled by cruel oppression and sorrow,

For they say cruel and deceptive things to me; they lie to me.

Because he had no mercy, but was cruel to the low and the poor, designing the death of the broken-hearted.

Make me free from the cruel rule of man; then I will keep your orders.

Rulers have been cruel to me without cause; but I have the fear of your word in my heart.

to you who gives victory to kings, rescuing his servant David from cruel swords.

Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:

The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.

A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

He who is cruel to the poor for the purpose of increasing his profit, and he who gives to the man of wealth, will only come to be in need.

Do not take away the property of the poor man because he is poor, or be cruel to the crushed ones when they come before the judge:

Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?

A man of wealth who is cruel to the poor is like a violent rain causing destruction of food.

A Commander-in-Chief who is a cruel oppressor lacks understanding, but whoever hates unjust gain will live longer.

And again I saw all the cruel things which are done under the sun; there was the weeping of those who have evil done to them, and they had no comforter: and from the hands of the evil-doers there went out power, but they had no comforter.

If you see the poor under a cruel yoke, and law and right being violently overturned in a country, be not surprised, because one authority is keeping watch on another and there are higher than they.

The wise are troubled by the ways of the cruel, and the giving of money is the destruction of the heart.

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אכזר 
'akzar 
Usage: 4

אכזרי 
'akzariy 
Usage: 8

אכזריּוּת 
'akz@riyuwth 
Usage: 1

חמס 
Chamac 
Usage: 60

חמץ 
Chamets 
Usage: 6

עשׁק 
`osheq 
Usage: 15

פּרך 
Perek 
Usage: 6

קשׁה 
Qasheh 
Usage: 36



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