Meaning: wicked, worthless
Certain men, the children of Belial, are gone out from among you, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not known;
And beware that there be not a point of Belial in thine heart, that thou wouldest say, 'The seventh year, the year of freedom is at hand,' and therefore it grieve thee to look on thy poor brother and givest him nought and he then cry unto the LORD against thee and it be sin unto thee.
Now as they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain sons of Belial, beset the house round about, and beat at the door, and spake to the master of the house, the old man, saying, Bring forth the man that came into thine house, that we may know him.
Now therefore deliver us the men, the children of Belial, which are in Gibeah, that we may put them to death, and put away evil from Israel. But the children of Benjamin would not hearken to the voice of their brethren the children of Israel:
Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto.
Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not the LORD.
But the children of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him, and brought him no presents. But he held his peace.
Now therefore know and consider what thou wilt do; for evil is determined against our master, and against all his household: for he is such a son of Belial, that a man cannot speak to him.
Let not my lord, I pray thee, regard this man of Belial, even Nabal: for as his name is, so is he; Nabal is his name, and folly is with him: but I thine handmaid saw not the young men of my lord, whom thou didst send.
Then answered all the wicked men and men of Belial, of those that went with David, and said, Because they went not with us, we will not give them ought of the spoil that we have recovered, save to every man his wife and his children, that they may lead them away, and depart.
And thus said Shimei when he cursed, Come out, come out, thou bloody man, and thou man of Belial:
Jehovah turned back upon thee Belial all the bloods of the house of Saul of whom thou didst reign in his stead; and Jehovah will give the kingdom into the hand of Absalom thy son; and behold thee in thine evil, for a man of bloods art thou.
And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew a trumpet, and said, We have no part in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to his tents, O Israel.
For the waves of death encompassed me, Torrents of Belial made me afraid.
But the sons of Belial shall be all of them as thorns thrust away, because they cannot be taken with hands:
And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, Thou didst blaspheme God and the king. And then carry him out, and stone him, that he may die.
And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before him: and the men of Belial witnessed against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died.
And there are gathered unto him vain men, the children of Belial, and have strengthened themselves against Rehoboam the son of Solomon, when Rehoboam was young and tenderhearted, and could not withstand them.
Shall one say to a king, Belial? to nobles, Wicked?
The bands of death encompassed me, and torrents of Belial made me afraid.
A thing of Belial cleaveth fast unto him; and now that he is laid down, he will rise up no more.
I will set no thing of Belial before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
A man of Belial, a wicked person, is he that goeth about with a perverse mouth;
A man of Belial diggeth up evil, and on his lips there is as a scorching fire.
A witness of Belial scorneth judgment, and the mouth of the wicked swalloweth down iniquity.
From thee shall he come forth purposing evil against Jehovah, a counselor of Belial.
Behold, upon the mountains come the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, and preacheth peace. O Judah, keep thy holidays, perform thy promises: for Belial shall come no more in thee, he is utterly rooted out.
And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?