59 Bible Verses about Abuse
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bless those who curse you, and pray for those who mistreat you.
accounting the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he looked to the reward.
"You shall not take advantage of any widow or fatherless child.
We toil, working with our own hands. When people curse us, we bless. Being persecuted, we endure.
"Blessed are you when people reproach you, persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
For you, brothers, were called for freedom. Only don't use your freedom for gain to the flesh, but through love be servants to one another.
Husbands, love your wives, and don't be bitter against them.
Why have we fasted,' [say they], 'and you don't see? [why] have we afflicted our soul, and you take no knowledge?' "Behold, in the day of your fast you find pleasure, and exact all your labors.
But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you,
Don't curse the king, no, not in your thoughts; and don't curse the rich in your bedroom: for a bird of the sky may carry your voice, and that which has wings may tell the matter.
Then Saul said to his armor bearer, "Draw your sword, and thrust me through with it, lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me!" But his armor bearer would not; for he was terrified. Therefore Saul took his sword, and fell on it.
Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and tell them, even to the shepherds, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Shouldn't the shepherds feed the sheep?
"You shall not wrong an alien, neither shall you oppress him, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.
Don't exploit the poor, because he is poor; and don't crush the needy in court;
but chiefly those who walk after the flesh in the lust of defilement, and despise authority. Daring, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries;
But be careful that by no means does this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to the weak.
Or don't you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which you have from God? You are not your own,
Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, neither in this age, nor in that which is to come.
As they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain base fellows, surrounded the house, beating at the door; and they spoke to the master of the house, the old man, saying, "Bring out the man who came into your house, that we may have sex with him!"
Whoever oppresses the poor for his own increase and whoever gives to the rich, both come to poverty.
"Anyone who attacks his father or his mother shall be surely put to death.
What then is my reward? That, when I preach the Good News, I may present the Good News of Christ without charge, so as not to abuse my authority in the Good News.
Who, when he was cursed, didn't curse back. When he suffered, didn't threaten, but committed himself to him who judges righteously;
not rendering evil for evil, or insult for insult; but instead blessing; knowing that to this were you called, that you may inherit a blessing.
as free, and not using your freedom for a cloak of wickedness, but as bondservants of God.
From Thematic Bible
Christian Liberty » False teachers » Abuse
For there are certain men who crept in secretly, even those who were long ago written about for this condemnation: ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into indecency, and denying our only Master, God, and Lord, Jesus Christ.
Longsuffering Of God » The wicked » Abuse
But if that evil servant should say in his heart, 'My lord is delaying his coming,' and begins to beat his fellow servants, and eat and drink with the drunkards,
Riches » Denunciations against those who » Abuse
You have lived delicately on the earth, and taken your pleasure. You have nourished your hearts as in a day of slaughter.