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Theasaurus: Corruption

43 Bible Verses about corruption

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Hosea 9:9

They have deeply corrupted themselves as in the days of Gibeah. He will remember their iniquity, he will visit their sins.

2 Peter 2:20

For if after having escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, again entangled, they are subdued by these, their last state is worse than the first.

Job 17:14

I cry to the grave, Thou art my father! to the worm, My mother, and my sister!

1 Corinthians 15:50

But this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit God's kingdom, nor does corruption inherit incorruptibility.

Acts 13:37

But he whom God raised up did not see corruption.

Genesis 6:12

And God looked upon the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted its way on the earth.

Acts 13:35

Wherefore also he says in another, Thou wilt not suffer thy gracious one to see corruption.

2 Peter 2:12

But these, as natural animals without reason, made to be caught and destroyed, speaking injuriously in things they are ignorant of, shall also perish in their own corruption,

Acts 2:27

for thou wilt not leave my soul in hades, nor wilt thou give thy gracious one to see corruption.

Psalm 38:5

My wounds stink, they are corrupt, because of my foolishness.

Isaiah 38:17

Behold, instead of peace I had bitterness upon bitterness; but thou hast in love delivered my soul from the pit of destruction; for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.

Acts 13:34

But that he raised him from among the dead, no more to return to corruption, he spoke thus: I will give to you the faithful mercies of David.

Psalm 94:20

Shall the throne of wickedness be united to thee, which frameth mischief into a law?

Daniel 6:4

Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find a pretext against Daniel with respect to the kingdom; but they could not find any pretext or fault; inasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

Micah 2:10

Arise ye, and depart; for this is not the resting-place, because of defilement that bringeth destruction, even a grievous destruction.

Leviticus 22:25

Nor from the hand of the stranger shall ye present the bread of your God, of any of these; for their corruption is in them: a defect is in them; they shall not be accepted for you.

Psalm 49:9

That he should still live perpetually, and not see corruption.

Job 15:16

How much less the abominable and corrupt, man, that drinketh unrighteousness like water!

Titus 3:11

knowing that such a one is perverted, and sins, being self-condemned.

Isaiah 1:4

Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that corrupt themselves! They have forsaken Jehovah; they have despised the Holy One of Israel; they are turned away backward.

Ezekiel 16:47

And thou hast not walked in their ways, nor done according to their abominations; but as though that were a very little, thou hast been more corrupt than they in all thy ways.

Acts 13:36

For David indeed, having in his own generation ministered to the will of God, fell asleep, and was added to his fathers and saw corruption.

From Thematic Bible


Corruption » In politics in the church » The prevalence of violence

Genesis 6:13

And God said to Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me, for the earth is full of violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

Corruption » Physical decomposition » After death

Job 17:14

I cry to the grave, Thou art my father! to the worm, My mother, and my sister!

Acts 2:27

for thou wilt not leave my soul in hades, nor wilt thou give thy gracious one to see corruption.

Corruption » Moral

Genesis 6:12

And God looked upon the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted its way on the earth.

Isaiah 28:8

For all tables are full of filthy vomit, so that there is no more place.

Jeremiah 5:28

They are become fat, they shine, yea, they surpass in deeds of wickedness; they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, and they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not adjudge.

Corruption » Who is corrupt

Judges 2:19

But whenever the judge died, they turned back and behaved worse than their fathers, going after other gods, serving them and bowing down to them; they did not drop any of their practices or their stubborn ways.

Exodus 32:7-8

Then Jehovah said to Moses, Away, go down! for thy people, which thou hast brought out of the land of Egypt, is acting corruptly. They have turned aside quickly out of the way that I commanded them: they have made themselves a molten calf, and have bowed down to it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, This is thy god, Israel, who has brought thee up out of the land of Egypt!

Psalm 53:1

{To the chief Musician. On Mahalath: an instruction. Of David.} The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God! They have corrupted themselves, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.

Hosea 9:1-9

Rejoice not, Israel, exultingly, as the peoples; for thou hast gone a whoring from thy God, thou hast loved harlot's hire upon every corn-floor. The floor and the winepress shall not feed them, and the new wine shall fail her. They shall not dwell in Jehovah's land; but Ephraim shall return to Egypt, and in Assyria shall they eat that which is unclean. read more.
They shall pour out no offerings of wine to Jehovah, neither shall their sacrifices be pleasing unto him: they shall be unto them as the bread of mourners; all that eat thereof shall be defiled: for their bread shall be for themselves; it shall not come into the house of Jehovah. What will ye do in the day of assembly, and in the day of the feast of Jehovah? For behold, they are gone away because of destruction: Egypt shall gather them up, Moph shall bury them: their pleasant things of silver, nettles shall possess them; thorns shall be in their tents. The days of visitation are come; the days of recompence are come: Israel shall know it: the prophet is a fool, the inspired man is mad, because of the greatness of thine iniquity, and the great enmity. Is Ephraim a watchman with my God? nay the prophet is a fowler's snare on all his ways, enmity in the house of his God. They have deeply corrupted themselves as in the days of Gibeah. He will remember their iniquity, he will visit their sins.

Corruption » Figurative » Of sin

2 Peter 2:12

But these, as natural animals without reason, made to be caught and destroyed, speaking injuriously in things they are ignorant of, shall also perish in their own corruption,

More verses: Isaiah 38:17

Corruption » Who shall be delivered from corruption

1 Corinthians 15:50-57

But this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit God's kingdom, nor does corruption inherit incorruptibility. Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all fall asleep, but we shall all be changed, in an instant, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. read more.
For this corruptible must needs put on incorruptibility, and this mortal put on immortality. But when this corruptible shall have put on incorruptibility, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall come to pass the word written: Death has been swallowed up in victory. Where, O death, is thy sting? where, O death, thy victory? Now the sting of death is sin, and the power of sin the law; but thanks to God, who gives us the victory by our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 8:20-21

for the creature has been made subject to vanity, not of its will, but by reason of him who has subjected the same, in hope that the creature itself also shall be set free from the bondage of corruption into the liberty of the glory of the children of God.

Corruption » Corrupt trees

Luke 6:43-45

For there is no good tree which produces corrupt fruit, nor a corrupt tree which produces good fruit; for every tree is known by its own fruit, for figs are not gathered from thorns, nor grapes vintaged from a bramble. The good man, out of the good treasure of his heart, brings forth good; and the wicked man out of the wicked, brings forth what is wicked: for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

Matthew 7:17-18

So every good tree produces good fruits, but the worthless tree produces bad fruits. A good tree cannot produce bad fruits, nor a worthless tree produce good fruits.

Corruption » What is corrupt

Proverbs 25:26

A troubled fountain, and a defiled well, is a righteous man that giveth way before the wicked.

Corruption » What corruption cannot inherit

1 Corinthians 15:50

But this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit God's kingdom, nor does corruption inherit incorruptibility.

Corruption » What corrupts good manners

Corruption » The reward for corrupting the earth

Genesis 6:11-13

And the earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was full of violence. And God looked upon the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted its way on the earth. And God said to Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me, for the earth is full of violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

Corruption » Who are the servants of corruption

2 Peter 2:1-19

But there were false prophets also among the people, as there shall be also among you false teachers, who shall bring in by the bye destructive heresies, and deny the master that bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction; and many shall follow their dissolute ways, through whom the way of the truth shall be blasphemed. And through covetousness, with well-turned words, will they make merchandise of you: for whom judgment of old is not idle, and their destruction slumbers not. read more.
For if God spared not the angels who had sinned, but having cast them down to the deepest pit of gloom has delivered them to chains of darkness to be kept for judgment; and spared not the old world, but preserved Noe, the eighth, a preacher of righteousness, having brought in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; and having reduced the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha to ashes, condemned them with an overthrow, setting them as an example to those that should afterwards live an ungodly life; and saved righteous Lot, distressed with the abandoned conversation of the godless, (for the righteous man through seeing and hearing, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul day after day with their lawless works,) the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of trial, and to keep the unjust to the day of judgment to be punished; and specially those who walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise lordship. Bold are they, self-willed; they do not fear speaking injuriously of dignities: when angels, who are greater in might and power, do not bring against them, before the Lord, an injurious charge. But these, as natural animals without reason, made to be caught and destroyed, speaking injuriously in things they are ignorant of, shall also perish in their own corruption, receiving the reward of unrighteousness; accounting ephemeral indulgence pleasure; spots and blemishes, rioting in their own deceits, feasting with you; having eyes full of adultery, and that cease not from sin, alluring unestablished souls; having a heart practised in covetousness, children of curse; having left the straight way they have gone astray, having followed in the path of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the reward of unrighteousness; but had reproof of his own wickedness the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the folly of the prophet. These are springs without water, and mists driven by storm, to whom the gloom of darkness is reserved for ever. For while speaking great highflown words of vanity, they allure with the lusts of the flesh, by dissoluteness, those who have just fled those who walk in error, promising them liberty, while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a man is subdued, by him is he also brought into slavery.

Corruption » Who corrupted the covenant of levi

Malachi 2:1-8

And now, ye priests, this commandment is for you. If ye do not hear, and if ye do not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith Jehovah of hosts, I will even send the curse among you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have already cursed them, because ye do not lay it to heart. Behold, I will rebuke your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, the dung of your feasts; and they shall take you away with it. read more.
And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith Jehovah of hosts. My covenant with him was of life and peace, and I gave them to him that he might fear; and he feared me, and trembled before my name. The law of truth was in his mouth, and unrighteousness was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many from iniquity. For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and at his mouth they seek the law; for he is the messenger of Jehovah of hosts. But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith Jehovah of hosts.

Corruption » Who shall reap corruption

Corruption » Figurative » Mount of

2 Kings 23:13

And the high places that were before Jerusalem, which were on the right hand of the mount of corruption, which Solomon the king of Israel had built for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Zidonians, and for Chemosh the abomination of the Moabites, and for Milcom the abomination of the children of Ammon, did the king defile.

Corruption » Physical decomposition

Leviticus 22:25

Nor from the hand of the stranger shall ye present the bread of your God, of any of these; for their corruption is in them: a defect is in them; they shall not be accepted for you.

Christian Liberty » Is freedom from » Corruption

Topics on Corruption

Corruption Of Body

45;8;21

that the creature itself also shall be set free from the bondage of corruption into the liberty of the glory of the children of God.

Corruption, Causes

46;15;33

Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

Corruption, Of Humanity

23;1;4

Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that corrupt themselves! They have forsaken Jehovah; they have despised the Holy One of Israel; they are turned away backward.

Corruption, Solution

61;1;4

through which he has given to us the greatest and precious promises, that through these ye may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.