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27 Bible Verses about Crimes

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Deuteronomy 6:1-2

“This is the command—the statutes and ordinances—the Lord your God has instructed me to teach you, so that you may follow them in the land you are about to enter and possess. Do this so that you may fear the Lord your God all the days of your life by keeping all His statutes and commands I am giving you, your son, and your grandson, and so that you may have a long life.

Joshua 1:16-18

They answered Joshua, “Everything you have commanded us we will do, and everywhere you send us we will go. We will obey you, just as we obeyed Moses in everything. And may the Lord your God be with you, as He was with Moses. Anyone who rebels against your order and does not obey your words in all that you command him, will be put to death. Above all, be strong and courageous!”

2 Samuel 15:7-10

When four years had passed, Absalom said to the king, “Please let me go to Hebron to fulfill a vow I made to the Lord. For your servant made a vow when I lived in Geshur of Aram, saying: If the Lord really brings me back to Jerusalem, I will worship the Lord in Hebron.” “Go in peace,” the king said to him. So he went to Hebron.read more.
Then Absalom sent messengers throughout the tribes of Israel with this message: “When you hear the sound of the ram’s horn, you are to say, ‘Absalom has become king in Hebron!’”

1 Kings 16:15-18

In the twenty-seventh year of Judah’s King Asa, Zimri became king for seven days in Tirzah. Now the troops were encamped against Gibbethon of the Philistines. When these troops heard that Zimri had not only conspired but had also struck down the king, then all Israel made Omri, the army commander, king over Israel that very day in the camp. Omri along with all Israel marched up from Gibbethon and besieged Tirzah.read more.
When Zimri saw that the city was captured, he entered the citadel of the royal palace and burned it down over himself. He died

2 Kings 11:1-3

When Athaliah, Ahaziah’s mother, saw that her son was dead, she proceeded to annihilate all the royal heirs. Jehosheba, who was King Jehoram’s daughter and Ahaziah’s sister, secretly rescued Joash son of Ahaziah from the king’s sons who were being killed and put him and the one who nursed him in a bedroom. So he was hidden from Athaliah and was not killed. Joash was in hiding with Jehosheba in the Lord’s temple six years while Athaliah ruled over the land.

2 Chronicles 22:10-12

When Athaliah, Ahaziah’s mother, saw that her son was dead, she proceeded to annihilate all the royal heirs of the house of Judah. Jehoshabeath, the king’s daughter, rescued Joash son of Ahaziah from the king’s sons who were being killed and put him and the one who nursed him in a bedroom. Now Jehoshabeath was the daughter of King Jehoram and the wife of Jehoiada the priest. Since she was Ahaziah’s sister, she hid Joash from Athaliah so that she did not kill him. While Athaliah ruled over the land, he was hiding with them in God’s temple six years.

Matthew 2:16

Then Herod, when he saw that he had been outwitted by the wise men, flew into a rage. He gave orders to massacre all the male children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old and under, in keeping with the time he had learned from the wise men.

Acts 7:58

They threw him out of the city and began to stone him. And the witnesses laid their robes at the feet of a young man named Saul.

John 8:3-4

Then the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery, making her stand in the center. “Teacher,” they said to Him, “this woman was caught in the act of committing adultery.

John 12:6

He didn’t say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief. He was in charge of the money-bag and would steal part of what was put in it.

Matthew 26:59-60

The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false testimony against Jesus so they could put Him to death. But they could not find any, even though many false witnesses came forward. Finally, two who came forward

Mark 14:55-56

The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, but they could find none. For many were giving false testimony against Him, but the testimonies did not agree.

Acts 6:13

They also presented false witnesses who said, “This man does not stop speaking blasphemous words against this holy place and the law.

Acts 25:7

When he arrived, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood around him and brought many serious charges that they were not able to prove,

Proverbs 1:10-19

My son, if sinners entice you,
don’t be persuaded. If they say—“Come with us!
Let’s set an ambush and kill someone.
Let’s attack some innocent person just for fun! Let’s swallow them alive, like Sheol,
still healthy as they go down to the Pit.read more.
We’ll find all kinds of valuable property
and fill our houses with plunder. Throw in your lot with us,
and we’ll all share our money”— my son, don’t travel that road with them
or set foot on their path, because their feet run toward trouble
and they hurry to commit murder. It is foolish to spread a net
where any bird can see it, but they set an ambush to kill themselves;
they attack their own lives. Such are the paths of all who make profit dishonestly;
it takes the lives of those who receive it.

Proverbs 5:1-23

My son, pay attention to my wisdom;
listen closely to my understanding so that you may maintain discretion
and your lips safeguard knowledge. Though the lips of the forbidden woman drip honey
and her words are smoother than oil,read more.
in the end she’s as bitter as wormwood
and as sharp as a double-edged sword. Her feet go down to death;
her steps head straight for Sheol. She doesn’t consider the path of life;
she doesn’t know that her ways are unstable. So now, my sons, listen to me,
and don’t turn away from the words of my mouth. Keep your way far from her.
Don’t go near the door of her house. Otherwise, you will give up your vitality to others
and your years to someone cruel; strangers will drain your resources,
and your earnings will end up in a foreigner’s house. At the end of your life, you will lament
when your physical body has been consumed, and you will say, “How I hated discipline,
and how my heart despised correction. I didn’t obey my teachers
or listen closely to my mentors. I am on the verge of complete ruin
before the entire community.” Drink water from your own cistern,
water flowing from your own well. Should your springs flow in the streets,
streams of water in the public squares? They should be for you alone
and not for you to share with strangers. Let your fountain be blessed,
and take pleasure in the wife of your youth. A loving doe, a graceful fawn—
let her breasts always satisfy you;
be lost in her love forever. Why, my son, would you be infatuated
with a forbidden woman
or embrace the breast of a stranger? For a man’s ways are before the Lord’s eyes,
and He considers all his paths. A wicked man’s iniquities entrap him;
he is entangled in the ropes of his own sin. He will die because there is no discipline,
and be lost because of his great stupidity.

Proverbs 6:20-29

My son, keep your father’s command,
and don’t reject your mother’s teaching. Always bind them to your heart;
tie them around your neck. When you walk here and there, they will guide you;
when you lie down, they will watch over you;
when you wake up, they will talk to you.read more.
For a command is a lamp, teaching is a light,
and corrective discipline is the way to life. They will protect you from an evil woman,
from the flattering tongue of a stranger. Don’t lust in your heart for her beauty
or let her captivate you with her eyelashes. For a prostitute’s fee is only a loaf of bread,
but an adulteress goes after a precious life. Can a man embrace fire
and his clothes not be burned? Can a man walk on burning coals
without scorching his feet? So it is with the one who sleeps with
another man’s wife;
no one who touches her will go unpunished.

Proverbs 7:6-27

At the window of my house
I looked through my lattice. I saw among the inexperienced,
I noticed among the youths,
a young man lacking sense. Crossing the street near her corner,
he strolled down the road to her houseread more.
at twilight, in the evening,
in the dark of the night. A woman came to meet him
dressed like a prostitute,
having a hidden agenda. She is loud and defiant;
her feet do not stay at home. Now in the street, now in the squares,
she lurks at every corner. She grabs him and kisses him;
she brazenly says to him, “I’ve made fellowship offerings;
today I’ve fulfilled my vows. So I came out to meet you,
to search for you, and I’ve found you. I’ve spread coverings on my bed—
richly colored linen from Egypt. I’ve perfumed my bed
with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. Come, let’s drink deeply of lovemaking until morning.
Let’s feast on each other’s love! My husband isn’t home;
he went on a long journey. He took a bag of money with him
and will come home at the time of the full moon.” She seduces him with her persistent pleading;
she lures with her flattering talk. He follows her impulsively
like an ox going to the slaughter,
like a deer bounding toward a trap until an arrow pierces its liver,
like a bird darting into a snare—
he doesn’t know it will cost him his life. Now, my sons, listen to me,
and pay attention to the words of my mouth. Don’t let your heart turn aside to her ways;
don’t stray onto her paths. For she has brought many down to death;
her victims are countless. Her house is the road to Sheol,
descending to the chambers of death.

From Thematic Bible


Crimes » Treason

2 Kings 15:14

Then Menahem son of Gadi came up from Tirzah to Samaria and struck down Shallum son of Jabesh there. He killed him and became king in his place.

Esther 2:21

During those days while Mordecai was sitting at the King’s Gate, Bigthan and Teresh, two eunuchs who guarded the king’s entrance, became infuriated and planned to assassinate King Ahasuerus.

2 Samuel 15:10

Then Absalom sent messengers throughout the tribes of Israel with this message: “When you hear the sound of the ram’s horn, you are to say, ‘Absalom has become king in Hebron!’”

1 Kings 16:20

The rest of the events of Zimri’s reign, along with the conspiracy that he instigated, are written in the Historical Record of Israel’s Kings.

2 Kings 11:14

As she looked, there was the king standing by the pillar according to the custom. The commanders and the trumpeters were by the king, and all the people of the land were rejoicing and blowing trumpets. Athaliah tore her clothes and screamed “Treason! Treason!”

More verses: 2 Chronicles 22:10

Crimes » Assassination

2 Kings 19:37

One day, while he was worshiping in the temple of his god Nisroch, his sons Adrammelech and Sharezer struck him down with the sword and escaped to the land of Ararat. Then his son Esar-haddon became king in his place.

2 Samuel 3:27

When Abner returned to Hebron, Joab pulled him aside to the middle of the gateway, as if to speak to him privately, and there Joab stabbed him in the stomach. So Abner died in revenge for the death of Asahel, Joab’s brother.

Judges 3:21

Ehud reached with his left hand, took the sword from his right thigh, and plunged it into Eglon’s belly.

2 Samuel 4:6

They entered the interior of the house as if to get wheat and stabbed him in the stomach. Then Rechab and his brother Baanah escaped.

2 Samuel 20:10

Amasa was not on guard against the sword in Joab’s hand, and Joab stabbed him in the stomach with it and spilled his intestines out on the ground. Joab did not stab him again for Amasa was dead. Joab and his brother Abishai pursued Sheba son of Bichri.

More verses: 2 Kings 12:21

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