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Theasaurus: Curses

43 Bible Verses about curses

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Psalm 109:17

Yes, he loved cursing, and it came [back] upon him; he delighted not in blessing, and it was far from him.

Psalm 109:28

Let them curse, but do You bless. When adversaries arise, let them be put to shame, but let Your servant rejoice.

Genesis 12:3

And I will bless those who bless you [who confer prosperity or happiness upon you] and curse him who curses or uses insolent language toward you; in you will all the families and kindred of the earth be blessed [and by you they will bless themselves].

Deuteronomy 28:46

They shall be upon you for a sign [of warning to other nations] and for a wonder, and upon your descendants forever.

Deuteronomy 11:29

And when the Lord your God has brought you into the land which you go to possess, you shall set the blessing on Mount Gerizim and the curse on Mount Ebal.

Proverbs 3:33

The curse of the Lord is in and on the house of the wicked, but He declares blessed (joyful and favored with blessings) the home of the just and consistently righteous.

Luke 6:28

Invoke blessings upon and pray for the happiness of those who curse you, implore God's blessing (favor) upon those who abuse you [who revile, reproach, disparage, and high-handedly misuse you].

Numbers 23:8

How can I curse those God has not cursed? Or how can I [violently] denounce those the Lord has not denounced?

Deuteronomy 30:7

And the Lord your God will put all these curses upon your enemies and on those who hate you, who persecute you.

Jeremiah 48:10

Cursed be he who does the work of the Lord negligently [with slackness, deceitfully]; and cursed be he who keeps back his sword from blood [in executing judgment pronounced by the Lord].

Deuteronomy 23:5

Nevertheless, the Lord your God would not listen to Balaam, but the Lord your God turned the curse into a blessing to you, because the Lord your God loves you.

Deuteronomy 11:28

And the curse if you will not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside from the way which I command you this day to go after other gods, which you have not known.

Proverbs 26:2

Like the sparrow in her wandering, like the swallow in her flying, so the causeless curse does not alight.

Ecclesiastes 7:21

Do not give heed to everything that is said, lest you hear your servant cursing you -- "

Galatians 3:13

Christ purchased our freedom [redeeming us] from the curse (doom) of the Law [and its condemnation] by [Himself] becoming a curse for us, for it is written [in the Scriptures], Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree (is crucified);

Deuteronomy 28:20

The Lord shall send you curses, confusion, and rebuke in every enterprise to which you set your hand, until you are destroyed, perishing quickly because of the evil of your doings by which you have forsaken me [Moses and God as one].

Numbers 23:11

And Balak said to Balaam, What have you done to me? I brought you to curse my enemies, and here you have [thoroughly] blessed them instead!

Deuteronomy 28:15

But if you will not obey the voice of the Lord your God, being watchful to do all His commandments and His statutes which I command you this day, then all these curses shall come upon you and overtake you:

James 3:10

Out of the same mouth come forth blessing and cursing. These things, my brethren, ought not to be so.

Matthew 26:74

Then Peter began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, I do not even know the Man! And at that moment a rooster crowed.

Malachi 2:2

If you will not hear and if you will not lay it to heart to give glory to My name, says the Lord of hosts, then I will send the curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings; yes, I have already turned them to curses because you do not lay it to heart.

Isaiah 65:15

And you will leave your name to My chosen [to those who will use it] for a curse; and the Lord God will slay you, but He will call His servants by another name [as much greater than the former name as the name Israel was greater than the name Jacob].

Proverbs 27:14

The flatterer who loudly praises and glorifies his neighbor, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted as cursing him [for he will be suspected of sinister purposes].

Galatians 3:10

And all who depend on the Law [who are seeking to be justified by obedience to the Law of rituals] are under a curse and doomed to disappointment and destruction, for it is written in the Scriptures, Cursed (accursed, devoted to destruction, doomed to eternal punishment) be everyone who does not continue to abide (live and remain) by all the precepts and commands written in the Book of the Law and to practice them.

Job 3:1

After this, Job opened his mouth and cursed his day (birthday).

Deuteronomy 30:19

I call heaven and earth to witness this day against you that I have set before you life and death, the blessings and the curses; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live

Jeremiah 20:14

Cursed be the day on which I was born! Let not the day on which my mother bore me be blessed!

Psalm 109:18

He clothed himself also with cursing as with his garment, and it seeped into his inward [life] like water, and like oil into his bones.

Deuteronomy 27:15

Cursed is the man who makes a graven or molten image, an abomination to the Lord, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and sets it up in secret. All the people shall answer, Amen.

Leviticus 24:15

And you shall say to the Israelites, Whoever curses his God shall bear his sin.

Psalm 59:12

For the sin of their mouths and the words of their lips, let them even be trapped and taken in their pride, and for the cursing and lying which they utter.

Numbers 5:23

The priest shall then write these curses in a book and shall wash them off into the water of bitterness;

Judges 5:23

Curse Meroz, said the messenger of the Lord. Curse bitterly its inhabitants, because they came not to the help of the Lord, to the help of the Lord against the mighty!

Deuteronomy 7:26

Neither shall you bring an abomination (an idol) into your house, lest you become an accursed thing like it; but you shall utterly detest and abhor it, for it is an accursed thing.

Genesis 3:17

And to Adam He said, Because you have listened and given heed to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, saying, You shall not eat of it, the ground is under a curse because of you; in sorrow and toil shall you eat [of the fruits] of it all the days of your life.

Deuteronomy 30:1

And when all these things have come upon you, the blessings and the curses which I have set before you, and you shall call them to mind among all the nations where the Lord your God has driven you,

From Thematic Bible


Curses » Who not to curse

Exodus 22:28

You shall not revile God [the judges as His agents] or esteem lightly or curse a ruler of your people.

Ecclesiastes 10:20

Curse not the king, no, not even in your thoughts, and curse not the rich in your bedchamber, for a bird of the air will carry the voice, and a winged creature will tell the matter.

Curses » Those that curse their parents

Mark 7:10

For Moses said, Honor (revere with tenderness of feeling and deference) your father and your mother, and, He who curses or reviles or speaks evil of or abuses or treats improperly his father or mother, let him surely die.

Curses » Those that are cursed

Psalm 37:20-22

But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambs [that is consumed in smoke] and as the glory of the pastures. They shall vanish; like smoke shall they consume away. The wicked borrow and pay not again [for they may be unable], but the [uncompromisingly] righteous deal kindly and give [for they are able]. For such as are blessed of God shall [in the end] inherit the earth, but they that are cursed of Him shall be cut off.

Jeremiah 17:5-6

Thus says the Lord: Cursed [with great evil] is the strong man who trusts in and relies on frail man, making weak [human] flesh his arm, and whose mind and heart turn aside from the Lord. For he shall be like a shrub or a person naked and destitute in the desert; and he shall not see any good come, but shall dwell in the parched places in the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land.

Curses » The curse of the lord

Proverbs 3:33

The curse of the Lord is in and on the house of the wicked, but He declares blessed (joyful and favored with blessings) the home of the just and consistently righteous.

Curses » The curse causeless

Proverbs 26:2

Like the sparrow in her wandering, like the swallow in her flying, so the causeless curse does not alight.

Topics on Curses

Curses, Christian Response To

42;6;29-30

To the one who strikes you on the jaw or cheek, offer the other jaw or cheek also; and from him who takes away your outer garment, do not withhold your undergarment as well.

Curses, Divine

1;5;29

He named him Noah, saying, This one shall bring us relief and comfort from our work and the [grievous] toil of our hands due to the ground being cursed by the Lord.

Curses, Human

12;2;23-24

He went up from Jericho to Bethel. On the way, young [maturing and accountable] boys came out of the city and mocked him and said to him, Go up [in a whirlwind], you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!