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43 Bible Verses about curses

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Psalm 109:17

He loved cursing—let it fall on him;
he took no delight in blessing—let it be far from him.

Psalm 109:28

Though they curse, You will bless.
When they rise up, they will be put to shame,
but Your servant will rejoice.

Deuteronomy 28:46

These curses will be a sign and a wonder against you and your descendants forever.

Deuteronomy 11:29

When the Lord your God brings you into the land you are entering to possess, you are to proclaim the blessing at Mount Gerizim and the curse at Mount Ebal.

Proverbs 3:33

The Lord’s curse is on the household of the wicked,
but He blesses the home of the righteous;

Numbers 23:8

How can I curse someone God has not cursed?
How can I denounce someone the Lord has not denounced?

Deuteronomy 30:7

The Lord your God will put all these curses on your enemies who hate and persecute you.

Jeremiah 48:10

The one who does
the Lord’s business deceitfully is cursed,
and the one who withholds
his sword from bloodshed is cursed.

Deuteronomy 23:5

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

Deuteronomy 11:28

and a curse, if you do not obey the commands of the Lord your God and you turn aside from the path I command you today by following other gods you have not known.

Proverbs 26:2

Like a flitting sparrow or a fluttering swallow,
an undeserved curse goes nowhere.

Ecclesiastes 7:21

Don’t pay attention to everything people say, or you may hear your servant cursing you,

Deuteronomy 28:20

The Lord will send against you curses, confusion, and rebuke in everything you do until you are destroyed and quickly perish, because of the wickedness of your actions in abandoning Me.

Numbers 23:11

“What have you done to me?” Balak asked Balaam. “I brought you to curse my enemies, but look, you have only blessed them!”

James 3:10

Praising and cursing come out of the same mouth. My brothers, these things should not be this way.

Malachi 2:2

If you don’t listen, and if you don’t take it to heart to honor My name,” says Yahweh of Hosts, “I will send a curse among you, and I will curse your blessings. In fact, I have already begun to curse them because you are not taking it to heart.

Isaiah 65:15

You will leave your name behind
as a curse for My chosen ones,
and the Lord God will kill you;
but He will give His servants another name.

Proverbs 27:14

If one blesses his neighbor
with a loud voice early in the morning,
it will be counted as a curse to him.

Galatians 3:10

For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, because it is written:Everyone who does not continue doing everything written in the book of the law is cursed.

Job 3:1

After this, Job began to speak and cursed the day he was born.

Jeremiah 20:14

May the day I was born
be cursed.
May the day my mother bore me
never be blessed.

Psalm 109:18

He wore cursing like his coat—
let it enter his body like water
and go into his bones like oil.

Deuteronomy 27:15

‘The person who makes a carved idol or cast image, which is detestable to the Lord, the work of a craftsman, and sets it up in secret is cursed.’
And all the people will reply, ‘Amen!’

Leviticus 24:15

And tell the Israelites: If anyone curses his God, he will bear the consequences of his sin.

Psalm 59:12

For the sin of their mouths and the words of their lips,
let them be caught in their pride.
They utter curses and lies.

Numbers 5:23

“Then the priest is to write these curses on a scroll and wash them off into the bitter water.

Judges 5:23

“Curse Meroz,” says the Angel of the Lord,
“Bitterly curse her inhabitants,
for they did not come to help the Lord,
to help the Lord against the mighty warriors.”

Deuteronomy 7:26

You must not bring any abhorrent thing into your house, or you will be set apart for destruction like it. You are to utterly detest and abhor it, because it is set apart for destruction.

Deuteronomy 30:1

“When all these things happen to you—the blessings and curses I have set before you—and you come to your senses while you are in all the nations where the Lord your God has driven you,

From Thematic Bible


Curses » Who not to curse

Ecclesiastes 10:20

Do not curse the king even in your thoughts,
and do not curse a rich person even in your bedroom,
for a bird of the sky may carry the message,
and a winged creature may report the matter.

Curses » Those that curse their parents

Curses » Those that are cursed

Psalm 37:20-22

But the wicked will perish; the Lord's enemies, like the glory of the pastures, will fade away- they will fade away like smoke. The wicked borrows and does not repay, but the righteous is gracious and giving. Those who are blessed by Him will inherit the land, but those cursed by Him will be destroyed.

Jeremiah 17:5-6

This is what the Lord says: Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind, who makes [human] flesh his strength and turns his heart from the Lord. He will be like a juniper in the Arabah; he cannot see when good comes but dwells in the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land where no one lives.

Curses » The curse of the lord

Proverbs 3:33

The Lord’s curse is on the household of the wicked,
but He blesses the home of the righteous;

Curses » The curse causeless

Proverbs 26:2

Like a flitting sparrow or a fluttering swallow,
an undeserved curse goes nowhere.

Topics on Curses

Curses, Christian Response To

Luke 6:29-30

If anyone hits you on the cheek, offer the other also. And if anyone takes away your coat, don’t hold back your shirt either.

Curses, Human

2 Kings 2:23-24

From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking up the path, some small boys came out of the city and harassed him, chanting, “Go up, baldy! Go up, baldy!”

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