37 Bible Verses about Cursing
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Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.
“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.
and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.
If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is worthless.
The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.
With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God; from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way. Does a fountain send out from the same opening both fresh and bitter water?read more.
Can a fig tree, my brethren, produce olives, or a vine produce figs? Nor can salt water produce fresh.
“The one who desires life, to love and see good days,
Must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit.
‘You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.
His mouth is full of curses and deceit and oppression;
Under his tongue is mischief and wickedness.
But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment.
but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior;
You shall not swear falsely by My name, so as to profane the name of your God; I am the Lord.
A gentle answer turns away wrath,
But a harsh word stirs up anger.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
Then to Adam He said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat from it’;
Cursed is the ground because of you;
In toil you will eat of it
All the days of your life.
“Their throat is an open grave,
With their tongues they keep deceiving,”
“The poison of asps is under their lips”;
“Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness”;
“Their feet are swift to shed blood,
Destruction and misery are in their paths,
And the path of peace they have not known.”
“There is no fear of God before their eyes.”
to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored. Likewise urge the young men to be sensible; in all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with purity in doctrine, dignified,read more.
sound in speech which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us.
Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”
Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.
So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things.See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.
in all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with purity in doctrine, dignified, sound in speech which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us.
bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
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Cursing » General references to
Cursing » Of parents
Cursing » Forbidden
Cursing » Examples of
Cursing » The precepts of jesus concerning
Cursing » Shimei curses david
When King David came to Bahurim, behold, there came out from there a man of the family of the house of Saul whose name was Shimei, the son of Gera; he came out cursing continually as he came. He threw stones at David and at all the servants of King David; and all the people and all the mighty men were at his right hand and at his left. Thus Shimei said when he cursed, "Get out, get out, you man of bloodshed, and worthless fellow! read more.
"The LORD has returned upon you all the bloodshed of the house of Saul, in whose place you have reigned; and the LORD has given the kingdom into the hand of your son Absalom. And behold, you are taken in your own evil, for you are a man of bloodshed!"
Cursing » Apostolic
Punishment » Death penalty » Mosaic law » Death penalty » Cursing » Parents
“He who strikes his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.
Topics on Cursing
The Lord God said to the serpent,
Cursed are you more than all cattle,
And more than every beast of the field;
On your belly you will go,
All the days of your life;
But inwardly they curse.