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37 Bible Verses about Cursing

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Jeremiah 23:10

For the land is full of adulterers;
the land mourns because of the curse,
and the grazing lands in the wilderness have dried up.
Their way of life has become evil,
and their power is not rightly used

Luke 6:45

A good man produces good out of the good storeroom of his heart. An evil man produces evil out of the evil storeroom, for his mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart.

James 3:9-12

We praise our Lord and Father with it, and we curse men who are made in God’s likeness with it. Praising and cursing come out of the same mouth. My brothers, these things should not be this way. Does a spring pour out sweet and bitter water from the same opening? read more.
Can a fig tree produce olives, my brothers, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a saltwater spring yield fresh water.

Colossians 3:8

But now you must also put away all the following: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and filthy language from your mouth.

James 3:10

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

James 5:12

Now above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. Your “yes” must be “yes,” and your “no” must be “no,” so that you won’t fall under judgment.

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.

Psalm 109:17

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

Hosea 10:4

They speak mere words,
taking false oaths while making covenants.
So lawsuits break out
like poisonous weeds in the furrows of a field.

Romans 3:13-18

Their throat is an open grave;
they deceive with their tongues.
Vipers’ venom is under their lips. Their mouth is full of cursing and bitterness. Their feet are swift to shed blood;read more.
ruin and wretchedness are in their paths, and the path of peace they have not known. There is no fear of God before their eyes.

Proverbs 10:31

The mouth of the righteous produces wisdom,
but a perverse tongue will be cut out.

Titus 2:5-8

to be self-controlled, pure, homemakers, kind, and submissive to their husbands, so that God’s message will not be slandered. In the same way, encourage the young men to be self-controlled in everything. Make yourself an example of good works with integrity and dignity in your teaching. read more.
Your message is to be sound beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be ashamed, having nothing bad to say about us.

James 3:5-6

So too, though the tongue is a small part of the body, it boasts great things. Consider how large a forest a small fire ignites. And the tongue is a fire. The tongue, a world of unrighteousness, is placed among the parts of our bodies. It pollutes the whole body, sets the course of life on fire, and is set on fire by hell.

Titus 2:7-8

in everything. Make yourself an example of good works with integrity and dignity in your teaching. Your message is to be sound beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be ashamed, having nothing bad to say about us.

Matthew 15:11

It’s not what goes into the mouth that defiles a man, but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.”

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Cursing » General references to

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.

Psalm 109:17

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

Ecclesiastes 7:22

for you know that many times you yourself have cursed others.

More verses: James 3:9

Cursing » Of parents

Cursing » Forbidden

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.

James 3:10

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

Cursing » Examples of

2 Samuel 16:5

When King David got to Bahurim, a man belonging to the family of the house of Saul was just coming out. His name was Shimei son of Gera, and he was yelling curses as he approached.

1 Samuel 17:43

He said to David, “Am I a dog that you come against me with sticks?” Then he cursed David by his gods.

Cursing » The precepts of jesus concerning

Cursing » Shimei curses david

2 Samuel 16:5-8

When King David got to Bahurim, a man belonging to the family of the house of Saul was just coming out. His name was Shimei son of Gera, and he was yelling curses as he approached. He threw stones at David and at all the royal servants, the people and the warriors on David's right and left. Shimei said as he cursed: "Get out, get out, you worthless murderer! read more.
The Lord has paid you back for all the blood of the house of Saul in whose place you rule, and the Lord has handed the kingdom over to your son Absalom. Look, you are in trouble because you're a murderer!"

Cursing » Apostolic

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Topics on Cursing

Cursing God

2;22;28

“You must not blaspheme God or curse a leader among your people.

Cursing Israel

6;24;9

Balak son of Zippor, king of Moab, set out to fight against Israel. He sent for Balaam son of Beor to curse you,

Cursing The Ungodly

1;49;7

Their anger is cursed, for it is strong,
and their fury, for it is cruel!
I will disperse them throughout Jacob
and scatter them throughout Israel.

Cursing Things

18;3;1

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

God Cursing

1;3;14

Then the Lord God said to the serpent:Because you have done this,
you are cursed more than any livestock
and more than any wild animal.
You will move on your belly
and eat dust all the days of your life.

Ungodly Cursing

19;62;4

They only plan to bring him down
from his high position.
They take pleasure in lying;
they bless with their mouths,
but they curse inwardly.Selah

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