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37 Bible Verses about Cursing

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Jeremiah 23:10

For the land is full [of] adulterers; for the land mourns because of a curse. [The] pastures of [the] desert are dry, and their evil has been their way of running, and their power [is] not right.

Luke 6:45

The good person out of the good treasury of his heart brings forth good, and the evil person out of [his] evil [treasury] brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

James 3:9-12

With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these [things] ought not to be so! A spring does not pour forth from the same opening fresh and bitter [water, does it]?read more.
A fig tree is not able, my brothers, to produce olives, or a grapevine figs. Neither can a saltwater spring produce fresh water.

Deuteronomy 5:11

You shall not take up the name of Yahweh your God for worthless purpose, for Yahweh will not leave unpunished [anyone] who uses his name for worthless purpose.

Colossians 3:8

But now you also lay aside all [these] things: anger, rage, wickedness, slander, abusive language from your mouth.

James 3:10

From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these [things] ought not to be so!

James 5:12

Now above all, my brothers, do not swear either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your yes be yes and your no, no, in order that you may not fall under judgment.

Jeremiah 48:10

[The one who] does the work of Yahweh [with] slackness [is] cursed, and [the one who] keeps away blood from his sword [is] cursed.

Psalm 109:17

Because he loved cursing, let it come [upon] him. Because he did not delight in blessing, let it be far from him.

Hosea 10:4

They utter words of vain oaths [when] {making covenants}, and judgment blossoms like a poisonous plant on the furrows of the field.

Romans 3:13-18

Their throat [is] an opened grave; they deceive with their tongues; the venom of asps [is] under their lips, whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness. Their feet [are] swift to shed blood;read more.
destruction and distress [are] in their paths, and they have not known the way of peace. The fear of God is not before their eyes."

Proverbs 10:31

The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but a tongue of perversity will be cut off.

Titus 2:5-8

[to be] self-controlled, pure, busy at home, good, being subject to their own husbands, in order that the word of God may not be slandered. Likewise, exhort the young men to be self-controlled, concerning everything showing yourself [to be] an example of good deeds, in your teaching [demonstrating] soundness, dignity,read more.
sound message beyond reproach, in order that {an opponent} may be put to shame, [because he] has nothing bad to say concerning us.

James 3:5-6

So also the tongue is a small member [of the body] and boasts great [things]. Behold how small a fire sets ablaze how great a forest! And the tongue [is] a fire! The world of unrighteousness, the tongue, is set among our members, defiling the whole body and setting on fire {the course of human existence}, being set on fire by hell.

Titus 2:7-8

concerning everything showing yourself [to be] an example of good deeds, in your teaching [demonstrating] soundness, dignity, sound message beyond reproach, in order that {an opponent} may be put to shame, [because he] has nothing bad to say concerning us.

Matthew 15:11

It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth--this defiles a person."

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Cursing » General references to

Psalm 59:12

[By] the sin of their mouth [and] the words of their lips, even in their pride, let them be trapped, and for [the] curses and lies they proclaim.

Psalm 109:17

Because he loved cursing, let it come [upon] him. Because he did not delight in blessing, let it be far from him.

Ecclesiastes 7:22

For your heart knows that you also have cursed others many times.

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 the rich even in your own bedroom, for a bird of the sky may carry your voice; a winged messenger may repeat your words.

James 3:10

From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these [things] ought not to be so!

Cursing » Examples of

2 Samuel 16:5

King David came up to Bahurim and suddenly a man from there [was] coming out from the family of the house of Saul, and his name [was] Shimei the son of Gera. {He was cursing as he came out}.

1 Samuel 17:43

So the Philistine said to David, "[Am] I a dog, that you [are] coming to me with sticks?" Then the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

Cursing » The precepts of jesus concerning

Cursing » Shimei curses david

2 Samuel 16:5-8

King David came up to Bahurim and suddenly a man from there [was] coming out from the family of the house of Saul, and his name [was] Shimei the son of Gera. {He was cursing as he came out}. And he threw stones at David and at all the servants of King David and at all the people and at all the mighty warriors on his right and on his left. Shimei said while cursing him, "Go out, go out, [you] {man of bloodshed}, [you] {man of wickedness}. read more.
Yahweh has returned on you all the blood of the household of Saul {whom you have supplanted as king}, and Yahweh has given the kingship into the hand of Absalom your son. Look, you [are] in disaster for you [are] a man of blood."

Cursing » Apostolic

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Cursing Israel

Joshua 24:9

Then Balak son of Zippor, king of Moab, set out and fought against Israel, and he sent and summoned Balaam son of Beor to curse you,

Cursing The Ungodly

Genesis 49:7

Cursed be their anger, for [it is] fierce, and their wrath, for [it is] cruel. I will divide them in Jacob, and I will scatter them in Israel.

God Cursing

Genesis 3:14

Then Yahweh God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, you [will be] cursed more than any domesticated animal and more than any wild animal. On your belly you shall go and dust you shall eat all the days of your life.