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38 Bible Verses about evil, warnings against

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Proverbs 6:16-19

The Lord hates six things;
in fact, seven are detestable to Him: arrogant eyes, a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that plots wicked schemes,
feet eager to run to evil,read more.
a lying witness who gives false testimony,
and one who stirs up trouble among brothers.

Isaiah 31:2

But He also is wise and brings disaster.
He does not go back on what He says;
He will rise up against the house of wicked men
and against the allies of evildoers.

Micah 2:1

Woe to those who dream up wickedness
and prepare evil plans on their beds!
At morning light they accomplish it
because the power is in their hands.

Leviticus 20:23

You must not follow the statutes of the nations I am driving out before you, for they did all these things, and I abhorred them.

Ezekiel 20:18

“Then I said to their children in the wilderness: Don’t follow the statutes of your fathers, defile yourselves with their idols, or keep their ordinances.

Luke 12:1

In these circumstances, a crowd of many thousands came together, so that they were trampling on one another. He began to say to His disciples first:“Be on your guard against the yeastof the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

Acts 13:40

So beware that what is said in the prophets does not happen to you:

2 Peter 3:17

Therefore, dear friends, since you know this in advance, be on your guard, so that you are not led away by the error of lawless people and fall from your own stability.

Romans 7:7

What should we say then? Is the law sin? Absolutely not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin if it were not for the law. For example, I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, Do not covet.

Romans 7:13

Therefore, did what is good cause my death? Absolutely not! On the contrary, sin, in order to be recognized as sin, was producing death in me through what is good, so that through the commandment, sin might become sinful beyond measure.

Galatians 3:19

Why then was the law given? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise was made would come. The law was put into effect through angels by means of a mediator.

Galatians 3:24

The law, then, was our guardian until Christ, so that we could be justified by faith.

1 Timothy 1:9-11

We know that the law is not meant for a righteous person, but for the lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinful, for the unholy and irreverent, for those who kill their fathers and mothers, for murderers, for the sexually immoral and homosexuals, for kidnappers, liars, perjurers, and for whatever else is contrary to the sound teaching based on the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was entrusted to me.

Romans 13:1-4

Everyone must submit to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist are instituted by God. So then, the one who resists the authority is opposing God’s command, and those who oppose it will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have its approval. read more.
For government is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, because it does not carry the sword for no reason. For government is God’s servant, an avenger that brings wrath on the one who does wrong.

Deuteronomy 17:7

The witnesses’ hands are to be the first in putting him to death, and after that, the hands of all the people. You must purge the evil from you.

Deuteronomy 21:21

Then all the men of his city will stone him to death. You must purge the evil from you, and all Israel will hear and be afraid.

1 Timothy 2:1-2

First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.

1 Peter 2:13-14

Submit to every human authority because of the Lord, whether to the Emperor as the supreme authority or to governors as those sent out by him to punish those who do what is evil and to praise those who do what is good.

Proverbs 22:8

The one who sows injustice will reap disaster,
and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.

Galatians 6:7-8

Don’t be deceived: God is not mocked. For whatever a man sows he will also reap, because the one who sows to his flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one who sows to the Spirit will reap eternal life from the Spirit.

Deuteronomy 19:18-19

The judges are to make a careful investigation, and if the witness turns out to be a liar who has falsely accused his brother, you must do to him as he intended to do to his brother. You must purge the evil from you.

Proverbs 1:29-31

Because they hated knowledge,
didn’t choose to fear the Lord, were not interested in my counsel,
and rejected all my correction, they will eat the fruit of their way
and be glutted with their own schemes.

Proverbs 14:22

Don’t those who plan evil go astray?
But those who plan good find loyalty and faithfulness.

Proverbs 17:13

If anyone returns evil for good,
evil will never depart from his house.

Hosea 8:7

Indeed, they sow the wind
and reap the whirlwind.
There is no standing grain;
what sprouts fails to yield flour.
Even if they did,
foreigners would swallow it up.

Isaiah 65:12

I will destine you for the sword,
and all of you will kneel down to be slaughtered,
because I called and you did not answer,
I spoke and you did not hear;
you did what was evil in My sight
and chose what I did not delight in.

Psalm 37:9

For evildoers will be destroyed,
but those who put their hope in the Lord
will inherit the land.

Proverbs 6:12-15

A worthless person, a wicked man
goes around speaking dishonestly, winking his eyes, signaling with his feet,
and gesturing with his fingers. He always plots evil with perversity in his heart—
he stirs up trouble.read more.
Therefore calamity will strike him suddenly;
he will be shattered instantly—beyond recovery.

Proverbs 12:7

The wicked are overthrown and perish,
but the house of the righteous will stand.

Malachi 4:1

“For indeed, the day is coming, burning like a furnace, when all the arrogant and everyone who commits wickedness will become stubble. The coming day will consume them,” says the Lord of Hosts, “not leaving them root or branches.

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