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82 Bible Verses about Evil

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Mark 3:28-30

I tell all of you with certainty, people will be forgiven their sins and whatever blasphemies they utter. But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit can never be forgiven, but is guilty of eternal sin." "because they had been saying, "He has an unclean spirit."

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Activity » Evil » General references to

Proverbs 1:16

For they run toward evil; these enticers shed blood without hesitation.

Proverbs 4:16

For they cannot sleep unless they are doing evil, and they are robbed of their sleep unless they cause someone to stumble.

Isaiah 59:7

Their feet rush to evil, and they are quick to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; ruin, destruction, and violence are in their paths.

Micah 2:1

"Woe to those who are crafting iniquity, planning evil well into the night! When morning's light comes, they carry out their plans because they have the power to do so.

More verses: Romans 3:15 1 Peter 5:8

Alliances » Evil » Examples of heathen nations uniting in

Joshua 9:2

united together as one to fight against both Joshua and Israel.

Joshua 10:5

So the five kings of the Amorites the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon gathered their armies together and advanced with all of their armies toward Gideon, camped there, and laid siege to it.

Joshua 10:33

Then Horam king of Gezer appeared to help Lachish. So Joshua attacked him and his army, until he left no one remaining.

Joshua 11:5

After all these kings had gathered together, they went out and camped together at the waters of Merom to fight Israel.

Judges 3:13

Eglon assembled together the Ammonites and the Amalekites, proceeded to attack Israel, and captured the cities of palms.

Alliances » Evil » Examples of God's people seeking

2 Chronicles 20:35

Sometime later, King Jehoshaphat of Judah entered into a military alliance with King Ahaziah of Israel, acting wickedly by doing so.

Jeremiah 2:25

"Don't run until your feet are bare and your throat is dry. But you say, "It's hopeless! Because I love foreign gods, I'll go after them!'"

1 Kings 15:19

"Let's make a treaty between you and me," he said, "just like the one between my father and your father. Notice that I've sent you silver and gold to break your treaty with King Baasha of Israel, so he'll retreat from his attack on me."

2 Chronicles 18:1

After Jehoshaphat had become wealthy and was enjoying abundant honor, he allied himself to Ahab.

Isaiah 30:2

They set out to go down to Egypt, without asking my advice; taking refuge in Pharaoh's protection, and seeking shelter in Egypt's shadow.

More verses: Isaiah 31:1 Hosea 12:1

Choice » Evil

Isaiah 65:12

I'll consign you to the sword, and all of you will bend down for the slaughter because when I called, you didn't answer, when I spoke, you didn't listen; but you did what was evil in my sight, and chose what I took no pleasure in."

Proverbs 1:29

"Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD;

Isaiah 66:3

"Whoever slaughters an ox is just like one who kills a human being; whoever sacrifices a lamb is just like one who breaks a dog's neck; whoever makes a grain offering is just like one who offers pig's blood; and whoever makes a memorial offering of frankincense is just like one who blesses an idol. Yes, these have chosen their own ways, and they take delight in their contaminated actions.

Matthew 27:21

So the governor asked them, "Which of the two men do you want me to release for you?" "Barabbas!" they replied.

Companionship » Evil » A snare to jehoshaphat

2 Chronicles 19:2

where Hanani's son Jehu, the seer, went out to meet him. He asked King Jehoshaphat, "Should you be helping those who are wicked, yes or no? Should you love those who hate the LORD? Wrath is headed your way directly from the LORD because of this.

2 Chronicles 18:1

After Jehoshaphat had become wealthy and was enjoying abundant honor, he allied himself to Ahab.

Companionship » Evil » Corrupt good morals

Companionship » Evil » Injured lot

Genesis 13:12-13

So Abram lived in the land of Canaan, while Lot settled in the cities of the plain, setting up his tent in the vicinity of Sodom. Now the men of Sodom were particularly evil and sinful in their defiance of the LORD.

Companionship » Evil » A detriment to israel

Numbers 11:4

Meanwhile, certain riff-raff among the people had an insatiable appetite for food. As a result, they wept and turned back, and the Israelis cried out, "If only somebody would feed us some meat!

Companionship » Evil » Devoured the strength of ephraim

Hosea 7:9

Foreigners have consumed his strength, and he hasn't noticed. Furthermore, his head is sprinkled with gray hair, but he doesn't realize it.

Counsel » Evil

Numbers 31:16

"Look! These women were the same ones who were counseled by Balaam to cause the Israelis to commit a grievous sin against the LORD at Peor. As a result, that plague infected the LORD's community.

Job 2:9

Then his wife told him, "Do you remain firm in your integrity? Curse God and die!"

1 Kings 12:28

So the king sought some advice and then built two golden calves and announced, "It's too difficult for you to travel to Jerusalem. So here are your gods, Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt!"

1 Kings 12:10

"This is what you should tell these people who asked you "Your father made our burden heavy, but you must make it lighter for us!'" the young men who grew up with Rehoboam replied. "Tell them, "My little finger will be thicker than my father's whole body!

2 Chronicles 10:10

"This is what you should tell the people who asked you: "Your father made our burden heavy, but you must make it lighter for us!'" the young men who had grown up with Rehoboam replied. "Tell them "My little finger will be thicker than my father's whole body!

More verses: 2 Chronicles 22:3

Day » A time of judgment called a day of » Evil

Jeremiah 17:17

Don't be a terror to me. You are my refuge in a day of trouble.

Amos 6:3

"Disbelieving that a day of evil will come, embracing opportunities to commit violence,

Ephesians 6:13

For this reason, take up the whole armor of God so that you may be able to take a stand whenever evil comes. And when you have done everything you could, you will be able to stand firm.

Desire » Evil

Habakkuk 2:5

Moreover, just as wine leads astray the proud and powerful man, he remains restless; he has expanded his appetite like the afterlife or death itself, he is never satisfied. He gathers to himself all of the nations, taking captive all of the people for himself."

Numbers 11:4

Meanwhile, certain riff-raff among the people had an insatiable appetite for food. As a result, they wept and turned back, and the Israelis cried out, "If only somebody would feed us some meat!

Proverbs 21:10

The soul of the wicked craves evil; he extends no mercy to his neighbor.

Proverbs 30:15

The leech has two daughters: "Give" and "Give". Three things will never be satisfied; four will never say "Enough" -

Evil » The reward for doing evil

Jeremiah 32:32-36

because of all the evil that the Israelis and Judeans have done to provoke me. They, their kings, their officials, their priests, their prophets, the people of Judah, and those living in Jerusalem have done these things. They have turned their backs to me rather than their faces. Even though I taught them, teaching them again and again, they didn't listen to accept correction. They put their detestable idols in the house that is called by my name and defiled it. read more.
They built the high places of Baal that are in the Hinnom Valley in order to sacrifice their sons and daughters to Molech something that I didn't command, nor did it ever enter my mind for them to require this utterly repugnant thing and lead Judah into sin." "Now therefore," says the LORD God of Israel, "concerning this city about which you are saying, "It is being given into the control of the king of Babylon by sword, famine, and plague,'

Isaiah 65:11-15

But as for you who forsake the LORD, who forget my holy mountain, who spread a table for Fortune and fill drink offerings for Destiny, I'll consign you to the sword, and all of you will bend down for the slaughter because when I called, you didn't answer, when I spoke, you didn't listen; but you did what was evil in my sight, and chose what I took no pleasure in." Therefore, this is what the LORD says: "See, my servants will eat, but you'll go hungry; my servants will drink, but you'll go thirsty; my servants will rejoice, but you'll be put to shame. read more.
My servants will sing in gladness of heart, but you'll cry for help from anguish of heart, and you'll howl from brokenness of spirit. You'll leave your name to my chosen ones as a curse, and the Lord GOD will put you to death permanently.

Isaiah 66:1-4

This is what the LORD says: "Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Where is the house that you would build for me, and where will my resting place be? All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came into being," declares the LORD. "But this is the one to whom I will look favorably: to the one who is humble and contrite in spirit, and who trembles at my message. "Whoever slaughters an ox is just like one who kills a human being; whoever sacrifices a lamb is just like one who breaks a dog's neck; whoever makes a grain offering is just like one who offers pig's blood; and whoever makes a memorial offering of frankincense is just like one who blesses an idol. Yes, these have chosen their own ways, and they take delight in their contaminated actions. read more.
Therefore I, too, will choose harsh treatment for them, and will bring upon them what they dread. For when I called, no one answered; when I spoke, they didn't listen; but they did what I consider to be evil, and chose what doesn't please me."

Deuteronomy 31:29

because I know that after my death, you'll surely act wickedly and turn from the road that I've instructed you. As a result, evil will fall on you in days to come, because you'll act wickedly in the sight of the LORD, causing him to become angry due to your behavior."

2 Kings 21:10-16

So the LORD announced through his prophets, "Because King Manasseh of Judah has committed these despicable things, acting more sinfully than did all of the Amorites who preceded him, including making Judah sin with its idols, therefore this is what the LORD God of Israel says: "Look! I'm going to bring such a disaster to Jerusalem and Judah that both ears of those who hear about it will ring. read more.
I'll stretch out over Jerusalem the measuring line that is Samaria and the plumb line that is Ahab's dynasty. Then I'll wipe Jerusalem like one wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down! I will abandon the survivors of my heritage and hand them over to their enemies. They will become war booty and spoil to all of their enemies, because they have done what I consider to be evil and they have provoked me from the day their ancestors left Egypt right up to this day!'" In addition to this, Manasseh shed lots of innocent blood until he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another besides his sin by which he caused Judah to sin by practicing what the LORD considered to be evil.

Evil » Confess Christ » Thoughts

Jeremiah 4:14

Jerusalem, wash your evil from your heart so that you may be delivered. How long will you harbor evil schemes within you?

Deuteronomy 15:9

Be careful not to think this wicked thought to yourselves: "The seventh year, the year of remission, is drawing near,' and you show ill will toward your poor relative and not give to him. He may then call to the LORD on account of you, and you will be guilty of sin.

Evil » Women evil women » General references to

Nehemiah 13:26

Didn't Solomon, king of Israel, sin by doing these things, even though among many nations there was no king like him who was loved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel? Even so, foreign women caused him to sin.

Job 2:9

Then his wife told him, "Do you remain firm in your integrity? Curse God and die!"

Matthew 14:6

But when Herod's birthday celebration was held, the daughter of Herodias danced before the guests. She pleased Herod

1 Kings 18:4

had taken 100 prophets and had hidden them by fifties in a cave, providing them with food and water when Jezebel was trying to destroy the LORD's prophets.

Evil » Kiss » Put away

Deuteronomy 21:21

Then all the men of his city are to stone him with boulders so that he dies. This is how you will remove this evil from among you. Then all Israel will hear of it and will be afraid."

Deuteronomy 24:7

"If a man is found kidnapping his relative, a fellow Israeli, and mistreats or sells him, that kidnapper must die. By doing this, you will remove this evil from among you.

Deuteronomy 17:7

Let the witnesses be the first to begin executing them, then the rest of the people shall follow. By doing this you will purge evil from among you."

Deuteronomy 19:19

do to him just as he intended to do to his relative. By doing this you will purge evil from your midst.

Evil » Devices » General references to

Micah 2:1

"Woe to those who are crafting iniquity, planning evil well into the night! When morning's light comes, they carry out their plans because they have the power to do so.

Psalm 36:4

He devises iniquity on his bed and is determined to follow a path that is not good. He does not resist evil.

Proverbs 24:8

The person who plans on doing evil will be called a schemer.

Evil » Speech evil speaking » Vain talk condemned

Titus 1:10

For there are many people who are rebellious, especially those who are converts from Judaism. They speak utter nonsense and deceive people.

Job 11:2

"Shouldn't a multitude of words be answered, or a person who talks too much be vindicated?

Job 15:3

Should he engage in unprofitable argument, or give a speech that benefits no one?

Evil » The whole » Imagination

Psalm 38:12

Those who seek my life lay snares for me; those who seek to do me harm brag all day long about their wicked planning.

Ezekiel 8:12

the Spirit asked me, "Do you see, Son of Man, what the elders of Israel's house are doing in secret, each in the chamber of his own carved idol? They keep saying, "God doesn't see us. The LORD has abandoned the land.'"

Evil » Results of » Desire

Habakkuk 2:5

Moreover, just as wine leads astray the proud and powerful man, he remains restless; he has expanded his appetite like the afterlife or death itself, he is never satisfied. He gathers to himself all of the nations, taking captive all of the people for himself."

Numbers 11:4

Meanwhile, certain riff-raff among the people had an insatiable appetite for food. As a result, they wept and turned back, and the Israelis cried out, "If only somebody would feed us some meat!

Proverbs 21:10

The soul of the wicked craves evil; he extends no mercy to his neighbor.

Proverbs 30:15

The leech has two daughters: "Give" and "Give". Three things will never be satisfied; four will never say "Enough" -

Evil » Spirits » Cast out of men

Acts 5:16

Crowds continued coming in even from the towns around Jerusalem bringing their sick and those who were troubled by unclean spirits, and all of them were healed.

Acts 16:18

She kept doing this for many days until Paul became annoyed, turned to her and told the spirit, "I command you in the name of Jesus the Messiah to come out of her!" And it came out that very moment.

Acts 19:12

When handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched his skin were taken to the sick, their diseases left them and evil spirits went out of them.

Evil » Results of » Separation from evil associations, the duty of

2 Corinthians 6:17

Therefore, "Get away from them and separate yourselves from them," declares the Lord, "and don't touch anything unclean. Then I will welcome you.

2 Thessalonians 3:6

In the name of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, we command you, brothers, to keep away from every brother who is living in idleness and not living according to the tradition that they received from us.

Evil » Speech evil speaking » General references to

Psalm 36:3

The words from his mouth are vain and deceptive. He has abandoned behaving wisely and doing good.

James 3:6

The tongue is a fire, a world of evil. Placed among the parts of our bodies, the tongue contaminates the whole body and sets on fire the course of life, and is itself set on fire by hell.

Evil » Slander » False accusations, general references to

1 Samuel 1:14

Eli told her, "How long will you stay drunk? Put away your wine!"

Nehemiah 6:7

It is reported among the nations and Gashmu confirms this that you and the Jews are planning a revolt, and that you're rebuilding the wall in order to declare yourself king. According to these reports, you also have appointed prophets to proclaim about you in Jerusalem, "There is a king in Judah!" Since these words are being reported to the king, come and let's meet together.

Job 2:5

However, stretch out your hand and strike his bones and flesh, and he'll curse you to your face, won't he?"

Job 22:6

"After all, you've taken collateral from your relatives for no reason; you stripped the naked of their clothing.

Jeremiah 37:13

He was in the Gate of Benjamin, and chief officer Irijah, Shelemiah's son and the grandson of Hananiah, was there. He arrested Jeremiah the prophet, accusing him: "You are going over to the Chaldeans!"

Evil » Alliances » Examples of heathen nations uniting in

Joshua 9:2

united together as one to fight against both Joshua and Israel.

Joshua 10:5

So the five kings of the Amorites the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon gathered their armies together and advanced with all of their armies toward Gideon, camped there, and laid siege to it.

Joshua 10:33

Then Horam king of Gezer appeared to help Lachish. So Joshua attacked him and his army, until he left no one remaining.

Joshua 11:5

After all these kings had gathered together, they went out and camped together at the waters of Merom to fight Israel.

Judges 3:13

Eglon assembled together the Ammonites and the Amalekites, proceeded to attack Israel, and captured the cities of palms.

Evil » Doers » Evil example to be shunned

2 Peter 3:17

And so, dear friends, since you already know these things, continuously be on your guard not to be carried away by the deception of lawless people. Otherwise, you may fall from your secure position.

Leviticus 20:23

You are not to live by the customs of the nations, whom I've cast away right in front of you. Because they did all of these things, I detested them.

Ezekiel 20:18

I told their children in the wilderness, "You are not to follow the statutes of your ancestors, observe their ordinances, or be defiled by their idols.

Proverbs 22:24-25

Don't make friends with a hot-tempered man, and do not associate with someone who is easily angered, or you may learn his ways and find yourself caught in a trap.

Evil » Departing from evil

Proverbs 4:14-15

Do not enter the path of the wicked, or go along the way of evil men. Avoid it! Don't travel on it! Turn away from it, and pass on by.

Isaiah 1:16

"Wash yourselves, and make yourselves clean; remove your evil behavior from my presence; stop practicing what is evil.

Evil » Filled » Moral

Genesis 6:12

God looked at the earth, observing how corrupt its population had become, because the entire human race had corrupted itself.

Isaiah 28:8

For all the tables are covered in vomit and filth, with no clean space left.

Jeremiah 5:28

and have grown fat and sleek. There is no limit to their evil deeds. They don't argue the case of the orphan to secure justice. They don't defend the rights of the poor.

Evil » Alliances » Examples of God's people seeking

2 Chronicles 20:35

Sometime later, King Jehoshaphat of Judah entered into a military alliance with King Ahaziah of Israel, acting wickedly by doing so.

Jeremiah 2:25

"Don't run until your feet are bare and your throat is dry. But you say, "It's hopeless! Because I love foreign gods, I'll go after them!'"

1 Kings 15:19

"Let's make a treaty between you and me," he said, "just like the one between my father and your father. Notice that I've sent you silver and gold to break your treaty with King Baasha of Israel, so he'll retreat from his attack on me."

2 Chronicles 18:1

After Jehoshaphat had become wealthy and was enjoying abundant honor, he allied himself to Ahab.

Isaiah 30:2

They set out to go down to Egypt, without asking my advice; taking refuge in Pharaoh's protection, and seeking shelter in Egypt's shadow.

More verses: Isaiah 31:1 Hosea 12:1

Evil » Confess Christ » Spirits, destiny of

Revelation 20:3

He threw him into the bottomless pit, locked it, and sealed it over him to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were over. After that, he must be set free for a little while.

Jude 1:6

He has also held in eternal chains those angels who did not keep their own position but abandoned their assigned place. They are held in deepest darkness for judgment on the great day.

Evil » Way » General references to

Isaiah 59:8

The pathway of peace they do not know, and there is no justice in their courses. They have made their roads crooked; no one who walks in them will know peace."

Matthew 7:13

"Go in through the narrow gate, because the gate is wide and the road is spacious that leads to destruction, and many people are entering by it.

Evil » Who shall have evil upon them

Isaiah 47:10-11

"You trusted in your own knowledge. You said, "No one sees me.' Your wisdom and knowledge have misled you. You said in your heart, "I am the one, and there will be none besides me.' "But disaster will come upon you, and you will not know how to charm it away. A calamity will befall you that you will not be able to ward off; and devastation will come upon you suddenly, and you won't anticipate it.

Deuteronomy 31:29

because I know that after my death, you'll surely act wickedly and turn from the road that I've instructed you. As a result, evil will fall on you in days to come, because you'll act wickedly in the sight of the LORD, causing him to become angry due to your behavior."

2 Kings 21:10-16

So the LORD announced through his prophets, "Because King Manasseh of Judah has committed these despicable things, acting more sinfully than did all of the Amorites who preceded him, including making Judah sin with its idols, therefore this is what the LORD God of Israel says: "Look! I'm going to bring such a disaster to Jerusalem and Judah that both ears of those who hear about it will ring. read more.
I'll stretch out over Jerusalem the measuring line that is Samaria and the plumb line that is Ahab's dynasty. Then I'll wipe Jerusalem like one wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down! I will abandon the survivors of my heritage and hand them over to their enemies. They will become war booty and spoil to all of their enemies, because they have done what I consider to be evil and they have provoked me from the day their ancestors left Egypt right up to this day!'" In addition to this, Manasseh shed lots of innocent blood until he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another besides his sin by which he caused Judah to sin by practicing what the LORD considered to be evil.

2 Kings 22:16-17

"This is what the Lord says: "Look! I'm bringing disaster on this place and on its inhabitants everything written in the book that the king of Judah has read because they have abandoned me, burned incense to other gods, and they have provoked me to anger with everything that they've done. Therefore my anger is kindled against this place and it won't be quenched!'"

2 Chronicles 34:24-25

"This is what the LORD God of Israel says: "Tell the man who sent you to me, "This is what the LORD says: "Pay attention! I'm bringing evil to visit this place and its inhabitants every single curse written in the book that they've been reading to the King of Judah. Because they abandoned me and have burned incense to other gods, provoking me to become angry at everything they're doing, therefore my wrath is about to be poured out on this place, and it won't be quenched.'"'

More verses: Jeremiah 23:9-12

Evil » Speech evil speaking » Backbiting

2 Corinthians 12:20

I am afraid that I may come and somehow find you not as I want to find you, and that you may find me not as you want to find me. Perhaps there will be quarreling, jealousy, anger, selfishness, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorderly conduct.

Psalm 15:3

The one who does not slander with his tongue, who does no evil to his neighbor, and who does not destroy his friend's reputation.

More verses: Jeremiah 9:4 Romans 1:30

Evil » What is evil

James 4:13-16

Now listen, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a town, stay there a year, conduct business, and make money." You do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead you should say, "If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that." read more.
But you boast about your proud intentions. All such boasting is evil.

Jeremiah 2:13

"Indeed, my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living water, and they have dug cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that cannot hold water."

Jeremiah 17:9-10

"The heart is more deceitful than anything. It is incurable who can know it? I am the LORD who searches the heart, who tests the inner depths to give to each person according to what he deserves, according to the fruit of his deeds.

Isaiah 32:7

Furthermore, the crimes of bad people are evil; and they devise wicked schemes, destroying the poor with lying words, even when needy people plead a just cause.

Evil » Influences » Evil influences emanate from the unGodly

1 Kings 21:25

It can be truly said that no one else sold himself to practice what the LORD considered to be evil quite like the way Ahab did, because his wife Jezebel incited him.

2 Chronicles 21:6

He lived like the kings of Israel, following the example of Ahab's dynasty, since he had married Ahab's daughter, and he practiced what the LORD considered to be evil.

1 Kings 11:4

because as Solomon grew older, his wives turned his affections away after other gods, and his heart was not fully as devoted to the LORD his God as his father David's heart had been.

Acts 13:8

But Elymas the occult practitioner (that is the meaning of his name) continued to oppose them and tried to turn the proconsul away from the faith.

Jeremiah 23:15

Therefore, this is what the LORD God of the Heavenly Armies says about the prophets, "I'm about to make them eat wormwood and drink poisoned water, because godlessness has spread from the prophets of Jerusalem throughout the land."

More verses: Mark 15:11 Romans 2:24

Evil » Social in the church » Generation

Deuteronomy 32:5

But those who are not his children acted corruptly against him; they are a defective and perverted generation.

Luke 9:41

Jesus answered, "You unbelieving and perverted generation! How much longer must I be with you and put up with you? Bring your son here!"

Matthew 12:45

Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they go in and settle there. And so the final condition of that person becomes worse than the first. That's just what will happen to this evil generation!"

More verses: Matthew 3:7 Matthew 12:39

Evil » Speech evil speaking » Talebearers condemned

Leviticus 19:16

"You are not to go around slandering your people. "You are not to stand idle when your neighbor's life is at stake. I am the LORD.

Proverbs 18:8

The words of a gossip are like choice morsels as they descend to the innermost parts of the body.

More verses: Proverbs 20:19

Evil » Social in the church » In politics

Psalm 35:12

They paid me back evil for good; my soul mourns.

Proverbs 17:13

The person who repays good with evil will never see evil leave his home.

More verses: Jeremiah 18:20 John 10:32

Evil » Activity » General references to

Proverbs 1:16

For they run toward evil; these enticers shed blood without hesitation.

Proverbs 4:16

For they cannot sleep unless they are doing evil, and they are robbed of their sleep unless they cause someone to stumble.

Isaiah 59:7

Their feet rush to evil, and they are quick to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; ruin, destruction, and violence are in their paths.

Micah 2:1

"Woe to those who are crafting iniquity, planning evil well into the night! When morning's light comes, they carry out their plans because they have the power to do so.

More verses: Romans 3:15 1 Peter 5:8

Evil » Results of » Counsel

Numbers 31:16

"Look! These women were the same ones who were counseled by Balaam to cause the Israelis to commit a grievous sin against the LORD at Peor. As a result, that plague infected the LORD's community.

Job 2:9

Then his wife told him, "Do you remain firm in your integrity? Curse God and die!"

1 Kings 12:28

So the king sought some advice and then built two golden calves and announced, "It's too difficult for you to travel to Jerusalem. So here are your gods, Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt!"

1 Kings 12:10

"This is what you should tell these people who asked you "Your father made our burden heavy, but you must make it lighter for us!'" the young men who grew up with Rehoboam replied. "Tell them, "My little finger will be thicker than my father's whole body!

2 Chronicles 10:10

"This is what you should tell the people who asked you: "Your father made our burden heavy, but you must make it lighter for us!'" the young men who had grown up with Rehoboam replied. "Tell them "My little finger will be thicker than my father's whole body!

More verses: 2 Chronicles 22:3

Evil » Doers » Warnings to

Psalm 37:9

Those who do evil will perish. But those who wait on the LORD will inherit the land.

Psalm 94:16

Who will rise up for me against the wicked? Who will stand for me against those who practice iniquity?

Isaiah 9:17

Therefore the Lord does not have pity on their young men, and has no compassion on their orphans and widows, because each of them was godless and an evildoer, and every mouth spoke folly. "Yet for all this, his anger has not turned away, and his hand is still stretched out, ready to strike.

More verses: Isaiah 14:20 Isaiah 31:2

Evil » Sowing » Sowing evil, on the part of the wicked

Job 4:8

It's been my experience that those who plow the soil of iniquity and those who sow the seed of trouble will reap their harvest!

Hosea 8:7

"Because they sow the wind, they will reap the wind storm. The plant has no stalk and its bud yields no grain. Even if there's a harvest, foreigners will gobble it up.

Proverbs 22:8

Whoever sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the anger he uses for a weapon will be destroyed.

More verses: Proverbs 16:28

Evil » Speech evil speaking » Warnings against

James 3:6

The tongue is a fire, a world of evil. Placed among the parts of our bodies, the tongue contaminates the whole body and sets on fire the course of life, and is itself set on fire by hell.

James 4:11

Do not criticize each other, brothers. Whoever makes it his habit to criticize his brother or to judge his brother is judging the Law and condemning the Law. But if you condemn the Law, you are not a practicer of the Law but its judge.

More verses: Titus 3:1-2

Evil » Speaking » Warnings against

James 3:6

The tongue is a fire, a world of evil. Placed among the parts of our bodies, the tongue contaminates the whole body and sets on fire the course of life, and is itself set on fire by hell.

James 4:11

Do not criticize each other, brothers. Whoever makes it his habit to criticize his brother or to judge his brother is judging the Law and condemning the Law. But if you condemn the Law, you are not a practicer of the Law but its judge.

More verses: Titus 3:1-2

Evil » Whispering » Evil whispering, general references to

2 Corinthians 12:20

I am afraid that I may come and somehow find you not as I want to find you, and that you may find me not as you want to find me. Perhaps there will be quarreling, jealousy, anger, selfishness, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorderly conduct.

Psalm 41:7

As for all who hate me, they whisper together against me; they desire to do me harm.

Proverbs 26:22

The words of a gossip are like delicate morsels; they sink down deep within.

Evil » Speech evil speaking » Evil whispering, general references to

2 Corinthians 12:20

I am afraid that I may come and somehow find you not as I want to find you, and that you may find me not as you want to find me. Perhaps there will be quarreling, jealousy, anger, selfishness, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorderly conduct.

Psalm 41:7

As for all who hate me, they whisper together against me; they desire to do me harm.

Proverbs 26:22

The words of a gossip are like delicate morsels; they sink down deep within.

Evil » Devices » Will be defeated

Proverbs 12:2

The good person will gain favor from the LORD, but the man who plots evil will be condemned by him.

Psalm 33:10

The LORD makes void the counsel of nations; he frustrates the plans of nations.

Esther 9:25

But when Esther came before the king, he ordered through a letter that the evil plot that Haman had devised against the Jewish people be rescinded, and that he and his sons be hanged on poles.

Job 5:12

He frustrates the plans of the crafty; so that what they work for never succeeds.

More verses: Psalm 10:2

Evil » Social in the church » Fulness

Acts 13:10

and said, "You're full of every form of deception and trickery, you son of the Devil, you enemy of all that is right! You'll never stop perverting the straight ways of the Lord, will you?

Ecclesiastes 9:3

There is a tragedy that infects everything that happens on earth: a common event happens to everyone. In fact, the hearts of human beings are full of evil. Madness remains in their hearts while they live, and afterwards they join the dead.

Matthew 23:31-32

Therefore, you testify against yourselves that you are descendants of those who murdered the prophets. Then finish what your ancestors started!

Evil » Slander » Of Christ and his disciples

Matthew 11:19

The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, "Look, a glutton and a drunk, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Absolved from every act of sin, is wisdom by her kith and kin."

Luke 23:2

They began to accuse him, "We found this man corrupting our nation, forbidding us to pay taxes to Caesar, and saying that he is the Messiah, a king."

Acts 6:13

They had false witnesses stand up and say, "This man never stops saying things against this Holy Place and against the Law.

More verses: Acts 24:5

Evil » Slander » General references to

Jeremiah 9:4

"Beware of your neighbors, and don't trust any of your relatives. For all of your relatives act deceitfully, and every friend goes around as a slanderer.

Psalm 31:13

I have heard the slander of many; it is like terror all around me, as they conspire together and plot to take my life.

Evil » Zeal » Against » Manifested by evil men in pursuing their plans

Philippians 3:6

As for my zeal, I was a persecutor of the church. As far as righteousness in the Law is concerned, I was blameless.

Acts 26:11

I would even punish them frequently in every synagogue and try to make them blaspheme. Raging furiously against them, I would hunt them down even in distant cities.

Micah 7:3

And speaking of evil, they practice it eagerly with both hands! Both leader and judge demand a bribe, the famous confess their perverted desires, and they scheme together.

Galatians 1:13

For you have heard about my earlier life in Judaism how I kept violently persecuting God's church and was trying to destroy it.

Matthew 23:15

"How terrible it will be for you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to make a single convert, and when this happens you make him twice as fit for hell as you are.

Evil » Speech evil speaking » The tongue to be restrained

Evil » Influence » Evil influence of unfaithful Christians

Romans 14:15

For if your brother is being hurt by what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. Do not destroy the person for whom the Messiah died by what you eat.

1 Corinthians 5:6

Your boasting is not good. You know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough, don't you?

1 Corinthians 8:10

For if anyone with a weak conscience sees you, who know better, eating in an idol's temple, he will be encouraged to eat what has been offered to idols, won't he?

Evil » Kiss » Partakers of

Revelation 18:4

Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, so that you don't participate in her sins and also suffer from her diseases.

2 John 1:11

because the one who welcomes him shares in his evil deeds.

Evil » Women evil women » Stir up strife

Evil » Words evil words of men » Works

John 8:41

You are doing your father's actions." They told him, "We're not illegitimate children. We have one Father, God himself."

2 Peter 2:8

for as long as that righteous man lived among them, day after day he was being tortured in his righteous soul by what he saw and heard in their lawless actions

Evil » Results of » Deeds

John 8:41

You are doing your father's actions." They told him, "We're not illegitimate children. We have one Father, God himself."

2 Peter 2:8

for as long as that righteous man lived among them, day after day he was being tortured in his righteous soul by what he saw and heard in their lawless actions

Evil » Kiss » Passions

Romans 1:26

For this reason, God delivered them to degrading passions as their females exchanged their natural sexual function for one that is unnatural.

Evil » Slander » Examples of

2 Samuel 10:3

But when David's delegation arrived in Ammonite territory, the Ammonite officials asked their lord Hanun, "Do you think that because David has sent a delegation of consolers to you that he is honoring your father? His delegation has arrived intending to search, scout the land, and then overthrow it, hasn't it?"

Job 1:11

However, stretch out your hand and strike everything he owns, and he will curse you to your face."

Amos 7:10

So Amaziah priest of Bethel sent a message to Jeroboam king of Israel. It said, "Amos has been conspiring against you in the very heart of the house of Israel! The land cannot bear everything he has to say,

Evil » Pharisaic separation condemned » Choice

Isaiah 65:12

I'll consign you to the sword, and all of you will bend down for the slaughter because when I called, you didn't answer, when I spoke, you didn't listen; but you did what was evil in my sight, and chose what I took no pleasure in."

Proverbs 1:29

"Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD;

Isaiah 66:3

"Whoever slaughters an ox is just like one who kills a human being; whoever sacrifices a lamb is just like one who breaks a dog's neck; whoever makes a grain offering is just like one who offers pig's blood; and whoever makes a memorial offering of frankincense is just like one who blesses an idol. Yes, these have chosen their own ways, and they take delight in their contaminated actions.

Matthew 27:21

So the governor asked them, "Which of the two men do you want me to release for you?" "Barabbas!" they replied.

Evil » Doers » Eye

Mark 7:22

adultery, greed, wickedness, cheating, shameless lust, envy, slander, arrogance, and foolishness.

Deuteronomy 28:54

Even the compassionate man among you the very sensitive one will look with evil in his eyes toward his brother, his beloved wife, and his surviving sons, whom he spared.

Luke 11:34

Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light. But when it's evil, your body is full of darkness.

Evil » Kiss » The treacherous kiss

2 Samuel 20:9

Joab asked Amasa, "Is everything going well with you, my brother?" As Joab took Amasa by his beard to greet him,

2 Samuel 15:5

Furthermore, if a man approached him to bow down in front of him, he would put out his hand, grab him, and embrace him.

Mark 14:45

So Judas immediately went up to Jesus and said, "Rabbi," and kissed him tenderly.

Evil » Kiss » Roots of

Malachi 4:1

"The coming day is certainly going to burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and all who practice evil will be stubble the coming day will set them on fire," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, "so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.

Matthew 3:10

The ax already lies against the roots of the trees. So every tree that isn't producing good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.

Isaiah 5:24

Therefore, as flames of fire devour straw, as dry grass collapses in flames, so their root will be rotten, and their blossom will blow away like dust, because they have rejected the instruction of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, and have despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

Jude 1:12

These people are stains on your love feasts. They feast with you without any sense of awe. They are shepherds who care only for themselves. They are waterless clouds blown about by the winds. They are autumn trees that are fruitless, totally dead, and uprooted.

Evil » Confess Christ » Spirits, many

Luke 11:26

Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they all go in and settle there. And so the final condition of that person is worse than the first."

Evil » Appearance of, to be avoided

1 Corinthians 10:28-33

However, if someone says to you, "This was offered as a sacrifice," don't eat it, both out of consideration for the one who told you and also for the sake of conscience. I mean, of course, his conscience, not yours. For why should my freedom be determined by someone else's conscience? If I eat with thankfulness, why should I be denounced because of what I am thankful for? read more.
Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God. Don't become a stumbling block to Jews or Greeks or to the church of God, just as I myself try to please everybody in every way. I don't look out for my own benefit, but rather for the benefit of many people, so that they might be saved.

1 Corinthians 8:7-13

But not everyone has this knowledge. Some people are so accustomed to idolatry that when they eat food that has been offered to an idol, their conscience becomes contaminated because it is weak. However, food will not bring us closer to God. We are no worse off if we do not eat food that has been offered to an idol, and no better off if we do. But you must see to it that this right of yours does not become a stumbling block for those who are weak. read more.
For if anyone with a weak conscience sees you, who know better, eating in an idol's temple, he will be encouraged to eat what has been offered to idols, won't he? In that case, the weak brother for whom the Messiah died is ruined by your knowledge. When you sin against your brothers in this way and wound their weak consciences, you are sinning against the Messiah. Therefore, if food that I eat causes my brother to stumble, I will never eat meat again, in order to keep my brother from stumbling.

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

Also, make it your goal to live quietly, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we instructed you, so that you may win the respect of outsiders, and have need of nothing.

Evil » Where evil comes from

Matthew 15:15-20

Then Peter told him, "Explain to us this parable." Jesus said, "Are you still so ignorant? Don't you know that everything that goes into the mouth passes into the stomach and then is expelled as waste? read more.
But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and it is those things that make a person unclean. It is out of the heart that evil thoughts come, as well as murder, adultery, sexual immorality, stealing, false testimony, and slander. These are the things that make a person unclean. But eating with unwashed hands doesn't make a person unclean."

Mark 7:17-23

When he had left the crowd and gone home, his disciples began asking him about the parable. He asked them, "Are you so ignorant? Don't you know that nothing that goes into a person from the outside can make him unclean? Because it doesn't go into his heart but into his stomach, and then into the sewer, thereby expelling all foods." read more.
Then he continued, "It's what comes out of a person that makes a person unclean, because it's from within, from the human heart, that evil thoughts come, as well as sexual immorality, stealing, murder, adultery, greed, wickedness, cheating, shameless lust, envy, slander, arrogance, and foolishness. All these things come from inside and make a person unclean."

Romans 7:14-23

For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am merely human, sold as a slave to sin. I don't understand what I am doing. For I don't practice what I want to do, but instead do what I hate. Now if I practice what I don't want to do, I am admitting that the Law is good. read more.
As it is, I am no longer the one who is doing it, but it is the sin that is living in me. For I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but I cannot carry it out. For I don't do the good I want to do, but instead do the evil that I don't want to do. But if I do what I don't want to do, I am no longer the one who is doing it, but it is the sin that is living in me. So I find this to be a principle: when I want to do what is good, evil is right there with me. For I delight in the Law of God in my inner being, but I see in my body a different principle waging war with the Law in my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin that exists in my body.

Evil » Associations » Results of » Divine wrath

2 Chronicles 19:2

where Hanani's son Jehu, the seer, went out to meet him. He asked King Jehoshaphat, "Should you be helping those who are wicked, yes or no? Should you love those who hate the LORD? Wrath is headed your way directly from the LORD because of this.

Ezra 9:14

should we violate your commandments by intermarrying with the nations who practice these abominations? Would you not be angry with us until you had consumed us, with not even a remnant surviving to escape?

Evil » Those that call evil good

Isaiah 5:20

"How terrible it will be for those who call evil good and good evil, who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness, who substitute what is bitter for what is sweet and what is sweet for what is bitter!"

Proverbs 24:24-25

Whoever says to the wicked, "You're in the right," will be cursed by people and hated by nations. But as for people who rebuke the wicked; a good blessing will fall upon them.

Malachi 2:17

"You have wearied the LORD with your words. You ask, "How have we wearied you?' By your saying, "All who do evil are good in the eyes of the LORD and he's pleased with them,' or "Where is the God of justice?'"

Evil » Not speaking evil

Titus 3:1-2

Remind believers to submit to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, and to be ready to do any honorable kind of work. They are not to insult anyone or be argumentative. Instead, they are to be gentle and perfectly courteous to everyone.

Evil » What brings forth evil fruit

Matthew 7:17-20

In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a rotten tree produces bad fruit. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, and a rotten tree cannot produce good fruit. Every tree that doesn't produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into a fire. read more.
So by their fruit you will know them."

Matthew 12:35

A good person brings good things out of a good treasure house, and an evil person brings evil things out of an evil treasure house.

Luke 6:43-45

"A good tree doesn't produce rotten fruit, and a rotten tree doesn't produce good fruit, because every tree is known by its own fruit. People don't gather figs from thorny plants or pick grapes from a thorn bush. A good person produces good from the good treasure of his heart, and an evil person produces evil from an evil treasure, because the mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart."

Evil » Who strengthens the hands of evildoers

Jeremiah 23:13-14

"Among the prophets of Samaria I saw a disgusting thing, for they prophesied by Baal and led my people Israel astray. Among the prophets of Jerusalem I saw a horrible thing, for they commit adultery and live a lie. They strengthen the hands of those who do evil, so that no one repents of his evil. All of them are like Sodom to me, and her residents like Gomorrah."

Ezekiel 13:17-22

"And now, Son of Man, turn toward and oppose the women of your people who prophesy according to their own wrong inclinations and prophesy against them. Tell them, "This is what the Lord GOD says, "How terrible it will be for those women who sew magical bracelets on all their wrists and make one-size-fits all headbands, in order to entrap their souls. Will you hunt for the souls of my people and remain alive? You've profaned me among my people for a handful of barley and a morsel of bread. You're causing people to die who shouldn't have to die, and you're causing people to live who shouldn't survive, when you deceive my people who tend to listen to lies." read more.
""Therefore, this is what the Lord GOD says, "Watch out! I'm opposing your amulets with which you hunt souls as one would swat at a flying insect. I'll tear them off your arms and then deliver those people, whom you've hunted like birds. I'll also tear off your headbands and deliver my people from your grip so that they won't be under your control anymore. Then you'll know that I am the LORD. """Because you've dismayed the heart of the righteous whom I never intended to dismay with lies, and because you've encouraged the wicked so that he wouldn't abandon his evil behavior and by doing so live,

Evil » Temptresses, examples of women who have enticed men to sin » strange women

Proverbs 5:3-5

For the lips of an adulteress drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil. But in the end she is as bitter as wormwood, and as sharp as a double-edged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps lead to Sheol.

Ezekiel 13:18-19

Tell them, "This is what the Lord GOD says, "How terrible it will be for those women who sew magical bracelets on all their wrists and make one-size-fits all headbands, in order to entrap their souls. Will you hunt for the souls of my people and remain alive? You've profaned me among my people for a handful of barley and a morsel of bread. You're causing people to die who shouldn't have to die, and you're causing people to live who shouldn't survive, when you deceive my people who tend to listen to lies."

Evil » Who shall not have evil upon them

Proverbs 1:20-33

Wisdom cries out in the street; she raises her voice in the public squares. She calls out at the busiest part of the noisy streets, and at the entrance to the gates of the city she utters her words: "You naive ones, how long will you love naivety And how long will scoffers delight in scoffing or fools hate knowledge?" read more.
Return to my correction! Look, I will pour out my spirit on you, and I will make my words known to you. "Because I called out to you and you refused to respond I appealed, but no one paid attention because you neglected all my advice and did not want my correction, I will laugh at your calamity. I will mock when what you fear comes, when what you dread comes like a storm, and your calamity comes on like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you. "Then they will call out to me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently, but they will not find me. "Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD; they did not want my advice, and they rejected all my correction. They will eat the fruit of their way, and they will be filled with their own devices. Indeed, the waywardness of the naive will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them. "But the person who listens to me will live safely and will be secure from the fear of evil."

Evil » Those that pursue evil

Proverbs 11:19

Genuine righteousness leads to life, but whoever pursues evil will die.

Isaiah 59:7-8

Their feet rush to evil, and they are quick to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; ruin, destruction, and violence are in their paths. The pathway of peace they do not know, and there is no justice in their courses. They have made their roads crooked; no one who walks in them will know peace."

Evil » Temptresses, examples of women who have enticed men to sin » Jezebel

1 Kings 21:25

It can be truly said that no one else sold himself to practice what the LORD considered to be evil quite like the way Ahab did, because his wife Jezebel incited him.

1 Kings 21:7

"Aren't you the reigning king of Israel," his wife Jezebel replied. "Get up, have a meal, and get ready to be happy. I'll go get you the vineyard that Naboth the Jezreelite owns."

Evil » Heart evil, characteristics of » Source of unbelief and covetousness

Evil » Associations » Results of » Misery

Numbers 33:55

But if you fail to drive out the inhabitants of the land before you, their survivors will become irritants in your eyes and thorns in your sides, to prick your sides and afflict you in the very land in which you'll be living.

Judges 16:4

After this incident, he loved a woman in Sorek Valley whose name was Delilah.

Evil » Results of » Misery

Numbers 33:55

But if you fail to drive out the inhabitants of the land before you, their survivors will become irritants in your eyes and thorns in your sides, to prick your sides and afflict you in the very land in which you'll be living.

Judges 16:4

After this incident, he loved a woman in Sorek Valley whose name was Delilah.

Evil » The lord creating evil

Evil » Those that eschew evil

Job 1:6-10

One day, divine beings presented themselves to the LORD, and Satan accompanied them. The LORD asked Satan, "Where have you come from?" In response, Satan answered the LORD, "From wandering all over the earth and walking back and forth throughout it." Then the LORD asked Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one like him on earth. The man is blameless as well as upright. He fears God and keeps away from evil." read more.
But in response, Satan asked the LORD, "Does Job fear God for nothing? Haven't you surrounded him with a fence on all sides, around his house, and around all that he owns? You have blessed everything he puts his hands on and you have increased his livestock in the land.

Isaiah 56:1-2

For this is what the LORD says: "Maintain justice, and do what is right, for soon my salvation will come, and soon my deliverance will be revealed. Blessed is the one who does this, and the person that holds it fast, who observes the Sabbath without profaning it, and restrains his hands from practicing any evil.

Evil » Associations » Results of » Denial of Christ

John 18:25

Meanwhile, Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. Some people asked him, "You aren't one of his disciples, too, are you?" He denied it by saying, "I am not!"

John 18:18

Meanwhile, the servants and officers were standing around a charcoal fire they had built and were warming themselves because it was cold. Peter was also standing with them, keeping himself warm.

Evil » Hating evil

Amos 5:15

Hate evil and love good, and establish justice in court perhaps the LORD, the God of the Heavenly Armies, will be gracious to the survivors of Joseph.'"

Evil » Who desires evil

Proverbs 12:12

The wicked desires what evil people gain, but the foundation of the righteous is productive.

Proverbs 21:10

The soul of the wicked craves evil; he extends no mercy to his neighbor.

Evil » Associations » Results of » Defilement

Evil » Words evil words of men » Flattering

1 Thessalonians 2:5

As you know, we did not come with flattering words or with a scheme to make money. God is our witness!

Evil » Evil communications

Evil » Heart evil, characteristics of » Stubbornness

Ecclesiastes 8:11

Whenever a sentence for a crime is not carried out swiftly, the human mind becomes determined to commit evil.

Evil » Who brings evil to pass

Proverbs 16:29-30

A violent man entices his companion and leads him on a path that is not good. Whoever winks knowingly is plotting deceit; anyone who purses his lips is bent towards evil.

Evil » Heart evil, characteristics of » Madness

Ecclesiastes 9:3

There is a tragedy that infects everything that happens on earth: a common event happens to everyone. In fact, the hearts of human beings are full of evil. Madness remains in their hearts while they live, and afterwards they join the dead.

Evil » Evil concupiscence

Colossians 3:5-6

So put to death your worldly impulses: sexual sin, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry). It is because of these things that the wrath of God is coming on those who are disobedient.

Evil » Words evil words of men » Enticing

Colossians 2:4

I say this so that no one will mislead you with nice-sounding rhetoric.

Evil » Words evil words of men » Hasty

Evil » Those that reward evil for good

Proverbs 17:13

The person who repays good with evil will never see evil leave his home.

Evil » Who evil shall not depart from

Proverbs 17:13

The person who repays good with evil will never see evil leave his home.

Evil » Who hates to depart from evil

Evil » What cleanses away evil

Proverbs 20:30

Blows that wound clean away evil; such beatings cleanse the innermost being.

Evil » Who departs from evil

Evil » The root of all evil

Evil » Who has an evil eye

Proverbs 28:22

The miser is in a hurry to get wealthy, but he isn't aware that poverty will catch up with him.

Evil » Who digs up evil

Evil » Who evil pursues

Evil » Heart evil, characteristics of » Extortion and excess

Matthew 23:25

"How terrible it will be for you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but on the inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence.

Evil » Heart evil, characteristics of » Depravity

Evil » Associations » Results of » Parental shame

Evil » Words evil words of men » Irritating

Evil » Who the lord created for the day of evil

Evil » Who loves evil more than good

Psalm 52:1-7

Why do you make evil the foundation of your boasting, mighty one? God's gracious love never ceases. Your tongue, like a sharp razor, devises wicked things and crafts treachery. You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking uprightly. Interlude read more.
You love all words that destroy, you deceitful tongue! But God will tear you down forever; he will take you away, even snatching you out of your tent! He will uproot you from the land of the living. Interlude The righteous will fear when they see this, but then they will laugh at him, saying, "Look, here is a young man who refused to make God his strength; instead, he trusted in his great wealth and made his wickedness his strength.

Evil » How people depart from evil

Proverbs 16:6

Iniquity is atoned for by gracious love and truth, and through fear of the LORD people turn from evil.

Evil » Not plotting evil

Proverbs 3:29

Do not plan to harm your neighbor, when he is living peacefully beside you.

Evil » Where evil is

James 3:13-16

Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his noble conduct that his actions are done humbly and wisely. But if you have bitter jealousy and rivalry in your hearts, stop boasting and slandering the truth. That kind of wisdom does not come from above. No, it is worldly, self-centered, and demonic. read more.
For wherever jealousy and rivalry exist, there is disorder and every kind of evil.

Evil » What is to hate evil

Evil » Associations » Results of » Apostasy

1 Kings 11:2

all of them from nations that the LORD had ordered the Israelis, "You are not to associate with them and they are not to associate with you, because they will most certainly turn your affections away to follow their gods." Solomon became deeply attached to them by falling in love.

Evil » Words evil words of men » Irreverent

Malachi 3:13

"You have spoken arrogant words against me," says the LORD. "Yet you ask, "What did we say against you?'

Evil » Words evil words of men » Proud

2 Peter 2:18

By talking high-sounding nonsense and using sinful cravings of the flesh, they entice people who have just escaped from those who live in error.

Evil » Who evil shall slay

Evil » Who hates evil

Evil » Temptresses, examples of women who have enticed men to sin » Zeresh

Esther 5:14

Then Zeresh his wife and all his friends said, "Have a pole made 50 cubits high, and then in the morning speak to the king and have Mordecai hanged on it. Then go with the king to the banquet happy." This advice pleased Haman, and he had the pole made.

Evil » Temptresses, examples of women who have enticed men to sin » Delilah

Judges 16:6

So Delilah asked Samson, "Please tell me the secret to your great strength and how you may be tied up and tortured."

Evil » Temptresses, examples of women who have enticed men to sin » Eve

Evil » Words evil words of men » Insincere

Evil » Words evil words of men » Malicious

3 John 1:10

For this reason, when I come I will call attention to what he is doing in spreading false charges against us. And not content with that, he refuses to receive the brothers. He even tries to stop those who want to accept them and throws them out of the church.

Evil » Temptresses, examples of women who have enticed men to sin » Job's wife

Job 2:9-10

Then his wife told him, "Do you remain firm in your integrity? Curse God and die!" But he replied to her, "You're talking like foolish women do. Are we to accept what is good from God but not tragedy?" Throughout all of this, Job did not sin by what he said.

Evil » Instances of » In supporting himself

1 Corinthians 9:7-23

Who ever goes to war at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat any of its grapes? Or who takes care of a flock and does not drink any of its milk? I am not saying this on human authority, am I? The Law says the same thing, doesn't it? For in the Law of Moses it is written, "You must not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain." God is not only concerned about oxen, is he? read more.
Isn't he really speaking for our benefit? Yes, this was written for our benefit, because the one who plows should plow in hope, and the one who threshes should thresh in hope of sharing in the crop. If we have sown spiritual seed among you, is it too much if we reap material benefits from you? If others enjoy this right over you, don't we have a stronger claim? But we did not use this right. On the contrary, we tolerate everything in order not to put an obstacle in the way of the gospel of the Messiah. You know that those who work in the Temple get their food from the Temple and that those who serve at the altar get their share of its offerings, don't you? In the same way, the Lord has ordered that those who proclaim the gospel should make their living from the gospel. But I have not used any of these rights, and I'm not writing this so that they may be applied in my case. I would rather die than let anyone deprive me of my reason for boasting. For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast about, for this obligation has been entrusted to me. How terrible it would be for me if I didn't preach the gospel! For if I preach voluntarily, I get a reward, but if I am unwilling to do it, I am still entrusted with that obligation. What, then, is my reward? It is to be able to preach the gospel free of charge, and so I never resort to demanding my rights when I'm preaching the gospel. Although I am free from everyone's expectations, I have made myself a servant to all of them to win more people. To the Jews I became like a Jew in order to win Jews. To those under the Law I became like a man under the Law, in order to win those under the Law (although I myself am not under the Law). To those who do not have the Law, I became like a man who does not have the Law in order to win those who do not have the Law. However, I am not free from God's Law, but I'm subject to the Messiah's law. To the weak I became weak in order to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some of them. I do all this for the sake of the gospel in order to have a share in its blessings.

Evil » Who rewards evil unto themselves

Isaiah 3:9

"The expressions on their faces give them away. They parade their sin around like Sodom; they don't even try to hide it. How horrible it will be for them, because they have brought disaster on themselves!"

Evil » The time when your eye is evil

Luke 11:34

Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light. But when it's evil, your body is full of darkness.

Evil » Evil not dwelling with God

Psalm 5:4

Indeed, you aren't a God who delights in wickedness; evil will never dwell with you.

Evil » Heart evil, characteristics of » Fountain-head of all evil

Evil » Temptresses, examples of women who have enticed men to sin » Herodias and salome

Mark 6:22

When the daughter of Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests. So the king told the girl, "Ask me for anything you want, and I'll give it to you."

Evil » Not seeking evil

Amos 5:14

"Pursue good and not evil, so that you may live, and this is what will happen: The LORD God of the Heavenly Armies will be with you, as you have been claiming.

Evil » Words evil words of men

Jude 1:25

to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus the Messiah, our Lord, be glory, majesty, power, and authority before all time and for all eternity! Amen.

Evil » Results of

Jude 1:25

to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus the Messiah, our Lord, be glory, majesty, power, and authority before all time and for all eternity! Amen.

Evil » Words evil words of men » Vain

Job 16:3

Will windy words like yours never end? What is upsetting you that you keep on arguing?

Evil » Instances of » Paul, in refusing to eat what had been offered to idols

1 Corinthians 8:13

Therefore, if food that I eat causes my brother to stumble, I will never eat meat again, in order to keep my brother from stumbling.

Fulness » Evil

Acts 13:10

and said, "You're full of every form of deception and trickery, you son of the Devil, you enemy of all that is right! You'll never stop perverting the straight ways of the Lord, will you?

Ecclesiastes 9:3

There is a tragedy that infects everything that happens on earth: a common event happens to everyone. In fact, the hearts of human beings are full of evil. Madness remains in their hearts while they live, and afterwards they join the dead.

Matthew 23:31-32

Therefore, you testify against yourselves that you are descendants of those who murdered the prophets. Then finish what your ancestors started!

Hatred » We should exhibit against » Evil

Influence » Evil » Instances of » Satan over adam and eve

Genesis 3:1-5

Now the Shining One was more clever than any animal of the field that the LORD God had made. He asked the woman, "Did God actually say, "You are not to eat from any tree of the garden'?" "We may eat from the trees of the garden," the woman answered the Shining One, "but as for the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the garden, God has said, "You are not to eat from it, nor are you to touch it, or you will die.'" read more.
"You certainly will not die!" the Shining One told the woman. "Even God knows that on the day you eat from it, your eyes will be opened and you'll become like God, knowing good and evil."

Influence » Evil » Eve over adam

Israel » Under the judges » Evil » Bondage » King of syria » Twenty years

Judges 4:1-3

After Ehud died, while the LORD was watching, the Israelis made the evil they had been practicing even worse, so the LORD turned them over to domination by King Jabin of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor. Sisera, the commanding officer of his army, lived in Harosheth-haggoyim. The Israelis cried out to the LORD, because of his 900 iron chariots. Jabin oppressed the Israelis forcefully for twenty years.

Thoughts » Evil

Jeremiah 4:14

Jerusalem, wash your evil from your heart so that you may be delivered. How long will you harbor evil schemes within you?

Deuteronomy 15:9

Be careful not to think this wicked thought to yourselves: "The seventh year, the year of remission, is drawing near,' and you show ill will toward your poor relative and not give to him. He may then call to the LORD on account of you, and you will be guilty of sin.

Women » Dress of » Evil

Nehemiah 13:26

Didn't Solomon, king of Israel, sin by doing these things, even though among many nations there was no king like him who was loved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel? Even so, foreign women caused him to sin.

Job 2:9

Then his wife told him, "Do you remain firm in your integrity? Curse God and die!"

Matthew 14:6

But when Herod's birthday celebration was held, the daughter of Herodias danced before the guests. She pleased Herod

1 Kings 18:4

had taken 100 prophets and had hidden them by fifties in a cave, providing them with food and water when Jezebel was trying to destroy the LORD's prophets.

Words » Evil » Flattering

1 Thessalonians 2:5

As you know, we did not come with flattering words or with a scheme to make money. God is our witness!

Words » Evil » Enticing

Colossians 2:4

I say this so that no one will mislead you with nice-sounding rhetoric.

Words » Evil » Hasty

Words » Evil » Irritating

Words » Evil » Irreverent

Malachi 3:13

"You have spoken arrogant words against me," says the LORD. "Yet you ask, "What did we say against you?'

Words » Evil » Proud

2 Peter 2:18

By talking high-sounding nonsense and using sinful cravings of the flesh, they entice people who have just escaped from those who live in error.

Words » Evil » Insincere

Words » Evil » Malicious

3 John 1:10

For this reason, when I come I will call attention to what he is doing in spreading false charges against us. And not content with that, he refuses to receive the brothers. He even tries to stop those who want to accept them and throws them out of the church.

Words » Evil » Vain

Job 16:3

Will windy words like yours never end? What is upsetting you that you keep on arguing?

Works » Evil

John 8:41

You are doing your father's actions." They told him, "We're not illegitimate children. We have one Father, God himself."

2 Peter 2:8

for as long as that righteous man lived among them, day after day he was being tortured in his righteous soul by what he saw and heard in their lawless actions

Zeal » Evil » For soul winning

John 4:35

You say, don't you, "In four more months the harvest will begin?' Look, I tell you, open your eyes and observe that the fields are ready for harvesting now!

Romans 9:3

for I could wish that I myself were condemned and cut off from the Messiah for the sake of my brothers, my own people,

More verses: 1 Corinthians 9:22

Zeal » Evil » Manifested by evil men in pursuing their plans

Philippians 3:6

As for my zeal, I was a persecutor of the church. As far as righteousness in the Law is concerned, I was blameless.

Acts 26:11

I would even punish them frequently in every synagogue and try to make them blaspheme. Raging furiously against them, I would hunt them down even in distant cities.

Micah 7:3

And speaking of evil, they practice it eagerly with both hands! Both leader and judge demand a bribe, the famous confess their perverted desires, and they scheme together.

Galatians 1:13

For you have heard about my earlier life in Judaism how I kept violently persecuting God's church and was trying to destroy it.

Matthew 23:15

"How terrible it will be for you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to make a single convert, and when this happens you make him twice as fit for hell as you are.

Zeal » Evil » Unwise

Mark 7:36

Jesus ordered the people not to tell anyone, but the more he kept ordering them, the more they kept spreading the news.

Mark 1:45

But when the man left, he began to proclaim it freely. He spread the news so widely that Jesus could no longer enter a town openly, but had to stay out in deserted places. Still, people kept coming to him from everywhere.

Mark 14:47

But one of those standing there drew his sword and struck the high priest's servant, cutting off his ear.

Romans 10:2

For I can testify on their behalf that they have a zeal for God, but it is not in keeping with full knowledge.

Topics on Evil

Abolish, Evil Things

23;2;18

Their idols will utterly vanish.

Abounding, Evil Things

20;29;22

An angry man stirs up arguments, and a hot-tempered man causes many transgressions.

Adding Evil

11;12;11

Not only that, but since my father loaded you down heavily, I'm going to add to that burden. My father disciplined you with whips, but I'm going to discipline you with scorpions!'"

Affection, Evil

51;3;5

So put to death your worldly impulses: sexual sin, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry).

Agreeing For Evil

27;2;9

So if you don't disclose the dream to me, there will be only one sentence for all of you. You have conspired together to present lies and corrupt interpretations until the situation changes. Now tell me the dream and I'll know that you can reveal its true meaning."

Amusements, Evil Results

20;14;13

Even in laughter there may be heartache, and at the end of joy there may be grief.

Appearance Of Evil

52;5;22

Keep away from every kind of evil.

Attacked By Evil

19;37;14

The wicked take out a sword and bend the bow, to bring down the humble and the poor to slay those who are righteous in conduct.

Avoiding Evil

20;4;15

Avoid it! Don't travel on it! Turn away from it, and pass on by.

Being Evil From Youth

1;8;21

When the LORD smelled the pleasing aroma, he told himself, "I will never again curse the land because of human beings even though human inclinations remain evil from youth nor will I destroy every living being ever again, as I've done.

Children Of Evil

4;32;14

And now, look! You're acting just like your ancestors, like a brood of sinful men, who are provoking the fierce anger of the LORD against the Israelis one step at a time.

Christ's Authority Over Evil

41;1;23-27

All of a sudden, there was a man in their synagogue who had an unclean spirit! He screamed,

Coming Out From Evil

24;51;45

"Come out of her, my people, flee for your lives from the LORD's anger!

Darkness Of Evil

42;22;53

While I was with you day after day in the Temple, you didn't lay a hand on me. But this is your hour, when darkness reigns!"

Demons, Evil Work Of

9;16;14

The Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.

Escaping Evil

61;1;4

Through these he has given us his precious and wonderful promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, seeing that you have escaped the corruption that is in the world caused by evil desires.

Eternal Evil

1;43;9

I'll even offer myself to guarantee that I'll be responsible for him. If I don't bring him back and present him to you, I'll personally bear the consequences forever.

Evil And Freedom

66;20;7

When the thousand years are over, Satan will be freed from his prison.

Evil Angels

45;8;38

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,

Evil Associations

1;19;15

As dawn was breaking, the angels pressured Lot. "Get going!" they told him. "Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be engulfed by the devastation that's coming to this city."

Evil Desires

55;2;22

Flee from youthful passions. Instead, pursue righteousness, faithfulness, love, and peace together with those who call on the Lord with a pure heart.

Evil Devices

19;21;11

Though they plot evil against you and devise schemes, they will not succeed.

Evil Eyes

41;7;21-23

because it's from within, from the human heart, that evil thoughts come, as well as sexual immorality, stealing, murder,

Evil Fleeing

59;4;7

Therefore, submit yourselves to God. Resist the Devil, and he will run away from you.

Evil For The Right Hand

19;26;10

Their hands are filled with wicked schemes, and their right hands with bribes.

Evil Generations

40;12;39

But he replied to them, "An evil and adulterous generation craves a sign. Yet no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah,

Evil Hearts

45;1;28

Furthermore, because they did not think it worthwhile to keep knowing God fully, God delivered them to degraded minds to perform acts that should not be done.

Evil Kissing

20;27;6

Wounds from someone who loves are trustworthy, but kisses from an enemy speak volumes.

Evil Passions

51;3;5

So put to death your worldly impulses: sexual sin, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry).

Evil Plans

19;21;11

Though they plot evil against you and devise schemes, they will not succeed.

Evil Principles

45;7;21

So I find this to be a principle: when I want to do what is good, evil is right there with me.

Evil Speaking

60;2;1

Therefore, rid yourselves of every kind of evil and deception, hypocrisy, jealousy, and every kind of slander.

Evil Spirits

42;11;24

"Whenever an unclean spirit goes out of a person, it wanders through dry places looking for a place to rest but doesn't find any. So it says, "I will go back to my home that I left.'

Evil Spirits Discernment

41;1;23-24

All of a sudden, there was a man in their synagogue who had an unclean spirit! He screamed,

Evil Times

49;5;16

making the best use of your time because the times are evil.

Evil Trapping

2;23;33

They are not to live in your land. Otherwise they will cause you to sin against me. If you worship their gods, it will become a snare for you."

Evil Ways

20;14;12

There is a pathway that seems right to a man, but in the end it's a road to death.

evil, believers' responses to

19;1;1

How blessed is the person, who does not take the advice of the wicked, who does not stand on the path with sinners, and who does not sit in the seat of mockers.

evil, origins of

1;3;1

Now the Shining One was more clever than any animal of the field that the LORD God had made. He asked the woman, "Did God actually say, "You are not to eat from any tree of the garden'?"

evil, victory over

18;1;12

Then the LORD told Satan, "Very well then, everything he owns is under your control, only you may not extend your hand against him." So Satan left the LORD's presence.

evil, warnings against

19;34;16

The face of the LORD is set against those who do evil, and he will remove people's recollection of them from the earth.

Fire Of Evil

59;3;5

In the same way, the tongue is a small part of the body, yet it can boast of great achievements. A huge forest can be set on fire by a little flame.

God Makes Evil Rebound

11;2;44

The king also reminded Shimei, "You know all the evil things that you admit you did to my father David. Therefore the LORD is going to repay you for all of your evil.

God's Intolerance Of Evil

35;1;13

Your eyes are too pure to gaze upon evil; and you cannot tolerate wickedness. So why do you tolerate the treacherous? And why do you stay silent while the wicked devour those who are more righteous than they are?

Good And Evil

45;12;21

Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good.

Growth Of Evil

26;8;6

Then the Spirit told me, "Son of Man, don't you see what they're doing? The house of Israel practices awful, detestable things here, so I'm going far away from my sanctuary. But you're about to see things even more detestable than these."

Hating Evil

20;8;13

The fear of the LORD is to hate evil. Pride, arrogance, an evil lifestyle, and perverted speech I despise.

Ignorance Of Evil

3;5;17

"If a person sins and does what the LORD commanded is not to be done, and if he didn't know that he had sinned, then he will be guilty nevertheless.

Imagination, Evil Scheming

45;1;21

For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him. Instead, their thoughts turned to worthless things, and their senseless hearts were darkened.

Inciting To Evil

13;21;1

Then Satan attacked Israel by inciting David to enumerate a census of Israel.

Joined To Evil

4;25;3

The people joined the Baal-peor cult. As a result, the anger of the LORD flared up against Israel,

Knowledge Of Good And Evil

1;3;22

Later, the LORD God said, "Look! The man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, so he won't reach out, also take from the tree of life, eat, and then live forever "

Laying On Hands For Evil

3;24;14

"Take the one who cursed outside the camp. Everyone who heard him is to lay their hands on his head. Then the entire congregation is to stone him to death.

Let Evil Rebound

19;35;8

Let destruction come upon them unawares, and let the net that he hid catch him; let him fall into destruction.

Looking At People For Evil

40;5;28

But I say to you, anyone who stares at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Loving Evil

33;3;2

you who despise good and love evil, who tear off the skin of my people, along with the flesh from their bones.

Not Imitating Evil

2;23;24

You are not to bow down to their gods or serve them. You are not to follow their practices, but you are to overthrow them completely and smash their sacred stones to pieces.

Opposition, To Sin And Evil

40;21;12-13

Then Jesus went into the Temple, threw out everyone who was selling and buying in the Temple, and overturned the moneychangers' tables and the chairs of those who sold doves.

People Actually Doing Evil

1;43;6

Israel replied, "Why did you make all this trouble by telling the man that you have another brother?"

People Possibly Doing Evil

1;16;5

Then Sarai told Abram, "My suffering is your fault! I gave you my servant so you could have sex with her, and when she discovered that she was pregnant, she looked on me with contempt. May the LORD judge between you and me!"

Present Evil Age

48;1;4

He gave himself for our sins in order to rescue us from this present evil age according to the will of our God and Father.

Pride, Evil Of

9;15;23

Indeed, rebellion is the sin of divination, and arrogance is iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected this message from the LORD, he has rejected you from being king."

Rejoicing In Evil

19;25;2

I trust in you, my God, do not let me be ashamed; do not let my enemies triumph over me.

Repaying Evil For Evil

45;12;17

Do not pay anyone back evil for evil, but focus your thoughts on what is right in the sight of all people.

Repaying Evil For Good

1;44;4

They had not traveled far from the city when Joseph ordered his palace manager, "Get up, follow those men, and when you've caught up with them, ask them, "Why did you repay evil for good?

Running After Evil

20;1;16

For they run toward evil; these enticers shed blood without hesitation.

Separation From Evil People

15;6;21

So the Israelis who had returned from captivity ate the Passover with all who had consecrated themselves from the uncleanness of the nations of the land in order to seek the LORD God of Israel.

Signs Of Evil

66;13;13-14

It performs spectacular signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in front of people.

Speaking, Evil

45;3;13

Their throats are open graves. With their tongues they deceive. The venom of poisonous snakes is under their lips.

Stopping Evil

23;1;16

"Wash yourselves, and make yourselves clean; remove your evil behavior from my presence; stop practicing what is evil.

Subject To Evil

48;4;3

It was the same way with us. While we were children, we were slaves to the basic principles of the world.

Taking Away Evil

3;16;8

Aaron is to cast lots over the two male goats one lot for the LORD and the other one for the scapegoat.

The Hearts Incination To Evil

1;6;5

The LORD saw that human evil was growing more and more throughout the earth, with every inclination of people's thoughts becoming only evil on a continuous basis.

Turning From Evil

19;34;14

Avoid evil and do good! Seek peace and pursue it!

Wages For Evil

45;6;23

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in union with the Messiah Jesus our Lord.

Warnings Of Evil Associations

20;22;24

Don't make friends with a hot-tempered man, and do not associate with someone who is easily angered,

Whispering Of Evil

19;41;7

As for all who hate me, they whisper together against me; they desire to do me harm.

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