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82 Bible Verses about Evil

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Mark 3:28-30

Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men and whatever blasphemies with which they shall blaspheme, but whosoever shall blaspheme against the Holy Spirit shall never have forgiveness but is obligated to eternal judgment, because they said, He has an unclean spirit.

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Activity » Evil » General references to

Proverbs 1:16

For their feet shall run to evil and make haste to shed blood.

Proverbs 4:16

For they do not sleep, unless they have done evil; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause someone to fall.

Isaiah 59:7

Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood; their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are their paths.

Micah 2:1

Woe unto those that devise iniquity and fabricate evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they put it into effect because they have power in their hands.

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

Alliances » Evil » Examples of heathen nations uniting in

Joshua 9:2

gathered themselves together with one accord to fight with Joshua and with Israel.

Joshua 10:5

Therefore, the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of Eglon, gathered themselves together and went up, they and all their hosts and encamped before Gibeon and made war against it.

Joshua 10:33

Then Horam, king of Gezer, came up to help Lachish, and Joshua smote him and his people until none of them were left.

Joshua 11:5

All these kings united, and as they came they gathered together the camps near the waters of Merom to fight against Israel.

Judges 3:13

And he gathered unto him the sons of Ammon and of Amalek and went and smote Israel and took the city of palm trees.

Alliances » Evil » Examples of God's people seeking

2 Chronicles 20:35

After these things, Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, joined himself with Ahaziah, king of Israel, who was given over to wickedness;

Jeremiah 2:25

Withhold thy foot from being unshod and thy throat from thirst; but thou didst say, There is no hope: no; for I have loved strangers, and after them I will go.

1 Kings 15:19

There is a covenant between me and thee and between my father and thy father; behold, I have sent unto thee a bribe of silver and gold; come and break thy covenant with Baasha, king of Israel, that he may depart from me.

2 Chronicles 18:1

Now Jehoshaphat had riches and honour in abundance, and married into the family of Ahab.

Isaiah 30:2

They leave to descend into Egypt and have not asked for a word from my mouth, to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh and to place their hope in the shadow of Egypt.

More verses: Isaiah 31:1 Hosea 12:1

Choice » Evil

Isaiah 65:12

I also will destine you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter because when I called, ye did not respond; I spoke, and ye did not hear, but did evil before my eyes and did choose that which displeased me.

Proverbs 1:29

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

Isaiah 66:3

He that kills an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrifices a lamb as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offers an oblation as if he offered swine's blood; he that burns incense as if he blessed iniquity. They have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations.

Matthew 27:21

The governor answered and said unto them, Which of the two desire ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.

Companionship » Evil » A snare to jehoshaphat

2 Chronicles 19:2

And Jehu, the son of Hanani, the seer, went out to meet him and said to king Jehoshaphat, Should thou help the ungodly and love those that hate the LORD? Therefore, the wrath of the presence of the LORD shall be upon thee.

2 Chronicles 18:1

Now Jehoshaphat had riches and honour in abundance, and married into the family of Ahab.

Companionship » Evil » Corrupt good morals

Companionship » Evil » Injured lot

Genesis 13:12-13

Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelt in the cities of the plain and pitched his tents toward Sodom. But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.

Companionship » Evil » A detriment to israel

Numbers 11:4

And the vulgar who were mixed in among them returned to their lust; and even the sons of Israel wept and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat?

Companionship » Evil » Devoured the strength of ephraim

Hosea 7:9

Strangers have devoured his strength, and he does not know it; yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, yet he does not understand.

Counsel » Evil

Numbers 31:16

Behold, these caused the sons of Israel through the counsel of Balaam to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor for which there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD.

Job 2:9

Then his wife said unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? Blaspheme God and die.

1 Kings 12:28

And having taken counsel, the king made two calves of gold and said unto the people, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem; behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

1 Kings 12:10

And the young men that were grown up with him spoke unto him, saying, Thus shalt thou speak unto this people that spoke unto thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make thou it lighter unto us; thus shalt thou say unto them: My little finger is thicker than my father's loins.

2 Chronicles 10:10

Then the young men that were brought up with him spoke unto him, saying, Thus shalt thou answer the people that spoke unto thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make it somewhat lighter for us; thus shalt thou say unto them, My little finger is thicker than my father's loins.

More verses: 2 Chronicles 22:3

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

Jeremiah 17:17

Do not be a terror unto me; thou art my hope in the day of evil.

Amos 6:3

Ye that put far away the evil day and cause the seat of violence to come near;

Desires » Evil

Habakkuk 2:5

Even more than he who is given over to wine, the transposer, the proud man, shall not remain, who enlarges his desire as Sheol and is as death and cannot be satisfied, but gathered unto him all the Gentiles and heaps unto him all the peoples;

Numbers 11:4

And the vulgar who were mixed in among them returned to their lust; and even the sons of Israel wept and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat?

Proverbs 21:10

The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbour finds no favour in his eyes.

Proverbs 30:15

The horseleach has two daughters, which are called, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough:

Evil » The reward for doing evil

Jeremiah 32:32-36

because of all the evil of the sons of Israel and of the sons of Judah, which they have done to provoke me to anger, they, their kings, their princes, their priests, and their prophets, and the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And they have turned unto me the back and not the face: when I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they did not hearken to receive chastisement; but they set their abominations in the house, which is called by my name, to defile it. read more.
And they built altars unto Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I did not command them, neither did it come into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin. And now therefore thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, unto this city, of which ye say, It shall be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon by the sword, and by the famine and by the pestilence;

Isaiah 65:11-15

But ye that forsake the LORD, that forget the mountain of my holiness, that prepare a table unto fortune, and that furnish the drink offering for destiny; I also will destine you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter because when I called, ye did not respond; I spoke, and ye did not hear, but did evil before my eyes and did choose that which displeased me. Therefore thus has the Lord GOD said, Behold, my slaves shall eat, but ye shall be hungry; behold, my slaves shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty; behold, my slaves shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed: read more.
Behold, my slaves shall rejoice by the joy of their heart, but ye shall cry for the sorrow of your heart and shall howl for the destruction of spirit. And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen; for the Lord GOD shall slay thee and call his slaves by another name.

Isaiah 66:1-4

Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where shall remain this house that ye built unto me? and where shall remain this place of my rest? For all these things my hand has made, by my hand has these things been, said the LORD; but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit and trembles at my word. He that kills an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrifices a lamb as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offers an oblation as if he offered swine's blood; he that burns incense as if he blessed iniquity. They have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations. read more.
I also will choose their delusions and will bring their fears upon them because I called, and no one answered; I spoke, and they did not hear: but they did evil before my eyes and chose that which displeased me.

Deuteronomy 31:29

For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days because ye will have done evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.

2 Kings 21:10-16

And the LORD spoke by his slaves, the prophets, saying, Because Manasseh, king of Judah, has done these abominations and has done more evil than all that the Amorites did, who were before him and has also made Judah sin with his idols; therefore, thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Behold, I am bringing such evil upon Jerusalem and Judah, that whoever hears of it, both his ears shall tingle. read more.
And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria and the plummet of the house of Ahab; and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down. And I will forsake the remnant of my inheritance and deliver them into the hand of their enemies, and they shall become a prey and a spoil to all their enemies because they have done that which was evil in my sight and have provoked me to anger since the day their fathers came forth out of Egypt, even unto this day. Moreover, Manasseh shed innocent blood very much until he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another besides his sin with which he made Judah sin so that they would do that which was evil in the sight of the LORD.

Evil » Confess Christ » Thoughts

Jeremiah 4:14

O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness that thou may be saved. How long shalt thou entertain the thoughts of thy iniquity within thee?

Deuteronomy 15:9

Keep thyself that there not be a thought of Belial in thy heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother to give him nothing; for he shall cry unto the LORD against thee, and it shall be a sin unto thee.

Psalm 64:6

They search out iniquities; they perfect and put into effect that which they have invented in the inward thought of each one of them and that which they have devised in their heart.

Evil » Women evil women » General references to

Nehemiah 13:26

Did not Solomon, king of Israel, sin by these things? Yet among many nations there was no king like him, who was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel; nevertheless, strange women caused even him to offend.

Job 2:9

Then his wife said unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? Blaspheme God and die.

Matthew 14:6

But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod.

1 Kings 18:4

for when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, Obadiah took one hundred prophets and hid them in groups of fifty in caves and sustained them with bread and water.)

Evil » Kiss » Put away

Deuteronomy 21:21

Then all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, and he shall die; so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear and fear.

Deuteronomy 24:7

When a man is found stealing any of his brethren of the sons of Israel and making merchandise of him or selling him, then that thief shall die; and thou shalt put the evil away from among you.

Deuteronomy 17:7

The hands of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death and afterward the hands of all the people. So thou shalt put the evil away from among you.

Deuteronomy 19:19

then shall ye do unto him as he had thought to have done unto his brother; so shalt thou put the evil away from among you.

1 Corinthians 5:13

But those that are without, God shall judge. Therefore, put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

Evil » Devices » General references to

Micah 2:1

Woe unto those that devise iniquity and fabricate evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they put it into effect because they have power in their hands.

Psalm 36:4

He devises iniquity upon his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he does not abhor evil.

Proverbs 24:8

He that devises to do evil shall be called a man of evil designs.

Jeremiah 18:12

And they said, This is useless, for we must walk after our own devices, and we must each one do the imagination of his evil heart.

Evil » Speech evil speaking » Vain talk condemned

Job 11:2

Should not the multitude of words be answered? And should a man full of talk be justified?

Job 15:3

Should he dispute with useless words and with reasons that are not profitable?

Evil » The whole » Imagination

Genesis 8:21

And the LORD smelled a savour of rest, and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake, for the intent of man's heart is evil from his childhood; neither will I again smite any more every living thing as I have done.

Psalm 38:12

Those that seek after my life lay snares for me, and those that seek my hurt speak calamities and imagine deceits all the day long.

Ezekiel 8:12

Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the elders of the house of Israel do in the dark, each man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, The LORD does not see us; the LORD has forsaken the earth.

Evil » Results of » Desires

Habakkuk 2:5

Even more than he who is given over to wine, the transposer, the proud man, shall not remain, who enlarges his desire as Sheol and is as death and cannot be satisfied, but gathered unto him all the Gentiles and heaps unto him all the peoples;

Numbers 11:4

And the vulgar who were mixed in among them returned to their lust; and even the sons of Israel wept and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat?

Proverbs 21:10

The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbour finds no favour in his eyes.

Proverbs 30:15

The horseleach has two daughters, which are called, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough:

Evil » Spirits » Cast out of men

Acts 5:16

There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks and those who were tormented with unclean spirits, and they were healed every one.

Acts 16:18

And she did this for many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.

Acts 19:12

so that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.

Matthew 15:28

Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith; be it unto thee even as thou desire. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

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

2 Thessalonians 3:6

Now we charge you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walks out of order, and not after the doctrine which ye received of us.

Evil » Speech evil speaking » General references to

Psalm 36:3

The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit; he has left off to be wise and to do good.

James 3:6

And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body and sets on fire the course of our nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

Evil » Slander » False accusations, general references to

1 Samuel 1:14

And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? Put away thy wine from thee.

Nehemiah 6:7

And thou hast also appointed prophets to preach of thee at Jerusalem, saying, There is a king in Judah! And now these words shall be heard by the king. Come now, therefore, and let us take counsel together.

Job 2:5

But put forth thy hand now and touch his bone and his flesh, and thou shalt see if he does not blaspheme thee to thy face.

Job 22:6

For thou didst take a pledge from thy brother without cause and stripped the naked of their clothing.

Jeremiah 37:13

And when he was in the gate of Benjamin, a captain of the ward was there, whose name was Irijah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Hananiah; and he took Jeremiah the prophet, saying, Thou fallest away to the Chaldeans.

Evil » Alliances » Examples of heathen nations uniting in

Joshua 9:2

gathered themselves together with one accord to fight with Joshua and with Israel.

Joshua 10:5

Therefore, the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of Eglon, gathered themselves together and went up, they and all their hosts and encamped before Gibeon and made war against it.

Joshua 10:33

Then Horam, king of Gezer, came up to help Lachish, and Joshua smote him and his people until none of them were left.

Joshua 11:5

All these kings united, and as they came they gathered together the camps near the waters of Merom to fight against Israel.

Judges 3:13

And he gathered unto him the sons of Ammon and of Amalek and went and smote Israel and took the city of palm trees.

Evil » Doers » Evil example to be shunned

2 Peter 3:17

Ye, therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things in advance, be on guard lest by the error of the wicked ye be deceived with the others and fall from your own steadfastness.

Leviticus 20:23

And ye shall not walk in the practices of the Gentiles which I shall cast out before you; for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

Ezekiel 20:18

But I said unto their sons in the wilderness: Do not walk in the statutes of your fathers, neither keep their laws, nor defile yourselves with their idols:

Proverbs 22:24-25

Do not meddle with an angry man, and with a furious man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn his ways and get a snare to thy soul.

Evil » Departing from evil

Proverbs 4:14-15

Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.

Evil » Filled » Moral

Micah 6:12

With which their rich men are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

Genesis 6:12

And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its way upon the earth.

Isaiah 28:8

For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.

Jeremiah 5:28

They are become fat; they shine; yea, they overpass in deeds of wickedness; they did not judge the cause, the cause of the fatherless; with all this they made themselves prosperous; and they did not judge the cause of the poor.

Evil » Alliances » Examples of God's people seeking

2 Chronicles 20:35

After these things, Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, joined himself with Ahaziah, king of Israel, who was given over to wickedness;

Jeremiah 2:25

Withhold thy foot from being unshod and thy throat from thirst; but thou didst say, There is no hope: no; for I have loved strangers, and after them I will go.

1 Kings 15:19

There is a covenant between me and thee and between my father and thy father; behold, I have sent unto thee a bribe of silver and gold; come and break thy covenant with Baasha, king of Israel, that he may depart from me.

2 Chronicles 18:1

Now Jehoshaphat had riches and honour in abundance, and married into the family of Ahab.

Isaiah 30:2

They leave to descend into Egypt and have not asked for a word from my mouth, to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh and to place their hope in the shadow of Egypt.

More verses: Isaiah 31:1 Hosea 12:1

Evil » Confess Christ » Spirits, destiny of

Revelation 20:3

and cast him into the bottomless pit and shut him up and set a seal upon it, that he should deceive the Gentiles no more, until the thousand years should be fulfilled; and after it is necessary that he be loosed a little while.

Jude 1:6

And the angels who did not keep their first estate but left their own habitation, he has reserved in eternal chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

Evil » Way » General references to

Isaiah 59:8

The way of peace they did not know; nor is there anything straight about their ways; they have wilfully made themselves crooked paths; whosoever goes therein shall not know peace.

Matthew 7:13

Enter ye in at the narrow gate, for the way that leads to destruction is wide and spacious, and those who follow it are many;

Evil » Who shall have evil upon them

Isaiah 47:10-11

For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, No one sees me. Thy wisdom and thine own knowledge; it has deceived thee; for thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and no one else beside me. Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from where it rises; and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and destruction shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.

Deuteronomy 31:29

For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days because ye will have done evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.

2 Kings 21:10-16

And the LORD spoke by his slaves, the prophets, saying, Because Manasseh, king of Judah, has done these abominations and has done more evil than all that the Amorites did, who were before him and has also made Judah sin with his idols; therefore, thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Behold, I am bringing such evil upon Jerusalem and Judah, that whoever hears of it, both his ears shall tingle. read more.
And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria and the plummet of the house of Ahab; and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down. And I will forsake the remnant of my inheritance and deliver them into the hand of their enemies, and they shall become a prey and a spoil to all their enemies because they have done that which was evil in my sight and have provoked me to anger since the day their fathers came forth out of Egypt, even unto this day. Moreover, Manasseh shed innocent blood very much until he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another besides his sin with which he made Judah sin so that they would do that which was evil in the sight of the LORD.

2 Kings 22:16-17

Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place and upon its inhabitants, even all the words of the book which the king of Judah has read, because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore, my wrath is kindled against this place and shall not be quenched.

2 Chronicles 34:24-25

that thus hath the LORD said, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place and upon its inhabitants all the curses that are written in the book which they have read before the king of Judah because they have forsaken me and have sacrificed unto other gods, provoking me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore, my wrath shall be poured out upon this place and shall not be quenched.

More verses: Jeremiah 23:9-12

Evil » Speech evil speaking » Backbiting

Psalm 101:5

Whosoever secretly slanders his neighbour, I will cut off; he that has a high look and a proud heart I will not suffer.

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I desire and that I shall be found unto you such as ye desire not, lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, rumours, tumults,

Psalm 15:3

He that does not backbite with his tongue nor do evil to his neighbour nor take up a reproach against his neighbour.

Psalm 50:20

Thou didst sit and speak against thy brother; thou didst slander thine own mother's son.

More verses: Jeremiah 9:4 Romans 1:30

Evil » What is evil

James 4:13-16

Come now, ye that say, Today and tomorrow we will go into such a city and continue there a year and buy and sell and get gain; and ye do not know what shall be tomorrow. For what is your life? Certainly it is a vapour that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Ye ought to say instead, If the Lord wills, and if we live, we shall do this or that. read more.
But now ye boast in your arrogance; all such glory is evil.

Genesis 8:21

And the LORD smelled a savour of rest, and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake, for the intent of man's heart is evil from his childhood; neither will I again smite any more every living thing as I have done.

Jeremiah 17:9-10

The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked; who shall know it? I the LORD search the heart; I try the kidneys, even to give each man according to his ways and according to the fruit of his doings.

Isaiah 32:7

Certainly the greedy use evil measures: he devises wicked devices to ensnare the simple with lying words and to speak in judgment against the poor.

Evil » Influences » Evil influences emanate from the unGodly

1 Kings 21:25

(Truly there was none like unto Ahab, who sold himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, because Jezebel his wife incited him.

2 Chronicles 21:6

And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, like as did the house of Ahab, for he had the daughter of Ahab to wife; and he wrought that which was evil in the eyes of the LORD.

1 Kings 11:4

For it came to pass when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David, his father.

Acts 13:8

But Elymas the wise man (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the proconsul from the faith.

Jeremiah 23:15

Therefore, thus hath the LORD of the hosts said against those prophets: Behold, I will cause them to eat wormwood and make them drink the waters of gall, for from the prophets of Jerusalem is hypocrisy gone forth upon all the land.

More verses: Mark 15:11 Romans 2:24

Evil » Social in the church » Generation

Deuteronomy 32:5

They have corrupted themselves, their spot is that they are not his sons; they are a perverse and crooked generation.

Luke 9:41

And Jesus answering said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you and suffer you? Bring thy son here.

Matthew 12:45

Then it goes and takes with itself seven other spirits worse than itself, and they enter in and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it also be unto this wicked generation.

More verses: Matthew 3:7 Matthew 12:39

Evil » Speech evil speaking » Talebearers condemned

Leviticus 19:16

Thou shalt not travel about as a talebearer among thy people; neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour. I am the LORD.

Proverbs 26:20

Where there is no wood, the fire goes out, so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceases.

Proverbs 18:8

The words of a talebearer seem smooth, but they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

More verses: Proverbs 20:19

Evil » Social in the church » In politics

Psalm 35:12

They rewarded me evil for good until my soul was alone.

Psalm 38:20

rendering evil for good they are against me because I follow that which is good.

Proverbs 17:13

Whosoever rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

More verses: Jeremiah 18:20 John 10:32

Evil » Activity » General references to

Proverbs 1:16

For their feet shall run to evil and make haste to shed blood.

Proverbs 4:16

For they do not sleep, unless they have done evil; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause someone to fall.

Isaiah 59:7

Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood; their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are their paths.

Micah 2:1

Woe unto those that devise iniquity and fabricate evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they put it into effect because they have power in their hands.

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

Evil » Results of » Counsel

Numbers 31:16

Behold, these caused the sons of Israel through the counsel of Balaam to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor for which there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD.

Job 2:9

Then his wife said unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? Blaspheme God and die.

1 Kings 12:28

And having taken counsel, the king made two calves of gold and said unto the people, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem; behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

1 Kings 12:10

And the young men that were grown up with him spoke unto him, saying, Thus shalt thou speak unto this people that spoke unto thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make thou it lighter unto us; thus shalt thou say unto them: My little finger is thicker than my father's loins.

2 Chronicles 10:10

Then the young men that were brought up with him spoke unto him, saying, Thus shalt thou answer the people that spoke unto thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make it somewhat lighter for us; thus shalt thou say unto them, My little finger is thicker than my father's loins.

More verses: 2 Chronicles 22:3

Evil » Doers » Warnings to

Psalm 37:9

For evildoers shall be cut off; but those that wait for the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.

Psalm 94:16

Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?

Isaiah 9:17

Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall he have mercy on their fatherless and widows, for every one is a hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaks folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

More verses: Isaiah 14:20 Isaiah 31:2

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

Hosea 8:7

For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind; they shall have no harvest; the fruit shall yield no meal: if so be it yields, the strangers shall swallow it up.

More verses: Proverbs 16:28

Evil » Speech evil speaking » Warnings against

James 3:6

And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body and sets on fire the course of our nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

More verses: Titus 3:1-2

Evil » Speaking » Warnings against

James 3:6

And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body and sets on fire the course of our nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

More verses: Titus 3:1-2

Evil » Whispering » Evil whispering, general references to

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I desire and that I shall be found unto you such as ye desire not, lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, rumours, tumults,

Psalm 41:7

All that hate me congregate together and murmur against me; against me do they devise my hurt.

Proverbs 26:22

The words of a talebearer seem smooth, but they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

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

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I desire and that I shall be found unto you such as ye desire not, lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, rumours, tumults,

Psalm 41:7

All that hate me congregate together and murmur against me; against me do they devise my hurt.

Proverbs 26:22

The words of a talebearer seem smooth, but they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

Evil » Devices » Will be defeated

Proverbs 12:2

The good man shall attain the favour of the LORD, but the man of wicked thoughts he will condemn.

Psalm 33:10

The LORD brings the counsel of the Gentiles to nought; he makes the devices of the peoples of no effect.

Esther 9:25

but when she came before the king, he commanded by letters that his wicked device, which he devised against the Jews, should return upon his own head and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows.

Job 5:12

He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.

More verses: Psalm 10:2

Evil » Social in the church » Fulness

Acts 13:10

and said, O full of all deception and all licentiousness, thou son of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?

Ecclesiastes 9:3

This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all; and also that the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.

Matthew 23:31-32

Therefore ye are witnesses unto yourselves that ye are the sons of those who murdered the prophets. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

Evil » Slander » Of Christ and his disciples

Luke 23:2

And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King.

Acts 6:13

and set up false witnesses, who said, This man does not cease to speak blasphemous words against this holy place and the law,

More verses: Acts 24:5

Evil » Slander » General references to

Psalm 101:5

Whosoever secretly slanders his neighbour, I will cut off; he that has a high look and a proud heart I will not suffer.

Jeremiah 9:4

Take heed each one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders.

Psalm 31:13

For I have heard the slander of many; fear was on every side; while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.

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

Philippians 3:6

concerning zeal, a persecutor of the congregation ; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.

Acts 26:11

And I punished them often in every synagogue and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto foreign cities.

Micah 7:3

To complete the evil with their hands, the prince demands, and the judge judges for a reward; and the great man speaks the desires of his heart: and they confirm it.

Galatians 1:13

For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in Judaism, how that beyond measure I was persecuting and destroying the congregation of God

Matthew 23:15

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more a son of hell than yourselves.

Evil » Speech evil speaking » The tongue to be restrained

Evil » Influence » Evil influence of unfaithful Christians

Romans 14:15

But if thy brother is grieved because of thy food, now thou dost not walk in charity. Do not destroy him with thy food, for whom Christ died.

1 Corinthians 5:6

Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?

1 Corinthians 8:10

For if anyone sees thee who hast this knowledge sit at food in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him who is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols?

Evil » Kiss » Partakers of

Revelation 18:4

And I heard another voice from the heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye not be partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

2 John 1:11

For he that says unto him, Welcome, is partaker of his evil deeds.

Evil » Women evil women » Stir up strife

Evil » Words evil words of men » Works

John 8:41

Ye do the deeds of your father. Then they said to him, We are not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.

2 Peter 2:8

(for that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, afflicted his righteous soul from day to day with the deeds of those unjust people);

Evil » Results of » Deeds

John 8:41

Ye do the deeds of your father. Then they said to him, We are not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.

2 Peter 2:8

(for that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, afflicted his righteous soul from day to day with the deeds of those unjust people);

Evil » Kiss » Passions

Evil » Slander » Examples of

2 Samuel 10:3

And the princes of the sons of Ammon said unto Hanun their lord, Does it appear unto thee that David has sent comforters unto thee to honour thy father? Has not David rather sent his slaves unto thee to search the city and to spy it out and to overthrow it?

Job 1:11

But put forth thy hand now and touch all that he has, and thou shalt see if he will not blaspheme thee to thy face.

Psalm 50:20

Thou didst sit and speak against thy brother; thou didst slander thine own mother's son.

Amos 7:10

Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, Amos has conspired against thee in the midst of the house of Israel; the land is not able to bear all his words.

Evil » Pharisaic separation condemned » Choice

Isaiah 65:12

I also will destine you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter because when I called, ye did not respond; I spoke, and ye did not hear, but did evil before my eyes and did choose that which displeased me.

Proverbs 1:29

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

Isaiah 66:3

He that kills an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrifices a lamb as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offers an oblation as if he offered swine's blood; he that burns incense as if he blessed iniquity. They have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations.

Matthew 27:21

The governor answered and said unto them, Which of the two desire ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.

Evil » Doers » Eye

Mark 7:22

the thefts, the covetousness, the wickedness, the deceit, the lasciviousness, the evil eye, the slander, the pride, the unwiseness:

Deuteronomy 28:54

The man that is tender among you and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother and toward the wife of his bosom and toward the remnant of his children which he shall leave,

Luke 11:34

The lamp of the body is the eye; therefore when thine eye is sincere, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.

Evil » Kiss » The treacherous kiss

2 Samuel 20:9

And Joab said to Amasa, Art thou in peace, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him.

2 Samuel 15:5

And it was so, that when anyone came near unto him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand and took him and kissed him.

Mark 14:45

And as soon as he was come, he went straightway to him and said, Master, Master, and kissed him.

Evil » Kiss » Roots of

Malachi 4:1

For, behold, the day comes that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, and all that do wickedly shall be stubble; and the day that comes shall burn them up, said the LORD of the hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

Matthew 3:10

And now the axe is also laid unto the root of the trees; therefore, every tree which does not bring forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire.

Isaiah 5:24

Therefore as the fire devours the stubble and the flame consumes the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go away as dust because they have cast away the law of the LORD of the hosts and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

Jude 1:12

These are spots in your banquets of charity, feeding themselves without any fear whatsoever: clouds without water, carried to and fro of the winds; trees withered as in fall, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;

Evil » Confess Christ » Spirits, many

Luke 11:26

Then he goes, and takes unto him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in and dwell there, and the last state of that man is worse than the first.

Luke 8:30

And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion, because many demons were entered into him.

Evil » Appearance of, to be avoided

1 Corinthians 10:28-33

But if anyone says unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, do not eat it for the sake of him that disclosed it and for conscience sake; for the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof: conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other, for why should my liberty be judged by another man's conscience? For if I by grace am a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks? read more.
Whether therefore ye eat or drink or whatever ye do, do everything for the glory of God. Be without offense, neither to the Jews nor to the Gentiles nor to the congregation of God; even as I please everyone in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

1 Corinthians 8:7-13

Howbeit there is not in everyone that knowledge, for some with conscience of the idol unto now, eat it as a thing offered unto an idol, and their conscience being weak is defiled. But food does not make us more acceptable unto God; for neither if we eat are we the better, neither if we eat not are we the worse. But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours becomes a stumblingblock to those that are weak. read more.
For if anyone sees thee who hast this knowledge sit at food in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him who is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols? and through thy knowledge the weak brother shall perish, for whom Christ died. In this manner, therefore, sinning against the brethren and wounding their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. Therefore, if food makes my brother to fall, I will never eat flesh nor do anything which may cause my brother to fall.

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

and that ye procure to be quiet and to do your business and to work with your hands, as we commanded you, that ye may walk honestly toward those that are without, and that ye may desire nothing from any one.

Evil » Where evil comes from

Matthew 15:15-20

Then Peter answered and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable. And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding? Do not ye yet understand that whatever enters in at the mouth goes into the belly and is cast out into the draught? read more.
But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart, and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: these are the things which defile the man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man.

Mark 7:17-23

And when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable. And he said unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not understand that anything from outside that enters into the man cannot defile him? Because it enters not into his heart, but into the belly, and the man goes out to the privy and purges all foods. read more.
For he had said that it is what comes out of the man that defiles the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, come forth the evil thoughts, the adulteries, the fornications, the murders, the thefts, the covetousness, the wickedness, the deceit, the lasciviousness, the evil eye, the slander, the pride, the unwiseness: all these evil things come out from within and defile the man.

Romans 7:14-23

For we now know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, sold unto subjection by sin. For that which I do, I do not understand, and not even the good that I desire is what I do; but what I hate, that is what I do. If then I do that which I do not desire, I approve that the law is good. read more.
So that it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells in me. And I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwells no good thing; for I have the desire, but I am not able to perform that which is good. For I do not do the good that I desire; but the evil which I do not desire, that I do. And if I do that which I do not desire, I am not working, but sin that dwells in me. So that, desiring to do good, I find this law: evil is natural unto me. For I delight with the law of God with the inward man, but I see another law in my members which rebels against the law of my mind, bringing captive unto the law of sin which is in my members.

Evil » Associations » Results of » Divine wrath

2 Chronicles 19:2

And Jehu, the son of Hanani, the seer, went out to meet him and said to king Jehoshaphat, Should thou help the ungodly and love those that hate the LORD? Therefore, the wrath of the presence of the LORD shall be upon thee.

Ezra 9:14

should we again break thy commandments and join in affinity with the people of these abominations? Would thou not be angry with us until thou hadst consumed us, so that there should be no remnant nor escape?

Evil » Those that call evil good

Isaiah 5:20

Woe unto those that call evil good and good evil; that put darkness for light and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!

Proverbs 24:24-25

He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the peoples curse, nations shall abhor him: But unto those that rebuke him shall be delight, and a blessing of good shall come upon them.

Malachi 2:17

Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, In what have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that does evil pleases the LORD, and he delights in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?

Evil » Not speaking evil

Titus 3:1-2

Admonish them to be subject to dominion and power, and to persuade those who have authority, that they be quick unto every good work. That they speak evil of no one, that they not be contentious, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men.

Evil » What brings forth evil fruit

Matthew 7:17-20

Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit, but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that does not bring forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire. read more.
So that by their fruits ye shall know them.

Matthew 12:35

The good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things, and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.

Luke 6:43-45

For a good tree does not bring forth corrupt fruit; neither does a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. For every tree is known by its own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush do they gather grapes. The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good, and the evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth that which is evil, for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

Evil » Who strengthens the hands of evildoers

Jeremiah 23:13-14

And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal and caused my people Israel to err. I have also seen a horrible thing in the prophets of Jerusalem: they committed adultery and walked by lies; they strengthened also the hands of evildoers, that no none is converted from his malice; they are all of them unto me as Sodom and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.

Ezekiel 13:17-22

Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face against the daughters of thy people, who prophesy out of their own heart; prophesy thou against them, And say, Thus hath the Lord GOD said; Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls! Must ye hunt the souls of my people to maintain thus your own life? And will ye profane me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, slaying the souls that should not die and giving life to the souls that should not live, by your lying to my people that listen to the lie? read more.
Therefore thus hath the Lord GOD said; Behold, I am against your pillows, with which ye hunt there the loose souls, and I will tear them from your arms and will let the souls go, even the loose souls that ye hunt. Your kerchiefs also I will tear and deliver my people out of your hand, and they shall no longer be in your hand to be hunted; and ye shall know that I am the LORD. Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and ye strengthen the hands of the wicked that he should not leave his wicked way, encouraging him:

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

Proverbs 5:3-5

For the lips of the strange woman drop as a honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil, But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword. Her feet go down to death, her steps uphold Sheol,

Ezekiel 13:18-19

And say, Thus hath the Lord GOD said; Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls! Must ye hunt the souls of my people to maintain thus your own life? And will ye profane me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, slaying the souls that should not die and giving life to the souls that should not live, by your lying to my people that listen to the lie?

Evil » Who shall not have evil upon them

Proverbs 1:20-33

Wisdom cries without; she utters her voice in the streets: She cries in the chief place of concourse, in the entrance to the gates of the city she utters her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and the fools hate knowledge? read more.
Return at my reproof; behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you. Because I have called and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no one responded; for because ye have disregarded all my counsel and rejected my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear comes upon you; when what you have feared comes as destruction, and your calamity comes as a whirlwind; when tribulation and anguish come upon you. Then they shall call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They rejected my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore they shall eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own counsel. For the rest of the ignorant shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. But whosoever hearkens unto me shall dwell safely and shall rest from the fear of evil.

Proverbs 12:21

No iniquity shall overtake the righteous: but the wicked shall be filled with evil.

Evil » Those that pursue evil

Proverbs 11:19

As righteousness is unto life, so he that pursues evil pursues it unto his own death.

Isaiah 59:7-8

Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood; their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are their paths. The way of peace they did not know; nor is there anything straight about their ways; they have wilfully made themselves crooked paths; whosoever goes therein shall not know peace.

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

1 Kings 21:25

(Truly there was none like unto Ahab, who sold himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, because Jezebel his wife incited him.

1 Kings 21:7

And Jezebel, his wife, said unto him, Dost thou now govern the kingdom of Israel? Arise and eat bread and let thy heart be merry; I will give thee the vineyard of Naboth of Jezreel.

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

Evil » Associations » Results of » Misery

Numbers 33:55

But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall come to pass that those whom ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes and thorns in your sides and shall afflict you in the land in which ye dwell.

Judges 16:4

And it came to pass afterward that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

Evil » Results of » Misery

Numbers 33:55

But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall come to pass that those whom ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes and thorns in your sides and shall afflict you in the land in which ye dwell.

Judges 16:4

And it came to pass afterward that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

Evil » The lord creating evil

Evil » Those that eschew evil

Job 1:6-10

Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. And the LORD said unto Satan, Where dost thou come from? Then Satan answered the LORD and said, From going to and fro in the earth and from walking up and down in it. And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my slave Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that fears God and has departed from evil? read more.
Then Satan answered the LORD and said, Does Job fear God for nothing? Hast thou not made a hedge about him and about his house and about all that he has on every side? Thou hast blessed the work of his hands; therefore, his substance has increased in the land.

Isaiah 56:1-2

Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do righteousness: for my saving health is near to come, and my righteousness to be manifested. Blessed is the man that does this, and the son of man that lays hold on it; that keeps from polluting the sabbath, and keeps his hand from doing any evil.

Evil » Associations » Results of » Denial of Christ

John 18:25

And Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. They said therefore unto him, Art not thou also one of his disciples? He denied it and said, I am not.

John 18:18

And the slaves and servants stood there, who had made a fire of coals, for it was cold, and they warmed themselves; and Peter stood with them and warmed himself.

Evil » Hating evil

Amos 5:15

Hate the evil and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate; it may be that the LORD God of the hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.

Evil » Who desires evil

Proverbs 12:12

The wicked desires the net of evil men, but the root of the righteous shall yield fruit.

Proverbs 21:10

The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbour finds no favour in his eyes.

Evil » Associations » Results of » Defilement

Evil » Words evil words of men » Flattering

1 Thessalonians 2:5

For we were never flatterers in the word, as ye know, nor tainted with covetousness, God is witness,

Evil » Evil communications

Evil » Heart evil, characteristics of » Stubbornness

Ecclesiastes 8:11

Because the sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

Evil » Who brings evil to pass

Proverbs 16:29-30

The evil man flatters his neighbour and leads him into the way that is not good. He shuts his eyes to devise perverse things; moving his lips he brings evil to pass.

Evil » Heart evil, characteristics of » Madness

Ecclesiastes 9:3

This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all; and also that the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.

Evil » Evil concupiscence

Colossians 3:5-6

Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth: fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil lust, and covetousness, which is idolatry; for which things' sake the wrath of God comes on the sons of disobedience,

Evil » Words evil words of men » Enticing

Evil » Words evil words of men » Hasty

Evil » Those that reward evil for good

Proverbs 17:13

Whosoever rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

Evil » Who evil shall not depart from

Proverbs 17:13

Whosoever rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

Evil » Who hates to depart from evil

Evil » What cleanses away evil

Proverbs 20:30

The scars of past wounds are medicine for evil, and living reproof reaches the most secret places in the inward parts.

Evil » Who departs from evil

Evil » The root of all evil

Evil » Who has an evil eye

Proverbs 28:22

He that hastens to be rich has an evil eye and does not consider that poverty shall come upon him.

Evil » Who digs up evil

Evil » Who evil pursues

Evil » Heart evil, characteristics of » Extortion and excess

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 dost thou boast of evil, O strong man? The mercy of God is day by day. Thy tongue devises wickedness like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. Thou dost love evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah. read more.
Thou dost love all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue. God shall likewise cast thee down for ever; he shall cut thee off and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah. The righteous also shall see and fear and shall laugh at him, saying: Behold, this is the man that did not make God his strength, but trusted in the abundance of his riches and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

Evil » How people depart from evil

Evil » Not plotting evil

Proverbs 3:29

Do not devise evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwells securely by thee.

Evil » Where evil is

James 3:13-16

Who is wise and ready among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works in meekness of wisdom. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, boast not and do not be liars against the truth. This wisdom is not that which descends from above, but is earthly, natural, diabolical. read more.
For where there is envy and contention, there is confusion and every perverse work.

Evil » What is to hate evil

Evil » Associations » Results of » Apostasy

1 Kings 11:2

of the Gentiles concerning which the LORD had said unto the sons of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you, for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods. Solomon clave unto these in love.

Evil » Words evil words of men » Irreverent

Malachi 3:13

Your words have prevailed against me, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, What have we spoken against thee?

Evil » Words evil words of men » Proud

2 Peter 2:18

For speaking arrogant words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from those who converse 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 said Zeresh, his wife, and all his friends unto him, Let a gallows be made fifty cubits high, and tomorrow speak unto the king that Mordecai may be hanged upon it; then go in merrily with the king unto the banquet. And the thing pleased Haman, and he caused the gallows to be made.

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

Judges 16:6

And Delilah said to Samson, Tell me, I pray thee, what gives thee thy great strength and how might thou be bound to afflict thee.

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

Therefore, if I come, I will cause his deeds to be understood, speaking against us with malicious words, and not content with this, he does not receive the brethren and forbids those that desire to receive them and casts them out of the congregation .

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

Job 2:9-10

Then his wife said unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? Blaspheme God and die. But he said unto her, Thou hast spoken as any of the foolish women speak. What? Shall we receive good at the hand of God and shall we not receive evil? In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

Evil » Instances of » In supporting himself

1 Corinthians 9:7-23

Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat of its fruit? or who feeds a flock and does not eat of the milk of the flock? Do I say this only according to men? or does not the law say the same also? For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treads out the grain. Does God take care for oxen? read more.
Or does he say it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that plows should plow in hope, and that he that threshes in hope should be partaker of his hope. If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap material things from you? If others are partakers of this authority over you, why not us? Nevertheless we have not used this authority, but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ. Do ye not know that those who work with sacred things live of the things of the sanctuary? and those who serve at the altar partake of the altar? Even so the Lord has ordained that those who preach the gospel should live of the gospel. But I have used none of these things, neither have I written these things that it should be so done unto me; for it were better for me to die than that anyone should make this my glory void. For though I preach the gospel, I have no reason to glory, for it is an obligation laid upon me; for woe is me, if I do not preach the gospel! For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward; but if against my will, the stewardship of the gospel is committed unto me. What reward, then, shall I have? That preaching the gospel, I may make the gospel of the Christ without charge, that I abuse not my authority in the gospel. Therefore, though I am free regarding everyone, yet I have made myself slave unto all, that I might gain the more. And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to those that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain those that are under the law; to those that are without law, as without law (being not without law of God, but under the law of Christ), that I might gain those that are without law. To the weak I became as weak, that I might gain the weak; I am made all things to everyone, that I might by all means save some. And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker together of it.

Evil » Who rewards evil unto themselves

Isaiah 3:9

The appearance of their countenance witnesses against them, and they declare their sin as Sodom; they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! For they have rewarded evil unto themselves.

Evil » The time when your eye is evil

Luke 11:34

The lamp of the body is the eye; therefore when thine eye is sincere, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.

Evil » Evil not dwelling with God

Psalm 5:4

For thou art not a God that loves wickedness; neither shall one who is evil dwell with thee.

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

and when the daughter of Herodias came in and danced and pleased Herod and those that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it unto thee.

Evil » Not seeking evil

Amos 5:14

Seek that which is good, and not that which is evil that ye may live; and so the LORD, the God of the hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken.

Evil » Words evil words of men

Jude 1:25

to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, now and in all the ages. Amen.

Evil » Results of

Jude 1:25

to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, now and in all the ages. Amen.

Evil » Words evil words of men » Vain

Job 16:3

Shall vain words have an end? Or what is it that emboldens thee to answer?

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

1 Corinthians 8:13

Therefore, if food makes my brother to fall, I will never eat flesh nor do anything which may cause my brother to fall.

Fulness » Evil

Acts 13:10

and said, O full of all deception and all licentiousness, thou son of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?

Ecclesiastes 9:3

This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all; and also that the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.

Matthew 23:31-32

Therefore ye are witnesses unto yourselves that ye are the sons of those who murdered the prophets. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

Hatred » We should exhibit against » Evil

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

Genesis 3:1-5

Now the serpent was more astute than all the animals of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Has God indeed said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman answered unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, Ye shall not eat of it; neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. read more.
Then the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God knows that in the day ye eat of it then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

Influence » Evil » Eve over adam

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

Judges 4:1-3

But the sons of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD when Ehud was dead. And the LORD sold them into the hand of Jabin, king of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor, the captain of whose host was Sisera, and he dwelt in Harosheth of the Gentiles. And the sons of Israel cried unto the LORD, for he had nine hundred chariots of iron, and he had mightily oppressed the sons of Israel for twenty years.

Thoughts » Evil

Jeremiah 4:14

O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness that thou may be saved. How long shalt thou entertain the thoughts of thy iniquity within thee?

Deuteronomy 15:9

Keep thyself that there not be a thought of Belial in thy heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother to give him nothing; for he shall cry unto the LORD against thee, and it shall be a sin unto thee.

Psalm 64:6

They search out iniquities; they perfect and put into effect that which they have invented in the inward thought of each one of them and that which they have devised in their heart.

Women » Dress of » Evil

Nehemiah 13:26

Did not Solomon, king of Israel, sin by these things? Yet among many nations there was no king like him, who was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel; nevertheless, strange women caused even him to offend.

Job 2:9

Then his wife said unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? Blaspheme God and die.

Matthew 14:6

But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod.

1 Kings 18:4

for when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, Obadiah took one hundred prophets and hid them in groups of fifty in caves and sustained them with bread and water.)

Words » Evil » Flattering

1 Thessalonians 2:5

For we were never flatterers in the word, as ye know, nor tainted with covetousness, God is witness,

Words » Evil » Enticing

Words » Evil » Hasty

Words » Evil » Irritating

Words » Evil » Irreverent

Malachi 3:13

Your words have prevailed against me, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, What have we spoken against thee?

Words » Evil » Proud

2 Peter 2:18

For speaking arrogant words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from those who converse in error,

Words » Evil » Insincere

Words » Evil » Malicious

3 John 1:10

Therefore, if I come, I will cause his deeds to be understood, speaking against us with malicious words, and not content with this, he does not receive the brethren and forbids those that desire to receive them and casts them out of the congregation .

Words » Evil » Vain

Job 16:3

Shall vain words have an end? Or what is it that emboldens thee to answer?

Works » Evil

John 8:41

Ye do the deeds of your father. Then they said to him, We are not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.

2 Peter 2:8

(for that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, afflicted his righteous soul from day to day with the deeds of those unjust people);

Zeal » Evil » For soul winning

John 4:35

Do ye not say, There are yet four months and then comes harvest? Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes and look on the fields, for they are white already to harvest.

Romans 9:3

For I could wish that myself were anathema from Christ for my brethren, those who are my kinsmen according to the flesh,

More verses: 1 Corinthians 9:22

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

Philippians 3:6

concerning zeal, a persecutor of the congregation ; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.

Acts 26:11

And I punished them often in every synagogue and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto foreign cities.

Micah 7:3

To complete the evil with their hands, the prince demands, and the judge judges for a reward; and the great man speaks the desires of his heart: and they confirm it.

Galatians 1:13

For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in Judaism, how that beyond measure I was persecuting and destroying the congregation of God

Matthew 23:15

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more a son of hell than yourselves.

Zeal » Evil » Unwise

Mark 7:36

And he charged them that they should tell no one; but the more he commanded them, so much more and more they published it

Mark 1:45

But he went out and began to publish it much and to blaze abroad the matter, insomuch that Jesus could no more openly enter into the city, but was without in desert places; and they came to him from every quarter.

Mark 14:47

And one of them that stood by drew a sword and smote the slave of the high priest and cut off his ear.

Romans 10:2

For I give testimony that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

Topics on Evil

Adding Evil

1 Kings 12:11

And now whereas my father ladened you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke; my father has chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.

Agreeing For Evil

Daniel 2:9

But if ye will not make known unto me the dream, there is but one decree for you for ye certainly prepare lying and corrupt words to speak before me, until the time is changed; therefore tell me the dream, and I shall know that ye can show me its interpretation.

Attacked By Evil

Psalm 37:14

He The wicked have drawn out the sword and have bent their bow to cast down the poor and needy and to slay such as are of upright conversation.

Being Evil From Youth

Genesis 8:21

And the LORD smelled a savour of rest, and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake, for the intent of man's heart is evil from his childhood; neither will I again smite any more every living thing as I have done.

Children Of Evil

Numbers 32:14

And, behold, ye are risen up in the place of your fathers, an increase of sinful men, to augment yet the fierce anger of the LORD toward Israel.

Christ's Authority Over Evil

Mark 1:23-27

And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out,

Coming Out From Evil

Jeremiah 51:45

Come out of the midst of her, my people, and save each one his life from the fierce anger of the LORD.

Eternal Evil

Genesis 43:9

I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou require him; if I do not bring him unto thee and set him before thee, then let me bear the sin for ever;

Evil Angels

Romans 8:38

Therefore I am certain that neither death nor life nor angels nor principalities nor powers nor things present nor things to come

Evil Associations

Genesis 19:15

And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife and thy two daughters who are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.

Evil Eyes

Mark 7:21-23

For from within, out of the heart of men, come forth the evil thoughts, the adulteries, the fornications, the murders,

Evil Generations

Matthew 12:39

But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and there no sign shall be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah;

Evil Spirits

Luke 11:24

When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walks through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he says, I will return unto my house from which I came out.

Evil Spirits Discernment

Mark 1:23-24

And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out,

Evil Trapping

Exodus 23:33

They shall not dwell in thy land lest peradventure they make thee sin against me by serving their gods, for it will be a snare unto thee.

evil, victory over

Job 1:12

And the LORD said to Satan, Behold, all that he has is in thy power; only upon himself do not put forth thy hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.

God Makes Evil Rebound

1 Kings 2:44

The king said moreover to Shimei, Thou knowest all the wickedness which thy heart knoweth well that thou didst to David my father; therefore, the LORD has turned thy wickedness upon thine own head;

Growth Of Evil

Ezekiel 8:6

He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel commits here to cause me to go far away from my sanctuary? but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations.

Ignorance Of Evil

Leviticus 5:17

Finally, if a person commits a sin by doing any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of the LORD, without doing it knowingly, he is guilty and shall bear his iniquity.

Joined To Evil

Numbers 25:3

And Israel joined himself unto Baalpeor; and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel.

Laying On Hands For Evil

Leviticus 24:14

Bring forth the one that has blasphemed outside the camp and let all that heard him lay their hands upon his head, and let all the congregation stone him.

Let Evil Rebound

Psalm 35:8

Let destruction come upon him at unawares, and let his net that he has hid catch himself; into that very destruction let him fall.

Loving Evil

Micah 3:2

Who hate the good, and love the evil, who steal their skin from off them, and their flesh from off their bones;

Not Imitating Evil

Exodus 23:24

Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works; but thou shalt utterly overthrow them and completely break down their images.

Opposition, To Sin And Evil

Matthew 21:12-13

And Jesus went into the temple of God and cast out all those that sold and bought in the temple and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers and the seats of those that sold doves

People Actually Doing Evil

Genesis 43:6

And Israel said, Why did ye such evil unto me as to tell the man that ye had another brother?

People Possibly Doing Evil

Genesis 16:5

Then Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee; I have given my maid into thy bosom, and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes; the LORD judge between me and thee.

Repaying Evil For Evil

Romans 12:17

Not repaying anyone evil for evil; procuring that which is good not only in the sight of God, but even in the sight of all men.

Repaying Evil For Good

Genesis 44:4

And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet far off, Joseph said unto his steward, Rise up, follow after those men; and when thou dost overtake them, say unto them, Why have ye rewarded evil for good?

Running After Evil

Proverbs 1:16

For their feet shall run to evil and make haste to shed blood.

Separation From Evil People

Ezra 6:21

And the sons of Israel who had returned out of captivity and all those who had separated themselves unto them from the uncleanness of the Gentiles of the land, to seek the LORD God of Israel, ate

Signs Of Evil

Revelation 13:13-14

And he does great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven to the earth in the sight of men