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82 Bible Verses about Evil

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Mark 3:28-30

"Truly I say to you that all the sins and the blasphemies will be forgiven the sons of men, however much they blaspheme. But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit does not have forgiveness {forever}, but is guilty of [an] eternal sin"-- because they were saying, "He has an unclean spirit."

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Activity » Evil » General references to

Proverbs 1:16

for their feet run to evil, and they hurry to shed blood,

Proverbs 4:16

For they will not sleep if they have not done wrong, and they are robbed of their sleep if they do not cause stumbling.

Isaiah 59:7

Their feet run to evil, and they hasten to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts [are] thoughts of iniquity; devastation and destruction [are] in their highways.

Micah 2:1

Woe [to] those who plan wickedness and evil deeds upon their beds! In the light of the morning they did it, 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

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

Joshua 10:5

And 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 [together] and went up, they and all their forces, and {they laid siege to Gibeon} and made war against it.

Joshua 10:33

Then Horam king of Gezer came up to help Lachish, and Joshua struck him and his people until he left no survivor behind.

Joshua 11:5

And all these kings joined forces, and they came and camped together by the waters of Merom to fight with Israel.

Judges 3:13

He gathered to himself the {Ammonites and Amalekites}, and he went and defeated Israel, and they took possession of the city of palms.

Alliances » Evil » Examples of God's people seeking

2 Chronicles 20:35

And afterward Jehoshaphat the king of Judah joined with Ahaziah the king of Israel, who acted wickedly.

Jeremiah 2:25

Restrain your foot from [being] barefoot, and your throat from thirst. But you said, '[It is] hopeless. No! For I have loved strangers, and after them I will go.'

1 Kings 15:19

"[Let there be] a covenant between me and you, between my father and your father. Look, I have sent you a gift of silver and gold. Go, break your covenant with Baasha king of Israel that he may go up [away] from me."

2 Chronicles 18:1

Now Jehoshaphat had much wealth and honor, and he became son-in-law to Ahab.

Isaiah 30:2

Who go to go down [to] Egypt, but they do not ask [of] my mouth, to take refuge in the protection of Pharaoh and to take refuge in the shadow of Egypt.

More verses: Isaiah 31:1 Hosea 12:1

Choice » Evil

Isaiah 65:12

and I will remit you to the sword, and all of you shall bow down to the slaughter, because I called, but you did not answer; I spoke, but you did not listen, but you did the evil in my eyes, and you chose that in which I do not delight."

Proverbs 1:29

Since they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of Yahweh,

Isaiah 66:3

The one who slaughters bull strikes a man; the one who slaughters lamb for sacrifice breaks the neck [of] a dog. The one who offers an offering, [the] blood of swine; the one who offers frankincense blesses an idol. Indeed, they themselves have chosen their ways, and their soul delights in their abhorrence.

Matthew 27:21

So the governor answered [and] said to them, "Which of the two do you want me to release for you?" And they said, "Barabbas!"

Companionship » Evil » A snare to jehoshaphat

2 Chronicles 19:2

And Jehu son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him. And he said to King Jehoshaphat, "Should you [be] a help to the wicked and love those who hate Yahweh? On account of this, wrath [has come] against you from Yahweh.

2 Chronicles 18:1

Now Jehoshaphat had much wealth and honor, and he became son-in-law to Ahab.

Companionship » Evil » Corrupt good morals

Companionship » Evil » Injured lot

Genesis 13:12-13

Abram settled in the land of Canaan, and Lot settled in the cities of the plain. And he pitched his tent toward Sodom. Now the men of Sodom {were extremely wicked sinners against Yahweh}.

Companionship » Evil » A detriment to israel

Numbers 11:4

The riff-raff that [were] in their midst {had a strong desire}; and the {Israelites} turned back and also wept, and they said, "Who will feed us meat?

Companionship » Evil » Devoured the strength of ephraim

Hosea 7:9

Foreigners devour his strength, and he does not know [it]; {mold} is also sprinkled upon him, and he does not know [it].

Counsel » Evil

Numbers 31:16

Behold, these women {caused} the {Israelites}, by the word of Balaam, to be in apostasy against Yahweh in the matter of Peor, so that the plague was among the community of Yahweh.

Job 2:9

Then his wife said to him, "Are you still persisting in your blamelessness? {Curse} God and die."

1 Kings 12:28

And the king had decided, so he made two golden calves and he said to them, "{You have been going up to Jerusalem long enough}; here are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt."

1 Kings 12:10

Then the youngsters who had grown up with him spoke to him, saying, "Thus you shall say to this people who spoke to you: 'Your father made our yoke heavy, but you lighten [it] for us,' you shall say to them, 'My little finger is thicker than my father's loins.

2 Chronicles 10:10

Then the young men who had grown up with him said to him, "Thus you should say to this people who have said to you, 'Your father made our yoke heavy, so you yourself should lighten [it] for us.' Thus you should say to them, 'My little finger [is] thicker than the loins of my father.

More verses: 2 Chronicles 22:3

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

Jeremiah 17:17

You must not become to me a terror, you [are] my refuge in [the] day of disaster.

Amos 6:3

You that put off the day of disaster and bring near a reign of violence!

Desires » Evil

Habakkuk 2:5

{How much less} the defiant; [the] arrogant, treacherous man? He who broadens his throat like Sheol, and who, like death, is not satisfied, and who gathers to himself all the nations, and harvested for himself all the peoples, will not succeed.

Numbers 11:4

The riff-raff that [were] in their midst {had a strong desire}; and the {Israelites} turned back and also wept, and they said, "Who will feed us meat?

Proverbs 21:10

The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor will not find mercy in his eyes.

Proverbs 30:15

For the leech, [there are] two daughters; "Give, give!" [they cry]. As for three of these, they are not satisfied; as for four, they do not say enough.

Evil » The reward for doing evil

Jeremiah 32:32-36

because of all the evil of the people of Israel and the people of Judah that they did to provoke me to anger--they, their kings, their officials, their priests, and their prophets, and the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And they have turned to me [their] backs and not [their] faces, though {I have taught them over and over again}, but they [were] not listening to accept discipline. And they set up their abominations in the house that is called by my name, to defile it. read more.
And they built the high places of Baal that [are] in the Valley of Ben Hinnom to present as offerings their sons and their daughters to Molech, which I had not commanded them, and it had not come to my {mind} to do this detestable thing in order to cause Judah to sin." "So now {therefore}, thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, concerning this city, [of] which you [are] saying, 'It will be given into the hand of the king of Babylon by the sword, and by the famine, and by the plague':

Isaiah 65:11-15

But you {who forsake} Yahweh, forgetting {my holy mountain}, who set a table for Fortune, and who {pour out} a jug of mixed wine for Destiny, and I will remit you to the sword, and all of you shall bow down to the slaughter, because I called, but you did not answer; I spoke, but you did not listen, but you did the evil in my eyes, and you chose that in which I do not delight." Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Look! My servants shall eat but you, you shall be hungry. Look! My servants shall drink but you, you shall be thirsty. Look! My servants shall rejoice but you, you shall be ashamed. read more.
Look! My servants shall shout {for joy}, but you, you shall cry out {for pain} and howl {for sadness}. And you shall leave your name to my chosen ones as a curse, and the Lord Yahweh will kill you, and he will {give} his servants another name.

Isaiah 66:1-4

Thus says Yahweh: "Heaven [is] my throne, and the earth [is] the footstool for my feet. Where [is] this house that you would build for me? And where [is] this resting place for me? And my hand has made all these [things], and all these {came to be}," {declares} Yahweh, "but I look to this [one]: to [the] humble and [the] contrite of spirit and [the one] frightened at my word. The one who slaughters bull strikes a man; the one who slaughters lamb for sacrifice breaks the neck [of] a dog. The one who offers an offering, [the] blood of swine; the one who offers frankincense blesses an idol. Indeed, they themselves have chosen their ways, and their soul delights in their abhorrence. read more.
Indeed, I myself I will choose their ill treatment, and I will bring them objects of their dread, because I called, and {no one answered}; I spoke and they did not listen, but they did the evil in my eyes, and they chose that in which I do not delight."

Deuteronomy 31:29

For I know that after my death you will certainly act corruptly, and you will turn aside from the way that I have commanded you, and the disaster in the future days will befall you, because you will do evil in the eyes of Yahweh, {provoking him with the work of your hands}."

2 Kings 21:10-16

So Yahweh spoke by the hand of his servants the prophets, saying, "Because Manasseh the king of Judah committed these detestable things [and] did evil more than the Amorites did who were before him and caused even Judah to sin with his idols, therefore, thus says Yahweh the God of Israel, 'Look, I am bringing disaster upon Jerusalem and Judah about which the two ears of all who hear it will tingle. read more.
I will stretch out over Jerusalem the measuring line of Samaria and the plumb line of the house of Ahab, and I will wipe Jerusalem as one wipes the dish; he wipes it and turns it on its face. I will give up the remainder of my inheritance, and I will give them into the hand of their enemies. They shall become as prey and as spoil for all their enemies, because they have done evil in my eyes and were provoking me from the day that their ancestors came out from Egypt up to this day.'" Moreover, Manasseh shed very much innocent blood until he filled Jerusalem {from one end to another}, apart from his sin which he caused Judah to sin by doing evil in the eyes of Yahweh.

Evil » Confess Christ » Thoughts

Jeremiah 4:14

Cleanse your heart from wickedness, Jerusalem, so that you may be saved. {How long} will your thoughts of mischief dwell in your inner part?

Deuteronomy 15:9

{Take care} so that there will not be {a thought of wickedness} in your heart, {saying}, 'The seventh year, the year of the remission of debt is near,' {and you view your needy neighbor with hostility}, and [so] you [do] not give to him, and he might cry [out] against you to Yahweh, and {you would incur guilt against yourself}.

Evil » Women evil women » General references to

Nehemiah 13:26

Did not King Solomon of Israel sin in this way? And among the many nations there was no king like him, and he was beloved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel. Yet the foreign women made even him sin.

Job 2:9

Then his wife said to him, "Are you still persisting in your blamelessness? {Curse} God and die."

Matthew 14:6

But [when] Herod's birthday celebration took place, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst [of them] and pleased Herod.

1 Kings 18:4

It had happened that when Jezebel killed the prophets of Yahweh, Obadiah took a hundred prophets and hid them {by fifties} in the cave and sustained them [with] food and water.)

Evil » Kiss » Put away

Deuteronomy 21:21

Then all the men of his city shall stone him with stones and let him die; and so you shall purge the evil from your midst, and all of Israel will hear, and they will fear.

Deuteronomy 24:7

"If a man is {caught} kidnapping somebody from [among] his countrymen, the {Israelites}, and he treats him as a slave or he sells him, then that kidnapper shall die, and [so] you shall purge the evil {from among you}.

Deuteronomy 17:7

The hand of the witnesses shall be first against the person to kill the person, and afterward the hands [of] all the people, and [so] you shall purge the evil from your midst.

Deuteronomy 19:19

then you shall do to him as he meant to do to his brother, and so you shall purge the evil from your midst.

Evil » Devices » General references to

Micah 2:1

Woe [to] those who plan wickedness and evil deeds upon their beds! In the light of the morning they did it, because they have power in their hands.

Psalm 36:4

He plans sin on his bed. He puts himself on a way [that is] not good. He does not reject evil.

Proverbs 24:8

He who plans to do evil for himself, they will call [him] "master of mischief."

Jeremiah 18:12

But they will say, '[It is] hopeless, for we will go after our [own] plans, and each one of us will act [according to] the stubbornness of his evil heart.'

Evil » Speech evil speaking » Vain talk condemned

Job 11:2

"Should an abundance of words go unanswered, or {a man full of talk} be vindicated?

Job 15:3

Should he argue in talk [that] is not profitable or [in] words with which he cannot do good?

Evil » The whole » Imagination

Genesis 8:21

And Yahweh smelled the soothing fragrance, and Yahweh said {to himself}, "{Never again will I curse} the ground for the sake of humankind, because the inclination of the heart of humankind [is] evil from his youth. {Nor will I ever again destroy} all life as I have done.

Psalm 38:12

Those who seek my life lay snares as well, and those intent on my harm speak threats. They also plot deceit all day.

Ezekiel 8:12

And he said to me, "Have you seen, son of man, what the elders of the house of Israel [are] doing in the dark, each in the inner rooms of his idol, for [they are] saying, 'Yahweh [is] not seeing us; Yahweh has abandoned the land.'"

Evil » Results of » Desires

Habakkuk 2:5

{How much less} the defiant; [the] arrogant, treacherous man? He who broadens his throat like Sheol, and who, like death, is not satisfied, and who gathers to himself all the nations, and harvested for himself all the peoples, will not succeed.

Numbers 11:4

The riff-raff that [were] in their midst {had a strong desire}; and the {Israelites} turned back and also wept, and they said, "Who will feed us meat?

Proverbs 21:10

The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor will not find mercy in his eyes.

Proverbs 30:15

For the leech, [there are] two daughters; "Give, give!" [they cry]. As for three of these, they are not satisfied; as for four, they do not say enough.

Evil » Spirits » Cast out of men

Acts 16:18

And she was doing this for many days. But Paul, becoming greatly annoyed and turning around, said to the spirit, "I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her!" And it came out {immediately}.

Acts 19:12

so that even handkerchiefs or work aprons {that had touched his skin} were carried away to those who were sick, and [their] diseases left them and the evil spirits came out [of them].

Matthew 15:28

Then Jesus answered [and] said to her, "O woman, your faith [is] great! Let it be done for you as you want." And her daughter was healed from that hour.

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

2 Thessalonians 3:6

But we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, [that] you keep away from every brother who lives irresponsibly and not according to the tradition that they received from us.

Evil » Speech evil speaking » General references to

Psalm 36:3

The words of his mouth [are] wickedness and deceit. He has ceased to have insight [and] to do good.

James 3:6

And the tongue [is] a fire! The world of unrighteousness, the tongue, is set among our members, defiling the whole body and setting on fire {the course of human existence}, being set on fire by hell.

Evil » Slander » False accusations, general references to

1 Samuel 1:14

Then Eli said to her, "How long will you behave like someone [who is] drunk? Put away your wine!"

Nehemiah 6:7

You have also set up prophets to proclaim in Jerusalem concerning you, saying, '[There is] a king in Judah.' And now it will be proclaimed to the king according to these words. Now, come and we will plan together."

Job 2:5

But stretch out your hand and touch his bones and his flesh, [and see] {whether} he will {curse} you to your face."

Job 22:6

"Indeed, you have required a pledge from your family for nothing, and you have stripped off [the] clothes of [the] naked.

Jeremiah 37:13

{And when} he [was] at the Gate of Benjamin, there [was] {a sentry on duty} whose name [was] Irijah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Hananiah, and he seized Jeremiah the prophet, {saying}, "You [are] deserting to the Chaldeans!"

Evil » Alliances » Examples of heathen nations uniting in

Joshua 9:2

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

Joshua 10:5

And 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 [together] and went up, they and all their forces, and {they laid siege to Gibeon} and made war against it.

Joshua 10:33

Then Horam king of Gezer came up to help Lachish, and Joshua struck him and his people until he left no survivor behind.

Joshua 11:5

And all these kings joined forces, and they came and camped together by the waters of Merom to fight with Israel.

Judges 3:13

He gathered to himself the {Ammonites and Amalekites}, and he went and defeated Israel, and they took possession of the city of palms.

Evil » Doers » Evil example to be shunned

2 Peter 3:17

Therefore, dear friends, [because you] know [this] beforehand, guard yourselves so that you do not lose your own safe position [because you] have been led away by the error of lawless persons.

Leviticus 20:23

And you shall not follow the statutes of the nation that I am driving out {from before you}, because they did all these things, and I detested them.

Ezekiel 20:18

"And I said to their children in the desert, 'You must not go in the statutes of your parents; you must not keep their regulations, and you must not make yourself unclean with their idols.

Proverbs 22:24-25

Do not befriend an owner of {anger}, and with a man of wrath you shall not associate; lest you learn his way and become entangled in a snare to yourself.

Evil » Departing from evil

Proverbs 4:14-15

In the path of the wicked do not go; do not walk in the way of those who do evil. Avoid it; do not transgress it; turn away from it and pass by.

Evil » Filled » Moral

Micah 6:12

Because her rich are full of violence, and her inhabitants speak lies, and their tongue [is] deceitful in their mouth.

Genesis 6:12

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

Isaiah 28:8

for all [the] tables are full [of] disgusting vomit, {with no place left}.

Jeremiah 5:28

They have grown fat, they have grown sleek, also, {their evil deeds have no limit}. They do not judge [with] justice, [the] legal cause of [the] orphan, or allow it to succeed, and [the] legal case of [the] poor, they do not defend.

Evil » Alliances » Examples of God's people seeking

2 Chronicles 20:35

And afterward Jehoshaphat the king of Judah joined with Ahaziah the king of Israel, who acted wickedly.

Jeremiah 2:25

Restrain your foot from [being] barefoot, and your throat from thirst. But you said, '[It is] hopeless. No! For I have loved strangers, and after them I will go.'

1 Kings 15:19

"[Let there be] a covenant between me and you, between my father and your father. Look, I have sent you a gift of silver and gold. Go, break your covenant with Baasha king of Israel that he may go up [away] from me."

2 Chronicles 18:1

Now Jehoshaphat had much wealth and honor, and he became son-in-law to Ahab.

Isaiah 30:2

Who go to go down [to] Egypt, but they do not ask [of] my mouth, to take refuge in the protection of Pharaoh and to take refuge in the shadow of Egypt.

More verses: Isaiah 31:1 Hosea 12:1

Evil » Confess Christ » Spirits, destiny of

Revelation 20:3

and threw him into the abyss, and shut [it] and sealed [it] above him, in order that he could not deceive the nations again until the thousand years are completed. After these [things] it is necessary [for] him to be released [for] a short time.

Jude 1:6

And [the] angels who did not keep to their own domain but deserted their proper dwelling place, he has kept in eternal bonds under deep gloom for the judgment of the great day,

Evil » Way » General references to

Isaiah 59:8

They do not know [the] way of peace, and there is no justice in their firm paths. They have made their paths crooked for themselves; everyone {who walks} in it knows no peace.

Matthew 7:13

"Enter through the narrow gate, because broad [is] the gate and spacious [is] the road that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it,

Evil » Who shall have evil upon them

Isaiah 47:10-11

And you felt secure in your wickedness; you said, "{No one} sees me." Your wisdom and your knowledge led you astray, and you said in your heart, "I [am], and besides me [there is] no one." And evil shall come upon you, you will not know; it will be on the lookout for her. And disaster shall fall upon you; you will not be able to {avert} it. And ruin shall come on you suddenly; you do not know.

Deuteronomy 31:29

For I know that after my death you will certainly act corruptly, and you will turn aside from the way that I have commanded you, and the disaster in the future days will befall you, because you will do evil in the eyes of Yahweh, {provoking him with the work of your hands}."

2 Kings 21:10-16

So Yahweh spoke by the hand of his servants the prophets, saying, "Because Manasseh the king of Judah committed these detestable things [and] did evil more than the Amorites did who were before him and caused even Judah to sin with his idols, therefore, thus says Yahweh the God of Israel, 'Look, I am bringing disaster upon Jerusalem and Judah about which the two ears of all who hear it will tingle. read more.
I will stretch out over Jerusalem the measuring line of Samaria and the plumb line of the house of Ahab, and I will wipe Jerusalem as one wipes the dish; he wipes it and turns it on its face. I will give up the remainder of my inheritance, and I will give them into the hand of their enemies. They shall become as prey and as spoil for all their enemies, because they have done evil in my eyes and were provoking me from the day that their ancestors came out from Egypt up to this day.'" Moreover, Manasseh shed very much innocent blood until he filled Jerusalem {from one end to another}, apart from his sin which he caused Judah to sin by doing evil in the eyes of Yahweh.

2 Kings 22:16-17

"Thus says Yahweh, 'Look I am bringing evil to this place and upon its inhabitants, [according to] all of the words of that scroll that the king of Judah has read because they have abandoned me and they have burned incense to other gods, provoking me to anger with all of the works of their hands. My wrath shall be kindled against this place and not be quenched.'"

2 Chronicles 34:24-25

"Thus says Yahweh: 'Behold, I am bringing disaster upon this place and upon its inhabitants--all the curses written in the scroll that were read before the king of Judah-- because they have abandoned me and burned incense to other gods so as to provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands. And my wrath will be poured out on this place and it will not be quenched.'

More verses: Jeremiah 23:9-12

Evil » Speech evil speaking » Backbiting

Psalm 101:5

One who slanders his neighbor in secret, him I will destroy. [One] haughty of eyes and {arrogant} of heart, him I will not endure.

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid lest somehow [when I] arrive, I will not find you as I want, and I may be found by you as you do not want. [I am afraid] lest somehow [there will be] strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, pride, disorder.

Psalm 15:3

He does not slander with his tongue. He does not harm his friend, nor {bring up} a disgrace against his neighbor.

More verses: Jeremiah 9:4 Romans 1:30

Evil » What is evil

James 4:13-16

Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will travel to such and such a city and spend a year there, and carry on business and make a profit," you who do not know {what will happen tomorrow}, {what your life will be like}. For you are a smoky vapor that appears for a short time and then disappears. Instead you should say, "If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that." read more.
But now you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.

Genesis 8:21

And Yahweh smelled the soothing fragrance, and Yahweh said {to himself}, "{Never again will I curse} the ground for the sake of humankind, because the inclination of the heart of humankind [is] evil from his youth. {Nor will I ever again destroy} all life as I have done.

Jeremiah 17:9-10

The heart [is] deceitful more than anything else, and it [is] disastrous. Who can understand it? I, Yahweh, examine [the] {mind}, test [the] {heart}, and give to each one according to his way, according to the fruit of his deeds.

Isaiah 32:7

And a scoundrel, his weapons [are] evil; he plans evil devices to ruin [the] poor with words of deception even when the speech of [the] needy [is] right.

Evil » Influences » Evil influences emanate from the unGodly

1 Kings 21:25

Truly, there was no one like Ahab who had sold himself by doing evil in the eyes of Yahweh, whose wife Jezebel urged him on.

2 Chronicles 21:6

And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel as the house of Ahab had done, for the daughter of Ahab was his wife. And he did evil in the sight of Yahweh.

1 Kings 11:4

It happened at the time of Solomon's old age that his wives guided his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully with Yahweh his God as the heart of David his father [had been].

Acts 13:8

But Elymas the magician (for his name is translated in this way) opposed them, attempting to turn the proconsul away from the faith.

Jeremiah 23:15

{Therefore} thus says Yahweh concerning the prophets, "Look, I [am] going to let them eat wormwood and I will give them water of poison to drink, for from the prophets of Jerusalem went out ungodliness to all the land."

More verses: Mark 15:11 Romans 2:24

Evil » Social in the church » Generation

Deuteronomy 32:5

They [have] behaved corruptly toward him; [they are] not his children; [this is] their flaw, a generation crooked and perverse.

Luke 9:41

So Jesus answered [and] said, "O unbelieving and perverted generation! {How long} will I be with you and put up with you? Bring your son here!"

Matthew 12:45

Then it goes and brings along with itself seven other spirits more evil than itself, and [they] go in [and] live there. And the last [state] of that person becomes worse than the first. So it will be for this evil generation also!"

More verses: Matthew 3:7 Matthew 12:39

Evil » Speech evil speaking » Talebearers condemned

Proverbs 26:20

For lack of wood, a fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling will cease.

Proverbs 18:8

The words of a whisper [are] like delicious morsels, and they themselves go down [to] inner parts of the body.

More verses: Proverbs 20:19

Evil » Social in the church » In politics

Psalm 35:12

They repay me evil in place of good. [It is] bereavement to my soul.

Psalm 38:20

And those who repay evil in return for good accuse me in return for my pursuing good.

Proverbs 17:13

[For] he who returns evil for good, evil will not depart from his house.

More verses: Jeremiah 18:20 John 10:32

Evil » Activity » General references to

Proverbs 1:16

for their feet run to evil, and they hurry to shed blood,

Proverbs 4:16

For they will not sleep if they have not done wrong, and they are robbed of their sleep if they do not cause stumbling.

Isaiah 59:7

Their feet run to evil, and they hasten to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts [are] thoughts of iniquity; devastation and destruction [are] in their highways.

Micah 2:1

Woe [to] those who plan wickedness and evil deeds upon their beds! In the light of the morning they did it, 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 women {caused} the {Israelites}, by the word of Balaam, to be in apostasy against Yahweh in the matter of Peor, so that the plague was among the community of Yahweh.

Job 2:9

Then his wife said to him, "Are you still persisting in your blamelessness? {Curse} God and die."

1 Kings 12:28

And the king had decided, so he made two golden calves and he said to them, "{You have been going up to Jerusalem long enough}; here are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt."

1 Kings 12:10

Then the youngsters who had grown up with him spoke to him, saying, "Thus you shall say to this people who spoke to you: 'Your father made our yoke heavy, but you lighten [it] for us,' you shall say to them, 'My little finger is thicker than my father's loins.

2 Chronicles 10:10

Then the young men who had grown up with him said to him, "Thus you should say to this people who have said to you, 'Your father made our yoke heavy, so you yourself should lighten [it] for us.' Thus you should say to them, 'My little finger [is] thicker than the loins of my father.

More verses: 2 Chronicles 22:3

Evil » Doers » Warnings to

Psalm 37:9

For evildoers will be cut off, but those who wait for Yahweh-- they will possess [the] land.

Psalm 94:16

Who rose up for me against [the] wicked? Who stood up for me against [the] workers of iniquity?

Isaiah 9:17

Therefore the Lord did not rejoice over its young men, and he did not have compassion on its orphans and widows, for everyone [was] godless and an evildoer, and every mouth [was] speaking folly. In all of this his anger did not turn away, and still his hand [is] stretched out.

More verses: Isaiah 14:20 Isaiah 31:2

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

Hosea 8:7

Because they sow the wind, they will reap the whirlwind. [The] standing grain does not have heads; it will not yield flour. [And] if it would yield, strangers would devour it.

More verses: Proverbs 16:28

Evil » Speech evil speaking » Warnings against

James 3:6

And the tongue [is] a fire! The world of unrighteousness, the tongue, is set among our members, defiling the whole body and setting on fire {the course of human existence}, being set on fire by hell.

James 4:11

Do not speak evil of one another, brothers. The one who speaks evil of a brother or judges his brother speaks evil of the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge [of the law].

More verses: Titus 3:1-2

Evil » Speaking » Warnings against

James 3:6

And the tongue [is] a fire! The world of unrighteousness, the tongue, is set among our members, defiling the whole body and setting on fire {the course of human existence}, being set on fire by hell.

James 4:11

Do not speak evil of one another, brothers. The one who speaks evil of a brother or judges his brother speaks evil of the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge [of the law].

More verses: Titus 3:1-2

Evil » Whispering » Evil whispering, general references to

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid lest somehow [when I] arrive, I will not find you as I want, and I may be found by you as you do not want. [I am afraid] lest somehow [there will be] strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, pride, disorder.

Psalm 41:7

All who hate me speak together against me. Against me they assume the {worst} for me:

Proverbs 26:22

The words of a whisperer [are] like delicious morsels, and they go down to the inner parts of the body.

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

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid lest somehow [when I] arrive, I will not find you as I want, and I may be found by you as you do not want. [I am afraid] lest somehow [there will be] strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, pride, disorder.

Psalm 41:7

All who hate me speak together against me. Against me they assume the {worst} for me:

Proverbs 26:22

The words of a whisperer [are] like delicious morsels, and they go down to the inner parts of the body.

Evil » Devices » Will be defeated

Proverbs 12:2

The good obtains favor from Yahweh, but anyone who schemes, he condemns.

Psalm 33:10

Yahweh brings to nothing [the] plan of nations; he frustrates [the] intents of peoples.

Esther 9:25

But when it came {to the attention of} the king, he {gave orders in writing} [that] his evil plot that he had devised against the Jews should return on his head, and they hung him and his sons on the gallows.

Job 5:12

[He] is frustrating [the] devices of [the] crafty, and their hands do not achieve success.

More verses: Psalm 10:2

Evil » Social in the church » Fulness

Acts 13:10

[and] said, "O [you who are] full of all deceit and of all unscrupulousness, [you] son of the devil, [you] enemy of all righteousness! Will you not stop making crooked the straight paths of the Lord!

Ecclesiastes 9:3

This [is] the {injustice} that is done under the sun: the same fate [comes] to everyone. Also the hearts of {humans} are full [of] evil; delusion [is] in their hearts during their lives, and then they die.

Matthew 23:31-32

Thus you testify against yourselves that you are descendants of those who murdered the prophets! And you--fill up the measure of your fathers!

Evil » Slander » Of Christ and his disciples

Luke 23:2

And they began to accuse him, saying, "We have found this man misleading our nation and forbidding [us] to pay taxes to Caesar, and saying [he] himself is Christ, a king!"

Acts 6:13

And they put forward false witnesses who said, "This man does not stop speaking words against the holy place and the law!

More verses: Acts 24:5

Evil » Slander » General references to

Psalm 101:5

One who slanders his neighbor in secret, him I will destroy. [One] haughty of eyes and {arrogant} of heart, him I will not endure.

Jeremiah 9:4

"Let everyone be on your guard against his neighbor, and you must not trust in any brother, for everyone surely betrays, and every neighbor goes about [with] slander.

Psalm 31:13

For I hear [the] rumor of many, "Terror on every side!" When conspiring together against me, they have plotted to take my life.

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

Acts 26:11

And throughout all the synagogues I punished them often [and] tried to force [them] to blaspheme, and [because I] was enraged at them beyond measure, I was pursuing [them] even as far as to foreign cities.

Micah 7:3

Their hands [are] upon evil, to do [it] well; the official and the judge ask for the bribe, and the great [man] utters the evil desire of his soul; and they weave [it] together.

Galatians 1:13

For you have heard about my former way of life in Judaism, that to an extraordinary degree I was persecuting the church of God, and trying to destroy it,

Matthew 23:15

"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees--hypocrites!--because you travel around the sea and the dry [land] to make one convert, and when he becomes [one], you make him twice as much a son of 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 because of food, your brother is grieved, you are no longer living according to love. Do not destroy by your food that person for whom Christ died.

1 Corinthians 5:6

Your boasting [is] not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole batch of dough?

1 Corinthians 8:10

For if someone should see you who has knowledge reclining for a meal in an idol's temple, will not his conscience, [because it] is weak, be strengthened so that [he] eats the food sacrificed to idols?

Evil » Kiss » Partakers of

Revelation 18:4

And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out from her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins, and so that you will not receive her plagues,

2 John 1:11

because the one who speaks a greeting to 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 the deeds of your father!" They said to him, "We were not born from sexual immorality! We have one father, God!"

2 Peter 2:8

(for that righteous man, [as he] lived among them day after day, was tormenting [his] righteous soul by the lawless deeds [he was] seeing and hearing),

Evil » Results of » Deeds

John 8:41

You are doing the deeds of your father!" They said to him, "We were not born from sexual immorality! We have one father, God!"

2 Peter 2:8

(for that righteous man, [as he] lived among them day after day, was tormenting [his] righteous soul by the lawless deeds [he was] seeing and hearing),

Evil » Kiss » Passions

Evil » Slander » Examples of

2 Samuel 10:3

But the commanders of the {Ammonites} said to Hanun their master, "{In your opinion}, [is] David honoring your father because he has sent condolences to you? [Is] it not in order to search the city, to spy it out, and to overthrow it [that] David sent his servants to you?"

Job 1:11

But, on the other hand, stretch out your hand and touch {all that belongs to him} [and see] {whether} he will {curse} you to your face."

Amos 7:10

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

Evil » Pharisaic separation condemned » Choice

Isaiah 65:12

and I will remit you to the sword, and all of you shall bow down to the slaughter, because I called, but you did not answer; I spoke, but you did not listen, but you did the evil in my eyes, and you chose that in which I do not delight."

Proverbs 1:29

Since they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of Yahweh,

Isaiah 66:3

The one who slaughters bull strikes a man; the one who slaughters lamb for sacrifice breaks the neck [of] a dog. The one who offers an offering, [the] blood of swine; the one who offers frankincense blesses an idol. Indeed, they themselves have chosen their ways, and their soul delights in their abhorrence.

Matthew 27:21

So the governor answered [and] said to them, "Which of the two do you want me to release for you?" And they said, "Barabbas!"

Evil » Doers » Eye

Mark 7:22

adulteries, [acts of] greed, malicious [deeds], deceit, licentiousness, {envy}, abusive speech, pride, foolishness.

Deuteronomy 28:54

The most refined and the very sensitive man among you {shall be mean with his brother} and {against his beloved wife} and against the rest of his children that he has left over,

Luke 11:34

Your eye is the lamp of the body. When your eye is sincere, your whole body is full of light also. But when it is evil, your body [is] dark also.

Evil » Kiss » The treacherous kiss

2 Samuel 20:9

Then Joab said to Amasa, "Is it peace, O you my brother?" Then the right hand of Joab took hold of the beard of Amasa [as if] to kiss him.

2 Samuel 15:5

It happened whenever anyone drew near to do obeisance to him, that he would stretch his hand and take hold of him and kiss him.

Mark 14:45

And [when he] arrived, he came up to him immediately [and] said, "Rabbi," and kissed him.

Evil » Kiss » Roots of

Malachi 4:1

"For look! The day [is] about to come, burning like an oven, and all the arrogant and every {evildoer} will be stubble. The coming day will consume them," says Yahweh of hosts. "It will not leave behind for them root or branch.

Matthew 3:10

Already now the ax is positioned at the root of the trees; therefore every tree not producing good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

Isaiah 5:24

Therefore as the tongue of fire devours the stubble, and dry grass sinks down [in the] flame, so their root will become like [the] stench, and their blossom will go up like [the] dust. For they have rejected the instruction of Yahweh of hosts, and they have treated the word of the holy one of Israel with contempt.

Jude 1:12

These are the ones feasting together without reverence, hidden reefs at your love feasts, caring for themselves, waterless clouds carried away by winds, late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, uprooted,

Evil » Confess Christ » Spirits, many

Luke 11:26

Then it goes and brings along seven other spirits more evil than itself, and [they] go in [and] live there. And the last [state] of that person becomes worse than the first!"

Luke 8:30

So Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Legion," because many demons had entered into him.

Evil » Appearance of, to be avoided

1 Corinthians 10:28-33

But if someone says to you, "This is offered to idols," do not eat [it], for the sake of that one who informed [you] and the conscience. Now I am not speaking about your own conscience, but the [conscience] of the other [person]. For why [is] my freedom judged by another's conscience? If I partake with thankfulness, why am I slandered concerning that for which I give thanks? read more.
Therefore, whether you eat or you drink or whatever you do, do all [things] for the glory of God. {Give no offense} both to Jews and to Greeks and to the church of God, just as I also please all [people] in all [things], not seeking my own benefit, but the [benefit] of the many, in order that they may be saved.

1 Corinthians 8:7-13

But this knowledge [is] not in everyone. But some, being accustomed until now to the idol, eat [this food] as food sacrificed to idols, and their conscience, [because it] is weak, is defiled. But food does not bring us close to God. For neither if we eat do we have more, nor if we do not eat do we lack. But watch out lest somehow this right of yours becomes a cause for stumbling to the weak. read more.
For if someone should see you who has knowledge reclining for a meal in an idol's temple, will not his conscience, [because it] is weak, be strengthened so that [he] eats the food sacrificed to idols? For the one who is weak--the brother for whom Christ died--is destroyed by your knowledge. Now [if you] sin in this way against the brothers and wound their conscience, which is weak, you sin against Christ. Therefore, if food causes my brother to sin, I will never eat meat {forever}, in order that I may not cause my brother to sin.

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

and to aspire to live a quiet life, and to attend to {your own business}, and to work with your hands, just as we commanded you, so that you may live decently toward those outside, and may have need of nothing.

Evil » Where evil comes from

Matthew 15:15-20

But Peter answered [and] said to him, "Explain this parable to us." But he said, "Are you also still without understanding? Do you not understand that everything that enters into the mouth goes into the stomach and is evacuated into the latrine? read more.
But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these defile the person. For from the heart come evil plans, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, abusive speech. These are the things that defile a person. But eating with unwashed hands does not defile a person!"

Mark 7:17-23

And when he entered into the house away from the crowd, his disciples asked him about the parable. And he said to them, "So are you also without understanding? Do you not understand that everything [that is] outside that goes into a person [is] not able to defile him? For it does not enter into his heart but into his stomach, and goes out into the latrine"--[thus] declaring all foods clean. read more.
And he said, "What comes out of a person, that defiles a person. For from within, from the heart of people, come evil plans, sexual immoralities, thefts, murders, adulteries, [acts of] greed, malicious [deeds], deceit, licentiousness, {envy}, abusive speech, pride, foolishness. All these evil [things] come from within and defile a person."

Romans 7:14-23

For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am fleshly, {sold into slavery to sin}. For what I am doing I do not understand, because what I want [to do], this I do not practice, but what I hate, this I do. But if what I do not want [to do], this I do, I agree with the law that [it is] good. read more.
But now I am no longer the one doing it, but sin that lives in me. For I know that good does not live in me, that is, in my flesh. For the willing is present in me, but the doing [of] the good [is] not. For the good that I want [to do], I do not do, but the evil that I do not want [to do], this I do. But if what I do not want [to do], this I am doing, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin that lives in me. Consequently, I find the principle with me, the one who wants to do good, that evil is present with me. For I joyfully agree with the law of God in my inner person, but I observe another law in my members, at war with the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that exists in my members.

Evil » Associations » Results of » Divine wrath

2 Chronicles 19:2

And Jehu son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him. And he said to King Jehoshaphat, "Should you [be] a help to the wicked and love those who hate Yahweh? On account of this, wrath [has come] against you from Yahweh.

Ezra 9:14

Shall we again break your commandments and intermarry with the peoples who practice these detestable things? Would you not be angry with us until you destroy us with no remnant or remainder?

Evil » Those that call evil good

Isaiah 5:20

Ah! Those who call evil good and good evil, those who put darkness for light and light for darkness, those who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!

Proverbs 24:24-25

Whoever says to the guilty, "You are righteous," the people will curse him; the nations will abhor him. But they who rebuke will have delight, and upon them blessings of goodness will come.

Malachi 2:17

You have wearied Yahweh with your words, but you ask, "With what have we wearied [him]?" [You have done so] {when you say}, "Everyone who does evil [is] good in the {sight} of Yahweh, and in them he delights," or "Where [is] the God of justice?"

Evil » Not speaking evil

Titus 3:1-2

Remind them to be subject to the rulers [and] to the authorities, to obey, to be prepared for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all courtesy to all people.

Evil » What brings forth evil fruit

Matthew 7:17-20

In the [same] way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree is not able to produce bad fruit, nor a bad tree to produce good fruit. Every tree that does not produce good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. read more.
As a result, you will recognize them by their fruits.

Matthew 12:35

The good person from his good treasury brings out good [things], and the evil person from his evil treasury brings out evil [things].

Luke 6:43-45

"For there is no good tree that produces bad fruit, nor on the other hand a bad tree that produces good fruit, for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thorn plants, nor are grapes harvested from thorn bushes. The good person out of the good treasury of his heart brings forth good, and the evil person out of [his] evil [treasury] brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

Evil » Who strengthens the hands of evildoers

Jeremiah 23:13-14

"Now in the prophets of Samaria I saw a disgusting thing. They prophesied by Baal and they caused my people Israel to err. And in the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen something horrible. They commit adultery, and they walk in lies, and they make strong [the] hands of evildoers, [so] that they have not turned back each from his wickedness. All of them have become to me like Sodom, and its inhabitants like Gomorrah.

Ezekiel 13:17-22

"And you, son of man, place your face toward the daughters of your people who prophesy from their {imagination}, and prophesy against them! And you must say, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Woe to {those who sew} magic charm bands on all the wrists of the hands of my [people] and {those who make the veils} [that are] on the head of [people of] every height, to ensnare [people's] lives! Will you ensnare [the] lives of my people {and keep yourselves alive}? And you defiled me among my people for a handful of barley and for morsels of bread to kill persons who should not die and to keep alive persons who should not live by [means of] your lies to my people [who are] listening to [your] lies." ' read more.
Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: 'Look! I am against your magic charm bands {with which you are ensnaring persons} as birds; I will tear them from your arms, and I will release the persons that you [are] ensnaring, [treating] persons as birds. And I will tear off your veils, and I will deliver my people from your hand, and they will not any longer be in your hand as prey, and you will know that I [am] Yahweh. Because [you] disheartened [the] heart of [the] righteous [by] deception, and I have not caused him pain, and strengthened [the] hands of [the] wicked [so that he did] not turn from his wicked way to save his life.

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

Proverbs 5:3-5

For the lips of the strange woman will drip honey, and smoother than oil is her mouth. But her end is bitter as the wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. Her feet go down [to] death; her steps take hold [of] Sheol.

Ezekiel 13:18-19

And you must say, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Woe to {those who sew} magic charm bands on all the wrists of the hands of my [people] and {those who make the veils} [that are] on the head of [people of] every height, to ensnare [people's] lives! Will you ensnare [the] lives of my people {and keep yourselves alive}? And you defiled me among my people for a handful of barley and for morsels of bread to kill persons who should not die and to keep alive persons who should not live by [means of] your lies to my people [who are] listening to [your] lies." '

Evil » Who shall not have evil upon them

Proverbs 1:20-33

Wisdom calls out in the streets, in the squares she raises her voice. On a {busy corner} she cries out, at the entrances of the gates in the city, she speaks her sayings: "{How long}, O simple ones, will you love simplicity? And [how long] will scoffers delight in their scoffing, and fools hate knowledge? read more.
May you turn to my argument! Behold, I shall pour out my spirit upon you; I will make my words known to you. Because I called out and you refused me, I stretched out my hand, yet there is none who heeds. You have ignored all my counsel, and my reproof you are not willing [to accept]. I will also laugh at your calamity; I will mock when panic comes [upon] you. When your panic comes like a storm, and your calamity arrives like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you, then they will call me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently but not find me. Since they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of Yahweh, they were not willing [to accept] my counsel, they despised all my reproof. They shall eat from the fruit of their way, and they shall be sated from their own schemes, for the waywardness of the simple ones will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them. Whoever listens to me will dwell in security and rest securely from dread and disaster."

Evil » Those that pursue evil

Proverbs 11:19

He who is steadfast in righteousness [is] to life as he who pursues evil [is] to death.

Isaiah 59:7-8

Their feet run to evil, and they hasten to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts [are] thoughts of iniquity; devastation and destruction [are] in their highways. They do not know [the] way of peace, and there is no justice in their firm paths. They have made their paths crooked for themselves; everyone {who walks} in it knows no peace.

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

1 Kings 21:25

Truly, there was no one like Ahab who had sold himself by doing evil in the eyes of Yahweh, whose wife Jezebel urged him on.

1 Kings 21:7

Jezebel his wife said to him, "Now, you {rule} over Israel. Get up, eat food, and let your heart be {cheerful}. I myself will give you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite."

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

Evil » Associations » Results of » Misery

Numbers 33:55

But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from your presence, then it will happen that whomever you let remain of them will be like irritants in your eyes and like thorns in your sides; they will be your enemies in the land in which you live.

Judges 16:4

After this he fell in love [with] a woman in the wadi of Sorek, and her name [was] Delilah.

Evil » Results of » Misery

Numbers 33:55

But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from your presence, then it will happen that whomever you let remain of them will be like irritants in your eyes and like thorns in your sides; they will be your enemies in the land in which you live.

Judges 16:4

After this he fell in love [with] a woman in the wadi of Sorek, and her name [was] Delilah.

Evil » The lord creating evil

Evil » Those that eschew evil

Job 1:6-10

And it happened {one day} {that} the sons of God came to present themselves before Yahweh, and Satan also came into their midst. So Yahweh said to Satan, "From where have you come?" Then Satan answered Yahweh and said, "From roaming on the earth and from walking about in it." So Yahweh said to Satan, "Have you {considered} my servant Job? Indeed, there is no one like him on the earth--a blameless man and upright and God-fearing and turning away from evil." read more.
Then Satan answered Yahweh and said, "Does Job fear God for nothing? Have you not put a fence around him and his household and around {all that belongs to him} {on every side}? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his livestock has increased in the land.

Isaiah 56:1-2

Thus says Yahweh: "Observe justice and do righteousness, for my salvation [is] close to coming, and my justice to being revealed. Happy [is the] man [who] does this, and [the] son of humankind [who] keeps hold of it, who keeps [the] Sabbath {so as not to profane} it, and who keeps his hand from doing any evil."

Evil » Associations » Results of » Denial of Christ

John 18:25

Now Simon Peter was standing there and warming himself. So they said to him, "You are not also [one] of his disciples, [are you]?" He denied [it] and said, "I am not!"

John 18:18

(Now the slaves and the officers were standing there, having made a charcoal fire because it was cold, and they were warming themselves. And Peter was also standing there with them and warming himself.)

Evil » Hating evil

Amos 5:15

Hate evil and love good and establish justice in the gate; perhaps Yahweh, the God of hosts, will be gracious [to] the remnant of Joseph.

Evil » Who desires evil

Proverbs 12:12

The wicked covets the proceeds of evil, but the root of the righteous {bears fruit}.

Proverbs 21:10

The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor will not find mercy in his eyes.

Evil » Associations » Results of » Defilement

Evil » Words evil words of men » Flattering

1 Thessalonians 2:5

{For never} did we come with a word of flattery, just as you know, nor with a pretext of greediness (God [is] witness),

Evil » Evil communications

Evil » Heart evil, characteristics of » Stubbornness

Ecclesiastes 8:11

Because sentence against an evil deed is not carried out quickly, the heart of {humans} fills up within them to do evil.

Evil » Who brings evil to pass

Proverbs 16:29-30

A person of violence will entice his neighbor and cause him to walk on a way [that is] not good. He who winks his eyes [does so in order] to plan perverse things; he who purses his lips will bring evil to pass.

Evil » Heart evil, characteristics of » Madness

Ecclesiastes 9:3

This [is] the {injustice} that is done under the sun: the same fate [comes] to everyone. Also the hearts of {humans} are full [of] evil; delusion [is] in their hearts during their lives, and then they die.

Evil » Evil concupiscence

Colossians 3:5-6

Therefore put to death {what is earthly in you}: sexual immorality, uncleanness, lustful passion, evil desire, and greediness, which is idolatry, because of which the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience,

Evil » Words evil words of men » Enticing

Colossians 2:4

I say this in order that no one will deceive you with persuasive speech,

Evil » Words evil words of men » Hasty

Evil » Those that reward evil for good

Proverbs 17:13

[For] he who returns evil for good, evil will not depart from his house.

Evil » Who evil shall not depart from

Proverbs 17:13

[For] he who returns evil for good, evil will not depart from his house.

Evil » Who hates to depart from evil

Evil » What cleanses away evil

Proverbs 20:30

The blows of a wound will cleanse evil, as will beatings of the {innermost part}.

Evil » Who departs from evil

Evil » The root of all evil

Evil » Who has an evil eye

Proverbs 28:22

He who hurries for wealth is {a man with an evil eye}, but he does not know that poverty will 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 do you boast about evil, O mighty man? The loyal love of God [endures] {continually}. Your tongue plans destruction, like a sharp razor, working deceit. You love evil more than good, a lie more than speaking {what is right}. Selah read more.
You love all devouring words, O deceitful tongue, but God will pull you down forever. He will snatch you and tear you away from [your] tent, and [he] will uproot you from [the] land of [the] living. Selah And [the] righteous will see and fear, and will laugh at him, [saying], "Look, the man [who] would not make God his refuge, but he trusted in the greatness of his wealth; he took refuge in his destructiveness."

Evil » How people depart from evil

Proverbs 16:6

By loyalty and faithfulness, iniquity will be covered over, and by fear of Yahweh {one turns} from evil.

Evil » Not plotting evil

Proverbs 3:29

Do not plot harm against your neighbor [who] dwells in confidence beside you.

Evil » Where evil is

James 3:13-16

Who [is] wise and understanding among you? Let him show by his good behavior his works, with the humility of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and tell lies against the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but [is] earthly, unspiritual, demonic. read more.
For where [there is] jealousy and selfish ambition, there [is] disorder and every evil practice.

Evil » What is to hate evil

Evil » Associations » Results of » Apostasy

1 Kings 11:2

from the nations which Yahweh had said to the {Israelites}, "You shall not {marry them}, and they shall not {marry you}. They will certainly turn your heart after other gods." But Solomon clung to them to love.

Evil » Words evil words of men » Irreverent

Malachi 3:13

"Your words have been harsh against me," says Yahweh. "But you say, 'How have we spoken together against you?'

Evil » Words evil words of men » Proud

2 Peter 2:18

{For by speaking high-sounding but empty words}, they entice with desires of the flesh [and] with licentiousness those who are scarcely escaping 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

And Zeresh his wife and all of his friends said to him, "Let them make a gallows fifty cubits high, and in the morning tell the king, "Let them hang Mordecai on it; then go with the king to the banquet happily." The advice pleased Haman, so he had the gallows made.

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

Judges 16:6

So Delilah said to Samson, "Please tell me what makes your strength so great, and with what can you be tied up to subdue you?"

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 call attention to {the deeds he is doing}, disparaging us with evil words. And not being content with these, he does not receive the brothers himself, and he hinders those wanting [to do so] 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 said to him, "Are you still persisting in your blamelessness? {Curse} God and die." So he said to her, "You speak like one of the foolish women speaks. Indeed, should we receive the good from God, but not receive the evil?" In all this, Job did not sin with his lips.

Evil » Instances of » In supporting himself

1 Corinthians 9:7-23

Who ever serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat the fruit of it? Who shepherds a flock and does not drink from the milk of the flock? I am not saying these [things] according to a human perspective. Or does the law not also say these [things]? For in the law of Moses it is written, "You must not muzzle an ox [while it] is threshing." It is not about oxen God is concerned, is it? read more.
Or doubtless does he speak {for our sake}? For it is written {for our sake}, because the one who plows ought to plow in hope and the one who threshes [ought to do so] in hope of a share. If we have sown spiritual [things] among you, [is it too] great [a thing] if we reap material [things] from you? If others share this right over you, do we not [do so] even more? Yet we have not made use of this right, but we endure all [things], in order that we may not cause any hindrance to the gospel of Christ. Do you not know that those performing the holy services eat the things from the temple, [and] those attending to the altar have a share with the altar? In the [same] way also the Lord ordered those who proclaim the gospel to live from the gospel. But I have not made use of any of these [rights]. And I am not writing these [things] in order that it may be thus with me. For [it would be] better to me rather to die than [for] anyone to deprive me of my reason for boasting. For if I proclaim the gospel, it is not to me a reason for boasting, for necessity is imposed on me. For woe is to me if I do not proclaim the gospel. For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward, but if [I do so] unwillingly, I have been entrusted with a stewardship. What then is my reward? That [when I] proclaim the gospel, I may offer the gospel free of charge, in order not to make full use of my right in the gospel. For [although I] am free from all [people], I have enslaved myself to all, in order that I may gain more. I have become like a Jew to the Jews, in order that I may gain the Jews. To those under the law [I became] as under the law ([although I] myself am not under the law) in order that I may gain those under the law. To those outside the law [I became] as outside the law ([although I] am not outside the law of God, but subject to the law of Christ) in order that I may gain those outside the law. To the weak I became weak, in order that I may gain the weak. I have become all [things] to all [people], in order that by all means I may save some. I do all [this] for the sake of the gospel, in order that I may become a participant with it.

Evil » Who rewards evil unto themselves

Isaiah 3:9

The look on their faces testifies against them and they declare their sin like Sodom; they do not hide [it]. Woe to their soul! For they have dealt out evil to themselves.

Evil » The time when your eye is evil

Luke 11:34

Your eye is the lamp of the body. When your eye is sincere, your whole body is full of light also. But when it is evil, your body [is] dark also.

Evil » Evil not dwelling with God

Psalm 5:4

For you [are] not a God [who] desires wickedness. Evil cannot 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

And [when] the daughter of Herodias herself came in and danced and pleased Herod and {his dinner guests}, the king said to the girl, "Ask me [for] whatever you want, and I will give [it] to you."

Evil » Not seeking evil

Amos 5:14

Seek good and not bad in order that you may live, and so Yahweh, the God of hosts, will be with you, as you have said.

Evil » Words evil words of men

Jude 1:25

to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, [be] glory, majesty, power, and authority before all time and now and for all eternity. Amen.

Evil » Results of

Jude 1:25

to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, [be] glory, majesty, power, and authority before all time and now and for all eternity. Amen.

Evil » Words evil words of men » Vain

Job 16:3

[Is there] a limit to windy words? What provokes you that you answer?

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

1 Corinthians 8:13

Therefore, if food causes my brother to sin, I will never eat meat {forever}, in order that I may not cause my brother to sin.

Fulness » Evil

Acts 13:10

[and] said, "O [you who are] full of all deceit and of all unscrupulousness, [you] son of the devil, [you] enemy of all righteousness! Will you not stop making crooked the straight paths of the Lord!

Ecclesiastes 9:3

This [is] the {injustice} that is done under the sun: the same fate [comes] to everyone. Also the hearts of {humans} are full [of] evil; delusion [is] in their hearts during their lives, and then they die.

Matthew 23:31-32

Thus you testify against yourselves that you are descendants of those who murdered the prophets! And you--fill up 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 crafty than any other {wild animal} which Yahweh God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God indeed say, 'You shall not eat from any tree in the garden'?" The woman said to the serpent, "From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat, but from the tree that is in the midst of the garden, God said, 'You shall not eat from it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die'." read more.
But the serpent said to the woman, "You shall not surely die. For God knows that on the day you [both] eat from it, then your eyes will be opened and you [both] shall be like 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

And again the {Israelites} did evil in the eyes of Yahweh, and Ehud died. So Yahweh sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor. The commander of his army [was] Sisera, and he [was] living in Harosheth Haggoyim. And the {Israelites} cried to Yahweh, as he [had] nine hundred iron chariots, and he oppressed the {Israelites} {cruelly} for twenty years.

Thoughts » Evil

Jeremiah 4:14

Cleanse your heart from wickedness, Jerusalem, so that you may be saved. {How long} will your thoughts of mischief dwell in your inner part?

Deuteronomy 15:9

{Take care} so that there will not be {a thought of wickedness} in your heart, {saying}, 'The seventh year, the year of the remission of debt is near,' {and you view your needy neighbor with hostility}, and [so] you [do] not give to him, and he might cry [out] against you to Yahweh, and {you would incur guilt against yourself}.

Women » Dress of » Evil

Nehemiah 13:26

Did not King Solomon of Israel sin in this way? And among the many nations there was no king like him, and he was beloved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel. Yet the foreign women made even him sin.

Job 2:9

Then his wife said to him, "Are you still persisting in your blamelessness? {Curse} God and die."

Matthew 14:6

But [when] Herod's birthday celebration took place, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst [of them] and pleased Herod.

1 Kings 18:4

It had happened that when Jezebel killed the prophets of Yahweh, Obadiah took a hundred prophets and hid them {by fifties} in the cave and sustained them [with] food and water.)

Words » Evil » Flattering

1 Thessalonians 2:5

{For never} did we come with a word of flattery, just as you know, nor with a pretext of greediness (God [is] witness),

Words » Evil » Enticing

Colossians 2:4

I say this in order that no one will deceive you with persuasive speech,

Words » Evil » Hasty

Words » Evil » Irritating

Words » Evil » Irreverent

Malachi 3:13

"Your words have been harsh against me," says Yahweh. "But you say, 'How have we spoken together against you?'

Words » Evil » Proud

2 Peter 2:18

{For by speaking high-sounding but empty words}, they entice with desires of the flesh [and] with licentiousness those who are scarcely escaping from those who live in error,

Words » Evil » Insincere

Words » Evil » Malicious

3 John 1:10

Therefore, if I come, I will call attention to {the deeds he is doing}, disparaging us with evil words. And not being content with these, he does not receive the brothers himself, and he hinders those wanting [to do so] and throws [them] out of the church.

Words » Evil » Vain

Job 16:3

[Is there] a limit to windy words? What provokes you that you answer?

Works » Evil

John 8:41

You are doing the deeds of your father!" They said to him, "We were not born from sexual immorality! We have one father, God!"

2 Peter 2:8

(for that righteous man, [as he] lived among them day after day, was tormenting [his] righteous soul by the lawless deeds [he was] seeing and hearing),

Zeal » Evil » For soul winning

John 4:35

Do you not say, 'There are yet four months and the harvest comes'? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, that they are white for harvest already.

Romans 9:3

For I could wish myself to be accursed from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my fellow countrymen according to the flesh,

More verses: 1 Corinthians 9:22

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

Acts 26:11

And throughout all the synagogues I punished them often [and] tried to force [them] to blaspheme, and [because I] was enraged at them beyond measure, I was pursuing [them] even as far as to foreign cities.

Micah 7:3

Their hands [are] upon evil, to do [it] well; the official and the judge ask for the bribe, and the great [man] utters the evil desire of his soul; and they weave [it] together.

Galatians 1:13

For you have heard about my former way of life in Judaism, that to an extraordinary degree I was persecuting the church of God, and trying to destroy it,

Matthew 23:15

"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees--hypocrites!--because you travel around the sea and the dry [land] to make one convert, and when he becomes [one], you make him twice as much a son of hell [as] you [are]!

Zeal » Evil » Unwise

Mark 7:36

And he ordered them that they should say nothing, but as much as he ordered them [not to], they proclaimed [it] even more instead.

Mark 1:45

But he went out [and] began to proclaim [it] freely and to spread abroad the account, so that he was no longer able to enter publicly into a town. But he was staying outside in deserted places, and they were coming to him from all directions.

Mark 14:47

But a certain one of the bystanders, drawing [his] sword, struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his ear.

Romans 10:2

For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.

Topics on Evil

Adding Evil

1 Kings 12:11

So then, my father loaded a heavy yoke on all of you, but I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions!'"

Agreeing For Evil

Daniel 2:9

for if you [do] not make the dream known to me, {your verdict is fixed}, and you have conspired to say lying and deceitful word to me until the {circumstances} will change. Therefore, tell me the dream, and I will know that you can tell me its explanation."

Attacked By Evil

Psalm 37:14

[The] wicked have drawn [the] sword and have bent their bow to throw down [the] poor and [the] needy, to kill [those] upright in [their] way.

Being Evil From Youth

Genesis 8:21

And Yahweh smelled the soothing fragrance, and Yahweh said {to himself}, "{Never again will I curse} the ground for the sake of humankind, because the inclination of the heart of humankind [is] evil from his youth. {Nor will I ever again destroy} all life as I have done.

Children Of Evil

Numbers 32:14

Behold, you stand in the place of your fathers, a brood of sinful men, to increase still more {Yahweh's fierce anger} against Israel.

Christ's Authority Over Evil

Mark 1:23-27

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

Coming Out From Evil

Jeremiah 51:45

Come out from her midst, my people, and save each one his life from {the burning anger of} Yahweh.

Darkness Of Evil

Luke 22:53

Every day [when] I was with you in the temple [courts], you did not stretch out [your] hands against me! But this is your hour and the domain of darkness!"

Eternal Evil

Genesis 43:9

I myself will be surety for him. You may seek him from my hand. If I do not bring him back to you and present him before you, then I will stand guilty before you forever.

Evil Angels

Romans 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

Genesis 19:15

And as the dawn came up the angels urged Lot saying, "Get up, take your wife and your two daughters {who are staying with you}, lest you be destroyed with the punishment of the city."

Evil Eyes

Mark 7:21-23

For from within, from the heart of people, come evil plans, sexual immoralities, thefts, murders,

Evil Generations

Matthew 12:39

But he answered [and] said to them, "An evil and adulterous generation desires a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah!

Evil Spirits

Luke 11:24

"Whenever an unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it travels through waterless places searching for rest, and does not find [it]. It says, 'I will return to my house from which I came out.'

Evil Spirits Discernment

Mark 1:23-24

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

Evil Trapping

Exodus 23:33

They will not live in your land, lest they cause you to sin against me when you serve their gods, for it will be a snare to you.'"

evil, victory over

Job 1:12

So Yahweh said to Satan, "Look, {all that belongs to him} is in your {power}. Only do not stretch out your hand {against} him." So Satan went out from Yahweh's {presence}.

God Makes Evil Rebound

1 Kings 2:44

Then the king said to Shimei, "You know all the evil which your heart knows, what you did to David my father. Now Yahweh will return the evil on your head,

Growth Of Evil

Ezekiel 8:6

And he said to me, "Son of man, "{Do you see} what they [are] doing--great detestable things that the house of Israel [is] committing here [so as] to drive [me] from my sanctuary, and yet {you will see again} greater detestable things."

Ignorance Of Evil

Leviticus 5:17

"If a person when he sins {violates} one from all of Yahweh's commands that should not {be violated}, but he did not know, then he is guilty and he shall bear his guilt.

Joined To Evil

Numbers 25:3

So Israel was joined together to Baal Peor, and {Yahweh became angry} with Israel.

Let Evil Rebound

Psalm 35:8

Let {unforeseen ruin} come on him, and his net that he hid, let it catch him. Let him fall into it in ruin.

Loving Evil

Micah 3:2

[Those of you who are] haters of good and lovers of evil, [who] tear their skin from them and their flesh from their bones,

Not Imitating Evil

Exodus 23:24

" 'You will not bow to their gods, and you will not serve them, and you will not act according to their actions, because you will utterly demolish them, and you will utterly break their stone pillars.

Opposition, To Sin And Evil

Matthew 21:12-13

And Jesus entered the temple [courts] and drove out all those who were selling and buying in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the chairs of those who were selling doves.

People Actually Doing Evil

Genesis 43:6

Then Israel said, "Why did you bring trouble to me by telling the man you still had a brother?"

People Possibly Doing Evil

Genesis 16:5

And Sarai said to Abram, "may my harm [be] upon you. {I had my servant sleep with you}, and [when] she saw that she had conceived, {she no longer respected me}. May Yahweh judge between me and you!"

Repaying Evil For Good

Genesis 44:4

They went out of the city, [and] had not gone far when Joseph said to [the one] who [was] over his house, "Arise! Pursue after the men and overtake them. Then you shall say to them, 'Why have you repaid evil for good?

Separation From Evil People

Ezra 6:21

The {Israelites} who returned from the exile and all those who separated themselves from the uncleanness of the nations of the earth to seek Yahweh the God of Israel, ate.

Signs Of Evil

Revelation 13:13-14

And he performs great signs, so that he even causes fire from heaven to come down to the earth before people.

Taking Away Evil

Leviticus 16:8

Then Aaron shall cast lots for the two goats: one lot for Yahweh and one for Azazel.