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14 Bible Verses about Heartlessness

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Proverbs 11:12

Whoever shows contempt for his neighbor lacks sense,
but a man with understanding keeps silent.

Genesis 4:9

Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?”“I don’t know,” he replied. “Am I my brother’s guardian?”

Matthew 15:23

Yet He did not say a word to her. So His disciples approached Him and urged Him, “Send her away because she cries out after us.”

Luke 10:31

A priest happened to be going down that road. When he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

Luke 10:32

In the same way, a Levite, when he arrived at the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.

Luke 18:4

“For a while he was unwilling, but later he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or respect man,

Luke 18:5

yet because this widow keeps pestering me, I will give her justice, so she doesn’t wear me out by her persistent coming.’”

Luke 18:39

Then those in front told him to keep quiet, but he kept crying out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Matthew 27:42

“He saved others, but He cannot save Himself! He is the King of Israel! Let Him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in Him.

Lamentations 1:12

?LamedIs this nothing to you, all you who pass by?
Look and see!
Is there any pain like mine,
which was dealt out to me,
which the Lord made me suffer
on the day of His burning anger?

Judges 16:21

The Philistines seized him and gouged out his eyes. They brought him down to Gaza and bound him with bronze shackles, and he was forced to grind grain in the prison.

1 Samuel 18:25

Then Saul replied, “Say this to David: ‘The king desires no other bride-price except 100 Philistine foreskins, to take revenge on his enemies.’” Actually, Saul intended to cause David’s death at the hands of the Philistines.

From Thematic Bible


Heartlessness » Cain

Genesis 4:9

Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?”“I don’t know,” he replied. “Am I my brother’s guardian?”

Matthew 15:23

Yet He did not say a word to her. So His disciples approached Him and urged Him, “Send her away because she cries out after us.”

Heartlessness » The spectators at the cross

Matthew 27:42

“He saved others, but He cannot save Himself! He is the King of Israel! Let Him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in Him.

Heartlessness » The priest and levite

Luke 10:31-32

A priest happened to be going down that road. When he saw him, he passed by on the other side. In the same way, a Levite, when he arrived at the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.

Heartlessness » The unjust judge

Luke 18:4-5

"For a while he was unwilling, but later he said to himself, 'Even though I don't fear God or respect man, yet because this widow keeps pestering me, I will give her justice, so she doesn't wear me out by her persistent coming.' "

Heartlessness » The people who rebuked the blind man

Luke 18:39

Then those in front told him to keep quiet, but he kept crying out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Heartlessness » Those who fail to help the poor

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