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32 Bible Verses about Ingratitude

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Numbers 16:13-14

Is it a small thing that thou hast brought us up out of a land that flowed with milk and honey to make us die in the wilderness, but thou must also make thyself lord to rule over us? Moreover, thou hast not brought us into a land that flows with milk and honey or given us inheritance of fields and vineyards; wilt thou put out the eyes of these men? We will not come up.

Judges 8:35

neither were they merciful with the house of Jerubbaal, namely, Gideon, according to all the good which he had done unto Israel.

Judges 9:18

and ye are risen up against my father's house this day and have slain his sons, seventy men, upon a stone and have made Abimelech, the son of his maidservant, king over the men of Shechem because he is your brother;)

1 Samuel 25:21

Now David had said, Surely in vain have I kept all that this fellow has in the wilderness so that nothing was missed of all that pertained unto him, and he has returned unto me evil for good.

2 Chronicles 24:22

Thus Joash, the king, did not remember the mercy which Jehoiada, his father, had done to him but slew his son; who said when he died, The LORD look upon it and require it.

Psalm 35:12

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

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?

Proverbs 17:13

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

Jeremiah 18:20

Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have dug a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before thee to speak good for them and to turn away thy wrath from them.

Genesis 3:2-3

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.

Exodus 16:3

and the sons of Israel said unto them, It would have been better if we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots and when we ate bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.

Exodus 17:7

And he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah because of the chiding of the sons of Israel and because they tempted the LORD, saying, Is the LORD among us, or not?

Hebrews 3:7-9

Therefore, as the Holy Spirit saith, Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: Where your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.

Psalm 95:7-9

For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand. Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your heart, as in the provocation and as in the day of trials in the wilderness When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.

Deuteronomy 32:6

Do ye thus repay the LORD, O foolish and unwise people? Is he not thy father that has possessed thee? He made thee and established thee.

1 Samuel 8:7-8

And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee, for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me that I should not reign over them. According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day, with which they have forsaken me and served other gods, so they also do unto thee.

Nehemiah 9:26

Nevertheless, they were contentious and rebelled against thee and cast thy law behind their backs and slew thy prophets who testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought great abominations.

Ezekiel 16:17-19

Thou hast taken likewise the vessels of thy beauty of my gold and of my silver, which I had given thee and made to thyself images of men and didst commit whoredom with them And thou didst take thy garments of many colours and cover them; and thou hast set my oil and my incense before them. My bread also which I had given thee; the fine flour and the oil and the honey with which I fed thee, thou hast even set it before them for a sweet savour; and thus it was, said the Lord GOD.

Hosea 2:8

For she did not recognize that I gave her the wheat and the wine and the oil and multiplied unto them the silver and the gold, with which they made Baal.

Hosea 4:12

My people ask counsel of their wooden idol, and their stick declares unto them; for the spirit of whoredoms has caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring under their gods.

Hosea 5:4

They will not think about returning unto their God; for the spirit of whoredoms is in the midst of them, and they do not know the LORD.

Hosea 9:1

Do not rejoice, O Israel, for joy, as the peoples; for thou hast gone a whoring from thy God, thou hast loved the salary of a harlot upon every threshing floor.

Luke 17:15-18

Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back and with a loud voice glorified God and fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks; and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?read more.
Were there not found any returning to give glory to God, except this stranger?

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Ingratitude » To man, instances of

Numbers 16:13

Is it a small thing that thou hast brought us up out of a land that flowed with milk and honey to make us die in the wilderness, but thou must also make thyself lord to rule over us?

2 Chronicles 24:22

Thus Joash, the king, did not remember the mercy which Jehoiada, his father, had done to him but slew his son; who said when he died, The LORD look upon it and require it.

Psalm 35:12

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

Jeremiah 18:20

Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have dug a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before thee to speak good for them and to turn away thy wrath from them.

1 Samuel 25:21

Now David had said, Surely in vain have I kept all that this fellow has in the wilderness so that nothing was missed of all that pertained unto him, and he has returned unto me evil for good.

Ingratitude » To God

Nehemiah 9:26

Nevertheless, they were contentious and rebelled against thee and cast thy law behind their backs and slew thy prophets who testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought great abominations.

Deuteronomy 32:6

Do ye thus repay the LORD, O foolish and unwise people? Is he not thy father that has possessed thee? He made thee and established thee.

Ezekiel 16:17-18

Thou hast taken likewise the vessels of thy beauty of my gold and of my silver, which I had given thee and made to thyself images of men and didst commit whoredom with them And thou didst take thy garments of many colours and cover them; and thou hast set my oil and my incense before them.

Luke 17:17-18

And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? Were there not found any returning to give glory to God, except this stranger?

Ingratitude » Of man to man » David's companions to david

Psalm 38:20

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

Psalm 35:11-16

False witnesses rose up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not. They rewarded me evil for good until my soul was alone. But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I humbled my soul with fasting, and my prayer rose up in my bosom. read more.
I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother; I bowed down heavily, as one that mourns for his mother. But in my adversity they rejoiced and gathered themselves together; yea, the smiters gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they tore me apart and did not cease: With immature hypocritical mockers, they gnashed upon me with their teeth.

Psalm 109:4-5

They have responded to my love by becoming my adversaries, but I give myself unto prayer. And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

Ingratitude » Punishment of

Proverbs 17:13

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

Jeremiah 18:20-21

Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have dug a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before thee to speak good for them and to turn away thy wrath from them. Therefore deliver up their sons to the famine, and pour out their blood by the force of the sword; and let their wives be bereaved of their children, and be widows; and let their men be put to death; let their young men be slain by the sword in battle.

Ingratitude » Exemplified » Nabal

1 Samuel 25:21

Now David had said, Surely in vain have I kept all that this fellow has in the wilderness so that nothing was missed of all that pertained unto him, and he has returned unto me evil for good.

1 Samuel 25:5-11

And David sent out ten young men, and David said unto the young men, Climb up to Carmel and go to Nabal and greet him in my name. And thus shall ye say to him, May thou live and peace be unto thee and peace be unto thy house and peace be unto all that thou hast. I have recently heard that thou hast shearers. Now thy shepherds who were with us, we did not hurt them, neither was there anything missing unto them all the while they were in Carmel. read more.
Ask thy slaves, and they will tell thee. Therefore, let the young men find grace in thine eyes, for we come in a good day; give, I pray thee, whatever is in thy hand unto thy slaves and to thy son David. And when David's young men came, they spoke to Nabal according to all those words in the name of David and ceased. And Nabal answered David's slaves and said, Who is David? And who is the son of Jesse? There are many slaves nowadays that break from their masters. Shall I then take my bread and my water and my slaughtered meat that I have killed for my shearers and give it unto men that I do not know where they are from?

Ingratitude » Often exhibited » To benefactors

Ecclesiastes 9:15

now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no one remembered that same poor man.

Ingratitude » Exemplified » Men of keilah

1 Samuel 23:12

Then David said, Will the men of Keilah deliver me and my men into the hand of Saul? And the LORD said, They will deliver thee up.

1 Samuel 23:5

So David and his men went to Keilah and fought with the Philistines and brought away their livestock and smote them with a great slaughter. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah.

Ingratitude » Of man to man » Israelites, to moses

Exodus 16:3

and the sons of Israel said unto them, It would have been better if we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots and when we ate bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.

Exodus 17:2-4

And the people chided with Moses and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? Why do ye tempt the LORD? So the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses and said, Why hast thou brought us up out of Egypt to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst? Then Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me.

Numbers 16:12-14

And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, but they replied, We will not come up. Is it a small thing that thou hast brought us up out of a land that flowed with milk and honey to make us die in the wilderness, but thou must also make thyself lord to rule over us? Moreover, thou hast not brought us into a land that flows with milk and honey or given us inheritance of fields and vineyards; wilt thou put out the eyes of these men? We will not come up.

Ingratitude » A characteristic of the wicked

Psalm 38:20

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

Ingratitude » Should be met with » Prayer

Psalm 35:12

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

Psalm 109:4

They have responded to my love by becoming my adversaries, but I give myself unto prayer.

Ingratitude » Should be met with » Persevering love

Ingratitude » Exemplified » Joash

2 Chronicles 24:22

Thus Joash, the king, did not remember the mercy which Jehoiada, his father, had done to him but slew his son; who said when he died, The LORD look upon it and require it.

Ingratitude » Of man to man

Proverbs 17:13

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

Ingratitude » Should be met with » Faithfulness

Genesis 31:38-42

These twenty years I have been with thee; thy ewes and thy she goats have not aborted their young, and I have not eaten the rams of thy flock. That which was torn of beasts I did not bring unto thee; I bore the sin; thou didst require of my hand that which was stolen, whether by day or by night. By day the drought consumed me, and by night, the frost; and my sleep departed from mine eyes. read more.
Thus have I been twenty years in thy house; I served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters and six years for thy flock; and thou hast changed my wages ten times. If the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, were not with me, surely thou would send me away now empty. God has seen my affliction and the work of my hands and rebuked thee last night.

Ingratitude » Exemplified » Laban

Genesis 31:6-7

And ye know that with all my strength I have served your father. And your father has deceived me and changed my wages ten times, but God did not allow him to hurt me.

Ingratitude » Exemplified » saul

1 Samuel 24:17

And he said to David, Thou art more righteous than I, for thou hast repaid me with good, whereas I have repaid thee with evil.

Ingratitude » Exemplified » Chief butler

Ingratitude » Often exhibited » By servants

Job 19:15-16

Those that dwell in my house and my maids have counted me for a stranger; I was an alien in their sight. I called my slave, and he gave me no answer; I intreated him with my mouth.

Ingratitude » Often exhibited » To friends in distress

Ingratitude » Of man to man » Men of keilah to david

1 Samuel 23:5-12

So David and his men went to Keilah and fought with the Philistines and brought away their livestock and smote them with a great slaughter. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah. And it came to pass when Abiathar, the son of Ahimelech, fled to David to Keilah that the ephod came in his hand. And it was told Saul how David had come to Keilah. And Saul said, God has delivered him into my hand, for he is shut in by entering into a town that has gates and bars. read more.
And Saul called all the people together to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men. But David understood that Saul devised evil against him, and he said to Abiathar, the priest, Bring here the ephod. Then David said, O LORD God of Israel, thy slave has certainly heard that Saul seeks to come to Keilah, to destroy the city for my sake. Will the men of Keilah deliver me up into his hand? Will Saul come down as thy slave has heard? O LORD God of Israel, I beseech thee, tell thy slave. And the LORD said, He will come down. Then David said, Will the men of Keilah deliver me and my men into the hand of Saul? And the LORD said, They will deliver thee up.

Ingratitude » Of man to man » David, to uriah

2 Samuel 11:6-17

Then David sent to Joab, saying, Send me Uriah the Hittite. And Joab sent Uriah to David. And when Uriah had come unto him, David asked him how Joab was and how the people were and how the war prospered. And David said to Uriah, Go down to thy house and wash thy feet. And Uriah departed out of the king's house, and royal food was sent unto him. read more.
But Uriah slept at the door of the king's house with all the slaves of his lord and did not go down to his house. And when they had told David, saying, Uriah did not go down unto his house, David said unto Uriah, Didst thou not come from thy journey? Why then didst thou not go down to thy house? And Uriah said unto David, The ark and Israel and Judah abide in tents, and my lord Joab and the slaves of my lord, are encamped in the open fields; shall I then go into my house, to eat and to drink and to lie with my wife? By thy life and by the life of thy soul, I will not do this thing. And David said to Uriah, Tarry here today also, and tomorrow I will let thee depart. So Uriah abode in Jerusalem that day and the next day. And when David had called him, he ate and drank before him, and he made him drunk; and in the evening he went out to lie on his bed with the slaves of his lord but did not go down to his house. And it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it by the hand of Uriah. And he wrote in the letter, saying, Set Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle and retire from him, that he may be smitten and die. And it came to pass, when Joab observed the city, that he assigned Uriah unto a place where he knew that the most valiant men were. And the men of the city came out and fought with Joab, and some of the people of the slaves of David fell, and Uriah the Hittite died also.

Ingratitude » Exemplified » Israel

Exodus 17:4

Then Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me.

Ingratitude » Saints should avoid the guilt of

Psalm 7:4-5

if I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me, then let my persecutor escape without retribution. Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; let him tread down my life upon the earth and lay my honour in the dust. Selah.

Ingratitude » Of man to man » Shechemites

Judges 9:17-18

(For my father fought for you and cast his life far from him to deliver you out of the hand of Midian; and ye are risen up against my father's house this day and have slain his sons, seventy men, upon a stone and have made Abimelech, the son of his maidservant, king over the men of Shechem because he is your brother;)

Ingratitude » Of man to man » Citizens

Ecclesiastes 9:14-16

There was a little city and few men within it; and a great king came against it and besieged it and built great bulwarks against it; now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no one remembered that same poor man. Then I said, Wisdom is better than strength: even though the poor man's knowledge is despised, and his words are not heard.

Ingratitude » Often exhibited » By relations

Ingratitude » Of man to man » David to joab

1 Kings 2:5-6

Moreover thou knowest also what Joab, the son of Zeruiah, did to me and what he did to the two captains of the host of Israel, unto Abner, the son of Ner and unto Amasa, the son of Jether, whom he slew, shedding the blood of war in peace and putting the blood of war upon his girdle that was about his loins and in his shoes that were on his feet. Do, therefore, according to thy wisdom and let not his hoar head go down to Sheol in peace.

Ingratitude » Of man to man » Jeremiah's enemies

Jeremiah 18:20

Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have dug a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before thee to speak good for them and to turn away thy wrath from them.

Ingratitude » Of man to man » Nabal

1 Samuel 25:21

Now David had said, Surely in vain have I kept all that this fellow has in the wilderness so that nothing was missed of all that pertained unto him, and he has returned unto me evil for good.

Ingratitude » Of man to man » Joash

2 Chronicles 24:22

Thus Joash, the king, did not remember the mercy which Jehoiada, his father, had done to him but slew his son; who said when he died, The LORD look upon it and require it.

Ingratitude » Of man to man » Pharaoh's butler to joseph

Ingratitude » Of man to man » Israelites to gideon

Judges 8:35

neither were they merciful with the house of Jerubbaal, namely, Gideon, according to all the good which he had done unto Israel.

Ingratitude » Of man to man » Saul to david

Ingratitude » Of man to man » Instances of » Laban to jacob