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32 Bible Verses about Ingratitude

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Numbers 16:13-14

Is it too little that you have brought us from a land that flows with milk and honey to kill us in the desert, and that you also appoint yourself as a ruler over us? Surely, you have not brought us to a land that flows with milk and honey, and you have not given us the inheritance of fields and a vineyard. Will you gouge out the eyes of these men? We will not come!"

Judges 8:35

nor did they show favor to the house of Jerub-Baal ([that is], Gideon) in accordance with all the good that he did for Israel.

Judges 9:18

but today you have risen against the house of my father and killed his sons, seventy men on one stone, and you have made Abimelech, the son of his slave woman, a king over the lords of Shechem, because he is your relative--

1 Samuel 25:21

Now David had said, "Surely {in vain} I guarded all that this fellow had in the desert. And nothing was missed of all that [was] his, but he returned evil against me in place of good!

2 Chronicles 24:22

So King Joash did not remember the loyal love that Jehoiada had shown to him, and he killed his son. And as he was dying he said, "May Yahweh see and avenge!"

Psalm 35:12

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

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?

Proverbs 17:13

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

Jeremiah 18:20

Should good be repaid in place of evil? Yet they have dug a pit for me. Remember my standing {before you} to speak good for them, to avert your wrath from them.

Genesis 3:2-3

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'."

Exodus 16:3

And the {Israelites} said to them, "{If only we had died} by the hand of Yahweh in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat, when we ate bread {until we were full}, because you have brought us out to this desert to kill all of this assembly with hunger."

Exodus 17:7

And he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah because of the quarrel of the {Israelites} and because of their testing Yahweh [by] saying, "Is Yahweh in our midst or not?"

Hebrews 3:7-9

Therefore, just as the Holy Spirit says, "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, in the day of testing in the wilderness, where your fathers tested [me] by trial and saw my works

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 you will hear his voice: "Do not harden your heart as [at] Meribah, as [in] the day of Massah in the wilderness, when your ancestors tried me. They put me to the test, [even] though they had seen my work.

Deuteronomy 32:6

[Like] this do you treat Yahweh, foolish and {unwise} people? [Has] he not, your father, created you? He made you, and he established you.

1 Samuel 8:7-8

Then Yahweh said to Samuel, "Listen to the voice of the people concerning all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them. Like all the deeds they have done from the day I brought them up from Egypt until this day, they have forsaken me and have served other gods--so they [are] doing to you also.

Nehemiah 9:26

"But they rebelled and were rebellious against you and cast your law behind their back and killed your prophets, who had warned them to turn back to you, and they did great blasphemies.

Ezekiel 16:17-19

And you took {your beautiful jewelry} [made] from my gold and from my silver that I had given to you, and you made for yourself {male images}, and you prostituted with them. And you took the clothes of your beautiful finished cloth, and you covered them and my oil and my incense you set {before them}. And my bread that I gave to you, finely milled flour and oil and honey [with which] I fed you, then you set it {before them} as a {pleasing odor}, and so it was,' {declares} the Lord Yahweh.

Hosea 2:8

But she did not know that [it was] I who gave her grain, new wine, and oil, and who gave her silver in abundance, and gold which they made into a Baal.

Hosea 4:12

My people, consult {their wooden idols}, and their divining rod gives them oracles; because a spirit of whoredom led [them] astray, and they played the whore from under their God.

Hosea 5:4

Their deeds do not permit them to return them to God. Because a spirit of whoredom [is] in their midst, they do not know Yahweh.

Hosea 9:1

Do not rejoice, Israel, do not exult like the nations! For you played the whore, departing from your God; you loved a harlot's wage on all the threshing floors of grain.

Luke 17:15-18

But one of them, [when he] saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. And he fell on [his] face at his feet, giving thanks to him. And he was a Samaritan. So Jesus answered [and] said, "Were not ten cleansed? And where [are] the nine?read more.
Was no one found to turn back [and] give praise to God except this foreigner?"

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Ingratitude » To man, instances of

Numbers 16:13

Is it too little that you have brought us from a land that flows with milk and honey to kill us in the desert, and that you also appoint yourself as a ruler over us?

2 Chronicles 24:22

So King Joash did not remember the loyal love that Jehoiada had shown to him, and he killed his son. And as he was dying he said, "May Yahweh see and avenge!"

Psalm 35:12

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

Jeremiah 18:20

Should good be repaid in place of evil? Yet they have dug a pit for me. Remember my standing {before you} to speak good for them, to avert your wrath from them.

1 Samuel 25:21

Now David had said, "Surely {in vain} I guarded all that this fellow had in the desert. And nothing was missed of all that [was] his, but he returned evil against me in place of good!

Ingratitude » To God

Nehemiah 9:26

"But they rebelled and were rebellious against you and cast your law behind their back and killed your prophets, who had warned them to turn back to you, and they did great blasphemies.

Deuteronomy 32:6

[Like] this do you treat Yahweh, foolish and {unwise} people? [Has] he not, your father, created you? He made you, and he established you.

Ezekiel 16:17-18

And you took {your beautiful jewelry} [made] from my gold and from my silver that I had given to you, and you made for yourself {male images}, and you prostituted with them. And you took the clothes of your beautiful finished cloth, and you covered them and my oil and my incense you set {before them}.

Luke 17:17-18

So Jesus answered [and] said, "Were not ten cleansed? And where [are] the nine? Was no one found to turn back [and] give praise to God except this foreigner?"

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

Psalm 38:20

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

Psalm 35:11-16

Violent witnesses rise up; they ask me [concerning] what I do not know. They repay me evil in place of good. [It is] bereavement to my soul. But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing [was] sackcloth. I weakened my soul with fasting, and my prayer {returned to me unanswered}. read more.
I {behaved} as [though he were] a friend [or] as a brother to me. As one lamenting a mother, I was bowed down [in] mourning. But at my stumbling they rejoiced and gathered together; smiters whom I did not know gathered against me. They tore and did not cease. Among [the] ungodly of the mockers at feasts, [they] gnashed at me with their teeth.

Psalm 109:4-5

In return for my love they accuse me, though I [am in] prayer. So they inflicted evil against me in return for good and hatred in return for my love.

Ingratitude » Punishment of

Proverbs 17:13

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

Jeremiah 18:20-21

Should good be repaid in place of evil? Yet they have dug a pit for me. Remember my standing {before you} to speak good for them, to avert your wrath from them. {Therefore} give their children to the famine, and hand them over to [the] {power} of [the] sword, and let their wives be bereaved and widows, and let their men be killed by death, their young men struck dead [by the] sword in the battle.

Ingratitude » Exemplified » Nabal

1 Samuel 25:21

Now David had said, "Surely {in vain} I guarded all that this fellow had in the desert. And nothing was missed of all that [was] his, but he returned evil against me in place of good!

1 Samuel 25:5-11

So David sent ten young men, and David said to the young men, "Go up to Carmel and go to Nabal; {you will greet him in my name}. Then you must say to him, '[Long] life [to you], and {may it go well with you, with your house, and with all that is yours}. Now I have heard that {you have shearers}. Now while your shepherds [were] with us, we did not mistreat them, and nothing of theirs [was] missing, all the days they were in Carmel. read more.
Ask your servants and they will tell you! Let the young men find favor in your eyes because we have come on a feast day. Please give {whatever you have on hand} for your servants and for your son David." So David's young men came and they spoke all these words to Nabal in the name of David. Then they waited. But Nabal answered David's servants and said, "Who [is] David? And who [is] the son of Jesse? Today, [there] are many servants breaking away from the presence of their masters. Should I take my bread and my water and my meat which I have slaughtered for my shearers and give [it] to men whom I do not know where they [are] from?

Ingratitude » Often exhibited » To benefactors

Ingratitude » Exemplified » Men of keilah

1 Samuel 23:12

Then David said, "Will the rulers of Keilah deliver me and my men into the hand of Saul?" And Yahweh said, "They will deliver [you]."

1 Samuel 23:5

So David and his men went to Keilah and fought with [the] Philistines. They drove off their livestock and {dealt them a heavy blow}. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah.

Ingratitude » Of man to man » Israelites, to moses

Exodus 16:3

And the {Israelites} said to them, "{If only we had died} by the hand of Yahweh in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat, when we ate bread {until we were full}, because you have brought us out to this desert to kill all of this assembly with hunger."

Exodus 17:2-4

And the people quarreled with Moses, and they said, "Give us water so that we can drink." And Moses said to them, "Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test Yahweh?" And the people thirsted for water, and the people grumbled against Moses and said, "Why {ever} did you bring us up from Egypt to kill me and my sons and my cattle with thirst?" And Moses cried out to Yahweh, saying, "What will I do with this people? A little longer and they will stone me."

Numbers 16:12-14

Moses sent to call [for] Dathan and Abiram son of Eliab, but they said, "We will not come! Is it too little that you have brought us from a land that flows with milk and honey to kill us in the desert, and that you also appoint yourself as a ruler over us? Surely, you have not brought us to a land that flows with milk and honey, and you have not given us the inheritance of fields and a vineyard. Will you gouge out the eyes of these men? We will not come!"

Ingratitude » A characteristic of the wicked

Psalm 38:20

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

Ingratitude » Should be met with » Prayer

Psalm 35:12

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

Ingratitude » Should be met with » Persevering love

Ingratitude » Exemplified » Joash

2 Chronicles 24:22

So King Joash did not remember the loyal love that Jehoiada had shown to him, and he killed his son. And as he was dying he said, "May Yahweh see and avenge!"

Ingratitude » Of man to man

Proverbs 17:13

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

Ingratitude » Should be met with » Faithfulness

Genesis 31:38-42

These twenty years I [was] with you; your ewes and your female goats did not miscarry, and the rams of your flocks I did not eat. I brought no mangled carcass to you--I bore its loss. From my hand you sought it, whether stolen by day or stolen by night. [There] I was, during the day the heat consumed me, and the cold by night, and my sleep fled from my eyes. read more.
These twenty years [I have been] in your house. I served you fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flock, and you have changed my wages ten times. If the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the Fear of Isaac had not been with me, indeed now you would have sent me away empty-handed. God saw my misery and the labor of my hands and rebuked you last night."

Ingratitude » Exemplified » Laban

Genesis 31:6-7

Now you yourselves know that I have served your father with all my strength, and your father has cheated me and changed my wages ten times, but God has not allowed him to harm me.

Ingratitude » Exemplified » saul

1 Samuel 24:17

Then he said to David, "You are more righteous than I, for you have repaid me the good, but I have repaid you the evil.

Ingratitude » Exemplified » Chief butler

Ingratitude » Often exhibited » By servants

Job 19:15-16

The sojourners in my house and my slave women count me as a stranger; I have become a foreigner in their eyes. I call to my servant, but he does not answer; I must {personally} plead with him.

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. They drove off their livestock and {dealt them a heavy blow}. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah. {Now when Abiathar the son of Ahimelech fled} to David [at] Keilah, he went down [with] an ephod in his hand. When it was told to Saul that David had gone to Keilah, Saul said, "God {has given him} into my hand, because he has shut himself in by going into a city [with] {two barred gates}. read more.
Saul then summoned all of the army for the battle, to go down [to] Keilah to lay a siege against David and his men. When David learned that Saul [was] plotting evil against him, he said to Abiathar the priest, "Bring the ephod here." And David said, "O Yahweh, God of Israel, your servant has clearly heard that Saul [is] seeking to come to Keilah to destroy the city because of me. Will the rulers of Keilah deliver me into his hand? Will Saul come down as your servant has heard? O Yahweh, God of Israel, please tell your servant!" And Yahweh said, "He will come down." Then David said, "Will the rulers of Keilah deliver me and my men into the hand of Saul?" And Yahweh said, "They will deliver [you]."

Ingratitude » Of man to man » David, to uriah

2 Samuel 11:6-17

So David sent to Joab, "Send Uriah the Hittite to me." So Joab sent Uriah to David. Uriah came to him, and David asked {how Joab and the army fared and how the war was going}. David said to Uriah, "Go down to your house, and wash your feet." So Uriah went out from the king's house, and a gift from the king went out after him. read more.
But Uriah slept [at] the entrance of the king's house with all the servants of his master and did not go down to his house. They told David, "Uriah did not go down to his house." David said to Uriah, "[Are] you not coming from a journey? Why did you not go down to your house?" Uriah said to David, "The ark and Israel and Judah [are] living in the booths; and my lord Joab and the servants of my lord [are] camping on the surface of the open field; and I, shall I go to my house to eat and to drink and to sleep with my wife? [By] your life and the life of your soul, I surely will not do this thing." David said to Uriah, "Remain here {today}, and tomorrow I will send you away." So Uriah remained in Jerusalem on that day and the next. David invited him, and he ate and drank in his presence {so that he became drunk}, and he went out in the evening to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord, but he did not go down to his house. And it happened in the morning, David wrote a letter to Joab, and he sent it by the hand of Uriah. He had written in the letter, "Put Uriah in the front, in the face of the fiercest fighting, then draw back from behind him so that he may be struck down and die." {When Joab was besieging} the city, he put Uriah toward the place which he knew {there were valiant warriors}. The men of the city came out and fought with Joab. Some from the army from the servants of David fell; Uriah the Hittite also died.

Ingratitude » Exemplified » Israel

Exodus 17:4

And Moses cried out to Yahweh, saying, "What will I do with this people? A little longer and they will stone me."

Ingratitude » Saints should avoid the guilt of

Psalm 7:4-5

if I have repaid {my ally} [with] harm, or [if] I have plundered my enemy without cause, let the enemy of my soul pursue, and overtake and trample my life into the ground, and lay my honor in the dust. Selah

Ingratitude » Of man to man » Shechemites

Judges 9:17-18

for my father fought and {risked his life} for you and delivered you from the hand of Midian; but today you have risen against the house of my father and killed his sons, seventy men on one stone, and you have made Abimelech, the son of his slave woman, a king over the lords of Shechem, because he is your relative--

Ingratitude » Of man to man » Citizens

Ecclesiastes 9:14-16

[There was] a small city with few people in it. A great king came and besieged it, building great siege works against it. Now, a poor wise man was found in it, and he delivered the city by his wisdom. So I concluded that wisdom [is] better than might, yet the wisdom of the poor 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, you also know what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me when he dealt with the two commanders of the armies of Israel, to Abner son of Ner and to Amasa son of Jether, and he murdered them and put the blood of war in [a time of] peace. He put the blood of war on the leather belt that was on his waist and on the sandals which were on his feet. You must act according to your wisdom, but you must not let his gray hair go down to Sheol in peace.

Ingratitude » Of man to man » Jeremiah's enemies

Jeremiah 18:20

Should good be repaid in place of evil? Yet they have dug a pit for me. Remember my standing {before you} to speak good for them, to avert your wrath from them.

Ingratitude » Of man to man » Nabal

1 Samuel 25:21

Now David had said, "Surely {in vain} I guarded all that this fellow had in the desert. And nothing was missed of all that [was] his, but he returned evil against me in place of good!

Ingratitude » Of man to man » Joash

2 Chronicles 24:22

So King Joash did not remember the loyal love that Jehoiada had shown to him, and he killed his son. And as he was dying he said, "May Yahweh see and avenge!"

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

Ingratitude » Of man to man » Israelites to gideon

Judges 8:35

nor did they show favor to the house of Jerub-Baal ([that is], Gideon) in accordance with all the good that he did for Israel.

Ingratitude » Of man to man » Saul to david

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

Topics on Ingratitude

Ingratitude To God

45;1;21

For [although they] knew God, they did not honor [him] as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their reasoning, and their senseless hearts were darkened.

Ingratitude, Christian Response To

19;35;12-13

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

Ingratitude, Examples Of

5;32;18

[The] rock who bore you, you neglected, and you forgot God, [the one] giving you birth.

Ingratitude, Shown By

19;38;20

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