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73 Bible Verses about Punishment, By God

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Hebrews 12:5-7

You have forgotten the encouragement that is addressed to you as sons: "My son, do not think lightly of the Lord's discipline or give up when you are corrected by him. For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he punishes every son he accepts." What you endure disciplines you: God is treating you as sons. Is there a son whom his father does not discipline?

Proverbs 3:11-12

My son, do not reject the LORD's discipline, and do not despise his correction, because the LORD corrects the person he loves, just as a father corrects the son he delights in.

Deuteronomy 4:36

You have been made to hear his voice from heaven so you may be instructed. And he showed you his great fire here on earth, and you heard his voice from the middle of that fire.

2 Samuel 7:14

I will be a father to him, and he will be to me a son who, when he commits iniquity, I will discipline with the rod wielded by armies and with wounds inflicted by human beings.

Job 33:19

"He is being reproved by painful bed rest, with continual aching in his bones.

Job 36:10

He opens their ears and instructs them, commanding them to repent from evil.

Psalm 32:3-4

When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away by my groaning all day long. For your hand was heavy upon me day and night; my strength was exhausted as in a summer drought. Interlude

Psalm 94:12-13

How blessed is the man whom you instruct, LORD, whom you teach from your Law, keeping him calm when times are troubled until a pit has been dug for the wicked.

Psalm 118:18

The LORD will discipline me severely, but he won't hand me over to die.

Psalm 119:75

I know, LORD, that your decrees are just, and that you have rightfully humbled me.

Zephaniah 3:7

I have said, "If only you would fear me, if only you would take my instructions to heart.' Then their houses would not have been torn down. I have chastened them, but they were eager to corrupt everything they were doing."

1 Corinthians 11:30-32

That's why so many of you are weak and sick and a considerable number are dying. But if we judged ourselves correctly, we would not be judged. Now, while we are being judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so we won't be condemned along with the world.

Leviticus 10:1-3

Aaron's sons Nadab and Abihu each took his own censer, placed fire in it, covered it with incense, and brought it into the LORD's presence as unauthorized fire that he had never prescribed for them. As a result, fire came out from the LORD's presence and incinerated them. They died while in the LORD's presence. Moses spoke with Aaron about what the LORD had said: "Among those who are near me, I'll show myself holy so that I'll be glorified before all people." So Aaron remained silent.

Numbers 11:1-3

Eventually, the people began complaining about their distress, and the LORD heard them. When the LORD heard, his anger flared up and the LORD's fire incinerated some of them within the outskirts of the camp. When the people cried out to Moses, he prayed to the LORD and the fire stopped. He then named that place Taberah, because the LORD's fire had incinerated some of them.

1 Samuel 4:17-21

The messenger answered, "Israel fled from the Philistines and the people suffered a great defeat as well. Moreover, your two sons, Hophni and Phineas, are dead, and the Ark of God was captured." When he mentioned the Ark of God, Eli fell off the seat backwards by the side of the gate. His neck was broken and he died, since he was old and heavy. Eli had judged Israel for 40 years. Eli's daughter-in-law, the wife of Phineas, was pregnant and ready to give birth. When she heard the report about the capture of the Ark of God and that her father-in-law and husband were dead, she crouched down and gave birth, because her labor pains suddenly began. read more.
As she was about to die, the women standing around her said, "Don't be afraid! You've given birth to a son." But she did not respond or pay attention. She had named the boy Ichabod,saying, "Glory has departed from Israel," because the Ark of God had been captured and because her father-in-law and husband were dead.

2 Samuel 6:6-8

When they arrived at Nacon's threshing floor, Uzzah reached out and grabbed the Ark of God because the oxen had stumbled. Just then, the anger of the LORD blazed against Uzzah, and God struck him down right there because of his failure, and he died there beside the Ark of God. David flew into a rage because the LORD had killed Uzzah. That's why that place is called Perez-uzzah to this day.

1 Chronicles 13:9-11

As they approached Chidon's threshing floor, Uzzah put out his hand to steady the ark, because the oxen had stumbled. Just then, the anger of the LORD blazed against Uzzah, and he struck him down because he had put his hand on the ark, and he died right there in the presence of God. David flew into a rage because the LORD had killed Uzzah. As a result, that place was called Perez-uzzah to this day.

Proverbs 10:24

What the wicked fears will come about, but the longing of the righteous will be granted.

Isaiah 26:21

For see, the LORD is coming from his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their sins; the earth will reveal the blood that has been shed on it, and will no longer conceal its slain."

Isaiah 66:16

For with fire and with his sword the LORD will proceed to judgment on all humanity, and those slain by the LORD will be many."

John 5:28-29

Don't be amazed at this, because the time is approaching when everyone in their graves will hear the Son of Man's voice and will come out those who have done what is good to the resurrection that leads to life, and those who have practiced what is evil to the resurrection that ends in condemnation.

Colossians 3:6

It is because of these things that the wrath of God is coming on those who are disobedient.

1 Thessalonians 5:3

When people say, "There is peace and security," destruction will strike them as suddenly as labor pains come to a pregnant woman, and they will not be able to escape.

Hebrews 2:2-3

because if the message spoken by angels was reliable, and every violation and act of disobedience received its just punishment, how will we escape if we neglect a salvation as great as this? It was first proclaimed by the Lord himself, and then it was confirmed to us by those who heard him,

Psalm 96:13

in the LORD's presence, because he is coming; indeed, he will come to judge the earth. He will judge the world fairly and its people reliably.

Genesis 18:25

Far be it from you to do such a thing to kill the righteous along with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike! The Judge of all the earth will do what is right, won't he?"

Exodus 9:27

Pharaoh sent word and called for Moses and Aaron. "I've sinned this time," he told them. "The LORD is righteous, but I and my people are wicked.

Psalm 98:9

in the LORD's presence, who comes to judge the earth; He'll judge the world righteously; and its people fairly.

John 5:28-30

Don't be amazed at this, because the time is approaching when everyone in their graves will hear the Son of Man's voice and will come out those who have done what is good to the resurrection that leads to life, and those who have practiced what is evil to the resurrection that ends in condemnation. I can do nothing on my own accord. I judge according to what I hear, and my judgment is just, because I do not seek my own will but the will of the one who sent me."

Romans 3:5-8

But if our unrighteousness serves to confirm God's righteousness, what can we say? God is not unrighteous when he vents his wrath on us, is he? (I am talking in human terms.) Of course not! Otherwise, how could God judge the world? For if through my falsehood God's truthfulness glorifies him even more, why am I still being condemned as a sinner? read more.
Or can we say as some people slander us by claiming that we say "Let's do evil that good may result"? They deserve to be condemned!

1 Peter 2:23

When he was insulted, he did not retaliate. When he suffered, he did not threaten. It was his habit to commit the matter to the one who judges fairly.

Revelation 16:5-7

Then I heard the angel in charge of the water say, "You are just. You are the one who is and who was, the Holy One, because you have judged these things. You have given them blood to drink because they spilled the blood of saints and prophets. This is what they deserve." Then I heard the altar reply, "Yes, Lord God Almighty, your judgments are true and just."

Luke 12:5

I'll show you the one you should be afraid of. Be afraid of the one who has the authority to throw you into hell after killing you. Yes, I tell you, be afraid of him!

Matthew 5:29-30

So if your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one of your body parts than to have your whole body thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away from you. It is better for you to lose one of your body parts than to have your whole body go into hell."

Isaiah 33:14

The sinners in Zion are terrified; trembling grips the godless: "Who among us can live with the consuming fire? Who among us can live with everlasting flames?"

Isaiah 66:15

"Take notice! The LORD will come with fire, and his chariot will be like a whirlwind, to pay back his anger yes, his anger! in fury, and his menacing rebukes in flames of fire.

Nahum 1:6

Who can stand before his fury? And who can endure his fierce anger? His displeasure pours out like fire, and rocks are broken to pieces because of him.

Malachi 4:1

"The coming day is certainly going to burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and all who practice evil will be stubble the coming day will set them on fire," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, "so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.

Matthew 13:40-43

Just as weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so it will be at end of the age. The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather from his kingdom everything that causes others to sin and those who practice lawlessness and they will throw them into a blazing furnace. In that place there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. read more.
Then the righteous will shine like the sun in their Father's kingdom. Let the person who has ears listen!"

Mark 9:43

So if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It's better for you to enter life injured than to have two hands and go to hell, to the fire that cannot be put out.

Luke 16:22-24

"One day, the beggar died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried. In the afterlife, where he was in constant torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away and Lazarus by his side. So he shouted, "Father Abraham, have mercy on me! Send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water to cool off my tongue, because I am suffering in this fire.'

Revelation 20:14-15

Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. (This is the second death the lake of fire.) Anyone whose name was not found written in the Book of Life was thrown into the lake of fire.

Luke 13:24-28

He told them, "Keep on struggling to enter through the narrow door, because I tell you that many people will try to enter, but won't be able to do so. After the homeowner gets up and closes the door, you can stand outside, knock on the door, and say again and again, "Lord, open the door for us!' But he will answer you, "I don't know where you come from.' Then you will say, "We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.' read more.
But he will tell you, "I don't know where you come from. Get away from me, all you who practice evil!' In that place there will be crying and gnashing of teeth when you see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves being driven away on the outside.

Revelation 21:27

Nothing unclean, or anyone who does anything detestable, and no one who tells lies will ever enter it. Only those whose names are written in the lamb's Book of Life will enter it.

2 Thessalonians 1:8-9

in blazing fire. He will take revenge on those who do not know God and on those who refuse to obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. Such people will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction by being separated from the Lord's presence and from his glorious power

Revelation 14:11

The smoke from their torture goes up forever and ever. There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image or for anyone who receives the mark of its name."

Revelation 2:11

"Let everyone listen to what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who conquers will never be hurt by the second death.'"

Mark 12:40

They devour widows' houses and say long prayers to cover it up. They will receive greater condemnation!"

Luke 20:47

They devour widows' houses and say long prayers to cover it up. They will receive greater condemnation!"

Matthew 11:22

Indeed I tell you, it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon on Judgment Day than for you!

Luke 12:47-48

That servant who knew what his master wanted but didn't prepare himself or do what was wanted will receive a severe beating. But the servant who did things that deserved a beating without knowing it will receive a light beating. Much will be required from everyone to whom much has been given. But even more will be demanded from the one to whom much has been entrusted."

Isaiah 14:12-15

"How you have fallen from heaven, Day Star, son of the Dawn! How you have been thrown down to earth, you who laid low the nation! You said in your heart, "I'll ascend to heaven, above the stars of God. I'll erect my throne; I'll sit on the Mount of Assembly in the far reaches of the north; I'll ascend above the tops of the clouds; I'll make myself like the Most High.'read more.
But you are brought down to join the dead, to the far reaches of the Pit.

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