Punishment of the The Wicked

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Isaiah 13:11

And I will punish the world for evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will make the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will bring low the haughtiness of the violent.

Proverbs 11:21

Hand for hand! an evil man shall not be held innocent; but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

Ecclesiastes 8:11

Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the children of men is fully set in them to do evil.

Psalm 91:8

Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold, and see the reward of the wicked.

Ezekiel 3:18

When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt certainly die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, that he may live: the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thy hand.

Ezekiel 18:20

The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son; the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.

Psalm 58:10

The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance; he shall wash his footsteps in the blood of the wicked:

Psalm 11:6

Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone; and scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.

Job 34:26

He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others,

Proverbs 21:18

The wicked is a ransom for the righteous, and a treacherous man in the stead of the upright.

Psalm 28:4

Give them according to their doing, and according to the wickedness of their deeds; give them after the work of their hands, render to them their desert.

Job 21:19

+God layeth up the punishment of his iniquity for his children; he rewardeth him, and he shall know it:

Ezekiel 18:21

And the wicked, if he turn from all his sins which he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do judgment and justice, he shall certainly live, he shall not die.

Proverbs 5:22

His own iniquities shall take the wicked, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sin.

Hosea 4:9

And it shall be as the people so the priest; and I will visit their ways upon them, and recompense to them their doings;

Ezekiel 33:11

Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord Jehovah, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

Psalm 59:5

Yea, do thou, Jehovah, the God of hosts, the God of Israel, arise to visit all the nations: be not gracious to any plotters of iniquity. Selah.

Psalm 37:34

Wait for Jehovah, and keep his way, and he will exalt thee to possess the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.

Job 31:3

Is not calamity for the unrighteous? and misfortune for the workers of iniquity?

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Punishment of the The Wicked » On account of their » Iniquity

Ezekiel 18:13

given forth upon usury, and taken increase; shall he then live? He shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall certainly die; his blood shall be upon him.

Ezekiel 18:20

The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son; the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.

Jeremiah 36:31

And I will visit their iniquity upon him, and upon his seed, and upon his servants; and I will bring upon them, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and upon the men of Judah, all the evil that I have pronounced against them; and they have not hearkened.

Ezekiel 3:17-18

Son of man, I have appointed thee a watchman unto the house of Israel, and thou shalt hear the word from my mouth, and give them warning from me. When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt certainly die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, that he may live: the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thy hand.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Future described as » Often sudden and unexpected

Psalm 64:7

But God will shoot an arrow at them: suddenly are they wounded;

Psalm 35:8

Let destruction come upon him unawares, and let his net which he hath hidden catch himself: for destruction let him fall therein.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Is the reward of their sins

Jeremiah 16:18

But first I will recompense their iniquity and their sin double, because they have profaned my land with the carcases of their detestable things, and with their abominations have they filled mine inheritance.

Psalm 91:8

Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold, and see the reward of the wicked.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Shall be » According to their deeds

Punishment of the The Wicked » In this life by » Famine

Leviticus 26:26

When I break the staff of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and shall deliver you the bread again by weight; and ye shall eat, and not be satisfied.

Leviticus 26:29

And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat.

Leviticus 26:19-20

and I will break the arrogance of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as bronze, and your strength shall be spent in vain, and your land shall not yield its produce; and the trees of the land shall not yield their fruit.

Punishment of the The Wicked » On account of their » Unbelief

Hebrews 3:18

And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to those who had not hearkened to the word?

Romans 11:20

Right: they have been broken out through unbelief, and thou standest through faith. Be not high-minded, but fear:

Hebrews 4:2

For indeed we have had glad tidings presented to us, even as they also; but the word of the report did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Is the fruit of their sin

Proverbs 22:8

He that soweth unrighteousness shall reap iniquity, and the rod of his wrath shall have an end.

Romans 6:21

What fruit therefore had ye then in the things of which ye are now ashamed? for the end of them is death.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Future described as » Hell

Psalm 9:17

The wicked shall be turned into Sheol, all the nations that forget God.

Luke 12:5

But I will shew you whom ye shall fear: Fear him who after he has killed has authority to cast into hell; yea, I say to you, Fear him.

Luke 16:23

And in hades lifting up his eyes, being in torments, he sees Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Should be a warning to others

Jude 1:7

as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities around them, committing greedily fornication, in like manner with them, and going after other flesh, lie there as an example, undergoing the judgment of eternal fire.

Numbers 26:10

And the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up together with Korah, when that band died, when the fire devoured the two hundred and fifty men; and they became a sign.

1 Corinthians 10:6-11

But these things happened as types of us, that we should not be lusters after evil things, as they also lusted. Neither be ye idolaters, as some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed fornication, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. read more.
Neither let us tempt the Christ, as some of them tempted, and perished by serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them murmured, and perished by the destroyer. Now all these things happened to them as types, and have been written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages are come.

Punishment of the The Wicked » On account of their » Oppressing

Isaiah 49:26

And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with new wine. And all flesh shall know that I, Jehovah, am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.

Jeremiah 30:16

Therefore all that devour thee shall be devoured, and all thine adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil thee shall be for a spoil; and all they that prey upon thee will I give to be a prey.

Jeremiah 30:20

And their sons shall be as aforetime; and their assembly shall be established before me; and I will punish all that oppress them.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Future described as » Everlasting destruction

Psalm 92:7

When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity flourish, it is that they may be destroyed for ever.

Psalm 52:5

God shall likewise destroy thee for ever; he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy tent, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Future, shall be awarded by Christ

Punishment of the The Wicked » On account of their » Pride

Isaiah 10:12

And it shall come to pass, when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and upon Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stoutness of heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.

Isaiah 24:21

And it shall come to pass in that day, that Jehovah will punish the host of the high ones on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.

Punishment of the The Wicked » On account of their » Evil ways and doings

Hosea 4:9

And it shall be as the people so the priest; and I will visit their ways upon them, and recompense to them their doings;

Hosea 12:2

Jehovah hath also a controversy with Judah, and he will punish Jacob according to his ways; according to his doings will he recompense him.

Jeremiah 21:14

And I will visit you according to the fruit of your doings, saith Jehovah; and I will kindle a fire in her forest, and it shall devour all that is round about her.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Often brought about by their evil designs

Psalm 57:6

They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul was bowed down: they have digged a pit before me; they are fallen into the midst thereof. Selah.

Psalm 37:15

their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.

Esther 7:10

So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. And the king's wrath was appeased.

Punishment of the The Wicked » In this life by » War

Leviticus 26:25

And I will bring a sword upon you that avengeth with the vengeance of the covenant, and ye shall be gathered together into your cities, and I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

Leviticus 26:32-33

And I will bring the land into desolation; that your enemies who dwell there in may be astonished at it. And I will scatter you among the nations, and will draw out the sword after you; and your land shall be desolation, and your cities waste.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Future described as » Second death

Revelation 2:11

He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies. He that overcomes shall in no wise be injured of the second death.

Punishment of the The Wicked » On account of their » Idolatry

Leviticus 26:30

And I will lay waste your high places, and cut down your sun-pillars, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols; and my soul shall abhor you.

Isaiah 10:10-11

As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, and their graven images exceeded those of Jerusalem and Samaria, shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria And her idols, so do to Jerusalem And her images?

Punishment of the The Wicked » Shall be » Increased by neglect of privileges

Matthew 11:21-24

Woe to thee, Chorazin! woe to thee Bethsaida! for if the works of power which have taken place in you, had taken place in Tyre and Sidon, they had long ago repented in sackcloth and ashes. But I say to you, that it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in judgment-day than for you. And thou, Capernaum, who hast been raised up to heaven, shalt be brought down even to hades. For if the works of power which have taken place in thee, had taken place in Sodom, it had remained until this day. read more.
But I say to you, that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in judgment-day than for thee.

Luke 10:13-15

Woe to thee, Chorazin! woe to thee, Bethsaida! for if the works of power which have taken place in you had taken place in Tyre and Sidon, they had long ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment than for you. And thou, Capernaum, who hast been raised up to heaven, shalt be brought down even to hades.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Is from God

Isaiah 13:11

And I will punish the world for evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will make the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will bring low the haughtiness of the violent.

Leviticus 26:18

And if for this ye hearken not unto me, I will punish you sevenfold more for your sins,

Punishment of the The Wicked » On account of their » Covetousness

Isaiah 57:17

For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him; I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on backslidingly in the way of his heart.

Jeremiah 51:13

Thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come, the measure of thy rapacity.

Punishment of the The Wicked » In this life by » Sickness

Leviticus 26:16

I also will do this unto you I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and fever, which shall cause the eyes to fail, and the soul to waste away; and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

Psalm 78:50

He made a way for his anger; he spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence;

Punishment of the The Wicked » Consummated at the day of judgment

Punishment of the The Wicked » On account of their » Rejection of the law of God

Hosea 4:6-9

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; for thou hast rejected knowledge, and I will reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me; seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy children. As they were multiplied, so they sinned against me: I will change their glory into shame. They eat the sin of my people, and their soul longeth for their iniquity. read more.
And it shall be as the people so the priest; and I will visit their ways upon them, and recompense to them their doings;

Punishment of the The Wicked » Future described as » death

Romans 5:12-17

For this cause, even as by one man sin entered into the world, and by sin death; and thus death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (for until law sin was in the world; but sin is not put to account when there is no law; but death reigned from Adam until Moses, even upon those who had not sinned in the likeness of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him to come. read more.
But shall not the act of favour be as the offence? For if by the offence of one the many have died, much rather has the grace of God, and the free gift in grace, which is by the one man Jesus Christ, abounded unto the many. And shall not as by one that has sinned be the gift? For the judgment was of one to condemnation, but the act of favour, of many offences unto justification. For if by the offence of the one death reigned by the one, much rather shall those who receive the abundance of grace, and of the free gift of righteousness, reign in life by the one Jesus Christ:)

Punishment of the The Wicked » In this life by » Trouble and distress

Isaiah 8:22

and they will look to the earth; and behold, trouble and darkness, gloom of anguish; and they shall be driven into thick darkness.

Zephaniah 1:15

That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of ruin and desolation, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and gross darkness,

Punishment of the The Wicked » Future described as » Darkness

Punishment of the The Wicked » Future described as » Blackness of darkness

Jude 1:13

raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shames; wandering stars, to whom has been reserved the gloom of darkness for eternity.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Future described as » Everlasting fire

Jude 1:7

as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities around them, committing greedily fornication, in like manner with them, and going after other flesh, lie there as an example, undergoing the judgment of eternal fire.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Accompanied by remorse

Mark 9:44

where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched.

Isaiah 66:24

And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorrence unto all flesh.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Future described as » The righteousness of God requires

Punishment of the The Wicked » On account of their » Disobeying the gospel

Punishment of the The Wicked » On account of their » Ignorance of God

Punishment of the The Wicked » In this life by » Fear

Leviticus 26:36-37

And as to those that remain of you I will send faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies, that the sound of a driven leaf shall chase them, and they shall flee, as fleeing from a sword; and they shall fall when none pursueth; and they shall stumble one over another, as it were before a sword, when none pursueth; and ye shall have no power to stand before your enemies.

Punishment of the The Wicked » On account of their » Persecuting

Jeremiah 11:21-22

Therefore thus saith Jehovah concerning the men of Anathoth, that seek thy life, saying, Prophesy not in the name of Jehovah, that thou die not by our hand, therefore thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Behold, I punish them: the young men shall die by the sword; their sons and their daughters shall die by famine;

Punishment of the The Wicked » On account of their » Sin

Lamentations 3:39

Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

Punishment of the The Wicked » Deferred, emboldens them in sin

Ecclesiastes 8:11

Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the children of men is fully set in them to do evil.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Future described as » Torment for ever and ever

Punishment of the The Wicked » Future described as » Wine of the wrath of God

Revelation 14:10

he also shall drink of the wine of the fury of God prepared unmixed in the cup of his wrath, and he shall be tormented in fire and brimstone before the holy angels and before the Lamb.

Punishment of the The Wicked » On account of their » Disobeying God

Nehemiah 9:26-27

But they were disobedient, 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 provocations. And thou gavest them into the hand of their oppressors, and they oppressed them; and in the time of their distress, when they cried unto thee, thou heardest them from the heavens, and according to thy manifold mercies thou gavest them saviours, who saved them out of the hand of their oppressors.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Future described as » With fire » Torment

Revelation 14:10

he also shall drink of the wine of the fury of God prepared unmixed in the cup of his wrath, and he shall be tormented in fire and brimstone before the holy angels and before the Lamb.

Punishment of the The Wicked » In this life by » Noisome beasts

Leviticus 26:22

And I will send the beasts of the field among you, that they may rob you of your children, and cut off your cattle, and make you few in number; and your streets shall be desolate.

Punishment of the The Wicked » No combination avails against

Proverbs 11:21

Hand for hand! an evil man shall not be held innocent; but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Often commences in this life

Proverbs 11:31

Behold, the righteous shall be requited on the earth: how much more the wicked and the sinner.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Future described as » Damnation of hell

Punishment of the The Wicked » In this life by » Deliverance unto enemies

Nehemiah 9:27

And thou gavest them into the hand of their oppressors, and they oppressed them; and in the time of their distress, when they cried unto thee, thou heardest them from the heavens, and according to thy manifold mercies thou gavest them saviours, who saved them out of the hand of their oppressors.

Punishment of the The Wicked » In this life by » Put in slippery places

Psalm 73:3-19

For I was envious at the arrogant, seeing the prosperity of the wicked. For they have no pangs in their death, and their body is well nourished; They have not the hardships of mankind, neither are they plagued like other men: read more.
Therefore pride encompasseth them as a neck-chain, violence covereth them as a garment; Their eyes stand out from fatness, they exceed the imaginations of their heart: They mock and speak wickedly of oppression, they speak loftily: They set their mouth in the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth. Therefore his people turn hither, and waters in fulness are wrung out to them. And they say, How can God know, and is there knowledge in the Most High? Behold, these are the wicked, and they prosper in the world: they heap up riches. Truly have I purified my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency: For all the day have I been plagued, and chastened every morning. If I said, I will speak thus, behold, I should be faithless to the generation of thy children. When I thought to be able to know this, it was a grievous task in mine eyes; Until I went into the sanctuaries of God; then understood I their end. Truly thou settest them in slippery places, thou castest them down in ruins. How are they suddenly made desolate! they pass away, consumed with terrors.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Shall be » According to the knowledge possessed by them

Luke 12:47-48

But that bondman who knew his own lord's will, and had not prepared himself nor done his will, shall be beaten with many stripes; but he who knew it not, and did things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few. And to every one to whom much has been given, much shall be required from him; and to whom men have committed much, they will ask from him the more.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Shall be » Without mitigation

Luke 16:23-26

And in hades lifting up his eyes, being in torments, he sees Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he crying out said, Father Abraham, have compassion on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am suffering in this flame. But Abraham said, Child, recollect that thou hast fully received thy good things in thy lifetime, and likewise Lazarus evil things. But now he is comforted here, and thou art in suffering. read more.
And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm is fixed, so that those who desire to pass hence to you cannot, nor do they who desire to cross from there pass over unto us.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Future described as » Everlasting burnings

Isaiah 33:14

The sinners in Zion are afraid; trembling hath surprised the hypocrites: Who among us shall dwell with the consuming fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting flames?

Punishment of the The Wicked » In this life by » Bringing down their pride

Isaiah 13:11

And I will punish the world for evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will make the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will bring low the haughtiness of the violent.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Future described as » Rising to shame and everlasting contempt

Punishment of the The Wicked » In this life by » Reprobate mind

Punishment of the The Wicked » In this life by » Cutting off

Psalm 94:23

And he will bring upon them their iniquity, and will cut them off in their own evil: Jehovah our God will cut them off.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Future described as » Resurrection of damnation

John 5:29

and shall go forth; those that have practised good, to resurrection of life, and those that have done evil, to resurrection of judgment.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Future described as » Eternal damnation

Mark 3:29

but whosoever shall speak injuriously against the Holy Spirit, to eternity has no forgiveness; but lies under the guilt of an everlasting sin;

Punishment of the The Wicked » Future described as » The wrath of God