Punishment of the The Wicked

Most Relevant Verses

Proverbs 11:21

Be assured that the wicked
will not go unpunished,
but the offspring of the righteous will escape.

Ecclesiastes 8:11

Because the sentence against a criminal act is not carried out quickly, the heart of people is filled with the desire to commit crime.

Psalm 91:8

You will only see it with your eyes
and witness the punishment of the wicked.

Ezekiel 3:18

If I say to the wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ but you do not warn him—you don’t speak out to warn him about his wicked way in order to save his life—that wicked person will die for his iniquity. Yet I will hold you responsible for his blood.

Ezekiel 18:20

The person who sins is the one who will die. A son won’t suffer punishment for the father’s iniquity, and a father won’t suffer punishment for the son’s iniquity. The righteousness of the righteous person will be on him, and the wickedness of the wicked person will be on him.

Psalm 58:10

The righteous one will rejoice
when he sees the retribution;
he will wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.

Psalm 11:6

He will rain burning coals and sulfur on the wicked;
a scorching wind will be their portion.

Job 34:26

In full view of the public,
He strikes them for their wickedness,

Proverbs 21:18

The wicked are a ransom for the righteous,
and the treacherous, for the upright.

Psalm 28:4

Repay them according to what they have done—
according to the evil of their deeds.
Repay them according to the work of their hands;
give them back what they deserve.

Job 21:19

God reserves a person’s punishment for his children.
Let God repay the person himself, so that he may know it.

Ezekiel 18:21

“Now if the wicked person turns from all the sins he has committed, keeps all My statutes, and does what is just and right, he will certainly live; he will not die.

Proverbs 5:22

A wicked man’s iniquities entrap him;
he is entangled in the ropes of his own sin.

Ezekiel 18:23

Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked?” This is the declaration of the Lord God. “Instead, don’t I take pleasure when he turns from his ways and lives?

Hosea 4:9

The same judgment will happen
to both people and priests.
I will punish them for their ways
and repay them for their deeds.

Ezekiel 33:11

Tell them: As I live”—the declaration of the Lord God—“I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked person should turn from his way and live. Repent, repent of your evil ways! Why will you die, house of Israel?

Psalm 59:5

Lord God of Hosts, You are the God of Israel,
rise up to punish all the nations;
do not show grace to any wicked traitors.Selah

Psalm 37:34

Wait for the Lord and keep His way,
and He will exalt you to inherit the land.
You will watch when the wicked are destroyed.

Job 31:3

Doesn’t disaster come to the unjust
and misfortune to evildoers?

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

Ezekiel 18:13

and lends at interest or for profit, will he live? He will not live! Since he has committed all these detestable acts, he will certainly die. His blood will be on him.

Ezekiel 18:20

The person who sins is the one who will die. A son won’t suffer punishment for the father’s iniquity, and a father won’t suffer punishment for the son’s iniquity. The righteousness of the righteous person will be on him, and the wickedness of the wicked person will be on him.

Jeremiah 36:31

I will punish him, his descendants, and his officers for their wrongdoing. I will bring on them, on the residents of Jerusalem, and on the men of Judah all the disaster, which I warned them about but they did not listen.”

Ezekiel 3:17-18

"Son of man, I have made you a watchman over the house of Israel. When you hear a word from My mouth, give them a warning from Me. If I say to the wicked person: You will surely die, but you do not warn him-you don't speak out to warn him about his wicked way in order to save his life-that wicked person will die for his iniquity. Yet I will hold you responsible for his blood.

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

Psalm 64:7

But God will shoot them with arrows;
suddenly, they will be wounded.

Psalm 35:8

Let ruin come on him unexpectedly,
and let the net that he hid ensnare him;
let him fall into it—to his ruin.

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

Hebrews 2:2

For if the message spoken through angels was legally binding and every transgression and disobedience received a just punishment,

Jeremiah 16:18

I will first repay them double for their guilt and sin because they have polluted My land. They have filled My inheritance with the lifelessness of their detestable and abhorrent idols.”

Psalm 91:8

You will only see it with your eyes
and witness the punishment 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 cut off your supply of bread, 10 women will bake your bread in a single oven and ration out your bread by weight, so that you will eat but not be satisfied.

Leviticus 26:29

You will eat the flesh of your sons; you will eat the flesh of your daughters.

Leviticus 26:19-20

I will break down your strong pride. I will make your sky like iron and your land like bronze, and your strength will be used up for nothing. Your land will not yield its produce, and the trees of the land will not bear their fruit.

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

Hebrews 3:18

And who did He swear to that they would not enter His rest, if not those who disobeyed?

Romans 11:20

True enough; they were broken off by unbelief, but you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but be afraid.

Hebrews 4:2

For we also have received the good news just as they did; but the message they heard did not benefit them, since they were not united with those who heard it in faith

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

Proverbs 22:8

The one who sows injustice will reap disaster,
and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.

Romans 6:21

So what fruit was produced then from the things you are now ashamed of? For the end of those things is death.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Future described as » Hell

Luke 12:5

But I will show you the One to fear: Fear Him who has authority to throw people into hell after death. Yes, I say to you, this is the One to fear!

Luke 16:23

And being in torment in Hades, he looked up and saw Abraham a long way off, with Lazarus at his side.

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

Jude 1:7

In the same way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them committed sexual immorality and practiced perversions, just as angels did, and serve as an example by undergoing the punishment of eternal fire.

Numbers 26:10

10 The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them with Korah, when his followers died and the fire consumed 250 men. They serve as a warning sign.

1 Corinthians 10:6-11

Now these things became examples for us, so that we will not desire evil as they did. Don't become idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and got up to play. Let us not commit sexual immorality as some of them did, and in a single day 23,000 people fell dead. read more.
Let us not tempt Christ as some of them did, and were destroyed by snakes. Nor should we complain as some of them did, and were killed by the destroyer. Now these things happened to them as examples, and they were written as a warning to us, on whom the ends of the ages have come.

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

Isaiah 49:26

I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh,
and they will be drunk with their own blood
as with sweet wine.
Then all flesh will know
that I, Yahweh, am your Savior,
and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.”

Jeremiah 30:16

Nevertheless, all who devoured you will be devoured,
and all your adversaries—all of them—
will go off into exile.
Those who plunder you will be plundered,
and all who raid you will be raided.

Jeremiah 30:20

His children will be as in past days;
his congregation will be established in My presence.
I will punish all his oppressors.

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

Psalm 52:5

This is why God will bring you down forever.
He will take you, ripping you out of your tent;
He will uproot you from 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

But when the Lord finishes all His work against Mount Zion and Jerusalem, He will say, “I will punish the king of Assyria for his arrogant acts and the proud look in his eyes.”

Isaiah 24:21

On that day the Lord will punish
the host of heaven above
and kings of the earth below.

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

Hosea 4:9

The same judgment will happen
to both people and priests.
I will punish them for their ways
and repay them for their deeds.

Hosea 12:2

The Lord also has a dispute with Judah.
He is about to punish Jacob according to his ways;
He will repay him based on his actions.

Jeremiah 21:14

I will punish you according to what you have done
this is the Lord’s declaration.
I will kindle a fire in its forest
that will consume everything around it.’”

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

Psalm 57:6

They prepared a net for my steps;
I was despondent.
They dug a pit ahead of me,
but they fell into it!Selah

Psalm 37:15

Their swords will enter their own hearts,
and their bows will be broken.

Esther 7:10

They hanged Haman on the gallows he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the king’s anger subsided.

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

Leviticus 26:25

I will bring a sword against you to execute the vengeance of the covenant. Though you withdraw into your cities, I will send a pestilence among you, and you will be delivered into enemy hands.

Leviticus 26:32-33

I also will devastate the land, so that your enemies who come to live there will be appalled by it. But I will scatter you among the nations, and I will draw a sword [to chase] after you. So your land will become desolate, and your cities will become ruins.

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

Revelation 2:11

“Anyone who has an ear should listen to what the Spirit says to the churches. The victor will never be harmed by the second death.

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

Leviticus 26:30

I will destroy your high places, cut down your incense altars, and heap your dead bodies on the lifeless bodies of your idols; I will reject you.

Isaiah 10:10-11

As my hand seized the idolatrous kingdoms, whose idols exceeded those of Jerusalem and Samaria, and as I did to Samaria and its idols will I not also do to Jerusalem and its idols?

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

Matthew 11:21-24

"Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented in sackcloth and ashes long ago! But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you. And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will go down to Hades. For if the miracles that were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until today. read more.
But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom on the day of judgment than for you."

Luke 10:13-15

"Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes! But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you. And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? No, you will go down to Hades!

Punishment of the The Wicked » Is from God

Leviticus 26:18

“But if after these things you will not obey Me, I will proceed to discipline you seven times for your sins.

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

Isaiah 57:17

Because of his sinful greed I was angry,
so I struck him; I was angry and hid;
but he went on turning back to the desires of his heart.

Jeremiah 51:13

You who reside by many waters,
rich in treasures,
your end has come,
your life thread is cut.

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

Leviticus 26:16

then I will do this to you: I will bring terror on you—wasting disease and fever that will cause your eyes to fail and your life to ebb away. You will sow your seed in vain because your enemies will eat it.

Psalm 78:50

He cleared a path for His anger.
He did not spare them from death
but delivered their lives to the plague.

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. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will reject you from serving as My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your sons. The more they multiplied, the more they sinned against Me. I will change their honor into disgrace. They feed on the sin of My people; they have an appetite for their transgressions. read more.
[The same judgment] will happen to both people and priests. I will punish them for their ways and repay them for their deeds.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Future described as » death

Romans 5:12-17

Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, in this way death spread to all men, because all sinned. In fact, sin was in the world before the law, but sin is not charged to one's account when there is no law. Nevertheless, death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who did not sin in the likeness of Adam's transgression. He is a prototype of the Coming One. read more.
But the gift is not like the trespass. For if by the one man's trespass the many died, how much more have the grace of God and the gift overflowed to the many by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ. And the gift is not like the one man's sin, because from one sin came the judgment, resulting in condemnation, but from many trespasses came the gift, resulting in justification. Since by the one man's trespass, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive the overflow of grace and the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.

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

Isaiah 8:22

They will look toward the earth and see only distress, darkness, and the gloom of affliction, and they will be driven into thick darkness.

Zephaniah 1:15

That day is a day of wrath,
a day of trouble and distress,
a day of destruction and desolation,
a day of darkness and gloom,
a day of clouds and blackness,

Punishment of the The Wicked » Future described as » Darkness

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

Jude 1:13

wild waves of the sea, foaming up their shameful deeds; wandering stars for whom the blackness of darkness is reserved forever!

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

Jude 1:7

In the same way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them committed sexual immorality and practiced perversions, just as angels did, and serve as an example by undergoing the punishment of eternal fire.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Accompanied by remorse

Mark 9:44

[whereTheir worm does not die,
and the fire is not quenched.]

Isaiah 66:24

“As they leave, they will see the dead bodies of the men who have rebelled against Me; for their worm will never die, their fire will never go out, and they will be a horror to all mankind.”

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

"I will put anxiety in the hearts of those of you who survive in the lands of their enemies. The sound of a wind-driven leaf will put them to flight, and they will flee as one flees from a sword, and fall though no one is pursuing [them]. They will stumble over one another as if [fleeing] from a sword though no one is pursuing [them]. You will not be able to stand against your enemies.

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

Jeremiah 11:21-22

Therefore, here is what the Lord says concerning the people of Anathoth who want to take your life. They warn, "You must not prophesy in the name of the Lord, or you will certainly die at our hand." Therefore, this is what the Lord of Hosts says: "I am about to punish them. The young men will die by the sword; their sons and daughters will die by famine.

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

Lamentations 3:39

Why should any living person complain,
any man, because of the punishment for his sins?

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

Ecclesiastes 8:11

Because the sentence against a criminal act is not carried out quickly, the heart of people is filled with the desire to commit crime.

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 will also drink the wine of God’s wrath, which is mixed full strength in the cup of His anger. He will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the sight of the holy angels and in the sight of the Lamb,

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

Nehemiah 9:26-27

But they were disobedient and rebelled against You. They flung Your law behind their backs and killed Your prophets who warned them to turn them back to You. They committed terrible blasphemies. So You handed them over to their enemies, who oppressed them. In their time of distress, they cried out to You, and You heard from heaven. In Your abundant compassion You gave them deliverers, who rescued them from the power of their enemies.

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

Revelation 14:10

he will also drink the wine of God’s wrath, which is mixed full strength in the cup of His anger. He will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the sight of the holy angels and in the sight of the Lamb,

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

Leviticus 26:22

I will send wild animals against you that will deprive you of your children, ravage your livestock, and reduce your numbers until your roads are deserted.

Punishment of the The Wicked » No combination avails against

Proverbs 11:21

Be assured that the wicked
will not go unpunished,
but the offspring of the righteous will escape.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Often commences in this life

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

So You handed them over to their enemies,
who oppressed them.
In their time of distress, they cried out to You,
and You heard from heaven.
In Your abundant compassion
You gave them deliverers, who rescued them
from the power of their enemies.

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

Psalm 73:3-19

For I envied the arrogant; I saw the prosperity of the wicked. They have an easy time until they die, and their bodies are well-fed. They are not in trouble like others; they are not afflicted like most people. read more.
Therefore, pride is their necklace, and violence covers them like a garment. Their eyes bulge out from fatness; the imaginations of their hearts run wild. They mock, and they speak maliciously; they arrogantly threaten oppression. They set their mouths against heaven, and their tongues strut across the earth. Therefore His people turn to them and drink in their overflowing waters. They say, "How can God know? Does the Most High know everything?" Look at them-the wicked! They are always at ease, and they increase their wealth. Did I purify my heart and wash my hands in innocence for nothing? For I am afflicted all day long, and punished every morning. If I had decided to say these things [aloud], I would have betrayed Your people. When I tried to understand all this, it seemed hopeless until I entered God's sanctuary. Then I understood their destiny. Indeed You put them in slippery places; You make them fall into ruin. How suddenly they become a desolation! They come to an end, swept away by terrors.

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

Luke 12:47-48

And that slave who knew his master's will and didn't prepare himself or do it will be severely beaten. But the one who did not know and did things deserving of blows will be beaten lightly. Much will be required of everyone who has been given much. And even more will be expected of the one who has been entrusted with more.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Shall be » Without mitigation

Luke 16:23-26

And being in torment in Hades, he looked up and saw Abraham a long way off, with Lazarus at his side. 'Father Abraham!' he called out, 'Have mercy on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this flame!' " 'Son,' Abraham said, 'remember that during your life you received your good things, just as Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here, while you are in agony. read more.
Besides all this, a great chasm has been fixed between us and you, so that those who want to pass over from here to you cannot; neither can those from there cross over to us.'

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

Isaiah 33:14

The sinners in Zion are afraid;
trembling seizes the ungodly:
“Who among us can dwell with a consuming fire?
Who among us can dwell with ever-burning flames?”

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

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

He will pay them back for their sins
and destroy them for their evil.
The Lord our God will destroy them.

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

John 5:29

and come out—those who have done good things, to the resurrection of life, but those who have done wicked things, to the resurrection of judgment.

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

Mark 3:29

But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”

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

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