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29 Bible Verses about Punishment of the The Wicked

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Proverbs 11:21

Be sure of this: the wicked will not go unpunished, but the descendants of the righteous will go free.

Ecclesiastes 8:11

Whenever a sentence for a crime is not carried out swiftly, the human mind becomes determined to commit evil.

Isaiah 3:11

"How terrible it will be for the wicked! Disaster is headed their way, because what they did with their hand will be repaid to them.

Psalm 91:8

Only observe it with your eyes, and you will see how the wicked are paid back.

Ezekiel 3:18

"So when I say to a wicked person, "You're about to die,' if you don't warn or instruct that wicked person that his behavior is wicked so he can live, that wicked person will die in his sin, but I'll hold you responsible for his death.

Ezekiel 18:20

The soul who sins dies. The son won't bear the punishment of his father's sin and the father won't bear the punishment of his son's sin. The righteous deeds of that righteous person will be attributed to him, while the wicked deeds of the wicked person will be charged against him.

Psalm 58:10

The righteous person will rejoice when he sees your vengeance; when he washes his feet in the blood of the wicked.

Psalm 11:6

He rains on the wicked burning coals and sulfur; a scorching wind is their destiny.

Job 34:26

"He strikes the wicked among them in a place where they can be seen

Proverbs 21:18

The wicked are ransom for the righteous, and the unfaithful for the upright.

Psalm 28:4

Reward them according to their deeds; according to the evil of their actions. Reward them based on what they do; give them what they deserve.

Job 21:19

God stores up their iniquity to repay their children; making them repay so that they may be aware.

Ezekiel 18:21

But if the wicked person turns from all his sins, which he did and keeps my statutes, then he'll live. He won't die.

Proverbs 5:22

The wicked person's iniquities will capture him, and he will be held with the cords of his sin.

Hosea 4:9

So it will be: like people, like priest. I will punish them for their lifestyles, rewarding them according to their behavior.

Ezekiel 33:11

"Tell them, "As certainly as I'm alive and living,' declares the Lord GOD, "I receive no pleasure in the death of the wicked. Instead, my pleasure is that the wicked repent from their behavior and live. Turn back! Turn back, all of you, from your wicked behavior! Why do you have to die, you house of Israel?'"

Psalm 59:5

You, LORD God of the Heavenly Armies, God of Israel, stir yourself up to punish all the nations. Show no mercy to those wicked transgressors. Interlude

Psalm 37:34

Wait on the LORD, Keep faithful to his way, and he will exalt you to possess the land. You will see the wicked cut off.

Job 31:3

if not calamity that is due the unjust, and misfortune that is due those who practice iniquity?

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

Ezekiel 18:13

loans with usury, and exacts interest; will he live? He certainly will not! He has done all these detestable practices. He will certainly die, and his guilt will be his own fault."

Ezekiel 18:20

The soul who sins dies. The son won't bear the punishment of his father's sin and the father won't bear the punishment of his son's sin. The righteous deeds of that righteous person will be attributed to him, while the wicked deeds of the wicked person will be charged against him.

Jeremiah 36:31

I'll punish him, his descendants, and his officials for their iniquity. I'll bring on them, on the residents of Jerusalem, and on the men of Judah all the calamity about which I've warned them, but they would not listen."'"

Ezekiel 3:17-18

"Son of Man," he said, "I've appointed you to be a watchman over the house of Israel. Therefore when you hear a message that comes from me, you are to warn them for me. "So when I say to a wicked person, "You're about to die,' if you don't warn or instruct that wicked person that his behavior is wicked so he can live, that wicked person will die in his sin, but I'll hold you responsible for his death.

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

Psalm 64:7

But God shot an arrow at them, and they were wounded immediately.

Psalm 35:8

Let destruction come upon them unawares, and let the net that he hid catch him; let him fall into destruction.

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

Hebrews 2:2

because if the message spoken by angels was reliable, and every violation and act of disobedience received its just punishment,

Jeremiah 16:18

First I'll repay them double for their iniquity and their sin, because they have polluted my land with the dead bodies of their detestable images, and they have filled my inheritance with their abominations."

Isaiah 3:11

"How terrible it will be for the wicked! Disaster is headed their way, because what they did with their hand will be repaid to them.

Psalm 91:8

Only observe it with your eyes, and you will see how the wicked are paid back.

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 destroy the source of your bread, ten women will bake bread in one oven. Then they'll return back your bread by weight. You'll eat but won't be satisfied.

Leviticus 26:29

At that time, you'll eat the flesh of your sons and you'll eat the flesh of your daughters.

Leviticus 26:19-20

I'll break your mighty pride. I'll make the heavens to be like iron and the ground like bronze. Your strength will be spent in vain, because your land won't yield its produce and the trees of the land won't yield their fruit.

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

Hebrews 3:18

And to whom did he swear that they would never enter his rest? It was to those who disobeyed him, was it not?

Romans 11:20

That's right! They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you remain only because of faith. Do not be arrogant, but be afraid!

Hebrews 4:2

because we have had the good news told to us as well as to them. But the message they heard did not help them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened to it.

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

Job 4:8

It's been my experience that those who plow the soil of iniquity and those who sow the seed of trouble will reap their harvest!

Proverbs 22:8

Whoever sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the anger he uses for a weapon will be destroyed.

Romans 6:21

What benefit did you get from doing those things you are now ashamed of? For those things resulted in death.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Future described as » Hell

Psalm 9:17

The wicked will turn back to where the dead are all the nations that have forgotten God.

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!

Luke 16:23

In the afterlife, where he was in constant torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away and Lazarus by his side.

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

Jude 1:7

Likewise, Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities near them, which like them committed sexual sins and pursued homosexual activities, serve as an example of the punishment of eternal fire.

Numbers 26:10

The ground had opened its mouth and swallowed them up, along with Korah. Also, that group died when the fire devoured 250 men as a warning sign,

1 Corinthians 10:6-11

Now their experiences serve as examples for us so that we won't set our hearts on evil as they did. Let's stop being idolaters, as some of them were. As it is written, "The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to play." Let's stop sinning sexually, as some of them were doing, and on a single day 23,000 fell dead. read more.
Let's stop putting the Lord to the test, as some of them were doing, and were destroyed by snakes. You must stop complaining, as some of them were doing, and were annihilated by the destroyer. These things happened to them to serve as an example, and they were written down as a warning for us in whom the culmination of the ages has been attained.

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

Isaiah 49:26

"I'll make those who mistreat you eat their own flesh, and they will get drunk on their own blood, as with new wine. "Then all mankind will know that I am the LORD your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob."

Jeremiah 30:16

In addition, all who devour you will be devoured, and all your oppressors all of them will go into captivity. Those who plunder you will become plunder, and all who spoil you will become spoil.

Jeremiah 30:20

Their children will be as they were before, and their congregation will be established before me. I'll punish all who oppress them.

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

Psalm 92:7

Though the wicked sprout like grass; and all who practice iniquity flourish, it is they who will be eternally destroyed.

Psalm 52:5

But God will tear you down forever; he will take you away, even snatching you out of your tent! He will uproot you from the land of the living. Interlude

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

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

Luke 14:11

Because everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the person who humbles himself will be exalted."

Isaiah 10:12

"For the Lord has finished all his work against Mount Zion and against Jerusalem; he will punish the speech that comes from that willful heart of Assyria's king and the haughty look in his eyes.

Isaiah 24:21

"And it will come about at that time, the LORD will punish the armies of the exalted ones in the heavens, and the rulers of the earth on earth.

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

Hosea 4:9

So it will be: like people, like priest. I will punish them for their lifestyles, rewarding them according to their behavior.

Hosea 12:2

The LORD accuses Judah, and will punish Jacob according to his ways; he will repay him for what he does.

Jeremiah 21:14

But I'll punish you according to what you have done," declares the LORD. "I'll start a fire in her forest, and it will consume everything around her."'"

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

Psalm 57:6

They have set a snare for my feet, which makes me depressed. They dug a pit in front of me, but they are the ones who fell into it! Interlude

Psalm 37:15

But their sword will pierce their own heart, and their bows will be broken!

Esther 7:10

The king said, "Hang him on it." So they hanged Haman on the pole he had set up for Mordecai, and then the king's anger subsided.

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

Leviticus 26:25

I'll bring the sword against you to execute the vengeance of my covenant. When you gather in your cities, I'll send a pestilence. As a result, you'll be delivered into the control of your enemies.

Leviticus 26:32-33

I'll make the land so desolate that your enemies who live in it will be astonished." "I'll scatter you among the nations and draw the sword after you so that your land becomes desolate and your towns become ruins.

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

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.'"

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

Leviticus 26:30

I'll destroy your high places and cut down your sun pillars. Then I'll cast your dead bodies on top of the bodies of your idols. I'll loathe you.

Isaiah 10:10-11

As my hand has reached to the idolatrous kingdoms whose carved images were greater than those of Jerusalem and Samaria, will I not deal with Jerusalem and her idols as I have dealt with Samaria and her images?'"

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

Matthew 11:21-24

"How terrible it will be for you, Chorazin! How terrible it will be for you, Bethsaida! Because if the miracles that happened in you had taken place in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. Indeed I tell you, it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon on Judgment Day than for you! "And you, Capernaum! You won't be lifted up to heaven, will you? You'll go down to Hell! Because if the miracles that happened in you had taken place in Sodom, it would have remained to this day. read more.
Indeed I tell you, it will be more bearable for the land of Sodom on Judgment Day than for you!"

Luke 10:13-15

"How terrible it will be for you, Chorazin! How terrible it will be for you, Bethsaida! If the miracles that happened in you had taken place in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. It will be easier for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you! And you, Capernaum! You won't be lifted up to heaven, will you? You'll go down to Hell!

Punishment of the The Wicked » Is from God

Leviticus 26:18

"If, despite all of this, you still don't listen to me, then I'll punish you seven times more on account of your sins.

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

Isaiah 57:17

Because of his wicked greed I was angry, so I punished him; and I hid my face, and was angry but he kept turning back to his stubborn will.

Jeremiah 51:13

You who live beside 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 certainly do this to you: I'll appoint sudden terror to infect you like tuberculosis and fever. Your eyes will fail and your life will waste away. You'll plant in vain, because your enemies will consume what you plant.

Psalm 78:50

He blazed a path for his anger; he did not stop short from killing them, but handed them over to 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 because they lack knowledge of me. Because you rejected that knowledge, I will reject you as a priest for me. Since you forget the Law of your God, I will also forget your children. "The more they increased in number, the more they sinned against me, so I will change their glory into shame. They feed on the sin of my people; they purpose in their heart to transgress. read more.
So it will be: like people, like priest. I will punish them for their lifestyles, rewarding them according to their behavior.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Future described as » death

Romans 5:12-17

Just as sin entered the world through one man, and death resulted from sin, therefore everyone dies, because everyone has sinned. Certainly sin was in the world before the Law was given, but no record of sin is kept when there is no Law. Nevertheless, death ruled from the time of Adam to Moses, even over those who did not sin in the same way Adam did when he disobeyed. He is a foreshadowing of the one who would come. read more.
But God's free gift is not like Adam's offense. For if many people died as the result of one man's offense, how much more have God's grace and the free gift given through the kindness of one man, Jesus the Messiah, been showered on many people! Nor can the free gift be compared to what came through the man who sinned. For the sentence that followed one man's offense resulted in condemnation, but the free gift brought justification, even after many offenses. For if, through one man, death ruled because of that man's offense, how much more will those who receive such overflowing grace and the gift of righteousness rule in life because of one man, Jesus the Messiah!

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

Isaiah 8:22

or they'll look toward the earth, but they'll see only distress and darkness, the gloom that comes from anguish, and then they'll be thrown into total darkness."

Zephaniah 1:15

That day will be filled with wrath, a day of trouble and tribulation, a day of desolation and devastation, a day of doom and gloom, a day of clouds and shadows,

Punishment of the The Wicked » Future described as » Darkness

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

Jude 1:13

They are wild waves of the sea, churning up the foam of their own shame. They are wandering stars for whom the deepest darkness has been reserved forever.

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

Jude 1:7

Likewise, Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities near them, which like them committed sexual sins and pursued homosexual activities, serve as an example of the punishment of eternal fire.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Accompanied by remorse

Mark 9:44

In that place, worms never die, and the fire is never put out.

Isaiah 66:24

"Then they will go out and look upon the dead bodies of the people who rebelled against me. For their worm will not die, nor will their fire be extinguished, and they will remain an object of revulsion to all humanity."

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

"As for the remnants among you, I'll bring despair in their hearts in the land of their enemies so that even the sound of a blown leaf will chase them and they flee as though pursued by the sword and fall when no one is pursuing. They'll stumble over each other as though fleeing before the sword, even though no one is pursuing.

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

Jeremiah 11:21-22

Therefore, this is what the LORD says about the men of Anathoth who seek to kill you, all the while threatening you, "Don't prophesy in the name of the LORD so you won't die by our hand!" Therefore, this is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "I'm 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 anyone living complain, any mortal, about being punished for sin?

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

Ecclesiastes 8:11

Whenever a sentence for a crime is not carried out swiftly, the human mind becomes determined to commit 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

will drink the wine of God's wrath, which has been poured undiluted into the cup of his anger. He will be tortured with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and the lamb.

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

Nehemiah 9:26-27

"Then they disobeyed, rebelled against you, and threw your Law behind their backs. They murdered your prophets who had admonished the people to return to you, committing terrible blasphemies. So you delivered them into the control of their enemies, who oppressed them. But when they were oppressed, they cried out to you, and you heard from heaven. In your great compassion you gave them deliverers who rescued them from the control of their enemies.

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

Revelation 14:10

will drink the wine of God's wrath, which has been poured undiluted into the cup of his anger. He will be tortured with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and the lamb.

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

Leviticus 26:22

I'll send wild beasts against you from the open country to deprive you of your children, destroy your cattle, and decrease your number so that your roads become desolate.

Punishment of the The Wicked » No combination avails against

Proverbs 11:21

Be sure of this: the wicked will not go unpunished, but the descendants of the righteous will go free.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Often commences in this life

Proverbs 11:31

If the righteous receive what they are due here on earth, how much more will 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

So you delivered them into the control of their enemies, who oppressed them. But when they were oppressed, they cried out to you, and you heard from heaven. In your great compassion you gave them deliverers who rescued them from the control of their enemies.

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

Psalm 73:3-19

For I was envious of the proud when I observed the prosperity of the wicked. For there is no struggle at their deaths, and their bodies are healthy. They do not experience problems common to ordinary people; they aren't afflicted as others are. read more.
Therefore pride is their necklace and violence covers them like a garment. Their eyes bulge from obesity and the imaginations of their mind cross the border into sin. In their mockery they speak evil; from their arrogant position they speak oppression. They choose to speak against heaven; while they talk about things on earth. Therefore God's people return there and drink it all in like water until they're satiated. Then they say, "How can God know? Does the Most High have knowledge?" Just look at these wicked people! They're perpetually carefree as they increase their wealth. I kept my heart pure for nothing and kept my hands clean from guilt. For I suffer all day long and I am punished every morning. If I say, "I will talk like this," I would betray a generation of your children. When I tried to understand this, it was too difficult for me until I entered the sanctuaries of God. Then I understood their destiny. You have certainly set them in slippery places; you will make them fall to their ruin. How desolate they quickly become, completely destroyed by calamities.

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

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."

Punishment of the The Wicked » Shall be » Without mitigation

Luke 16:23-26

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.' "But Abraham said, "My child, remember that during your lifetime you received blessings, while Lazarus received hardships. But now he is being comforted here, while you suffer. read more.
Besides all this, a wide chasm has been fixed between us, so that those who want to cross from this side to you cannot do so, nor can they cross from your side to us.'

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

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?"

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 repay them for their sin; he will annihilate them because of their evil. The LORD our God will annihilate them.

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

John 5:29

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.

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

Mark 3:29

But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit can never be forgiven, but is guilty of eternal sin."

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

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