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29 Bible Verses about Punishment of the The Wicked

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Proverbs 11:21

No matter how many covenants he has made with death, the wicked shall not be absolved, but the seed of the righteous shall escape.

Ecclesiastes 8:11

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

Psalm 91:8

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

Ezekiel 3:18

When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die and thou dost not give him warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, that he might live, the same wicked man shall die for his iniquity; but his blood I will require at thine hand.

Ezekiel 18:20

The soul that sins, 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 who is righteous, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him who is wicked.

Psalm 34:21

Schin Evil shall slay the wicked; and those that hate the righteous shall be declared guilty.

Psalm 58:10

The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance; he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.

Psalm 11:6

Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, with winds of whirlwinds: this shall be the portion of their cup.

Job 34:26

He shall strike them as wicked men in the open sight of others

Proverbs 21:18

The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.

Psalm 28:4

Give them according to their deeds and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render unto them their desert.

Job 21:19

God shall lay up his violence for their sons; and he will reward him so that he shall know it.

Ezekiel 18:21

But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he has committed and keep all my statutes and live according to judgment and righteousness, he shall surely live, he shall not die.

Proverbs 5:22

His own iniquities shall take hold of the wicked, and he shall be imprisoned with the cords of his sins.

Hosea 4:9

The people shall become like the priest; and I will visit his ways upon him, and they shall reward him according to his doings.

Ezekiel 33:11

Say unto them, As I live, said the Lord GOD, I do not desire the death of the wicked but that the wicked turn from his way and that he live; turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

Psalm 59:5

Thou, therefore, O LORD God of the hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the Gentiles; be not merciful to any rebellious workers of iniquity. Selah.

Psalm 37:34

Koph Wait on the LORD and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the earth; when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.

Job 31:3

Is there no destruction for the wicked? And banishment for the workers of iniquity?

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

Ezekiel 18:13

gives forth upon usury and takes increase, shall he then live? He shall not live; he has done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him.

Ezekiel 18:20

The soul that sins, 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 who is righteous, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him who is wicked.

Jeremiah 36:31

And I will visit upon him and upon his seed and upon his slaves, their iniquity; 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; but they did not hearken.

Ezekiel 3:17-18

Son of man, I have placed thee as a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth and give them warning from me. When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die and thou dost not give him warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, that he might live, the same wicked man shall die for his iniquity; but his blood I will require at thine hand.

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

Psalm 64:7

But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.

Psalm 35:8

Let destruction come upon him at unawares, and let his net that he has hid catch himself; into that very destruction let him fall.

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

Hebrews 2:2

For if the word spoken by the ministry of angels was steadfast and every rebellion and disobedience received a just recompense of reward,

Jeremiah 16:18

But first I will recompense their iniquity and their sin double because they have defiled my land with the carcasses of their abominations, and they have filled my inheritance with abominable things.

Psalm 91:8

Surely with thine eyes thou shalt 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 have broken the staff of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver you your 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 pride of your stronghold, and I will make your heaven as iron and your earth as bronze. And your strength shall be spent in vain; for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.

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

Hebrews 3:18

And to whom he swore that they should not enter into his rest, but to those that disobeyed?

Romans 11:20

Good; because of their unbelief they were broken off, but thou by faith art standing. Do not be highminded, but fear

Hebrews 4:2

For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them, but it did not profit those that heard the word without mixing it with faith.

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

Romans 6:21

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

Punishment of the The Wicked » Future described as » Hell

Matthew 5:29

Therefore if thy right eye should bring thee occasion to stumble, pluck it out and cast it from thee; for it is better for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

Luke 12:5

But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, who, after being killed, has power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.

Luke 16:23

and in Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and saw Abraham afar off and Lazarus in his bosom.

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

Jude 1:7

Even as Sodom and Gomorrha and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication and going after strange flesh, were set forth for an example, having received the judgment of eternal fire.

Numbers 26:10

And the earth opened her mouth and swallowed them up together with Korah, when that company died, when the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men and they became an example.

1 Corinthians 10:6-11

Now these things became types of us, that we should not lust after evil things as they lusted. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed and fell dead: in one day, twenty-three thousand. read more.
Neither let us tempt the Christ, as some of them also tempted and perished by the serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured and perished by the destroyer. Now all these things happened unto them as types, and they are 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 those that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.

Jeremiah 30:16

Therefore all those that devour thee shall be devoured; and all those that afflict thee, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and those that trampled upon thee shall be trodden down, and all that prey upon thee I will give for a prey.

Jeremiah 30:20

Their sons shall also be as at first, and their congregation shall be confirmed before me, and I will visit all their oppressors.

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

Psalm 92:7

The wicked spring forth as the grass, and all the workers of iniquity blossom, so that they shall be destroyed for ever:

Psalm 52:5

God shall likewise cast thee down for ever; he shall cut thee off and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place 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

Therefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord has performed his whole work upon Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will come upon the fruit of the pride of the heart of the king of Assyria, and upon the glory of his high looks.

Isaiah 24:21

And it shall come to pass in that day that the LORD shall visit punishment upon the host of the high ones that are on high and upon the kings of the earth on the earth.

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

Hosea 4:9

The people shall become like the priest; and I will visit his ways upon him, and they shall reward him according to his doings.

Hosea 12:2

The LORD also has a controversy with Judah to visit Jacob according to his ways; according to his doings will he recompense him.

Jeremiah 21:14

I will visit you according to the fruit of your doings, said the LORD: and I will kindle a fire in your forest, and it shall devour all things round about it.

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 is bowed down; they have dug a pit before me, into the midst of which they are fallen themselves. Selah.

Psalm 37:15

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

Esther 7:10

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

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

Leviticus 26:25

And I will bring an avenging sword upon you, in vindication of the covenant; and ye shall gather together within your cities; but I will send 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, and your enemies who dwell therein shall be astonished at it. And I will scatter you among the Gentiles and will draw out a sword after you, and your land shall be desolate 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 saith unto the congregations ; He that overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.

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

Leviticus 26:30

And I will destroy your high places and cut down your images and cast your carcasses upon the carcasses of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.

Isaiah 10:10-11

As my hand has found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel those of Jerusalem and of Samaria; shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols?

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

Matthew 11:21-24

Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment than for you. And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to Hades, for if the mighty works which have been done in thee had been done in those of Sodom, it would have remained until this day. read more.
Therefore I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment than for thee.

Luke 10:13-15

Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon which have been done in you, they would have repented a long while ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. Therefore it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you. And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto the heavens, shalt be thrust down to Hades.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Is from God

Leviticus 26:18

And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.

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

Isaiah 57:17

For the iniquity of his covetousness I was wroth and smote him: I hid my face and was wroth, and he went on rebelliously in the way of his heart.

Jeremiah 51:13

O thou that dwellest among many waters, rich in treasures, thine end is come, the measure of thy covetousness.

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 the burning ague that shall consume the eyes and torment the soul, and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

Psalm 78:50

He made a way to his anger; he did not spare 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 were cut off because they lacked wisdom; because thou hast rejected wisdom, I will cast thee out of the priesthood; seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy sons. According to their greatness, so did they sin against me; therefore I will change their honour into shame. They eat up the sin of my people, and in their iniquity they raise up their soul. read more.
The people shall become like the priest; and I will visit his ways upon him, and they shall reward him according to his doings.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Future described as » death

Romans 5:12-17

Therefore, in the manner which sin entered into the world by one man, and because of sin, death; and so death passed upon all men in the one in whom all sinned. For until the law, sin was in the world; but the sin was not imputed, there being no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even in those that did not sin after the manner of the rebellion of Adam, who is a figure of him that was to come. read more.
But not as the offense, so also is the gift. For if through the offense of that one many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of one man, Jesus the Christ, has abounded unto many. Nor was it in the same manner as by one sin, likewise also the gift; for the judgment truly came of one sin unto condemnation, but grace came of many offenses unto justification. For if by one offense, death reigned because of one man; much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of gifts and of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus the Christ.

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

Isaiah 8:22

they shall look upon the earth and behold tribulation and gross darkness, darkness and anguish; and they shall be submerged in gross darkness.

Zephaniah 1:15

That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick 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 abominations; erratic stars, to whom is reserved gross darkness eternally.

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

Jude 1:7

Even as Sodom and Gomorrha and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication and going after strange flesh, were set forth for an example, having received the judgment of eternal fire.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Accompanied by remorse

Mark 9:44

where their worm does not die, and the fire is never quenched.

Isaiah 66:24

And they shall go forth and look upon the carcasses of the men that rebelled against me; for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring 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 upon those that are left alive of you I will send such cowardice into their hearts in the lands of their enemies, that the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee as fleeing from a sword; and they shall fall when none pursue. And they shall fall one upon another, as it were before a sword, when none pursue; 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 hath the LORD said regarding the men of Anathoth that seek thy life, saying, Do not prophesy in the name of the LORD that thou not die by our hand; therefore, thus hath the LORD of the hosts said, Behold, I visit: 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

Mem Why does the living man have pain, the man in his sins?

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

Ecclesiastes 8:11

Because the sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons 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

the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb;

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

Nehemiah 9:26-27

Nevertheless, they were contentious 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 abominations. Therefore, thou didst deliver them into the hand of their enemies, who afflicted them; and in the time of their tribulation, they cried unto thee, thou didst hear them from the heavens; and according to thy manifold mercies thou didst give them saviours, who saved them out of the hand of their enemies.

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

Revelation 14:10

the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb;

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

Leviticus 26:22

I will also send wild beasts among you which shall rapture your children and destroy your animals and make you few in number, and your ways shall be desolate.

Punishment of the The Wicked » No combination avails against

Proverbs 11:21

No matter how many covenants he has made with death, the wicked shall not be absolved, but the seed of the righteous shall escape.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Often commences in this life

Proverbs 11:31

The righteous shall certainly be recompensed in 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

Therefore, thou didst deliver them into the hand of their enemies, who afflicted them; and in the time of their tribulation, they cried unto thee, thou didst hear them from the heavens; and according to thy manifold mercies thou didst give them saviours, who saved them out of the hand of their enemies.

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

Psalm 73:3-19

For I became angry against the foolish when I saw the peace of the wicked. Because there is no restraint that would bring about their death, but their strength is firm. They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men. read more.
Therefore they are crowned with pride; they cover themselves with violence as a garment. Their eyes stand out with fatness; they easily obtain the desires of their heart. They are lawless and speak wickedly of doing violence; they speak loftily. They set their mouth against heaven, and their tongue walks through the earth. Therefore his people shall return here; and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them. And they say, How does God know? and is there knowledge in the most High? Behold, these ungodly men, without being troubled by the world obtain riches. Verily, in vain have I cleansed my heart and washed my hands in innocency and been plagued all day long and chastened every morning: If I should say, I will speak as they do; behold, I should deny the generation of thy sons. I shall meditate that I might understand this; it is very hard for me to see. When I come into the sanctuary of God, then I shall understand their end. Surely thou didst set them in slippery places; in desolation thou shalt cause them to fall. How they are brought into desolation, as in a moment! They have come to an end; they are utterly consumed with 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 lord's will and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not and did commit things worthy of stripes shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall much be required; and to whom much was committed, more will be asked of him.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Shall be » Without mitigation

Luke 16:23-26

and in Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and saw Abraham afar off and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime didst receive thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted here, and thou art tormented. read more.
And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who would pass from here to you cannot; neither can they pass from there to us.

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

Isaiah 33:14

The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness has surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? Who among us shall dwell with eternal 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

And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off.

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

John 5:29

and those that have done good shall come forth unto the resurrection of life; but those that have done evil, unto the resurrection of judgment.

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

Mark 3:29

but whosoever shall blaspheme against the Holy Spirit shall never have forgiveness but is obligated to eternal judgment,

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