Punishment of the The Wicked

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Isaiah 13:11

And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the ruthless.

Proverbs 11:21

Though they join hand to hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the descendants of the righteous shall be delivered.

Ecclesiastes 8:11

Because 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

Only with your eyes shall you behold and see the reward of the wicked.

Ezekiel 3:18

When I say unto the wicked, You shall surely die; and you give him not warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at your 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, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.

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, and a horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.

Job 34:26

He strikes 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 endeavors: give them after the work of their hands; render to them what they deserve.

Job 21:19

God lays up his iniquity for his children: he recompenses him, and 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 do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.

Proverbs 5:22

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

Hosea 4:9

And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them for their deeds.

Ezekiel 33:11

Say unto them, As I live, says the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn you, turn you from your evil ways; for why will you die, O house of Israel?

Psalm 59:5

You therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to punish all the nations: be not merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah.

Psalm 37:34

Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt you to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.

Job 31:3

Is not destruction to the wicked? and a disaster to the workers of iniquity?

From Thematic Bible


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

Ezekiel 18:13

Has lent money for interest, and has taken 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, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.

Jeremiah 36:31

And I will punish him and his descendants and his servants for 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 hearkened not.

Ezekiel 3:17-18

Son of man, I have made you a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. When I say unto the wicked, You shall surely die; and you give him not warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at your 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 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 angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward;

Jeremiah 16:18

And first I will recompense their iniquity and their sin double; because they have defiled my land, they have filled my inheritance with the carcasses of their detestable and abominable idols.

Psalm 91:8

Only with your eyes shall you 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

And when I have broken the supply of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver you your bread again by weight: and you shall eat, and not be satisfied.

Leviticus 26:29

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

Leviticus 26:19-20

And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heavens as iron, and your earth as bronze: And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield its 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 swore he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?

Romans 11:20

Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Be not arrogant, but fear:

Hebrews 4:2

For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

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

Romans 6:21

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

Punishment of the The Wicked » Future described as » Hell

Matthew 5:29

And if your right eye causes you to offend, pluck it out, and cast it from you: for it is better for you that one of your members should perish, and not that your whole body should be cast into hell.

Psalm 9:17

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

Luke 12:5

But I will forewarn you whom you shall fear: Fear him, who after he has 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 torment, and seeing Abraham far off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

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

Jude 1:7

Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after unnatural lust, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

Numbers 26:10

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

1 Corinthians 10:6-11

Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. Neither be you 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 in one day three and twenty thousand. read more.
Neither let us test Christ, as some of them also tested him, and were destroyed by serpents. Neither murmur you, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed by the destroyer. Now all these things happened unto them for examples: 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 them that oppress you with their own flesh; and they shall be drunk with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the LORD am your Savior and your Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.

Jeremiah 30:16

Therefore all they that devour you shall be devoured; and all your adversaries, everyone of them, shall go into captivity; and they that plunder you shall be plunder, and all that prey upon you will I make a prey.

Jeremiah 30:20

Their children also shall be as before, and their congregation 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 do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed forever:

Psalm 52:5

God shall likewise destroy you forever, he shall take you away, and pluck you out of your dwelling place, and root you 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 punish the fruit of the arrogant 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 the LORD shall punish the host of the exalted ones that are 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 there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them for their deeds.

Hosea 12:2

The LORD has also a controversy with Judah, and will punish Jacob according to his ways; according to his deeds will he recompense him.

Jeremiah 21:14

But I will punish you according to the fruit of your doings, says the LORD: and I will kindle a fire in its 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 bows shall be broken.

Esther 7:10

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

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

Leviticus 26:25

And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall bring the vengeance of my covenant: and when you are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you; and you 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 nations, 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 says unto the churches; He that overcomes shall not be hurt of 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 them 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 you, Chorazin! woe unto you, 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 you, Capernaum, which is exalted unto heaven, shall be brought down to hades: for if the mighty works, which have been done in you, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. read more.
But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you.

Luke 10:13-15

Woe unto you, Chorazin! woe unto you, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they would have a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you. And you, Capernaum, which are exalted to heaven, shall be thrust down to hades.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Is from God

Isaiah 13:11

And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the ruthless.

Leviticus 26:18

And if you 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 was I angry, and struck him: I hid myself, and was angry, and he went on backsliding in the way of his heart.

Jeremiah 51:13

O you that dwell by many waters, abundant in treasures, your end has come, and the measure of your 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 fever, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

Psalm 78:50

He made a way to 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: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you shall be no priest to me: because you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children. As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame. They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity. read more.
And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them for their deeds.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Future described as » death

Romans 5:12-17

Therefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned in the likeness of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. read more.
So also is the free gift not like the offense. For if through the offense of one many are dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, has abounded unto many. So is the gift not like it was by one that sinned: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offenses unto justification. For if by one man's offense death reigned by one; much more they who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

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

Isaiah 8:22

And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, gloom of anguish; and they shall be driven into 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 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 shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.

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

Jude 1:7

Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after unnatural lust, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Accompanied by remorse

Mark 9:44

Where the worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched.

Isaiah 66:24

And they shall go forth, and look upon the corpses 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 upon them that are left alive of you I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; and the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as fleeing from a sword; and they shall fall when none pursues. And they shall fall one upon another, as it were before a sword, when none pursues: and you 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 says the LORD of the men of Anathoth, that seek your life, saying, Prophesy not in the name of the LORD, that you die not by our hand: Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, Behold, I will 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

Why does 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 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 undiluted 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 disobedient, and rebelled against you, and cast your law behind their backs, and slew your prophets who testified against them to turn them to you, and they worked great provocations. Therefore you delivered them into the hand of their enemies, who oppressed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried unto you, you heard them from heaven; and according to your manifold mercies you gave them saviors, 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 undiluted 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 animals among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and your highways shall be desolate.

Punishment of the The Wicked » No combination avails against

Proverbs 11:21

Though they join hand to hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the descendants of the righteous shall be delivered.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Often commences in this life

Proverbs 11:31

Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed on the earth: 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 you delivered them into the hand of their enemies, who oppressed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried unto you, you heard them from heaven; and according to your manifold mercies you gave them saviors, 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 was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. For there are no pains in 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 pride surrounds them as a chain; violence covers them as a garment. Their eyes stand out with abundance: they have more than heart could wish. They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily. They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walks through the earth. Therefore his people 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 are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches. Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocence. For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning. If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I would have been untrue to the generation of your children. When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me; Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end. Surely you did set them in slippery places: you cast them down into destruction. How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! 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 servant, 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 whomever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

Punishment of the The Wicked » Shall be » Without mitigation

Luke 16:23-26

And in hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and seeing Abraham far 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 you in your lifetime received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and you are tormented. read more.
And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they who would pass from here to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from there.

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 everlasting burnings?

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

Isaiah 13:11

And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the ruthless.

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 shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of condemnation.

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

Mark 3:29

But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Spirit has never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal judgment:

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