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Theasaurus: Punishments

28 Bible Verses about Punishments

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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, therefore the heart of people is filled [with the desire] to commit crime.

Ezekiel 23:49

They will repay you for your indecency, and you will bear the consequences for your sins of idolatry. Then you will know that I am the Lord God ."

Genesis 3:14

Then the Lord God said to the serpent: Because you have done this, you are cursed more than any livestock and more than any wild animal. You will move on your belly and eat dust all the days of your life.

Deuteronomy 19:16

"If a malicious witness testifies against someone accusing him of a crime,

Genesis 4:13

But Cain answered the Lord, "My punishment is too great to bear!

Revelation 22:18

I testify to everyone who hears the prophetic words of this book: If anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book.

Proverbs 19:19

A person with great anger bears the penalty; if you rescue him, you'll have to do it again.

Psalm 149:7

inflicting vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples,

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.

Proverbs 6:29

So it is with the one who sleeps with another man's wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished.

Jeremiah 2:19

Your own evil will discipline you; your own apostasies will reprimand you. Think it over and see how evil and bitter it is for you to abandon the Lord your God and to have no fear of Me. [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the declaration of the Lord God of Hosts.

Lamentations 4:6

The punishment of my dear people is greater than that of Sodom, which was overthrown in an instant without a hand laid on it.

Psalm 103:10

He has not dealt with us as our sins deserve or repaid us according to our offenses.

Jeremiah 10:15

They are worthless, a work to be mocked. At the time of their punishment they will be destroyed.

1 John 5:17

All unrighteousness is sin, and there is sin that does not bring death.

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Punishments » Hanging

Esther 7:9

Harbona, one of the royal eunuchs, said: "There is a gallows 75 feet tall at Haman's house that he made for Mordecai, who [gave] the report that saved the king." The king commanded, "Hang him on it."

Deuteronomy 21:23

you are not to leave his corpse on the tree overnight but are to bury him that day, for anyone hung [on a tree] is under God's curse. You must not defile the land the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance.

2 Samuel 21:9

and handed them over to the Gibeonites. They hanged them on the hill in the presence of the Lord; the seven of them died together. They were executed in the first days of the harvest at the beginning of the barley harvest.

Joshua 8:29

He hung [the body of] the king of Ai on a tree until evening, and at sunset Joshua commanded that they take his body down from the tree. They threw it down at the entrance of the city gate and put a large pile of rocks over it, which remains to this day.

Punishments » Stoning » Examples of

Numbers 14:10

While the whole community threatened to stone them, the glory of the Lord appeared to all the Israelites at the tent of meeting.

1 Kings 21:13

The two wicked men came in and sat opposite him. Then the wicked men testified against Naboth in the presence of the people, saying, "Naboth has cursed God and king!" So they took him outside the city and stoned him to death with stones.

1 Kings 12:18

Then King Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was in charge of forced labor, but all Israel stoned him to death. King Rehoboam managed to get into the chariot and flee to Jerusalem.

Acts 14:19

Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and when they had won over the crowds and stoned Paul, they dragged him out of the city, thinking he was dead.

Punishments » Stoning » Laws concerning

Leviticus 24:14

"Bring the one who has cursed to the outside of the camp and have all who heard [him] lay their hands on his head; then have the whole community stone him.

Deuteronomy 17:5

you must bring out to your gates that man or woman who has done this evil thing and stone them to death.

Exodus 19:13

No hand may touch him; instead he will be stoned or shot [with arrows], neither animal or man will live. When the ram's horn sounds a long blast, they may go up the mountain."

Leviticus 20:2

"Say to the Israelites: Any Israelite or foreigner living in Israel who gives any of his children to Molech must be put to death; the people of the country are to stone him.

Deuteronomy 13:10

Stone him to death for trying to turn you away from the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery.

More verses: Deuteronomy 22:24

Punishments » Beating

Acts 21:32

Taking along soldiers and centurions, he immediately ran down to them. Seeing the commander and the soldiers, they stopped beating Paul.

Deuteronomy 25:3

He may be flogged with 40 lashes, but no more. Otherwise, if he is flogged with more lashes than these, your brother will be degraded in your sight.

Mark 13:9

"But you, be on your guard! They will hand you over to sanhedrins, and you will be flogged in the synagogues. You will stand before governors and kings because of Me, as a witness to them.

Acts 16:22

Then the mob joined in the attack against them, and the chief magistrates stripped off their clothes and ordered them to be beaten with rods.

Punishments » Stripes » Examples of stripes endured for righteousness sake

Acts 16:23

After they had inflicted many blows on them, they threw them in jail, ordering the jailer to keep them securely guarded.

Punishments » Confiscation of property

2 Samuel 16:4

The king said to Ziba, "All that belongs to Mephibosheth is now yours!" "I bow [before you]," Ziba said. "May you look favorably on me, my lord the king!"

Ezra 7:26

Anyone who does not keep the law of your God and the law of the king, let a fair judgment be executed against him, whether death, banishment, confiscation of property, or imprisonment.

1 Kings 21:16

When Ahab heard that Naboth was dead, he got up to go down to the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite to take possession of it.

Ezra 10:8

Whoever did not come within three days would forfeit all his possessions, according to the decision of the leaders and elders, and would be excluded from the assembly of the exiles.

Esther 8:1

That same day King Ahasuerus awarded Queen Esther the estate of Haman, the enemy of the Jews. Mordecai entered the king's presence because Esther had revealed her relationship to Mordecai.

Punishments » Secondary kinds of » Restitution

Exodus 22:1-4

"When a man steals an ox or a sheep and butchers it or sells it, he must repay five cattle for the ox or four sheep for the sheep. If a thief is caught in the act of breaking in, and he is beaten to death, no one is guilty of bloodshed. But if this happens after sunrise, there is guilt of bloodshed. A thief must make full restitution. If he is unable, he is to be sold because of his theft. read more.
If what was stolen-whether ox, donkey, or sheep-is actually found alive in his possession, he must repay double.

Exodus 21:36

If, however, it is known that the ox was in the habit of goring, yet its owner has not restrained it, he must compensate fully, ox for ox; the dead animal will become his.

Leviticus 6:4

once he has sinned and acknowledged [his] guilt-he must return what he stole or defrauded, or the deposit entrusted to him, or the lost item he found,

Leviticus 24:18

Whoever kills an animal is to make restitution for it, life for life.

Punishments » Were inflicted » By the witnesses

Deuteronomy 17:7

The witnesses' hands are to be the first in putting him to death, and after that, the hands of all the people. You must purge the evil from you.

John 8:7

When they persisted in questioning Him, He stood up and said to them, "The one without sin among you should be the first to throw a stone at her."

Deuteronomy 13:9

Instead, you must kill him. Your hand is to be the first against him to put him to death, and then the hands of all the people.

Acts 7:58-59

They threw him out of the city and began to stone him. And the witnesses laid their robes at the feet of a young man named Saul. They were stoning Stephen as he called out: "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!"

Punishments » Burning

Genesis 38:24

About three months later Judah was told, "Your daughter-in-law has been acting like a prostitute, and now she is pregnant." "Bring her out!" Judah said. "Let her be burned [to death]!"

Leviticus 20:14

If a man marries a woman and her mother, it is depraved. Both he and they must be burned with fire, so that there will be no depravity among you.

Leviticus 21:9

If a priest's daughter defiles herself by promiscuity, she defiles her father; she must be burned up.

Daniel 3:6

But whoever does not fall down and worship will immediately be thrown into a furnace of blazing fire."

Punishments » Designed to be a warning to others

Deuteronomy 17:13

Then all the people will hear [about it], be afraid, and no longer behave arrogantly.

Deuteronomy 19:20

Then everyone else will hear and be afraid, and they will never again do anything evil like this among you.

Deuteronomy 13:11

All Israel will hear and be afraid, and they will no longer do anything evil like this among you.

Punishments » Scourging

Acts 22:24

the commander ordered him to be brought into the barracks, directing that he be examined with the scourge, so he could discover the reason they were shouting against him like this.

Punishments » Capital kinds of » Exposing to wild beasts

Daniel 6:16

So the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the lions' den. The king said to Daniel, "May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!"

Daniel 6:24

The king then gave the command, and those men who had maliciously accused Daniel were brought and thrown into the lions' den-they, their children, and their wives. They had not reached the bottom of the den before the lions overpowered them and crushed all their bones.

Punishments » Capital kinds of » Stoning

Leviticus 24:14

"Bring the one who has cursed to the outside of the camp and have all who heard [him] lay their hands on his head; then have the whole community stone him.

Deuteronomy 13:10

Stone him to death for trying to turn you away from the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery.

Punishments » Capital kinds of » Burning

Genesis 38:24

About three months later Judah was told, "Your daughter-in-law has been acting like a prostitute, and now she is pregnant." "Bring her out!" Judah said. "Let her be burned [to death]!"

Leviticus 20:14

If a man marries a woman and her mother, it is depraved. Both he and they must be burned with fire, so that there will be no depravity among you.

Daniel 3:6

But whoever does not fall down and worship will immediately be thrown into a furnace of blazing fire."

Punishments » Hard labour

Judges 16:21

The Philistines seized him and gouged out his eyes. They brought him down to Gaza and bound him with bronze shackles, and he was forced to grind grain in the prison.

Joshua 9:27

On that day he made them woodcutters and water carriers-as they are today-for the community and for the Lord's altar at the place He would choose.

Exodus 1:11-14

So the Egyptians assigned taskmasters over the Israelites to oppress them with forced labor. They built Pithom and Rameses as supply cities for Pharaoh. But the more they oppressed them, the more they multiplied and spread so that the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites. They worked the Israelites ruthlessly read more.
and made their lives bitter with difficult labor in brick and mortar, and in all kinds of fieldwork. They ruthlessly imposed all this work on them.

Punishments » Beheading

Revelation 20:4

Then I saw thrones, and people seated on them who were given authority to judge. also [saw] the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of God's word, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and who had not accepted the mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with the Messiah for 1,000 years.

Punishments » Stripes » Mutilations » Forty

Deuteronomy 25:3

He may be flogged with 40 lashes, but no more. Otherwise, if he is flogged with more lashes than these, your brother will be degraded in your sight.

Punishments » Were inflicted » Without pity

Deuteronomy 19:13

You must not look on him with pity but purge from Israel the guilt of shedding innocent blood, and you will prosper.

Deuteronomy 19:21

You must not show pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, and foot for foot.

Punishments » Banishment

2 Samuel 14:13

The woman asked, "Why have you devised something similar against the people of God? When the king spoke as he did about this matter, he has pronounced his own guilt. The king has not brought back his own banished one.

Ezra 7:26

Anyone who does not keep the law of your God and the law of the king, let a fair judgment be executed against him, whether death, banishment, confiscation of property, or imprisonment.

Acts 18:2

where he found a Jewish man named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla because Claudius 41-54; he expelled all Jews from Rome in a.d. 49. had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome. Paul came to them,

Punishments » Capital kinds of » Beheading

Mark 6:27

The king immediately sent for an executioner and commanded him to bring John's head. So he went and beheaded him in prison,

Genesis 40:19

In just three days Pharaoh will lift up your head-from off you-and hang you on a tree. Then the birds will eat the flesh from your body."

Mark 6:16

When Herod heard of it, he said, "John, the one I beheaded, has been raised!"

Punishments » Capital kinds of » Hanging

Deuteronomy 21:22-23

"If anyone is found guilty of an offense deserving the death penalty and is executed, and you hang his body on a tree, you are not to leave his corpse on the tree overnight but are to bury him that day, for anyone hung [on a tree] is under God's curse. You must not defile the land the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance.

Numbers 25:4

The Lord said to Moses, "Take all the leaders of the people and execute them in broad daylight before the Lord so that His burning anger may turn away from Israel."

Punishments » Were inflicted » By order of kings

2 Samuel 1:13-16

David inquired of the young man who had brought him the report, "Where are you from?" "I'm the son of a foreigner" he said. "I'm an Amalekite." David questioned him, "How is it that you were not afraid to lift your hand to destroy the Lord's anointed?" Then David summoned one of his servants and said, "Come here and kill him!" The servant struck him, and he died. read more.
For David had said to the Amalekite, "Your blood is on your own head because your own mouth testified against you by saying, 'I killed the Lord's anointed.' "

1 Kings 2:23-46

Then Solomon took an oath by the Lord: "May God punish me and do so severely if Adonijah has not made this request at the cost of his life. And now, as the Lord lives, the One who established me, seated me on the throne of my father David, and made me a dynasty as He promised-I swear Adonijah will be put to death today!" Then King Solomon gave the order to Benaiah son of Jehoiada, who struck down Adonijah, and he died. read more.
The king said to Abiathar the priest, "Go to your fields in Anathoth. Even though you deserve to die, I will not put you to death today, since you carried the ark of the Lord God in the presence of my father David and you suffered through all that my father suffered." So Solomon banished Abiathar from being the Lord's priest, and it fulfilled the Lord's prophecy He had spoken at Shiloh against Eli's family. The news reached Joab. Since he had supported Adonijah but not Absalom, Joab fled to the Lord's tabernacle and took hold of the horns of the altar. It was reported to King Solomon: "Joab has fled to the Lord's tabernacle and is now beside the altar." Then Solomon sent Benaiah son of Jehoiada and told [him], "Go and strike him down!" So Benaiah went to the tabernacle and said to Joab, "This is what the king says: 'Come out!' " But Joab said, "No, for I will die here." So Benaiah took a message back to the king, "This is what Joab said, and this is how he answered me." The king said to him, "Do just as he says. Strike him down and bury him in order to remove from me and from my father's house the blood that Joab shed without just cause. The Lord will bring back his own blood on his own head because he struck down two men more righteous and better than he, without my father David's knowledge. With his sword, Joab murdered Abner son of Ner, commander of Israel's army, and Amasa son of Jether, commander of Judah's army. Their blood will come back on Joab's head and on the head of his descendants forever, but for David, his descendants, his dynasty, and his throne, there will be peace from the Lord forever." Benaiah son of Jehoiada went up, struck down Joab, and put him to death. He was buried at his house in the wilderness. Then the king appointed Benaiah son of Jehoiada in Joab's place over the army, and he appointed Zadok the priest in Abiathar's place. Then the king summoned Shimei and said to him, "Build a house for yourself in Jerusalem and live there, but don't leave there [and go] anywhere else. On the day you do leave and cross the Kidron Valley, know for sure that you will certainly die. Your blood will be on your own head." Shimei said to the king, "The sentence is fair; your servant will do as my lord the king has spoken." And Shimei lived in Jerusalem for a long time. But then, at the end of three years, two of Shimei's slaves ran away to Achish son of Maacah, king of Gath. Shimei was informed, "Look, your slaves are in Gath." So Shimei saddled his donkey and set out to Achish at Gath to search for his slaves. He went and brought them back from Gath. It was reported to Solomon that Shimei had gone from Jerusalem to Gath and had returned. So the king summoned Shimei and said to him, "Didn't I make you swear by the Lord and warn you, saying, 'On the day you leave and go anywhere else, know for sure that you will certainly die'? And you said to me, 'The sentence is fair; I will obey.' So why have you not kept the Lord's oath and the command that I gave you?" The king also said, "You yourself know all the evil that you did to my father David. Therefore, the Lord has brought back your evil on your head, but King Solomon will be blessed, and David's throne will remain established before the Lord forever." Then the king commanded Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and he went out and struck Shimei down, and he died. So the kingdom was established in Solomon's hand.

Punishments » Were inflicted » On the guilty

Deuteronomy 24:16

"Fathers are not to be put to death for [their] children or children for [their] fathers; each person will be put to death for his own sin.

Proverbs 17:26

It is certainly not good to fine an innocent person, or to beat a noble for his honesty.

Punishments » Exposure to wild beasts

Daniel 6:16

So the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the lions' den. The king said to Daniel, "May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!"

Punishments » Secondary kinds of » Retaliation or injuring according to the injury done

Deuteronomy 19:21

You must not show pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, and foot for foot.

Punishments » Secondary kinds of » Fine, or giving of money

Exodus 21:22

"When men get in a fight, and hit a pregnant woman so that her children are born [prematurely], but there is no injury, the one who hit her must be fined as the woman's husband demands from him, and he must pay according to judicial assessment.

Deuteronomy 22:19

They will also fine him 100 silver [shekels] and give [them] to the young woman's father, because that man gave an Israelite virgin a bad name. She will remain his wife; he cannot divorce her as long as he lives.

Punishments » Were inflicted » By soldiers

2 Samuel 1:15

Then David summoned one of his servants and said, "Come here and kill him!" The servant struck him, and he died.

Matthew 27:27-35

Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into headquarters and gathered the whole company around Him. They stripped Him and dressed Him in a scarlet robe. They twisted together a crown of thorns, put it on His head, and placed a reed in His right hand. And they knelt down before Him and mocked Him: "Hail, King of the Jews!" read more.
Then they spit at Him, took the reed, and kept hitting Him on the head. When they had mocked Him, they stripped Him of the robe, put His clothes on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him. As they were going out, they found a Cyrenian man named Simon. They forced this man to carry His cross. When they came to a place called Golgotha (which means Skull Place), they gave Him wine mixed with gall to drink. But when He tasted it, He would not drink it. After crucifying Him they divided His clothes by casting lots.

Punishments » Secondary kinds of » Confinement » Dungeon

Jeremiah 38:6

So they took Jeremiah and dropped him into the cistern of Malchiah the king's son, which was in the guard's courtyard, lowering Jeremiah with ropes. There was no water in the cistern, only mud, and Jeremiah sank in the mud.

Punishments » Were inflicted » Immediately after sentence was passed

Deuteronomy 25:2

If the guilty party deserves to be flogged, the judge will make him lie down and be flogged in his presence with the number [of lashes] appropriate for his crime.

Joshua 7:25

Joshua said, "Why have you troubled us? Today the Lord will trouble you!" So all Israel stoned him to death. They burned their bodies, threw stones on them,

Punishments » Secondary kinds of » Torturing

Matthew 18:34

And his master got angry and handed him over to the jailers until he could pay everything that was owed.

Hebrews 11:37

They were stoned, they were sawed in two, they died by the sword, they wandered about in sheepskins, in goatskins, destitute, afflicted, and mistreated.

Punishments » Capital kinds of » Crucifying

Matthew 20:19

Then they will hand Him over to the Gentiles to be mocked, flogged, and crucified, and He will be resurrected on the third day."

Punishments » Sometimes deferred for a considerable time

1 Kings 2:8-9

"Keep an eye on Shimei son of Gera, the Benjaminite from Bahurim who is with you. He uttered malicious curses against me the day I went to Mahanaim. But he came down to meet me at the Jordan River, and I swore to him by the Lord: 'I will never kill you with the sword.' So don't let him go unpunished, for you are a wise man. You know how to deal with him to bring his gray head down to Sheol with blood."

1 Kings 2:5-6

"You also know what Joab son of Zeruiah did to me and what he did to the two commanders of Israel's army, Abner son of Ner and Amasa son of Jether. He murdered them [in a time] of peace to avenge blood shed in war. He spilled that blood on his own waistband and on the sandals of his feet. Act according to your wisdom, and do not let his gray head descend to Sheol in peace.

Punishments » Secondary kinds of » Plucking out the hair

Nehemiah 13:25

I rebuked them, cursed them, beat some of their men, and pulled out their hair. I forced them to take an oath before God and said: "You must not give your daughters in marriage to their sons or take their daughters as wives for your sons or yourselves!

Punishments » Secondary kinds of » Putting out the eyes

Judges 16:21

The Philistines seized him and gouged out his eyes. They brought him down to Gaza and bound him with bronze shackles, and he was forced to grind grain in the prison.

1 Samuel 11:2

Nahash the Ammonite replied, "I'll make one with you on this condition: that I gouge out everyone's right eye and humiliate all Israel."

Punishments » Secondary kinds of » Confinement » Stocks

Jeremiah 20:2

So Pashhur had Jeremiah the prophet beaten and put him in the stocks at the Upper Benjamin Gate in the Lord's temple.

Acts 16:24

Receiving such an order, he put them into the inner prison and secured their feet in the stocks.

Punishments » Secondary kinds of » Banishment

Ezra 7:26

Anyone who does not keep the law of your God and the law of the king, let a fair judgment be executed against him, whether death, banishment, confiscation of property, or imprisonment.

Revelation 1:9

I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation, kingdom, and perseverance in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of God's word and the testimony about Jesus.

Punishments » Capital kinds of » Slaying with the sword

1 Samuel 15:33

Samuel declared: As your sword has made women childless, so your mother will be childless among women. Then he hacked Agag to pieces before the Lord at Gilgal.

Punishments » Capital kinds of » Cutting in pieces

Matthew 24:51

He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Daniel 2:5

The king replied to the Chaldeans, "My word is final: If you don't tell me the dream and its interpretation, you will be torn limb from limb, and your houses will be made a garbage dump.

Punishments » Secondary kinds of » Imprisonment

Matthew 5:25

Reach a settlement quickly with your adversary while you're on the way with him, or your adversary will hand you over to the judge, the judge to the officer, and you will be thrown into prison.

Ezra 7:26

Anyone who does not keep the law of your God and the law of the king, let a fair judgment be executed against him, whether death, banishment, confiscation of property, or imprisonment.

Punishments » Power of inflicting, given to magistrates

Job 31:11

For that would be a disgrace; it would be a crime deserving punishment.

Punishments » Secondary kinds of » Scourging

Deuteronomy 25:2-3

If the guilty party deserves to be flogged, the judge will make him lie down and be flogged in his presence with the number [of lashes] appropriate for his crime. He may be flogged with 40 lashes, but no more. Otherwise, if he is flogged with more lashes than these, your brother will be degraded in your sight.

Punishments » Capital kinds of » Casting headlong from a rock

2 Chronicles 25:12

and the Judahites captured 10,000 alive. They took them to the top of a cliff where they threw them off, and all of them were dashed to pieces.

Punishments » Were inflicted » Without partiality

Deuteronomy 13:6-8

"If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son or daughter, or the wife you embrace, or your closest friend secretly entices you, saying, 'Let us go and worship other gods'-which neither you nor your fathers have known, any of the gods of the peoples around you, near you or far from you, from one end of the earth to the other- you must not yield to him or listen to him. Show him no pity, and do not spare [him] or shield him.

Punishments » Were inflicted » by the people

Numbers 15:35-36

Then the Lord told Moses, "The man is to be put to death. The entire community is to stone him outside the camp." So the entire community brought him outside the camp and stoned him to death, as the Lord had commanded Moses.

Punishments » For murder not to be commuted

Numbers 35:31-32

You are not to accept a ransom for the life of a murderer who is guilty of killing someone; he must be put to death. Neither should you accept a ransom for the person who flees to his city of refuge, allowing him to return and live in the land before the death of the [high] priest.

Punishments » Were sometimes commuted

Exodus 21:29-30

However, if the ox was in the habit of goring, and its owner has been warned yet does not restrain it, and it kills a man or a woman, the ox must be stoned, and its owner must also be put to death. If instead a ransom is demanded of him, he can pay a redemption price for his life in the full amount demanded from him.

Punishments » Antiquity of

Genesis 4:13-14

But Cain answered the Lord, "My punishment is too great to bear! Since You are banishing me today from the soil, and I must hide myself from Your presence and become a restless wanderer on the earth, whoever finds me will kill me."

Punishments » Capital kinds of » Bruising in mortars

Proverbs 27:22

Though you grind a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with grain, you will not separate his foolishness from him.

Punishments » Strangers not exempted from

Leviticus 20:2

"Say to the Israelites: Any Israelite or foreigner living in Israel who gives any of his children to Molech must be put to death; the people of the country are to stone him.

Punishments » Secondary kinds of » Cutting off hands and feet

2 Samuel 4:12

So David gave orders to the young men, and they killed Rechab and Baanah. They cut off their hands and feet and hung [their bodies] by the pool in Hebron, but they took Ish-bosheth's head and buried it in Abner's tomb in Hebron.

Punishments » Secondary kinds of » Cutting off nose and ears

Ezekiel 23:25

When I vent My jealous rage on you, they will deal with you in wrath. They will cut off your nose and ears, and your descendants will fall by the sword. They will seize your sons and daughters, and your descendants will be consumed by fire.

Punishments » Secondary kinds of » Selling the criminal, &c

Matthew 18:25

Since he had no way to pay it back, his master commanded that he, his wife, his children, and everything he had be sold to pay the debt.

Punishments » Capital kinds of » Sawing asunder

Hebrews 11:37

They were stoned, they were sawed in two, they died by the sword, they wandered about in sheepskins, in goatskins, destitute, afflicted, and mistreated.

Punishments » Sometimes deferred until God was consulted

Numbers 15:34

They placed him in custody, because it had not been decided what should be done to him.

Punishments » Secondary kinds of » Binding with chains and fetters

Psalm 105:18

They hurt his feet with shackles; his neck was put in an iron collar.

Punishments » Secondary kinds of » Mutilating the hands and feet

Judges 1:5-7

They found Adoni-bezek in Bezek, fought against him, and struck down the Canaanites and Perizzites. When Adoni-bezek fled, they pursued him, seized him, and cut off his thumbs and big toes. Adoni-bezek said, "Seventy kings with their thumbs and big toes cut off used to pick up [scraps] under my table. God has repaid me for what I have done." They brought him to Jerusalem, and he died there.

Punishments » Capital kinds of » Casting into the sea

Punishments » Were inflicted » By order of magistrates

Acts 16:22

Then the mob joined in the attack against them, and the chief magistrates stripped off their clothes and ordered them to be beaten with rods.

Punishments » Inflicting of capital, not permitted to the jews by the romans

John 18:31

So Pilate told them, "Take Him yourselves and judge Him according to your law." "It's not legal for us to put anyone to death," the Jews declared.

Punishments » Secondary kinds of » Confiscating the property

Ezra 7:26

Anyone who does not keep the law of your God and the law of the king, let a fair judgment be executed against him, whether death, banishment, confiscation of property, or imprisonment.

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