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Theasaurus: Punishments

28 Bible Verses about Punishments

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Genesis 3:17

He told the man, "Because you have listened to what your wife said, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, "You must not eat from it,' cursed is the ground because of you. You'll eat from it through pain-filled labor for the rest of your life.

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.

Ezekiel 23:49

You'll receive the consequences for your obscene conduct and bear the punishment for your sins of idolatry. Then you'll know that I am the Lord GOD."

Genesis 3:14

The LORD God told the Shining One, "Because you have done this, you are more cursed than all the livestock, and more than all the earth's animals, You'll crawl on your belly and eat dust as long as you live.

Deuteronomy 19:16

When a malicious witness takes the stand against a man and accuses him,

Genesis 4:13

"My punishment is too great to bear," Cain told the LORD.

Revelation 22:18

I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy in this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will strike him with the plagues that are written in this book.

Proverbs 19:19

The person who has great anger must pay the consequences, because if you rescue him, you will have to do it again.

Psalm 149:7

as they bring retribution to nations and punishment to nations,

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.

Proverbs 6:29

So also is it with someone who has sex with his neighbor's wife; anyone touching her will not remain unpunished.

Jeremiah 2:19

Your wickedness will be punished, and you will be corrected due to your acts of apostasy. Know and see that it's evil and bitter for you to forsake the LORD your God, but the fear of me is not in you," declares the Lord GOD of the Heavenly Armies.

Lamentations 4:6

The guilt of my cherished people surpasses the sin of Sodom, which was overthrown in a moment, without a hand to help her.

Psalm 103:10

He neither deals with us according to our sins, nor repays us equivalent to our iniquity.

Jeremiah 10:15

They're worthless, a work of mockery, and when the time of punishment comes, they'll perish.

1 John 5:17

Every kind of wrongdoing is sin, yet there are sins that do not lead to death.

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Punishments » Hanging

Esther 7:9

Then Harbonah, one of the eunuchs attending the king, observed, "Look there! A pole is standing 50 cubits high at Haman's house that he prepared for Mordecai, whose report benefitted the king!"

Deuteronomy 21:23

his body must not remain overnight on the tree. You must bury him that same day, because cursed of God is the one who has been hanged on a tree. Don't defile your land that the LORD is about to give you as your inheritance."

2 Samuel 21:9

Then he turned them over to the custody of the Gibeonites, who hanged them on the mountain in the presence of the LORD. All seven of them died at the same time. They were executed during the first days of harvest, just as the barley began to be gathered in.

Joshua 8:29

He hanged the king of Ai on a tree until dusk, and at sunset Joshua ordered his body brought down from the tree and laid at the entrance to the gate of the town. There he raised over it a large mound of stones, which stands there to this day.

Punishments » Stoning » Examples of

Numbers 14:10

But the entire congregation was talking about stoning them to death.

1 Kings 21:13

Two wicked men came in, sat down in front of them, and testified against Naboth in public, "Naboth cursed God and the king!" So they took him outside the city and stoned him to death.

1 Kings 12:18

King Rehoboam sent Hadoram, who was in charge of conscripted labor, but all of Israel stoned him to death, and King Rehoboam had to jump in his chariot and flee back in a hurry to Jerusalem.

Acts 14:19

But some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won over the crowds by persuasion. They stoned Paul and dragged him out of the town, thinking he was dead.

Punishments » Stoning » Laws concerning

Leviticus 24:14

"Take the one who cursed outside the camp. Everyone who heard him is to lay their hands on his head. Then the entire congregation is to stone him to death.

Deuteronomy 17:5

summon the man or the woman who did this evil thing to your city gates. Then stone the man or the woman to death.

Exodus 19:13

No hand is to touch that person, but he is certainly to be stoned or shot; whether animal or person, he is not to live.' They are to approach the mountain only when the ram's horn sounds a long blast."

Leviticus 20:2

"Tell the Israelis that when an Israeli or a resident alien who lives in Israel offers his child to Molech, he is certainly to be put to death. The people who live in the land are to stone him with stones.

Deuteronomy 13:10

Stone him to death, because he sought to lure you from the LORD your God who brought you from the land of Egypt, from the land of slavery.

More verses: Deuteronomy 22:24

Punishments » Beating

Acts 21:32

Immediately the tribune took some soldiers and officers and ran down to the crowd. When the people saw the tribune and the soldiers, they stopped beating Paul.

Deuteronomy 25:3

But he must not be beaten more than 40 lashes, because if he receives more than 40 lashes, your brother will be humiliated in your eyes.

Mark 13:9

"As for yourselves, be on your guard! People will hand you over to local councils, and you will be beaten in their synagogues. You will stand before governors and kings to testify to them because of me.

Acts 5:40

So they were convinced by him. After calling in the apostles and beating them, they again ordered them to stop speaking in the name of Jesus and let them go.

Acts 16:22

The crowd joined in the attack against them. Then the magistrates had Paul and Silas stripped of their clothes and ordered them beaten with rods.

Punishments » Stripes » Examples of stripes endured for righteousness sake

Acts 16:23

After giving them a severe beating, they threw them in jail and ordered the jailer to keep them under tight security.

Punishments » Confiscation of property

2 Samuel 16:4

So the king told Ziba, "Pay attention! Everything that belongs to Mephibosheth is now yours!" In response Ziba said, "I'm submitting to you. Let me find favor in your sight, your majesty the king!"

Ezra 7:26

Whoever refuses to practice the law of your God and the law of the king is to see judgment executed quickly, whether to death, banishment, confiscation of goods, or imprisonment.

1 Kings 21:16

So once he heard that Naboth was dead, Ahab got up, went down to the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, and confiscated it.

Ezra 10:8

Whoever would not come within three days would forfeit his assets and be separated from the community of the returning exiles, just as the high officials and elders had advised.

Esther 8:1

That day King Ahasuerus gave Queen Esther the property of Haman, the enemy of the Jewish people, and Mordecai came into the king's presence because Esther had told him how Mordecai was related to her.

Punishments » Secondary kinds of » Restitution

Exodus 22:1-4

"If a man steals an ox or sheep and slaughters it or sells it, he is to repay five oxen for the ox and four sheep for the sheep. "If a thief is found while breaking into a house, and is struck down and dies, it is not a capital crime in that case, but if the sun has risen on him, then it is a capital crime in that case. A thief shall certainly make restitution, but if he has nothing, he is to be sold for his theft. read more.
If what was stolen is actually found alive in his possession, whether an ox, a donkey or a sheep, he is to repay double.

Exodus 21:36

But if it was known that the ox had gored previously, and its owner didn't restrain it, he shall certainly repay ox for ox, and the dead ox will become his."

Leviticus 6:4

If that person has sinned and has been found guilty, then he is to return the stolen thing that he took or obtained by oppression, or the security that had been entrusted to him, or the lost thing that he had found,

Leviticus 24:18

but whoever beats an animal to death is to replace it life for life.

Punishments » Were inflicted » By the witnesses

Deuteronomy 17:7

Let the witnesses be the first to begin executing them, then the rest of the people shall follow. By doing this you will purge evil from among you."

John 8:7

When they persisted in questioning him, he straightened up and told them, "Let the person among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her."

Deuteronomy 13:9

But you must surely execute him. You must be the first to put him to death with your own hand, and then the hands of the whole community.

Acts 7:58-59

ran him outside of the city, and began to stone him to death. Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul. As they continued to stone Stephen, he kept praying, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!"

Punishments » Burning

Genesis 38:24

Three months later, it was reported to Judah, "Your daughter-in-law Tamar has turned to prostitution! And look! She's pregnant because of it!" "Bring her out," Judah responded. "Let's burn her to death!"

Leviticus 20:14

"If a man takes a wife along with her mother, that's wickedness. They are to be burned with fire that is, both him and them, so that there will be no wickedness in your midst.

Leviticus 21:9

"Now if the daughter of any priest defiles herself by being a prostitute, she defiles her father. She is to be incinerated.

Daniel 3:6

Anyone who does not fall down and worship is immediately to be thrown into the blazing fire furnace."

Punishments » Designed to be a warning to others

Deuteronomy 17:13

Then all the people who hear will be afraid and will not act presumptuously again."

Deuteronomy 19:20

When others hear of this, they will be afraid and will not do such an evil deed again in your midst.

Deuteronomy 13:11

Then all Israel will hear about it, be afraid, and won't do this evil thing again among you.

Punishments » Scourging

Acts 22:24

the tribune ordered Paul to be taken into the barracks and told the soldiers to beat and question him in order to find out why the people were yelling at him like this.

Punishments » Capital kinds of » Exposing to wild beasts

1 Corinthians 15:32

If I have fought with wild animals in Ephesus from merely human motives, what do I get out of it? If the dead are not raised, "Let's eat and drink, for tomorrow we die."

Daniel 6:16

At this point, the king ordered Daniel brought in and thrown into the lions' pit. The king spoke to Daniel, "Your God, whom you serve constantly, will deliver you himself."

Daniel 6:24

Then the king gave orders to bring those men who had tried to have Daniel devoured, and they threw them, their children, and their wives into the lions' pit. They had not reached the floor of the pit before the lions had overtaken them and crushed all their bones.

Punishments » Capital kinds of » Stoning

Leviticus 24:14

"Take the one who cursed outside the camp. Everyone who heard him is to lay their hands on his head. Then the entire congregation is to stone him to death.

Deuteronomy 13:10

Stone him to death, because he sought to lure you from the LORD your God who brought you from the land of Egypt, from the land of slavery.

Punishments » Capital kinds of » Burning

Genesis 38:24

Three months later, it was reported to Judah, "Your daughter-in-law Tamar has turned to prostitution! And look! She's pregnant because of it!" "Bring her out," Judah responded. "Let's burn her to death!"

Leviticus 20:14

"If a man takes a wife along with her mother, that's wickedness. They are to be burned with fire that is, both him and them, so that there will be no wickedness in your midst.

Daniel 3:6

Anyone who does not fall down and worship is immediately to be thrown into the blazing fire furnace."

Punishments » Hard labour

Judges 16:21

Then the Philistines grabbed him, gouged out his eyes, brought him down to Gaza, tied him up in bronze chains, and made him grind grain in their prison.

Joshua 9:27

However, on that very day Joshua made them become wood cutters and water carriers for the congregation and for the LORD's altar in the place that he should choose, and this tradition continues to this day.

Exodus 1:11-14

So the Egyptians placed supervisors over them, oppressing them with heavy burdens. The Israelis built the supply cities of Pithom and Rameses for Pharaoh. But the more the Egyptians afflicted the Israelis, the more they multiplied and flourished, so that the Egyptians became terrified of the Israelis. The Egyptians ruthlessly forced the Israelis to serve them, read more.
making their lives bitter through hard labor with mortar, bricks, and all kinds of outdoor labor. They ruthlessly imposed all this work on them.

Punishments » Beheading

Revelation 20:4

Then I saw thrones, and those who sat on them were given authority to judge. I also saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshipped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or hands. They came back to life and ruled with the Messiah for a thousand years.

Punishments » Stripes » Mutilations » Forty

Deuteronomy 25:3

But he must not be beaten more than 40 lashes, because if he receives more than 40 lashes, your brother will be humiliated in your eyes.

Punishments » Were inflicted » Without pity

Deuteronomy 19:13

Have no pity on him, but totally purge the shedding of innocent blood from Israel so that life may go well with you."

Deuteronomy 19:21

Your eyes 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

"Why, then," the woman asked, "are you planning to act just like this against God's people? Based on what your majesty has said, you're acting like one who is guilty himself, because you're not bringing back the one whom you've banished!

Ezra 7:26

Whoever refuses to practice the law of your God and the law of the king is to see judgment executed quickly, whether to death, banishment, confiscation of goods, or imprisonment.

Acts 18:2

There he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla because Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to visit them,

Punishments » Capital kinds of » Beheading

Mark 6:27

So without delay the king sent a soldier and ordered him to bring John's head. The soldier went and beheaded him in prison.

Genesis 40:19

Within three more days, Pharaoh will behead you and hang you on gallows, where birds will eat your flesh from you."

Mark 6:16

But when Herod heard about it, he said, "John, whom I beheaded, has been raised,"

Punishments » Capital kinds of » Hanging

Deuteronomy 21:22-23

"If a man is guilty of a capital offense, is executed, and then is impaled on a tree, his body must not remain overnight on the tree. You must bury him that same day, because cursed of God is the one who has been hanged on a tree. Don't defile your land that the LORD is about to give you as your inheritance."

Numbers 25:4

so the LORD told Moses, "Take all the leaders of the people and execute them in broad daylight for the LORD, so the LORD's burning anger may be withdrawn from Israel."

Punishments » Were inflicted » By order of kings

2 Samuel 1:13-16

Meanwhile, David asked the young man who had told him the story, "Where are you from?" He answered, "I'm an Amalekite, the son of a foreign man." At this David asked him, "How is it that you weren't afraid to raise your hand to strike the LORD's anointed?" Then David called out to one of his young men and ordered him, "Go up to him and cut him down!" So he attacked him and killed him. read more.
David told him, "Your blood is on your own head, because your own words testified against you! After all, you said, "I myself have killed the LORD's anointed!'"

1 Kings 2:23-46

Then King Solomon took this oath in the name of the LORD: "May God do so to me, and more besides, if Adonijah hasn't endangered his life by bringing up this subject. Now therefore, as the LORD lives, who has established me and set me on the throne of my father David, and who has established a dynasty, just like he promised, Adonijah will surely be executed today." So King Solomon sent for Jehoiada's son Benaiah, who attacked and killed Adonijah. read more.
The king also told Abiathar the priest, "Go home to Anathoth. You deserve to die, but I won't kill you today, because you carried the ark of the Lord GOD before my father David and because you shared all the troubles that my father went through." So Solomon fired Abiathar as the LORD's priest, thus fulfilling the promise that the LORD had spoken in Shiloh concerning Eli's household. When Joab learned what had happened, he ran to the LORD's tent and grabbed hold of the horns of the altar, since Joab had supported Adonijah (though he had not supported Absalom). Somebody informed King Solomon, "Joab just ran to the LORD's tent and now he's standing beside the altar!" But Solomon ordered Jehoiada's son Benaiah, "Go kill him!" So Benaiah went into the LORD's tent and told Joab, "The king orders you to come out!" "No," Joab said, "I'd rather die here!" So Benaiah went and informed the king, "This is how Joab answered me." The king replied to him, "Do just what he asked. Kill him and bury him so that you may remove from me and from my father's household the guilt that Joab shed needlessly. The LORD will repay him for his bloodshed because, without my father David's consent he attacked and murdered two men more righteous and better than he, Ner's son Abner, the commander of Israel's army and Jether's son Amasa, commander of Judah's army. May their blood be repaid to Joab and to his descendants forever, and may there be peace shown from the LORD forever to David, to his descendants, to his household, and to his throne." Jehoiada's son Benaiah then approached Joab, attacked him, killed him, and had him buried at Joab's home in the wilderness. The king appointed Jehoiada's son Benaiah in charge of the army to replace Joab and also appointed Zadok the priest to replace Abiathar. The king sent for Shimei and told him, "Build yourself a house in Jerusalem and live there, but don't go anywhere from there. If you ever leave and cross the Kidron Brook, you can be sure that you'll die. You'll be responsible for your own death." Shimei replied to the king, "What your majesty has decreed is acceptable to me. I'll do what you've said." So Shimei lived in Jerusalem for quite some time. But three years later, two of Shimei's servants escaped to Maacah's son Achish, the king of Gath. Somebody told Shimei, "Look! Your servants went to Gath!" So Shimei got up, saddled a donkey, and traveled to Gath to find his servants. He found them and brought them back from Gath. Later, Solomon found out that Shimei had left Jerusalem, gone to Gath, and had returned, so the king sent for Shimei and asked him, "Didn't I make a promise to the LORD and warn you, "The day you leave and go anywhere else, you can be sure you'll die'? And you told me, "What your majesty has decreed is acceptable to me.' So why haven't you kept the oath you made to the LORD, and why didn't you obey my personal order to you?" The king also reminded Shimei, "You know all the evil things that you admit you did to my father David. Therefore the LORD is going to repay you for all of your evil. But King Solomon will be blessed, and David's throne will be established in the presence of the LORD forever." So the king gave orders to Jehoiada's son Benaiah to go out, attack Shimei, and kill him. That is how the kingdom was established under Solomon's control.

Punishments » Were inflicted » On the guilty

Deuteronomy 24:16

"Fathers must not be put to death on account of their children's sin; nor shall children die on account of their fathers' sin. Each person is to be put to death for his own sin.

Proverbs 17:26

Furthermore, it isn't good to fine the righteous, or to beat an official because of his uprightness.

Punishments » Exposure to wild beasts

1 Corinthians 15:32

If I have fought with wild animals in Ephesus from merely human motives, what do I get out of it? If the dead are not raised, "Let's eat and drink, for tomorrow we die."

Daniel 6:16

At this point, the king ordered Daniel brought in and thrown into the lions' pit. The king spoke to Daniel, "Your God, whom you serve constantly, will deliver you himself."

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

Deuteronomy 19:21

Your eyes 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

"If two men are fighting and they strike a pregnant woman and her children are born prematurely, but there is no harm, he is certainly to be fined as the husband of the woman demands of him, and he will pay as the court decides.

Deuteronomy 22:19

fine him 100 shekels of silver, and then give them to the young lady's father, because he defamed a virgin of Israel. She is to remain his wife and he can't divorce her as long as he lives.

Punishments » Were inflicted » By soldiers

2 Samuel 1:15

Then David called out to one of his young men and ordered him, "Go up to him and cut him down!" So he attacked him and killed him.

Matthew 27:27-35

Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the imperial headquarters and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him. Twisting some thorns into a victor's crown, they placed it on his head and put a stick in his right hand. They knelt down in front of him and began making fun of him, saying, "Long live the king of the Jews!" read more.
Then they spit on him and took the stick and hit him repeatedly on his head. When they had finished making fun of him, they stripped him of the robe, put his own clothes back on him, and led him away to crucify him. As they were leaving, they found a man from Cyrene named Simon, whom they forced to carry Jesus' cross. When they came to a place called Golgotha (which means "Skull Place"), they offered him a drink of wine mixed with gall. But when he tasted it, he refused to drink it. After they had crucified him, they determined who would get his clothes by throwing dice for them.

Punishments » Secondary kinds of » Confinement » Dungeon

Jeremiah 38:6

So they threw Jeremiah into a cistern that belonged to the king's son Malchijah and was located in the courtyard of the guard. When they let Jeremiah down with ropes, because there was no water in the cistern only mud Jeremiah sank into the mud.

Punishments » Were inflicted » Immediately after sentence was passed

Deuteronomy 25:2

If the guilty person deserves a beating, the judge will make him lie down and be beaten in his presence with the number of lashes fit for his crime.

Joshua 7:25

Joshua announced, "Why did you bring trouble to us? Today the LORD is bringing trouble to you!" So all Israel stoned him to death, incinerated them, and buried them with stones,

Punishments » Secondary kinds of » Torturing

Matthew 18:34

In anger his master handed him over to the jailers until he could repay the entire debt.

Hebrews 11:37

They were stoned to death, sawed in half, and killed with swords. They went around in sheepskins and goatskins. They were needy, oppressed, and mistreated.

Punishments » Capital kinds of » Crucifying

Matthew 20:19

Then they will hand him over to unbelievers to be mocked, whipped, and crucified, but on the third day he will be raised."

Punishments » Sometimes deferred for a considerable time

1 Kings 2:8-9

"Pay attention now! You have with you Gera's son Shimei the descendant of Benjamin from Bahurim. He cursed me violently that day when I had to leave for Mahanaim. When he visited me at the Jordan River, I made an oath to the LORD and told him, "I won't execute you with a sword.' But don't let him off unpunished, since you're a wise man and you'll know what you need to do to him. Find a way that he dies in his old age by shedding his blood."

1 Kings 2:5-6

"Furthermore, you're aware of what Zeruiah's son Joab did to me and to those two commanders of the armies of Israel, Ner's son Abner and Jether's son Amasa, whom he killed, and how he shed the blood of wartime during times of peace, staining the very belt he wears around his waist and the sandals he wears on his feet. So act consistently with your wisdom, and don't let him die as a peaceful old man.

Punishments » Secondary kinds of » Plucking out the hair

Nehemiah 13:25

So I rebuked them, cursed them, struck some of their men, tore out their hair, and made them take this oath in the name of God: "You are not to give your daughters to their sons nor take their daughters for your sons or for yourselves.

Punishments » Secondary kinds of » Putting out the eyes

Judges 16:21

Then the Philistines grabbed him, gouged out his eyes, brought him down to Gaza, tied him up in bronze chains, and made him grind grain in their prison.

1 Samuel 11:2

Nahash the Ammonite told them, "I'll make a covenant with you on the condition that I gouge out the right eye of every one of you and so bring disgrace on all Israel."

Punishments » Secondary kinds of » Confinement » Stocks

Jeremiah 20:2

Pashhur struck Jeremiah the prophet and put him in the stocks that were at the upper Benjamin Gate of the Temple.

Acts 16:24

Having received these orders, he put them into the inner cell and fastened their feet in leg irons.

Punishments » Secondary kinds of » Banishment

Ezra 7:26

Whoever refuses to practice the law of your God and the law of the king is to see judgment executed quickly, whether to death, banishment, confiscation of goods, or imprisonment.

Revelation 1:9

I am John, your brother and partner in the oppression, kingdom, and patience that comes because of Jesus. I was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony about Jesus.

Punishments » Capital kinds of » Slaying with the sword

1 Samuel 15:33

Samuel said, "Just as your sword has made women childless, so your mother will be childless among women." Then Samuel cut Agag into pieces in the LORD's presence in Gilgal.

Punishments » Capital kinds of » Cutting in pieces

Matthew 24:51

Then his master will punish him severely and assign him a place with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

Daniel 2:5

In reply the king told the Chaldeans, "Here is what I have commanded: If you don't tell me both the dream and its meaning, you'll be destroyed and your houses will be reduced to rubble.

Punishments » Secondary kinds of » Imprisonment

Matthew 5:25

Come to terms quickly with your opponent while you are on the way to court, or your opponent may hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you will be thrown into prison.

Ezra 7:26

Whoever refuses to practice the law of your God and the law of the king is to see judgment executed quickly, whether to death, banishment, confiscation of goods, or imprisonment.

Punishments » Power of inflicting, given to magistrates

Job 31:11

because something as lascivious as that is an iniquity that should be judged.

Punishments » Secondary kinds of » Scourging

Deuteronomy 25:2-3

If the guilty person deserves a beating, the judge will make him lie down and be beaten in his presence with the number of lashes fit for his crime. But he must not be beaten more than 40 lashes, because if he receives more than 40 lashes, your brother will be humiliated in your eyes.

Punishments » Capital kinds of » Casting headlong from a rock

2 Chronicles 25:12

The army of Judah captured another 10,000 prisoners and took them to the top of a cliff and threw them down from there where they all were dashed to pieces.

Punishments » Were inflicted » Without partiality

Deuteronomy 13:6-8

"Your own blood brother, your son, your daughter, your beloved wife, or your friend who is like your soul mate may entice you quietly. He may tell you, "Let's go and serve other gods,' (whom neither you nor your ancestors have known from the gods of the people that surround you whether near or far from you from one end of the earth to the other). You must not yield to him, listen to him, look with pity on him, show compassion to him, or even cover up for him.

Punishments » Were inflicted » by the people

Numbers 15:35-36

Then the LORD told Moses, "The man is certainly to die. The entire community is to stone him to death outside the camp." So the whole community brought him outside the camp and stoned him with stones so that he died, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

Punishments » For murder not to be commuted

Numbers 35:31-32

You are to receive no ransom for the life of a killer who is guilty of murder; instead, he is to die. You are not to receive payment of a ransom for someone who had fled to a town of refuge but then left to live in his homeland before the death of the high priest.

Punishments » Were sometimes commuted

Exodus 21:29-30

But if the ox has gored previously, and its owner has been warned about it but didn't restrain it, and it kills a man or woman, the ox is to be stoned and its owner also is to be put to death. If a fine is imposed on him, he may pay all that was imposed on him as a ransom for his life.

Punishments » Antiquity of

Genesis 4:13-14

"My punishment is too great to bear," Cain told the LORD. "You're driving me from the soil today. I'll be hidden from you, and I'll wander throughout the earth as a fugitive. In the future, whoever finds me will kill me."

Punishments » Capital kinds of » Bruising in mortars

Proverbs 27:22

Though you crush a fool in a mortar and pestle as someone might crush grain, his stupidity still won't leave him.

Punishments » Strangers not exempted from

Leviticus 20:2

"Tell the Israelis that when an Israeli or a resident alien who lives in Israel offers his child to Molech, he is certainly to be put to death. The people who live in the land are to stone him with stones.

Punishments » Secondary kinds of » Cutting off hands and feet

2 Samuel 4:12

So David commanded his personal guards, and they killed Rechab and Baanah, cut off their hands and feet, and hung up their bodies beside the pool at Hebron. They took Ish-bosheth's head and buried it in Abner's tomb at Hebron.

Punishments » Secondary kinds of » Cutting off nose and ears

Ezekiel 23:25

I'll expend my jealousy on you so they'll deal with you in anger. They'll cut off your noses and your ears. Your survivors will die violently. They'll take your sons and daughters away from you, but your survivors will be incinerated.

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

Matthew 18:25

Because he couldn't pay, his master ordered him, his wife, his children, and everything that he owned to be sold so that payment could be made.

Punishments » Capital kinds of » Sawing asunder

Hebrews 11:37

They were stoned to death, sawed in half, and killed with swords. They went around in sheepskins and goatskins. They were needy, oppressed, and mistreated.

Punishments » Sometimes deferred until God was consulted

Numbers 15:34

Then they confined him until it could be declared what should be done to him.

Punishments » Secondary kinds of » Binding with chains and fetters

Psalm 105:18

They bound his feet with fetters and placed an iron collar on his neck,

Punishments » Secondary kinds of » Mutilating the hands and feet

Judges 1:5-7

They located Adoni-bezek in Bezek, fought him, and defeated the Canaanites and the Perizzites. Adoni-bezek ran off, but they pursued him, caught him, and amputated his thumbs and big toes. Adoni-bezek used to brag, "Seventy kings without thumbs and big toes used to eat what was left under my table. God has repaid me for what I've done." They brought him to Jerusalem, and he later died there.

Punishments » Capital kinds of » Casting into the sea

Punishments » Were inflicted » By order of magistrates

Acts 16:22

The crowd joined in the attack against them. Then the magistrates had Paul and Silas stripped of their clothes and ordered them beaten with rods.

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

John 18:31

Pilate told them, "You take him and try him according to your Law."

Punishments » Secondary kinds of » Confiscating the property

Ezra 7:26

Whoever refuses to practice the law of your God and the law of the king is to see judgment executed quickly, whether to death, banishment, confiscation of goods, or imprisonment.

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