Pursuing Violence

Most Relevant Verses

Psalm 35:3

Draw out also the spear and javelin and close up the way of those who pursue and persecute me. Say to me, I am your deliverance!

Psalm 140:11

Let not a man of slanderous tongue be established in the earth; let evil hunt the violent man to overthrow him [let calamity follow his evildoings].

Hosea 12:1

Ephraim herds and feeds on the wind and pursues the [parching] east wind; every day he increases lies and violence, and a covenant is made with Assyria and oil is carried to Egypt.

Psalm 73:6

Therefore pride is about their necks like a chain; violence covers them like a garment [like a long, luxurious robe].

Proverbs 10:6

Blessings are upon the head of the [uncompromisingly] righteous (the upright, in right standing with God) but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

Ezekiel 7:11

Violence has grown up into a rod of wickedness; none of [Israel] shall remain, none of their abundance, none of their wealth; neither shall there be preeminence among them or wailing for them.

Proverbs 4:17

For they eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence.

Proverbs 26:6

He who sends a message by the hand of a fool cuts off the feet [of satisfactory delivery] and drinks the damage.

Proverbs 13:2

A good man eats good from the fruit of his mouth, but the desire of the treacherous is for violence.

Amos 3:10

For they know not how to do right, says the Lord, they who store up violence and robbery in their strongholds.

Amos 6:3

O you who put far away the evil day [of punishment], yet cause the sitting of violence [upon you] to come near?

Proverbs 24:2

For their minds plot oppression and devise violence, and their lips talk of causing trouble and vexation.

Psalm 58:2

No, in your heart you devise wickedness; you deal out in the land the violence of your hands.

Habakkuk 1:9

They all come for violence; their faces turn eagerly forward, and they gather prisoners together like sand.

Psalm 37:35

I have seen a wicked man in great power and spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil,

Ezekiel 18:10

If he begets a son who is a robber or a shedder of blood, who does to a brother either of these sins of violence,

Ezekiel 28:16

Through the abundance of your commerce you were filled with lawlessness and violence, and you sinned; therefore I cast you out as a profane thing from the mountain of God and the guardian cherub drove you out from the midst of the stones of fire.

Daniel 11:14

In those times many shall rise up against the king of the South (Egypt); also the men of violence among your own people shall lift themselves up in order to fulfill the visions [of Dan. 8 and 9], but they shall fail and fall.

Proverbs 11:16

A gracious and good woman wins honor [for her husband], and violent men win riches but a woman who hates righteousness is a throne of dishonor for him.

Matthew 11:12

And from the days of John the Baptist until the present time, the kingdom of heaven has endured violent assault, and violent men seize it by force [as a precious prize -- "a share in the heavenly kingdom is sought with most ardent zeal and intense exertion].

Luke 16:16

Until John came, there were the Law and the Prophets; since then the good news (the Gospel) of the kingdom of God is being preached, and everyone strives violently to go in [would force his own way rather than God's way into it].

Habakkuk 2:17

For the violence done to Lebanon will cover and overwhelm you; the destruction of the animals [which the violence frightened away] will terrify you on account of men's blood and the violence done to the land, to the city and all its inhabitants.

Zephaniah 1:9

In the same day also will I punish all those who leap swiftly on or over the threshold [upon entering houses to steal], who fill their master's house with violence and deceit and fraud.

Habakkuk 2:8

Because you [king of Babylon] have plundered many nations, all who are left of the people shall plunder you -- "because of men's blood and for the violence done to the earth, to the city and all the people who live in each city.