18 Bible Verses about Strictness
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A gentle response turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath.
A poor person makes supplications, but a rich man answers harshly.
She is harsh with her young, as if they were not hers; she is unconcerned about the uselessness of her labor.
(Gimel) Even the jackals nurse their young at their breast, but my people are cruel, like ostriches in the desert.
But Jacob said to him, "My lord knows that the children are young, and that I have to look after the sheep and cattle that are nursing their young. If they are driven too hard for even a single day, all the animals will die.
Toward the end of their rule, when rebellious acts are complete, a rash and deceitful king will arise.
That servant who knew his master's will but did not get ready or do what his master asked will receive a severe beating.
They know, because they have known me from time past, if they are willing to testify, that according to the strictest party of our religion, I lived as a Pharisee.
Because of this I am writing these things while absent, so that when I arrive I may not have to deal harshly with you by using my authority -- the Lord gave it to me for building up, not for tearing down!
Fathers, do not provoke your children, so they will not become disheartened.
Notice therefore the kindness and harshness of God -- harshness toward those who have fallen, but God's kindness toward you, provided you continue in his kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off.
Then the one who had received the one talent came and said, 'Sir, I knew that you were a hard man, harvesting where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter seed,
For I was afraid of you, because you are a severe man. You withdraw what you did not deposit and reap what you did not sow.'
The king said to him, 'I will judge you by your own words, you wicked slave! So you knew, did you, that I was a severe man, withdrawing what I didn't deposit and reaping what I didn't sow?
Be keenly aware that just as a parent disciplines his child, the Lord your God disciplines you.
Then Cain said to the Lord, "My punishment is too great to endure!
The Lord attacked the residents of Ashdod severely, bringing devastation on them. He struck the people of both Ashdod and the surrounding area with sores. When the people of Ashdod saw what was happening, they said, "The ark of the God of Israel should not remain with us, for he has attacked both us and our god Dagon!" So they assembled all the leaders of the Philistines and asked, "What should we do with the ark of the God of Israel?" They replied, "The ark of the God of Israel should be moved to Gath." So they moved the ark of the God of Israel.read more.
But after it had been moved the Lord attacked that city as well, causing a great deal of panic. He struck all the people of that city with sores. So they sent the ark of God to Ekron. But when the ark of God arrived at Ekron, the residents of Ekron cried out saying, "They have brought the ark of the God of Israel here to kill our people!" So they assembled all the leaders of the Philistines and said, "Get the ark of the God of Israel out of here! Let it go back to its own place so that it won't kill us and our people!" The terror of death was throughout the entire city; God was attacking them very severely there. The people who did not die were struck with sores; the city's cry for help went all the way up to heaven.
You have become cruel to me; with the strength of your hand you attack me.