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Theasaurus: Torture

30 Bible Verses about Torture

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Jeremiah 52:10-11

At Riblah the king of Babylon slaughtered Zedekiah's sons before his eyes and also slaughtered the Judean commanders. Then he blinded Zedekiah and bound him with bronze chains. The king of Babylon brought Zedekiah to Babylon, where he kept him in custody until his dying day.

Deuteronomy 28:29-35

so that at noon you will grope as a blind man gropes in the dark. You will not be successful in anything you do. You will only be oppressed and robbed continually, and no one will help [you]. You will become engaged to a woman, but another man will rape her. You will build a house but not live in it. You will plant a vineyard but not enjoy its fruit. Your ox will be slaughtered before your eyes, but you will not eat any of it. Your donkey will be taken away from you and not returned to you. Your flock will be given to your enemies, and no one will help you.read more.
Your sons and daughters will be given to another people, while your eyes grow weary looking for them every day. But you will be powerless to do anything. A people you don't know will eat your soil's produce and everything you have labored for. You will only be oppressed and crushed continually. You will be driven mad by what you see. The Lord will afflict you on your knees and thighs with painful and incurable boils from the sole of your foot to the top of your head.

Judges 8:16

So he took the elders of the city, as well as some thorns and briers from the wilderness, and he disciplined the men of Succoth with them.

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.

Psalm 137:3

for our captors there asked us for songs, and our tormentors, for rejoicing: "Sing us one of the songs of Zion."

Isaiah 13:15-18

Whoever is found will be stabbed, and whoever is caught will die by the sword. Their children will be smashed [to death] before their eyes; their houses will be looted, and their wives raped. Look! I am stirring up the Medes against them, who cannot be bought off with silver and who have no desire for gold.read more.
[Their] bows will cut young men to pieces. They will have no compassion on little ones; they will not look with pity on children.

Isaiah 51:23

I will put it into the hands of your tormenters, who said to you: Lie down, so we can walk over you. You made your back like the ground, and like a street for those who walk on it.

Lamentations 5:11-13

Women are raped in Zion, virgins in the cities of Judah. Princes are hung up by their hands; elders are shown no respect. Young men labor at millstones; boys stumble under [loads of] wood.

Ezekiel 23:10

They exposed her nakedness, seized her sons and daughters, and killed her with the sword. Since they executed judgment against her, she became notorious among women.

Matthew 18:34

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

Acts 16:22-24

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. After they had inflicted many blows on them, they threw them in jail, ordering the jailer to keep them securely guarded. Receiving such an order, he put them into the inner prison and secured their feet in the stocks.

Hebrews 11:35-38

Women received their dead raised to life again. Some men were tortured, not accepting release, so that they might gain a better resurrection, and others experienced mockings and scourgings, as well as bonds and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawed in two, they died by the sword, they wandered about in sheepskins, in goatskins, destitute, afflicted, and mistreated.read more.
The world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts, mountains, caves, and holes in the ground.

Revelation 9:5

They were not permitted to kill them, but were to torment [them] for five months; their torment is like the torment caused by a scorpion when it strikes a man.

Luke 22:63

The men who were holding Jesus started mocking and beating Him.

Matthew 27:27-31

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.

Mark 15:16-20

Then the soldiers led Him away into the courtyard (that is, headquarters) and called the whole company together. They dressed Him in a purple robe, twisted together a crown of thorns, and put it on Him. And they began to salute Him, "Hail, King of the Jews!"read more.
They kept hitting Him on the head with a reed and spitting on Him. Getting down on their knees, they were paying Him homage. When they had mocked Him, they stripped Him of the purple robe, put His clothes on Him, and led Him out to crucify Him.

John 19:2-3

The soldiers also twisted together a crown of thorns, put it on His head, and threw a purple robe around Him. And they repeatedly came up to Him and said, "Hail, King of the Jews!" and were slapping His face.

Mark 15:24

Then they crucified Him and divided His clothes, casting lots for them to decide what each would get.

Luke 23:33

When they arrived at the place called The Skull, they crucified Him there, along with the criminals, one on the right and one on the left. [

Matthew 8:29

Suddenly they shouted, "What do You have to do with us, Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before the time?"

Mark 5:7

And he cried out with a loud voice, "What do You have to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You before God, don't torment me!"

Luke 8:28

When he saw Jesus, he cried out, fell down before Him, and said in a loud voice, "What do You have to do with me, Jesus, You Son of the Most High God? I beg You, don't torment me!"

Luke 16:23

And being in torment in Hades, he looked up and saw Abraham a long way off, with Lazarus at his side.

Revelation 14:11

and the smoke of their torment will go up forever and ever. There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or anyone who receives the mark of his name.

Revelation 18:7

As much as she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, give her that much torment and grief. Because she says in her heart, 'I sit as queen; I am not a widow, and I will never see grief,'

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