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39 Bible Verses about Ungodliness
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Don’t give what is holy to dogs or toss your pearls before pigs, or they will trample them with their feet, turn, and tear you to pieces.
If people are bound with chains
and trapped by the cords of affliction, God tells them what they have done
and how arrogantly they have transgressed. He opens their ears to correction
and insists they repent from iniquity.read more.
If they serve Him obediently,
they will end their days in prosperity
and their years in happiness. But if they do not obey,
they will cross the river of death
and die without knowledge. Those who have a godless heart harbor anger;
even when God binds them, they do not cry for help.
They mock, and they speak maliciously;
they arrogantly threaten oppression. They set their mouths against heaven,
and their tongues strut across the earth. Therefore His people turn to them
and drink in their overflowing words.read more.
The wicked say, “How can God know?
Does the Most High know everything?”
First, be aware of this: Scoffers will come in the last days to scoff, living according to their own desires, saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? Ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they have been since the beginning of creation.”
But when I stumbled, they gathered in glee;
they gathered against me.
Assailants I did not know
tore at me and did not stop. With godless mockery
they gnashed their teeth at me.
So beware that what is said in the prophets does not happen to you: Look, you scoffers,
marvel and vanish away,
because I am doing a work in your days,
a work that you will never believe,
even if someone were to explain it to you.”
For a fool speaks foolishness
and his mind plots iniquity.
He lives in a godless way
and speaks falsely about the Lord.
He leaves the hungry empty
and deprives the thirsty of drink. The scoundrel’s weapons are destructive;
he hatches plots to destroy the needy with lies,
even when the poor says what is right.
The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: “Get up! Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because their wickedness has confronted Me.”
We know that the law is not meant for a righteous person, but for the lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinful, for the unholy and irreverent, for those who kill their fathers and mothers, for murderers, for the sexually immoral and homosexuals, for kidnappers, liars, perjurers, and for whatever else is contrary to the sound teaching based on the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was entrusted to me.
But Yahweh, the God of their ancestors sent word against them by the hand of His messengers, sending them time and time again, for He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place. But they kept ridiculing God’s messengers, despising His words, and scoffing at His prophets, until the Lord’s wrath was so stirred up against His people that there was no remedy.
For the choir director. A Davidic Maskil. When Doeg the Edomite went and reported to Saul, telling him, “David went to Ahimelech’s house.”Why brag about evil, you hero!
God’s faithful love is constant. Like a sharpened razor,
your tongue devises destruction,
working treachery. You love evil instead of good,
lying instead of speaking truthfully.Selah
The people did not turn to Him who struck them;
they did not seek the Lord of Hosts. So the Lord cut off Israel’s head and tail,
palm branch and reed in a single day. The head is the elder, the honored one;
the tail is the prophet, the lying teacher.read more.
The leaders of the people mislead them,
and those they mislead are swallowed up. Therefore the Lord does not rejoice
over Israel’s young men
and has no compassion
on its fatherless and widows,
for everyone is a godless evildoer,
and every mouth speaks folly.
In all this, His anger is not removed,
and His hand is still raised to strike.
because both prophet and priest are ungodly,
even in My house I have found their evil.
This is the Lord’s declaration. Therefore, their way will be to them
like slippery paths in the gloom.
They will be driven away and fall down there,
for I will bring disaster on them,
the year of their punishment.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
Don’t you know that the unrighteous will not inherit God’s kingdom? Do not be deceived: No sexually immoral people, idolaters, adulterers, or anyone practicing homosexuality, no thieves, greedy people, drunkards, verbally abusive people, or swindlers will inherit God’s kingdom. And some of you used to be like this. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
And you were dead in your trespasses and sins in which you previously walked according to the ways of this world, according to the ruler who exercises authority over the lower heavens, the spirit now working in the disobedient. We too all previously lived among them in our fleshly desires, carrying out the inclinations of our flesh and thoughts, and we were by nature children under wrath as the others were also.
But know this: Difficult times will come in the last days. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, without love for what is good,read more.
traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to the form of godliness but denying its power. Avoid these people!
Then they will call me, but I won’t answer;
they will search for me, but won’t find me. Because they hated knowledge,
didn’t choose to fear the Lord, were not interested in my counsel,
and rejected all my correction,read more.
they will eat the fruit of their way
and be glutted with their own schemes. For the turning away of the inexperienced will kill them,
and the complacency of fools will destroy them. But whoever listens to me will live securely
and be free from the fear of danger.”
The Lord’s curse is on the household of the wicked,
but He blesses the home of the righteous; He mocks those who mock,
but gives grace to the humble.
Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger—
the staff in their hands is My wrath. I will send him against a godless nation;
I will command him to go
against a people destined for My rage,
to take spoils, to plunder,
and to trample them down like clay in the streets. But this is not what he intends;
this is not what he plans.
It is his intent to destroy
and to cut off many nations.
The sinners in Zion are afraid;
trembling seizes the ungodly:
“Who among us can dwell with a consuming fire?
Who among us can dwell with ever-burning flames?”
For God’s wrath is revealed from heaven against all godlessness and unrighteousness of people who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth,
But by the same word, the present heavens and earth are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
For if God didn’t spare the angels who sinned but threw them down into Tartarus and delivered them to be kept in chains of darkness until judgment; and if He didn’t spare the ancient world, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others, when He brought a flood on the world of the ungodly; and if He reduced the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes and condemned them to ruin, making them an example to those who were going to be ungodly;read more.
and if He rescued righteous Lot, distressed by the unrestrained behavior of the immoral (for as he lived among them, that righteous man tormented himself day by day with the lawless deeds he saw and heard)— then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment, especially those who follow the polluting desires of the flesh and despise authority.Bold, arrogant people! They do not tremble when they blaspheme the glorious ones;
For while we were still helpless, at the appointed moment, Christ died for the ungodly. For rarely will someone die for a just person—though for a good person perhaps someone might even dare to die. But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us!
And in this way all Israel will be saved, as it is written:The Liberator will come from Zion;
He will turn away godlessness from Jacob.
For the grace of God has appeared with salvation for all people, instructing us to deny godlessness and worldly lusts and to live in a sensible, righteous, and godly way in the present age,
If any of you has a legal dispute against another, do you dare go to court before the unrighteous, and not before the saints?
How happy is the man
who does not follow the advice of the wicked
or take the path of sinners
or join a group of mockers!
But have nothing to do with irreverent and silly myths. Rather, train yourself in godliness,
Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding irreverent, empty speech and contradictions from the “knowledge” that falsely bears that name. By professing it, some people have deviated from the faith.Grace be with all of you.
From Thematic Bible
Simeon Peter, a slave and an apostle of Jesus Christ: To those who have obtained a faith of equal privilege with ours through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ. May grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. For His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. read more.
By these He has given us very great and precious promises, so that through them you may share in the divine nature, escaping the corruption that is in the world because of evil desires. For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge, knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with godliness, godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they will keep you from being useless or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. The person who lacks these things is blind and shortsighted, and has forgotten the cleansing from his past sins.
For God’s wrath
How happy is the man who does not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path of sinners, or join a group of mockers! Instead, his delight is in the Lord's instruction, and he meditates on it day and night. He is like a tree planted beside streams of water that bears its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. read more.
The wicked are not like this; instead, they are like chaff that the wind blows away. Therefore the wicked will not survive the judgment, and sinners will not be in the community of the righteous. For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to ruin.