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Theasaurus: Wickedness

40 Bible Verses about wickedness

Most Relevant Verses

Psalm 7:9

Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the [uncompromisingly] righteous [those upright and in harmony with You]; for You, Who try the hearts and emotions and thinking powers, are a righteous God.

Micah 2:1

Woe to those who devise iniquity and work out evil upon their beds! When the morning is light, they perform and practice it because it is in their power.

Proverbs 4:17

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

Zechariah 5:8

And he said, This is lawlessness (wickedness)! And he thrust her back into the ephah[-sized vessel] and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth of it!

Psalm 125:3

For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest upon the land of the [uncompromisingly] righteous, lest the righteous (God's people) stretch forth their hands to iniquity and apostasy.

Proverbs 12:3

A man shall not be established by wickedness, but the root of the [uncompromisingly] righteous shall never be moved.

Psalm 140:8

Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked; further not their wicked plot and device, lest they exalt themselves. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Ecclesiastes 3:16

Moreover, I saw under the sun that in the place of justice there was wickedness, and that in the place of righteousness wickedness was there also.

Proverbs 2:22

But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the treacherous shall be rooted out of it.

Psalm 10:15

Break the arm of the wicked man; and as for the evil man, search out his wickedness until You find no more.

Psalm 34:21

Evil shall cause the death of the wicked; and they who hate the just and righteous shall be held guilty and shall be condemned.

Job 35:8

Your wickedness touches and affects a man such as you are, and your righteousness is for yourself, one of the human race [but it cannot touch God, Who is above such influence].

Proverbs 25:5

Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation).

Job 20:12

Though wickedness is sweet in his mouth, though he hides it under his tongue,

Psalm 5:4

For You are not a God Who takes pleasure in wickedness; neither will the evil [man] so much as dwell [temporarily] with You.

Psalm 94:23

And He will turn back upon them their own iniquity and will wipe them out by means of their own wickedness; the Lord our God will wipe them out.

Psalm 129:4

The Lord is [uncompromisingly] righteous; He has cut asunder the thick cords by which the wicked [enslaved us].

Proverbs 10:23

It is as sport to a [self-confident] fool to do wickedness, but to have skillful and godly Wisdom is pleasure and relaxation to a man of understanding.

Jeremiah 15:21

And I will deliver you out of the hands of the wicked, and I will redeem you out of the palms of the terrible and ruthless tyrants.

Ezekiel 3:19

Yet if you warn the wicked and he turn not from his wickedness or from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity, but you have delivered yourself.

Proverbs 4:16

For they cannot sleep unless they have caused trouble or vexation; their sleep is taken away unless they have caused someone to fall.

Proverbs 18:3

When the wicked comes in [to the depth of evil], he becomes a contemptuous despiser [of all that is pure and good], and with inner baseness comes outer shame and reproach.

Proverbs 11:5

The righteousness of the blameless shall rectify and make plain their way and keep it straight, but the wicked shall fall by their own wickedness.

Psalm 84:10

For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand [anywhere else]; I would rather be a doorkeeper and stand at the threshold in the house of my God than to dwell [at ease] in the tents of wickedness.

Psalm 101:8

Morning after morning I will root up all the wicked in the land, that I may eliminate all the evildoers from the city of the Lord.

1 John 3:12

[And] not be like Cain who [took his nature and got his motivation] from the evil one and slew his brother. And why did he slay him? Because his deeds (activities, works) were wicked and malicious and his brother's were righteous (virtuous).

2 Thessalonians 3:2

And that we may be delivered from perverse (improper, unrighteous) and wicked (actively malicious) men, for not everybody has faith and is held by it.

Psalm 94:16

Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?

Proverbs 11:21

Assuredly [I pledge it] the wicked shall not go unpunished, but the multitude of the [uncompromisingly] righteous shall be delivered.

From Thematic Bible


Fire » Illustrative of » Wickedness

Isaiah 9:18

For wickedness burns like a fire; it devours the briers and thorns, and it kindles in the thickets of the forest; they roll upward in a column of smoke.

Wickedness » Characteristics of

Proverbs 4:16

For they cannot sleep unless they have caused trouble or vexation; their sleep is taken away unless they have caused someone to fall.

2 Timothy 3:3

[They will be] without natural [human] affection (callous and inhuman), relentless (admitting of no truce or appeasement); [they will be] slanderers (false accusers, troublemakers), intemperate and loose in morals and conduct, uncontrolled and fierce, haters of good.

Isaiah 1:4

Ah, sinful nation, a people loaded with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, sons who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised and shown contempt and provoked the Holy One of Israel to anger, they have become utterly estranged (alienated).

Psalm 64:3

Who whet their tongues like a sword, who aim venomous words like arrows,

Jude 1:13

Wild waves of the sea, flinging up the foam of their own shame and disgrace; wandering stars, for whom the gloom of eternal darkness has been reserved forever.

Wickedness » Contrasted with the righteous

Psalm 32:10

Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but he who trusts in, relies on, and confidently leans on the Lord shall be compassed about with mercy and with loving-kindness.

Romans 2:9

[And] there will be tribulation and anguish and calamity and constraint for every soul of man who [habitually] does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek (Gentile).

Psalm 37:17

For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but the Lord upholds the [consistently] righteous.

Wickedness » What wickedness does

Jeremiah 2:19

Your own wickedness shall chasten and correct you, and your backslidings and desertion of faith shall reprove you. Know therefore and recognize that this is an evil and bitter thing: [first,] you have forsaken the Lord your God; [second,] you are indifferent to Me and the fear of Me is not in you, says the Lord of hosts.

Isaiah 9:18

For wickedness burns like a fire; it devours the briers and thorns, and it kindles in the thickets of the forest; they roll upward in a column of smoke.

Job 35:8

Your wickedness touches and affects a man such as you are, and your righteousness is for yourself, one of the human race [but it cannot touch God, Who is above such influence].

Proverbs 13:6

Righteousness (rightness and justice in every area and relation) guards him who is upright in the way, but wickedness plunges into sin and overthrows the sinner.

Wickedness » What is wicked

Leviticus 20:14

And if a man takes a wife and her mother, it is wickedness and an outrageous offense; all three shall be burned with fire, both he and they [after being stoned to death], that there be no wickedness among you.

Jeremiah 17:9-10

The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceedingly perverse and corrupt and severely, mortally sick! Who can know it [perceive, understand, be acquainted with his own heart and mind]? I the Lord search the mind, I try the heart, even to give to every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.

Leviticus 18:17

You shall not marry a woman and her daughter, nor shall you take her son's daughter or her daughter's daughter to have intercourse; they are [her] near kinswomen; it is wickedness and an outrageous offense.

Wickedness » Treasures of wickedness

Psalm 37:16

Better is the little that the [uncompromisingly] righteous have than the abundance [of possessions] of many who are wrong and wicked.

Micah 6:10-12

Are there not still treasures gained by wickedness in the house of the wicked, and a scant measure [a false measure for grain] that is abominable and accursed? Can I be pure [Myself, and acquit the man] with wicked scales and with a bag of deceitful weights? For [the city's] rich men are full of violence; her inhabitants have spoken lies and their tongues are deceitful in their mouths.

Wickedness » A large amount

Psalm 84:10

For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand [anywhere else]; I would rather be a doorkeeper and stand at the threshold in the house of my God than to dwell [at ease] in the tents of wickedness.

Psalm 37:16

Better is the little that the [uncompromisingly] righteous have than the abundance [of possessions] of many who are wrong and wicked.

Wickedness » The time when the wicked rise

Proverbs 28:12

When the [uncompromisingly] righteous triumph, there is great glory and celebration; but when the wicked rise [to power], men hide themselves.

Wickedness » What wickedness cannot do

Ecclesiastes 8:8

There is no man who has power over the spirit to retain the breath of life, neither has he power over the day of death; and there is no discharge in battle [against death], neither will wickedness deliver those who are its possessors and given to it.

Wickedness » How the land becomes full of wickedness

Leviticus 19:29

Do not profane your daughter by causing her to be a harlot, lest the land fall into harlotry and become full of wickedness.

Wickedness » Nobody being established by wickedness

Proverbs 12:3

A man shall not be established by wickedness, but the root of the [uncompromisingly] righteous shall never be moved.

Wickedness » The plowing of the wicked

Proverbs 21:4

Haughtiness of eyes and a proud heart, even the tillage of the wicked or the lamp [of joy] to them [whatever it may be], are sin [in the eyes of God].

Wickedness » The lord hating wickedness

Wickedness » What lies in wickedness

Topics on Wickedness

Millennial Kingdom, Christ Crushes Wickedness

23;2;2-4

It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be [firmly] established as the highest of the mountains and shall be exalted above the hills, and all nations shall flow to it.