'Cruel' in the Bible
Cursed be their anger, for it was violent; And their rage, for it was cruel! I will divide them in Jacob, And scatter them in Israel.
Their wine is the poison of dragons, And the cruel venom of vipers.
And it came to pass, from day to day, and at the time when the second year was drawing to a close, that his bowels fell out by reason of his sickness, and he died in cruel sufferings. And his people made no burning for him, like the burning of his fathers.
Thou art changed to a cruel one to me; with the strength of thy hand thou pursuest me.
Consider mine enemies, for they are many, and they hate me with cruel hatred.
My God, rescue me out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel;
The merciful man doeth good to his own soul; but the cruel troubleth his own flesh.
A righteous man is concerned for the life of his beast; but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
An evil man seeketh only rebellion; but a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
Fury is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before jealousy?
Set me as a seal upon thy heart, As a seal upon thine arm: For love is strong as death; Jealousy is cruel as Sheol: The flashes thereof are flashes of fire, Flames of Jah.
Behold, the day of Jehovah cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the earth desolate; and he will destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of a cruel lord, and a fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Lord, Jehovah of hosts.
They lay hold on bow and spear; they are cruel, and have no mercy; their voice roareth like the sea; and they ride upon horses, set in array as a man for the battle, against thee, daughter of Zion.
All thy lovers have forgotten thee; they seek thee not. For I have smitten thee with the stroke of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the greatness of thine iniquity: thy sins are manifold.
They lay hold of bow and spear; they are cruel, and will not shew mercy; their voice roareth like the sea, and they ride upon horses set in array like a man for the battle, against thee, O daughter of Babylon.
Even the jackals offer the breast, they give suck to their young; the daughter of my people is become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.